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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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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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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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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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Why Valpak Is NOT the Solution For Your Brand image

First established over 50 years ago, Valpak - a provider of print, mobile and online advertising solutions and coupons - has been a major player in the direct marketing industry for decades. In fact, if you were to head to your mailbox right now, you'd probably have some type of Valpak mailer waiting for you inside. But the chances are also high that you will ignore the Valpak mailer... just like everyone else. While it's true that Valpak has been operating for five full decades, it does little to actually improve the return on investment of direct mail marketing campaign. Anyone who tells you differently is probably trying to sell you something, and that "something" is probably minuscule ad space alongside the ...

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The Anti-Groupon image

The Anti-Groupon: You Don't Have to Lose Money on Promotions! You don't have to lose money to effectively market your business and bring in more revenue and customers.  In fact, quite the opposite.  Direct mail driven with targeted data brings ROI's 3X and 4X times that of other well-known coupon sites.  Still interested? Read on.... For a brief moment, it looked like Groupon was poised to become the silver bullet that businesses in just about every industry had been looking for to raise awareness, build a loyal customer following and drive incremental revenue. Flash forward to today and "deal a day" sites are a dime a dozen - and none of them have much to offer in the way of the traction you're ...

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Direct Mail is Tangible. Here’s Why That Matters. image

While it's certainly true that digital marketing is all the rage these days, a number of recent studies have shown that direct mail marketing and other types of print collateral are more popular (and more effective) than ever. A lot of this comes down to the fact that direct mail, by design, is something that even the best piece of digital collateral can never and will never be: Tangible. It exists in real life. You can hold it in your hand. Share it with your loved ones. Make no mistake, this is one of the most valuable assets you have access to for a variety of different reasons. A Bird in the Hand... Think, for just a moment, about how many emails you get on ...

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Direct Mail Marketing: Far From Dead image

To paraphrase one of the great American authors of all time, "the reports of the death of direct mail have been greatly exaggerated." Yes, it's true that today's marketing world is highly focused on digital methods and avenues like social media or email. However, what you might not realize is that even though everyone carries a smartphone around in their pocket with them all day long, direct mail is STILL continuing to outperform digital in almost every way on a consistent basis. It's true. According to one recent study, direct mail marketing yields an average response rate of 5.1%. Email comes in at just .6% and social media comes in at a slim .4%. Not only that, but for every $167 that ...

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