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Better Targeting = Better ROI image

A direct mail strategy is never something that should be created blindly. For the best results, you need to draw insight from absolutely every source that you're exposed to - meaning not only the existing relationships that you have with your customers, but the invaluable data that they're also creating on a daily basis. With that in mind, here are a number of key ways that you can expand your targeting capabilities, thus expanding your return on investment at the exact same time. Deepen Your Targeting, Deepen Your ROI Generally speaking, two of the best ways to deepen your targeting capabilities to expand your return on investment come down to two key ideas: descriptive analytics and predictive analytics. To speak to the former, ...

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Don’t Let Your Direct Mail Turn Into Junk Mail image

There's absolutely nothing worse than spending hours upon hours coordinating what is objectively the best piece of direct mail marketing collateral you've ever created, only to have it wind up in someone's trash. It's happened to many marketers... but it doesn't have to happen to you! At least, not anymore. If you really want to make sure that you're doing everything you can to keep your direct mail from becoming junk mail, there are a few key things you'll want to keep in mind along the way. Avoiding Junk Mail Curse: Your Guide One of the major reasons why people immediately toss direct mail advertisements into the trash is because of the same basic reason: bad addressing. This includes addressing your mail with ...

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Understanding the Power of Plastic Postcards image

Success in terms of marketing is all about getting the right message in front of the right person at exactly the right time - this has always been true and it likely always will be. But how do you make sure that someone actually NOTICES your message when they're receiving more targeted advertisements than ever on a daily basis? The answer is simple: you use a format that they can't help but pay attention to. For many brands, plastic postcards ARE that format and they unlock a myriad of different advantages you won't be able to find anywhere else. Stand Out from the Crowd One of the major benefits that direct mail collateral like plastic postcards bring to the table is that, ...

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Millennials and Direct Mail image

One of the great things about direct mail is that it's inherently trustworthy - but this isn't just a sentiment shared among older generations - Millennials love the credibility of direct mail marketing materials, too. However, if you want to effectively target Millennials using direct mail and make the perfect first impression among your target audience, there are a few key things you'll want to keep in mind. Targeting Millennials: Here's What You Need to Know Arguably, the most important thing that you need to do to capture the attention of Millennials using direct mail involves making sure that you're using the right targeted mailing best practices in the first place. Generational marketing is certainly nothing new, but you'll want to take extra ...

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Tools To Create A More Responsive Direct Mail Collateral image

Any marketer who has been in this business long enough can tell you that flashy marketing collateral will only get you so far. Broadcasting a generic message to the widest possible audience is not nearly as effective as a targeted message sent to exactly the right audience at the right time. But you don't just want to make people aware that you're out there. You want to motivate and inspire them in a way that makes engagement a foregone conclusion. Therefore, if you really want to build more responsive direct mail collateral, there are a few key tools you'll want to keep in mind. Your Journey Towards More Responsive Direct Mail Begins Now By far, one of the most important steps you ...

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Utilize Direct Mail Marketing For Your Restaurant image

Are your direct mail pieces checking all the boxes and hitting the targeted mark—every time? Are you sure? What if we told you there was a way they could be? Yep! There is and we can prove it! Attracting Leads in a Digital World Using Direct Mail Tactics Marketing seems to be all about digital these days with websites, apps, and everything in-between. So what does that mean for direct mail? You can't search, stream, browse, or scroll through a direct mail piece like you can with online ads—BUT—you can touch them, which is something you can't do with online ads. Why is that important? Being able to physically touch a unique direct mail piece hits an emotional nerve and jump-starts the intrigue thought process. A Mailbox Versus an Inbox ...

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The Secret to Increase Your Direct Mail Response Rate image

When it comes to demographic targeting, far too many people only see one part of a much larger story. Yes, targeted mailing means that you know precisely who you're sending a piece of direct mail collateral to - often with a high degree of accuracy. But who, exactly, is the type of person most likely to respond? Once you figure that out, you have practically everything you need to take your direct mail marketing efforts to a bold new level. Who is Responding to Direct Mail? Breaking Things Down According to one recent study, the average Millennial says that they've responded to a direct mail marketing campaign at some point within the last 2.4 months - which, for the record, is ...

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The Art of Brand Transparency image

At its core, brand transparency means exactly what it sounds like: you’re creating an image that says to everyone listening that YOURS is the brand to be trusted. This means that you say what you mean and you mean what you say, but it also conveys the fact that you’re honest, open, fair and don’t care who knows it. To put it another way, it means that your brand operates in a way that doesn’t just stand up to public scrutiny, but invites it, because you know you have absolutely nothing to hide. There’s a good chance that you’re already operating your business with this mentality, and if you are – terrific. But if you want to make sure as many ...

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Reasons Your Lawn Care & Landscaping Mailers and Print Ads “Don’t Work” image

Your Campaign is More About Your Company Than Your Prospect For just a minute, take a deep breath and close your eyes and imagine that you are not a lawn and landscape nerd. I know. It’s hard. Get into the mind of your prospect. Stop copycatting your green industry peers. Look at your direct mail or advertising campaigns and evaluate these areas: Ratio of Empathy & Authority:  Look at each word you choose. Imagine your campaign as a recipe. Authority is the salt. Just a pinch will do. Don’t make your prospects gag on award seals, credentials, etc. Photography Messages:  Hire a professional and stop relying so much on stock photos (like your competitors). Put clients in your images, using their spaces and living their ...

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Targeted Direct Mail Is Not Junk Mail image

According to one recent study, the average household in the United States gets about six pieces of junk mail every single day. In fact, every five days we collectively produce enough junk mail to literally reach the moon. Junk mail as a concept doesn't just damage the environment (roughly one billion pounds wind up in landfills each year, after all) - it also damages the legitimate direct mail marketing efforts that companies like you are engaged in every single day. Shattering The Myth of "Junk" Mail One of the most critical things for you to understand about junk mail is that it is NOT a term used to describe any and all marketing collateral that someone happens to get when they ...

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