Monthly ArchivesJanuary 2019

Why a Marketing Coach Matters More Than You Think image

One of the major mistakes that a lot of small business owners make involves thinking that they can "do it all themselves." This may work in some areas of your business, but it has the potential to spell disaster when it comes to your direct marketing. In truth, enlisting the help of a marketing coach is a very good idea for a wide range of different reasons that are more than worth exploring. The Power of Having a Marketing Coach: Breaking Things Down Nobody knows your audience like you do. You've spoken with these people, you've spent time with them, you've taken a tremendous amount of care to understand what they like, what they dislike and what they're worried about. But ...

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The Power of Personalization image

Direct mail is still one of the most effective outreach techniques that your business has available to it, and the right style of personalization can take those efforts to the next level. If you're not currently experimenting with any and all opportunities to make your collateral more personal (and by association, more emotional), now would be an excellent time to start. The Dangers of "Dear Sir and/Or Madam..." Personalization is about more than just putting someone's name on something. It's about using all of the data you have available to you - from someone's preferences to their dislikes to their past buying history - to your advantage. Even using personalized images that are more specific to the interests of a core ...

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Restaurant Grand Opening Marketing Strategy image

The day has finally arrived. You've worked harder than ever, you've put in long hours and now, thankfully, your restaurant is about to open. As this day approaches, remember that direct mail is the most successful tool you have available to you in order to both geographically and demographically target the people who are most likely to become repeat customers for your business. If you truly want to use your marketing to make the most out of your restaurant grand opening, there are a few key tips you'll want to explore. Building the Best Restaurant Grand Opening Ever One of the keys to building your marketing strategy to support a restaurant grand opening involves the realization that this isn't something you're ...

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The Biggest Direct Mail Mistakes You MUST Avoid image

When it comes to direct mail, oftentimes knowing what types of things you should be avoiding is just as important as knowing as much as you can about current trends, tips and best practices. Direct mail is not a zero sum game - there's no one "right way" or "wrong way" to do this. But there are certain pitfalls that could derail even the strongest campaigns before they've ever had a chance to really strike a chord, which is why there are a number of key mistakes that are absolutely worth taking a closer look at. The Critical Direct Mail Mistakes You Need to Avoid By far, the number one direct mail mistake you need to avoid involves taking absolutely any ...

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You Don’t Create Brand Loyalty. You Inspire It. image

Regardless of the type of business you're running or even the industry you're operating in, brand loyalty is always of critical importance. People can buy products and services like yours from a lot of different places. The key isn't to try to convince them they can't - it's to make them realize that they don't actually want to in the first place. Not only will inspiring brand loyalty keep people coming back for more, but emotionally-connected buyers also tend to spend more money as well. Building Brand Loyalty, One Brick at a Time If you truly want to create a deeper, more organic sense of brand loyalty, your marketing strategy needs to be built around the idea that you're in a ...

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Customer Retention for Auto Repair Shops image

Almost more so than any other industry, auto repair and service shops depend on customer loyalty to survive. After all, people aren't rushing out and buying a new car every six months - they keep the one they already have for as long as possible. Therefore, the goal of your direct mail marketing campaign is simple: you need to convince them that taking care of this most precious of investments is the right thing to do, and that if they want to do that properly, they need to book an appointment with your shop and nobody else's! The nexus where those two ideas meet is where customer retention is born. Powerful Automotive Marketing Ideas For Your Shop By far, one of the most ...

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The Power of Die Cut Plastic Postcards: Next Generation Marketing image

We've written at length in the past about how, when it comes to your next direct mail marketing campaign, "getting noticed" is always one of your top priorities. Graphic design plays a big role in this - you don't just want to get someone's attention. You want to grab it in a way they won't be able to look away from. To that end, die cut plastic postcards bring with them a wide range of unique benefits that you'll definitely want to know about moving forward. The Artistry of Die Cut Postcards Think, for a moment, about all the reasons why direct mail is so powerful in the first place. First, it's personal - rather than firing off a quick email, your ...

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Increasing Restaurant Revenue with Direct Mail image

Any seasoned marketer will tell you that in terms of response rates and return on investment (ROI) alone, the choice between targeted mailing vs. digital offers for your restaurant isn't actually much of a choice at all. Only targeted direct mail campaigns, coupled with a consistent and forward-thinking marketing strategy, will generate you the types of increased revenue you need when you need it the most. Making Targeted Mailing Work For You One of the best ways that you can increase your restaurant revenue with direct mail comes by way of the unique opportunity to target new movers in your area. People move into your city all the time - people who might not have local friends or family members, and ...

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How to Measure the Success of Your Direct Mail Campaign image

With regards to direct mail marketing and your targeted mailing efforts, it's important to understand that your return on investment ultimately comes down to more than just dollars and cents. Lead generation might not immediately end in a sale, but that doesn't mean you're not getting something for your hard work. If you truly want to improve your direct mail efforts, you need to know how close you are to achieving your goals in the first place. That, of course, requires you to keep a few key things in mind. Breaking Down Your Direct Mail ROI Gaining critical visibility into your marketing campaign's success begins by taking another look at those goals you set for yourself when your efforts began in earnest. ...

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