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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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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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Success in terms of marketing is all about getting the right message in front of the right person at exactly the right time - this has always been true and it likely always will be. But how do you make sure that someone actually NOTICES your message when they're receiving more targeted advertisements than ever on a daily basis? The answer is simple: you use a format that they can't help but pay attention to. For many brands, plastic postcards ARE that format and they unlock a myriad of different advantages you won't be able to find anywhere else. Stand Out from the Crowd One of the major benefits that direct mail collateral like plastic postcards bring to the table is that, ...

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One of the great things about direct mail is that it's inherently trustworthy - but this isn't just a sentiment shared among older generations - Millennials love the credibility of direct mail marketing materials, too. However, if you want to effectively target Millennials using direct mail and make the perfect first impression among your target audience, there are a few key things you'll want to keep in mind. Targeting Millennials: Here's What You Need to Know Arguably, the most important thing that you need to do to capture the attention of Millennials using direct mail involves making sure that you're using the right targeted mailing best practices in the first place. Generational marketing is certainly nothing new, but you'll want to take extra ...

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Are your direct mail pieces checking all the boxes and hitting the targeted mark—every time? Are you sure? What if we told you there was a way they could be? Yep! There is and we can prove it! Attracting Leads in a Digital World Using Direct Mail Tactics Marketing seems to be all about digital these days with websites, apps, and everything in-between. So what does that mean for direct mail? You can't search, stream, browse, or scroll through a direct mail piece like you can with online ads—BUT—you can touch them, which is something you can't do with online ads. Why is that important? Being able to physically touch a unique direct mail piece hits an emotional nerve and jump-starts the intrigue thought process. A Mailbox Versus an Inbox ...

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The Secret to Increase Your Direct Mail Response Rate image

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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Direct Mail is Tangible 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 is 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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One of the biggest misconceptions about the relationship between direct mail and digital advertising is that you're talking about an "either/or" situation to begin with. Both bring with them their fair share of advantages and unique opportunities and truth be told, both absolutely have a home in your larger marketing strategy. In fact, cross-media marketing itself is the perfect chance to really strike a chord with your audience in a way that is far too important to overlook. The Might of Cross-Media Advertising: Striking a Balance One of the best ways in which direct mail marketing services can actually drive your digital presence involves your ability to push traffic to your website for convenient ordering purposes. Reach out to them with ...

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How To Turn Prospects Into Responders image

The major issue that a lot of businesses often have with their marketing campaigns doesn't actually come by way of a lack of viable prospects. In fact, it's quite the opposite - most businesses have more prospects than they know what to do with. It's getting those prospects motivated to take that next step - to turn them into genuine responders in every sense of the term - that a lot of organizations struggle with. But if you're looking for new opportunities to improve your response rate and establish meaningful connections with people by way of your marketing campaigns, don't worry - there are a number of options available to you to choose from depending on your needs. Creating a More ...

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