Infor set to enter cloud CRM market after Saleslogix acquisition

15th August 2014: Acquisition of Saleslogix SaaS CRM system set to add strong sales and service functionality to Infor's industry CloudSuites.

ICO says Big Data can be innovative and remain compliant

14th August 2014: In a new report the ICO discusses how big data can overcome challenges of data protection compliance through innovation.

Prudence is the way to a impress a woman, says Experian

13th August 2014: A survey from Experian looking into the financial health of British couples has found that being good with money is second only to a sense of humour when it comes to the ideal partner.

New CEO named at Avention

11th August 2014: Steve Pogorzelski named CEO at company formerly known as OneSource.

Ad mail VAT timebomb, says DMA

7th August 2014: The DMA warns that HMRC’s delay in issuing guidance on VAT costs to ad mail could lead to huge costs for firms.

Telemarketing firm named one of UKs best places to work

5th Aug 2014: MarketMakers named 34th best medium-sized workplace in the UK.

Camping and Caravanning Club first to adopt updated CAMEO UK

5th Aug 2014:Callcredit Information Group has sealed its first contract to provide its newly launched consumer segmentation tool, CAMEO UK, to The Camping and Caravanning Club. 

Selfridges chooses Synthesio to enhance customer experience

5th Aug 2014: Selfridges has chosen software from enterprise listening technology company Synthesio to listen to and engage with customers online. Selfridges will now be able to monitor and analyse customer comments online on a global basis, including key Asian social networks like Sina Weibo.

DMA New code promotes responsibility above and beyond compliance

4th Aug 2014: Adopting the DMA's new code of practice will be central to the industry's efforts to address customer concerns about one-to-one marketing such as data sharing, according to the trade body's Executive Director Chris Combemale.

Shortlist unveiled for the DBM Awards 2014

1st August 2014: The shortlist for this year’s Database Marketing Awards has been revealed, with the Awards due to take place on 24th September.

Door drop volumes drop 9 percent

31st July 2014: Fall in door drop volumes “driven by more sophisticated targeting”, DMA research reveals

Targeted Sampling service launched by Response One

30th July 2014: New service from Response One allows brands to pair with a trusted ‘carrier brand’ that distributes product samples to targeted demographic

Callcredit plan for income insight

29th July 2014: Callcredit aims to provide international spend capacity insight through launch of IncomeFocus

GI boosts data analytics team

28th July 2014: GI Insight follows Kirk Dobie appointment with addition of two key analysts.

GeoPlace maintains ISO accreditations

23rd Jul 2014: GeoPlace, the public sector partnership between the Local Government Association and Ordnance Survey, has maintained its accreditation to two internationally recognised ISO standards which have been applied to the whole business: ISO27001 Information Security and ISO9001 Quality Management Standard.

Young home buyers overestimating cost of mortgages

23rd July 2014: Only 3% of homes were sold to 18-30 year olds in June.

Kemish quits Cyance, replaced by Clarke

22nd July: on Clarke, former Joint MD, has been named CEO of Cyance with immediate effect, following the news that Steve Kemish, former Joint MD, to leave the company on 12 September to  focus on his longstanding interests in public speaking/tutoring and writing. Kemish will act as Chief Strategy Officer until his departure and will be actively supporting Clarke in his new role.

B&Q pilots kinetic email campaign with Oracle

22nd July 2014: Oracle has announced a new email marketing campaign created with B&Q, and available on both smartphone and tablet devices.

Acxiom AOS chosen by Carrefour Media

17th July 2014: Carrefour Media selects Acxiom’s Audience Operating System (AOS) to improve engagement with customers across all touchpoints.

DMA welcomes Vaizey promotion

16th July 2014: Promotion of Ed Vaizey MP to digital secretary welcomed by DMA

Channels are irrelevant, claims SDL

14th July 2014: Final report of SDL ‘Five Truths’ series determines that milliennials no longer care where they are or what device they’re on when engaging with a brand.

Postcode Anywhere strikes deal down under

9th July 2014: Postcode Anywhere takes address validation to Australia with Data Tools partnership

FEDMA says data privacy key to growing European one-to-one marketing industry

9th July 2014: The Federation of European Direct and Interactive Marketing has cited data privacy as critical to the future of the European marketing industry.

Aquira defends telemarketing

8th July 2014: Glasgow-based firm hits out at Ofgem threat to npower

Tangible opens data products to all sectors

7th July 2014: In conjunction with the National Convention of the Institute of Fundraising, Tangible makes DonorPro and DonorScope available to all sectors.

Callcredit uses Cameo to survey housing market perceptions

7th July 2014: Callcredit overlays YouGov findings with overlaid the results wiuth Cameo UK segmentation tool to see how consumer views vary.

IoF Insight in Fundraising Awards

The third annual IoF Insight in Fundraising Awards took place on Tuesday night at a gala dinner at the Grand Connaught Rooms.

Digitonic aims to banish holiday sales calls and texts

1st July 2014: New software can automatically remove from marketing lists mobile numbers of handsets which are abroad.

Equifax strengthens strategy planning

30th June 2014:  Stephen Denby appointed by Equaifax to lead team giving clients greater analytical and strategic support

Celebrus launches new Version with enhanced one-on-one capabilities

27th June 2014: Latest version of Celebrus enahces one-on-one online and offline personalisation

Comic Relief hands data management to HighCo MRM

25th June 2014: organiser of Red Nose Day and Sport Relief hires HighCo MRM to hand its data.

Metametrics hosts recovery debate with BBC Economics boss

24 Jun 2014: Metametrics hosted a round table discussion last month to debate whether businesses and young people are geared up for an economic recovery. 

