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The Secret to More Engaging Direct Mail Campaigns image

It's no secret that direct mail marketing is one of the most effective forms of promotion and advertising that the modern brand can enjoy. But at the same time, it is imperative to understand that simply using direct mail alone won't be enough to get the job done. To truly strike a chord with your target audience in a way that gets them to sit up and pay attention, you need to create better, more compelling and more engaging material - which of course requires you to keep a few important pointers in mind. An Emotional Response is an Engaging Response By far, the easiest (and maybe the most effective) way to create more engaging direct mail campaigns is to leverage ...

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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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The Consequences of Bad Data image

One of the best things about being a marketer in the modern age is that data is literally everywhere. All day, people are uploading massive volumes of information about themselves - all of which you can use to your advantage. If you know what someone likes, what they don't like, where they live and what type of lifestyle they have, you have most of the pieces you need to create marketing collateral that can't help but resonate and motivate. But at the same time, one has to wonder - what happens when the quality of the data becomes less important than the volume? It's a very real risk - and it's one that you'll want to try and avoid for ...

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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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Maximize Your Marketing with Plastic Postcards image

Direct mail marketing is stronger than ever these days, but simply sending your marketing collateral through USPS alone is not enough to get the job done. You need to go deeper, working harder than ever to strike a chord with your audience. To that end, marketing with plastic postcards is one of the most important opportunities you have for a number of different reasons you'll definitely want to be aware of. The Raw Power of Plastic Postcards A lot of people don't realize that plastic postcards don't just have a high response rate in terms of direct mail - they have a high response rate period. The average response rate is about 12%, which is far higher than competing techniques you might be ...

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Latest Response Rates for Direct Mail image

There are some people out there who think that direct mail marketing has no place in the digital world we're now living in. That it's outdated and antiquated - a relic of an era that has long since ended in favor of the "flashier" and "more immediate" techniques of the modern day. Those people, as it turns out, would be wrong. Recent studies have concluded what many people out there already knew: not only is direct mail still incredibly effective, but it's actually getting MORE valuable as time goes on. Direct Mail Marketing Continues to Shine One of the most important trends to be aware of when it comes to direct mail marketing has to do with the fact that average campaign response ...

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Effective CTAs for Direct Mail image

One of the most important aspects of any piece of direct mail collateral is also, sadly, the one many forget about until it's far too late: the CTA, or "call to action." The fact of the matter is that even the most visually pleasing, objectively successful direct mail design ultimately won't be able to save you if your call to action is bland and does little to motivate your audience members. If you truly want to make sure you're getting the most out of this crucial opportunity to inspire people to take action, there are a few key things to keep in mind. The Keys to Creating Better CTAs While it's always true that nearly every aspect of your direct mail campaign ...

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Boosting Direct Mail Response image

The most important thing for you to understand is that even the best direct mail marketing campaign in the world isn't going to see a 100% response rate. Far from it. But then again, that isn't what you're after. The key to maximizing your response rate involves tailoring your message to the core group of people you're speaking to. By making sure you're crafting a message that is precisely what they want to hear precisely when they want to hear it, you'll have done more than just boost your potential responses. You'll have sent your ROI as high as it can possibly go. Want to Craft a Better Response Rate? Craft Better Messaging By far, one of the best things that you can do ...

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The Art of Generational Marketing image

Common sense tells us that if you truly want to improve your direct mail response rate and get the right message in front of the right person at exactly the right moment, you need to know as much about who you're talking to as you possibly can. That, in essence, is what generational marketing is all about. As the name suggests, this is a particular type of targeted mailing technique that places a priority on someone's age as it relates to the buying group they fall into. It's an incredibly effective form of list segmentation, but it does require you to keep a few key things in mind. Generational Marketing: Breaking Things Down These days, the majority of the buying public falls ...

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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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