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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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Color Psychology & The Response it Evokes image

When it comes to the ongoing success of your marketing campaign and the effectiveness of collateral like plastic postcards, any step that you can take to make sure your materials stand out in a crowd is a step worth taking. But one of the most important parts of graphic design is also, sadly, the one that far too many people fail to pay enough attention to: color psychology. That's right - being strategic about the colors you're using can and will make a huge impact on your response rate moving forward. To get to that point, however, you just need to keep a few key things in mind. The Science of Color Psychology: Breaking Things Down A wide range of different studies ...

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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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Attention-Grabbing Direct Mail Design image

If you truly want to create a successful direct mail campaign, you can't just get someone's attention. You need to command it - grabbing your reader immediately in a way that they won't soon be able to look away from. The principles of graphic design will be your most powerful weapons to that end and if you truly want to create the best collateral possible, there are a few key things you'll want to keep in mind. The Art of Graphic Design The next time you sit down to create plastic postcards or some other type of direct mail collateral, there are five key factors you need to consider. The first are your images. People will notice them right away so for ...

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Using Technology and Direct Mail to Increase Engagement image

At the end of the day, one of the most important things for you to understand is that your marketing strategy is only as successful as it is engaging. You could have something that is wonderfully designed, visually attractive and ultimately has an offer that is too good to be true… but if it isn’t all presented in an engaging, captivating package, people just aren’t going to pay attention. Thankfully, technology has made this particular goal significantly easier over the last few years – particularly as it relates to your direct mail response rate. Giving Your Direct Mail Marketing Strategy a Technological Injection One of the best ways to use technology along with direct mail to make your marketing strategy more engaging ...

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The 3 Critical Elements of a Successful Direct Mail Campaign image

While it’s certainly true that no two successful direct mail marketing campaigns operate in quite the same way, there ARE a few common elements that most of them share. Yes, you’ll want to come up with something that is unique unto your business and your goals. Having said that, there are not one, but three critical elements that you’re definitely going to want to make sure that your next strategy includes. Know Your Audience By far, the most important element of your direct mail marketing strategy is also the most immediate: your audience. Success depends on your ability to get the right message in front of the right person at precisely the right time. How are you supposed to do that ...

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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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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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