Stephanie Miller

Stephanie Miller

Stephanie Miller leads the IMM/integrated marketing management practice for brand and marketing technology strategy firm TopRight ( She is a relentless customer advocate and a champion for marketers creating memorable customer experiences. A digital marketing and CRM expert, she helps sophisticated marketers balance the right mix of people, process and technology to optimize a data-driven content marketing strategy. She speaks and writes regularly and leads several industrywide initiatives. Feedback and column ideas are most welcome at or @stephanieSAM.

Prepare for a Data Breach: We’re All at Risk Now

There are two kinds of companies today: those that have already had a data breach and those who don't know their data has been breached. It's a sad fact of our time that nearly every aspect of our society has been hacked, including education, business and government. The Venable law firm reports that 621 confirmed data breaches occurred in 2012 alone, and retailers represented 21.7 percent of network-based data breach incidents.
 Is your company ready? What will it cost for it to be ready? Can data breaches be prevented? These were just some of the key questions covered in a recent Direct Marketing Association (DMA) webinar on retailer readiness for data breaches.

A Fine Balance: Optimization of Marketing Automation & Merchandising

Retailers (or any marketer or publisher) seeking higher conversion rates must adopt an “innovation attitude” to guide them amid a fertile landscape for new ideas, advanced technology and customer behavior learnings. So advised speaker after speaker at last week's Merchandise Summit in Huntington Beach, Calif.