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Online Retailers

While it's absolutely true that more and more people are engaging with brands over the Internet these days, that doesn't mean that direct mail is dead - far from it. In fact, even if you operate a business exclusively online, there are still a wide array of different benefits that the right direct mail campaign can bring to the table that would be difficult to replicate through other means. Leveraging Direct Mail to Your (Online) Advantage One of the most important benefits of executing a thoughtfully constructed direct mail campaign ultimately comes down to what it can do for your response rate. According to one recent study, about 67% of millennial parents and 53% of millennials in general say that they're ...

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Real Estate Marketing

It's no secret that real estate marketing is a bit more specific than most forms of advertising, as you're trying to capture someone's attention at a very important moment in their life. But as opposed to going after someone like a potential first time homebuyer, you can actually leverage best practices to your advantage and target people who may already have a home that they aren't necessarily getting a lot of value out of. If you play your cards right, you can create the type of mutually beneficial situation that serves you both well in the short-term moving forward. Targeting Absentee Homeowners: Breaking Things Down Maybe the most important thing for you to understand about all of this comes down to ...

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Direct Mail

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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Marketing Strategy

When it comes to the types of direct mail marketing campaigns that you're conducting on a daily basis, it's important for you to realize that there is far less experimentation than you may realize. That's not to say that your campaigns can't be creative, because they absolutely should be. It's just that every piece of collateral that you design needs to be built from the ground up with a very precise purpose in mind. A Purpose-Driven Campaign for a Better Tomorrow One of the core keys to success in any purpose-driven direct mail marketing campaign ultimately comes down to where you choose to begin your efforts. A lot of people make the mistake of starting with the marketing collateral and hoping to build ...

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Direct Mail Marketing

One minute, you feel like your direct mail marketing campaign is a wealth of creativity. The next minute, you feel like you're stuck in a rut. We've all been there - in many ways, it's a natural part of the job we're doing every day. But that DOESN'T mean that you have to take that simple fact laying down. If you truly want to avoid getting stuck in a direct mail rut, there are a few key tips you'll want to keep in mind. Building a Better Marketing Campaign: Here's What You Need to Know By far, one of the best ways to avoid getting stuck in that direct mail marketing rut ultimately comes down to going directly against your instincts and ...

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Ghost Kitchens

Ghost kitchens, also commonly referred to as virtual kitchens, are a relatively new phenomenon that have really picked up steam over the last few years in particular. It's a term that refers to an environment where workers only prepare delivery orders - there are no tables, front of house staff or other elements of a "traditional" restaurant of any kind. The thing is, there's also little signage or other "outreach" materials because everything is handled via platforms like Uber Eats and DoorDash. So how are savvy restaurateurs getting the word out about their new startup during a period where more competitors are cropping up every single day? With the right content marketing strategy, of course. Getting the Ghost Kitchen Ready for Prime ...

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Direct Mail

By now, you're probably well aware of all the studies that have been done that prove direct mail marketing is just as effective as it ever was. Statistics abound that confirm it not only has a much higher response rate than digital marketing, but often generates a better ROI, too. So why, then, isn't it working for you? First off, understand that direct mail is great - but it's not a silver bullet. Nothing is a guarantee in this life, as you've just experienced. Secondly, if your direct mail messaging fails, it doesn't mean you should give up. It means you need to re-think your approach. Back to the Drawing Board By far, the most important thing to understand about direct mail marketing ...

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Automotive Marketing

Every type of business experiences seasonal fluctuations, and automotive repair is certainly no different. But if you're worried that the impending winter will mean people stop coming into your shop, you absolutely shouldn't be - at least, not with the right direct mail marketing strategy at your side. In fact, there are a wide range of winter marketing opportunities for automotive repair that are absolutely worth capitalizing on - you just need to keep a few key things in mind. Better Marketing for Your Automotive Repair Business By far, the success of any automotive repair business is built on trust - and that's not something you can create if you're ONLY interested in selling services. Therefore, part of your seasonal marketing campaign's overall ...

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Targeted Mailing

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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Responsive Prospects

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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