DMA's Predicting Customer Behavior Seminar Has Predicting Customer Behavior Down to a Science
February 8, 2008 — Steve Cuno isn’t afraid of a little controversy. As the instructor of the new Direct Marketing Association (DMA) seminar, “Predicting Customer Behavior: Finding What Works and Why,” he teaches marketers to use science — not gut feelings — to predict consumer behavior. It may rub a few the wrong way, but Cuno knows his method will lead to marketing success, and he’s sticking to his guns.
Cuno, chairman of RESPONSE Prospecting & Loyalty Strategies, Inc. and author of The Fallible Gut: A Marketer’s Guide to Surviving Intuition, will elaborate on his bold, new methodology during the March 27-28 seminar, which will be held at the DMA Seminar Center, 1120 Avenue of the Americas, 13th floor, New York, NY.
“The book and seminar divide people,” Cuno said. “There are those who truly wish to know what works in marketing, even if it means giving up cherished notions. And there are those who want to be reassured that the earth is flat. This seminar is for the first group.”
The seminar provides its attendees with the techniques and critical thinking skills they need to quit wasting precious dollars on ineffective approaches, and produce and improve measurable results instead.
“Testing and observation reveal that much, if not most, of ‘what we’ve always heard’ works in marketing — doesn’t,” continued Cuno. “This seminar explodes marketing myths and sets us on the right path in two ways: One, it explores what applying the Scientific Method to marketing reveals about effectiveness. Two, it explores cognitive science, evolution, biology, neurology, the ‘law of truly large numbers,’ evolutionary psychology, and other sciences, and what they reveal about human behavior in the marketplace.”
Cuno says he can make predicting consumer behavior easy for all marketers. Additionally, attendees will learn how to apply critical thinking to their research, strategy, branding, targeting, testing, rollout — and testing again — from start to finish.
Participants will receive a workbook that includes techniques, checklists, guidelines, and other methods for improving their company’s results.
Bonus number two: Cuno will be giving away copies of his recently released book during the DMA seminar. Those who would like to get a preview of Cuno’s revolutionary take on predicting customer behavior can download a DMA exclusive from the Association’s Web site — a PDF of the tome’s first chapter at http://www.the-dma.org/seminars/predictivebehavior/falliblegut.pdf .
Cost of the March 27–28 seminar in New York City or the May 1-2 seminar in Chicago is $1,399 for DMA members, and $1,699 for non-members. For more information, or to register, visit www.dmapredictivebehavior.org.
Attendees who are DMA members can also join the Direct Marketing Agency Council, Analytics Council and/or List & Database Council for 50 percent off the regular annual membership price. Enter DMA’s 2008 Seminar Launch Sweepstakes for a chance to win $200, $100, or $50 American Express gift card. No purchase is necessary. See website for further details.
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