Acxiom hires Ian James

18th June 2014: Starcom MediaVest Group’s Ian James hired as European Managing Director at Acxiom.

Major update for SOHO

17th June 2014: Bristol-based Thinking Data has relaunched its small business file, SOHO

Emmy Lippold joins data 8

17th June: Leading data company appoints Emmy Lippold as Marketing Manager 

Blue Sheep provides SCV for Wyndham Exchange and Rentals

13th June 2014: Holiday firm selects Blue Sheep to host and manage its marketing database and single customer view.

CallCredit founder Mike Green takes role at the REaD Group

12th Jun 2014: Industry veteran Mike Green joins the REaD Group as Chief Market Strategist.

DQ Global announces is partnership with ZoomInfo

12th Jun 2014: B2B data provider ZoomInfo is now accessible from DQ Studio in new partnership.

Channel 4 chief exec appointed as 2014 DMA Awards chair of judges

1st June 2014: Channel 4 Chief Executive David Abraham has been appointed chair of judges for the 2014 DMA Awards 2014.

Jon Cano-Lopez appointed CEO of The Data Agency

30th May 2014: Prominent data expert Jon Cano-Lopez to work alongside Mark Roy at The Data Agency

Scotts and Co. makes twin direct retailer acquisitions

30th May 2014: Database comprising over 200,000 email addresses part of Scotts & Co’s acquisition of, and also acquires Rowlands Clothing.

Free SwiftSort service launched by The Software Bureau

29th May 2014: The Software Bureau launches free to use SwiftSort that includes the Royal Mail Mailmark service.

ICO set to punish nuisance callers

29th May 2014: Yorkshire and Devon companies have one month to provide evidence they are not guilty or face £140,000 in fines.

Callcredit launches Cameo UK consumer segmentation and microsite

28th May 2104: Callcredit Information Group relaunches its consumer segmentation tool, Cameo UK.

DMA clarifies ICOs guidance on marketing rules

23rd May 2014: New guidelines issued by DMA to clear up confusion over ICO rules.

Cotswald expands team

23rd May 2014: Cotswolds data agency brings in Ben Warren to head up Business Development

Acxiom to acquire LiveRamp

16th May 2014: Acxiom has announced an agreement to acquire LiveRamp for approximately $310m in cash.

Innometrics raises 5m in Series A funding

15th May 2014: Real-time customer profile provider Innometrics to expand european operations with Series A funding led by SEB Venture Capital

Bright expansion at GBGroup

14th May 2014: Former Gazprom exec Karyn Bright has joined GBGroup as Group Marketing Director 

Salesformics automation platform goes live

7th May 2014: Salesformics's sales and marketing automation solution goes live after two years in beta

DecTech acquisition to boost GBGroups fraud detection abilities

30th April 2014: GBGroup has expanded its fraud detection capabilities with £20.5m acquisition of Australian firm DecTech Solutions.

Charity borrowing on the up

Loans approved by the charity lender suggests sectors confidence is growing

Loans approved by the charity lender suggests sectors confidence is growing

What place does census data have in geodemographics?

How vital can a 10 year old survey be, asks Dr Andy Peloe?

How vital can a 10 year old survey be, asks Dr Andy Peloe?

Hewitt to head up digital at Tank

New social and digital strategist

New social and digital strategist

Rethinking retail from an omni-channel perspective

The ability to merge off and online is now vital to retailers

The ability to merge off and online is now vital to retailers

Intelligent Data Services awarded ISO accreditations

10 Jan 2014: B2B data owner Intelligent Data Services h awarded the coveted ISO9001:2008 and ISO27001:2005 accreditations.

Marketo acquires Insightera

17 Dec 2013: Marketo has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Insightera, a real-time personalisation platform for websites and mobile applications.

Socialbakers names Omniture, Oracle and Siebel veteran as COO

10 Dec 2013: Socialbakers, the social media analytics specialist, has appointed Neil Weston as Chief Operating Officer.

IDM partners with mCordis to deliver mobile marketing training

11 Nov 2013: The IDM has agreed a professional partnership with mCordis, the newly formed global mobile marketing education and advisory services company.

Turning up the heat in cold acquisition

19 Sep 2013: Intelligent predictive modelling can be hugely productive when done well and creatively, says James Lawson, and the process can be further improved by pulling in some fresh external talent to help out.

Whisbi publishes acquisition and retention guide for telcos

10 Aug 2013: Whisbi, the lead management technology provider, has published a new eBook aimed at telcos looking to improve acquisition and retention rates.

Heat publisher develops customer acquisition strategy with Magiq

26 June 2013: Bauer Media Group, owner of brands including Heat, Grazia, Empire and Motor Cycle News has appointed real-time lifecycle marketing company Magiq to help develop its customer acquisition strategy.

DataSalon launches data quality roadmap module within MasterVision

22 May 2013: DataSalon announces a new data quality initiative which comprises a written ‘roadmap’ report to inform publishers’ data quality strategy.

Gaming giant harnesses Synthesio social monitoring capabilities

7 May 2013: Social media monitoring software company has been chosen by digital entertainment and online gaming giant Bodog to provide social media listening and engagement technologies to help the business better understand and interact with its customers.

Loveday joins Informate

15 Apr 2013: Data supplier and data cleansing company Informate UK has announced the appointment of Adam Loveday as Sales Director.

The birth of digital database marketing

5 Apr 2013: Web analytics and database marketing were once used independently of each other, but the two can now be brought together to provide powerful insights and value to an organisation’s marketing efforts, says Katharine Hulls.