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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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Neuromarketing, or: Why Physical Marketing Will Never Truly Die image

Neuromarketing

While it's certainly true that businesses can have a great amount of success with their digital marketing efforts, there's still something to be said about the lasting impact of physical materials like business cards or plastic postcards. But it isn't just intuition that tells us physical materials stand the test of time - there's literally science behind it. One recent neuromarketing study reveals just how long-lasting this type of collateral truly is. The Power of Physical Materials: Breaking Things Down The aforementioned study was conducted by Temple University's Center for Neural Decision Making, and it dove deep into the different types of responses generated by physical collateral versus their digital counterparts. Overall, they looked at three core concepts: exposure (meaning how ...

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Tired of Hearing “No”? Here’s How to Turn Them Into a “YES” image

marketing psychology

Regardless of how thoughtfully constructed your marketing strategy is, the chances that you're going to hear a lot of "NO" responses from your customers is high. But there IS a way to take that response and turn it into the enthusiastic "YES" you've been waiting for. All you have to do is leverage the power of modern psychology to your advantage. It's All About Control To get a better understanding of how to take a "NO" response and turn it into a "YES," you must first learn more about why most people choose the former over the latter in a first place. When a consumer comes into contact with a marketer, they're essentially battling for control over an experience - whether ...

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Email Marketing

Over the last few years in particular, more and more businesses have been investing most - if not all - of their efforts in email marketing than ever before. From a certain perspective, this makes sense as millions of people in the United States carry cell phones around with them in their pockets all day long. This means that it's now possible to reach someone from virtually anywhere... but that isn't necessarily the major advantage you might think it to be. People are bombarded by marketing emails all day, every day - which can make it difficult for you to stand out in a crowd. Therefore, if you truly want to increase your response rates AND your ROI, direct mail ...

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Saturation Mailing

EDDM® stands for "Every Door Direct Mail." It's a solution offered by the United States Postal Service in an effort to allow small businesses in particular a more effective way to promote their products and services to those in their local communities. But how, you ask, does this differ from the age-old idea of saturation mailing? That term refers to the process of sending one piece of mail to EVERYONE located within a particular zip code. You may think these two things are one in the same, but in reality they each bring with them their own unique advantages and disadvantages that cannot be ignored. EDDM® vs. Saturation Mailing: What You Need to Know For most businesses, the most important difference between ...

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Customer Loyalty

Maybe the most important thing to understand about running ANY type of business is that it always costs more to generate new customers than it does to retain your existing ones. Because of that, you need to win your customers' loyalty whenever and however you can. More often than not, this means showing your gratitude - even during those times when you don't necessarily "have to." Thankfully, this process is less the product of one major move and is more about a series of smaller, more strategically timed ones. All of this effort can pay major dividends down the road, too. An Investment in Your Customers is an Investment in Your Future Maybe the most obvious way to show your gratitude to ...

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Non-Profit Marketing

When people think about getting the word out about non-profit organizations, they probably don't have the term "marketing" immediately jump into their heads. But they should, because what is fundraising if not marketing from a different perspective? Indeed, if you truly want to make direct mail work for your non-profit, there are a few key techniques you can start using right away. Taking Advantage of the New Era of Non-Profit Marketing By far, one of the most critical steps you need to take as a non-profit to improve your fundraising capabilities involves diversifying as much as possible. Yes, direct mail is a powerful tool and plastic postcards rule the day. But don't overlook the opportunities that cross-media marketing brings with it. You ...

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Make a Lasting Impact With Your Fitness Club Marketing for the New Year & Beyond image

Fitness Clubs Marketing

If you had to make a list of some of the most popular New Year's resolutions that people make every year, "getting into shape" and "becoming more healthy" are usually right at the top. But at the same time, people often break those resolutions for a wide range of different reasons. That usually means fitness clubs see a big influx of new members at the start of the year that quickly wanes over the next few weeks and months... but it certainly doesn't have to be that way. With the right marketing strategy for fitness clubs, you can have people coming into your business that stay long after January has ended. All you have to do is keep a few ...

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Restaurant Holiday Marketing

Restaurants aren't necessarily seasonal businesses by their nature, but that does NOT mean that you shouldn't embrace that holiday spirit. Part of the fun of the holidays is getting together with people we might not get to see every day. A large chunk of THAT usually involves sharing a delicious meal of some kind... and by now, you can probably see where this is going. If you really want to make sure that people share that delicious meal with YOUR restaurant as opposed to someone else's, you need to kick your holiday marketing into high gear and you need to do it TODAY. Taking Your Restaurant Holiday Marketing to the Next Level Keep in mind that one of the core keys to ...

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