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Why Choose Between Print and Digital When You Can Link Both Together? image

Oftentimes, even seasoned marketing veterans can sometimes make the mistake of thinking that they have to pick between print and digital when it comes to their collateral. In reality, that couldn't be farther from the truth. In fact, it's possible to take the unique personalization opportunities presented by the former and help them meaningfully inform the latter. This type of cross-media marketing happens all the time - you just need to keep a few key things in mind. Digital Advertising and Direct Mail Marketing: A Match Made in Heaven Think for a moment about all of that incredible customer information you've already collected through digital CRM tools. There's no reason why that has to exist solely in the digital OR the ...

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How to Market Pest Control Services for Summer Customers image

Any marketing veteran can tell you that seasonal marketing is every bit as much an art as it is a science. If you're a pest control business, summer is probably your busy season. However, just because summer has yet to arrive doesn't mean that you shouldn't already be ramping up your marketing campaign. If you wait until warm weather finally hits, it'll be far too late - and nearly every other company around you will have beaten you to the jump. Instead, you need to start thinking TODAY about how you're going to best position yourself to reach all those relevant customers when the temperatures finally start to rise outside. That, of course, requires you to keep a few key ...

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Get Your Customers to Market FOR You: The Power of Advocacy image

When it comes to your direct mail marketing strategy, one of the core elements that you always need to be positioned to use to your advantage is loyalty. People have grown weary of traditional advertising to a certain extent, as evidenced by the millions of people who use ad blocking software online. But the one thing that people will always look for is a good recommendation from a friend or loved one - and make no mistake, that is absolutely what you want to get in on. Not only is this why a customer retention strategy should always be a priority (remember that it's less expensive to retain an existing customer than it is to get a new one), but it's ...

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Tux and Formal Wear Marketing for Wedding and Prom Season image

Wedding and prom season isn't here quite yet... but that doesn't mean that it's too early to start thinking about your next big campaign. In truth, now is the perfect time for tux and other formal wear companies to kick their marketing campaigns into high gear. Your direct mail postcards should start going out as soon as possible, so that people have all the information they need to find the right provider when that big day arrives (and if you play your cards right, that provider will be YOU). The Art of Wedding and Prom Season Marketing When it comes to this type of marketing, you need to take a more intimate and personal approach than most. Weddings and proms are ...

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Targeted Marketing vs. Mass Marketing image

We've said it before and we'll say it again: so much of your success in terms of direct mail marketing comes down to your ability to get the right message in front of the right person at precisely the right moment. One of the major traps that most campaigns fall into, however, is that they go for a mass marketing approach. By trying to appeal to as many people as possible, they end up being compelling to none of them. To that end, targeted mailing and techniques like list segmentation bring with them a wide range of different benefits that are far too important to ignore. Targeted Marketing is All About Precision While it's certainly true that mass marketing has a very large reach, ...

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The Art of Omnichannel Branding image

At its core, the idea behind omnichannel branding is a simple one. Every interaction that someone has with your brand - regardless of where that interaction takes place - should invoke the same feelings and emotional response. In other words, if someone visits your website and then receives a direct mail postcard, both of those experiences should feel like they're both coming from the exact same place: the organization you've worked so hard to build. Omnichannel Branding is the Foundation of Your Marketing Strategy One of the major reasons why this is all so important is because it creates a consistent level of service across all possible touch points. People know that if they pick up the phone and give you ...

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Why a Clean Mailing List Matters More Than You Realize image

Working from a mailing list for your marketing strategy is one thing. Working from a CLEAN mailing list is something else entirely. The former may generate more names for you to reach out to, but only the latter will guarantee the types of high response rates (and low bounce rates) that you need. The fact of the matter is that clean mailing lists are far more important than you realize, for a number of reasons that are definitely worth exploring. Clean Mailing Matters If you're not exceedingly careful with your mailing lists, duplicate addresses and names can easily sneak in without you realizing it. This doesn't just mean that the same person will receive the same mail twice. It'll cost you ...

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Leveraging Co-Op Dollars To Your Advantage image

At its core, co-op advertising is more than just sharing the cost of your marketing campaigns with a manufacturer. It's also an incredible opportunity to stretch the value of every dollar as far as it will go, guaranteeing that you're making the right impression on the right audience at precisely the right time in their journey. If you really want to take advantage of this technique as a way to empower and embolden your messaging, however, there are a few key things you'll need to keep in mind. The Power of Co-Op Advertising Co-op advertising doesn't have to be "built by committee" advertising. You can absolutely be creative and think outside the box. However, if you really want to try something ...

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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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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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