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How to Help Digital and Direct Mail Work Together image

A lot of people incorrectly assume that when it comes to digital and direct mail marketing, you're looking at an "either/or" affair. The fact of the matter is, this just isn't true - particularly as far as your response rate and larger return on investment are concerned. Instead of putting all of your eggs in one basket, you can effectively combine the might of these two techniques and wield both to great impact at the exact same time. Of course, this does require you to keep a few key things in mind. Building a Better Cross-Platform Marketing Strategy Facebook is more than just one of the most popular social media platforms in existence - it's also a powerful opportunity to use ...

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Using Integrated Marketing to Build Value and Loyalty image

If you had to sum up the overall goal of your marketing campaign in a single word, that word would undoubtedly be "branding." Yes, you want to get the word out about your products and services. But you also need to get people to feel a real, tangible, intimate connection with the company BEHIND those offerings. To that end, integrated marketing is a perfect chance to build both brand value and customer loyalty in a number of different ways, all of which are worth exploring. What is Integrated Marketing? Breaking Things Down At its core, the idea behind integrated marketing (also commonly called cross-platform marketing) is clear: you're attempting to meld all aspects of your marketing together into a single cohesive message ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Know Your Customers, Data Provides the Insight image

In a lot of ways, marketing is much more of a two-way street than people realize. Yes, you're trying to communicate directly with a core group of people who are most likely to be interested in products and services just like yours. But what you really need to do is provoke a reaction - you need your collateral to get them to the point where they can't help but respond, continuing on with the "conversation" and forging an invaluable relationship with your larger brand and business. To that end, data is absolutely critical to your success - not only in terms of making sure that you're reaching out to the right prospects in the first place, but also when it ...

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This is Why Millennials Love Direct Mail Marketing image

To put it mildly, and to borrow a quote from one of the most famous wordsmiths of his era, "the reports of the death of direct mail marketing have been greatly exaggerated." Not only is direct mail still as popular as it ever was, recent studies have shown that may actually be more popular with one critical demographic in particular: millennials. That's right. If you truly want to reach a younger and savvier audience in the digital world that we're now living in (and rest assured, you should), it's important to understand that millennials love direct mail for a wide range of different reasons that are certainly worth exploring. How Millennials Love Direct Mail: Let Us Count the Ways First, let's get to ...

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