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Proven Tactics for Tracking the Performance of Your Direct Mail Campaigns image

So... you've just spent a boatload of money on a direct mail campaign. What's next? Well, you certainly don't want to sit around watching, waiting, and expecting droves of traffic to come through your doors or to your website. OK, so what should I be doing instead? Well, there are several things that should be included in your campaign strategy that will ensure all that money you spent is working for you. Here are the six proven tactics for tracking the performance of your direct mail campaigns, and, the one thing you can do to virtually eliminate all the time and effort behind effectively analyzing all that data. Curious? Keep reading... 6 Proven Tactics for Tracking the Performance of Your Direct Mail Campaigns Here is what the pros ...

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MailChimp’s New Direct Mail Postcards… Too Good to Be True? image

MailChimp, an industry leader in terms of email marketing, ads, landing pages, and CRM tools, recently announced that they're going to be expanding their existing direct mail capabilities with a series of new direct mail postcards aimed at businesses like yours. On the one hand, it's enticing to continue to leverage a brand as powerful as MailChimp's to your advantage. But are these postcards just the adrenalin injection your campaigns have been looking for, or are they too good to be true? Luckily, we took a closer look so that you don't have to. An Overview of MailChimp's New Direct Mail Postcards On the surface, MailChimp's new direct mail plastic postcards do have a lot going for them. But when diving deeper, ...

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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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Why a Marketing Coach Matters More Than You Think image

One of the major mistakes that a lot of small business owners make involves thinking that they can "do it all themselves." This may work in some areas of your business, but it has the potential to spell disaster when it comes to your direct marketing. In truth, enlisting the help of a marketing coach is a very good idea for a wide range of different reasons that are more than worth exploring. The Power of Having a Marketing Coach: Breaking Things Down Nobody knows your audience like you do. You've spoken with these people, you've spent time with them, you've taken a tremendous amount of care to understand what they like, what they dislike and what they're worried about. But ...

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How to Measure the Success of Your Direct Mail Campaign image

With regards to direct mail marketing and your targeted mailing efforts, it's important to understand that your return on investment ultimately comes down to more than just dollars and cents. Lead generation might not immediately end in a sale, but that doesn't mean you're not getting something for your hard work. If you truly want to improve your direct mail efforts, you need to know how close you are to achieving your goals in the first place. That, of course, requires you to keep a few key things in mind. Breaking Down Your Direct Mail ROI Gaining critical visibility into your marketing campaign's success begins by taking another look at those goals you set for yourself when your efforts began in earnest. ...

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Why Reselling Direct Mail is an Effective Wholesale Advertising Solution image

As an advertising or marketing agency professional, part of your job always involves trying to bring as much value to your own client as possible. Advertising agencies don't just want to help clients create collateral. They want to help them create the type of collateral that commands the attention of prospects in a way that they won't be able to forget any time soon. What many organizations are quickly realizing is that wholesale advertising solutions are one of the best ways to accomplish precisely that. Not only are they able to inject new life into the campaign of a client, but they also unlock an opportunity to create a huge new profit source that you'll certainly want to be aware ...

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Know Your Customers, Data Provides the Insight image

In a lot of ways, marketing is much more of a two-way street than people realize. Yes, you're trying to communicate directly with a core group of people who are most likely to be interested in products and services just like yours. But what you really need to do is provoke a reaction - you need your collateral to get them to the point where they can't help but respond, continuing on with the "conversation" and forging an invaluable relationship with your larger brand and business. To that end, data is absolutely critical to your success - not only in terms of making sure that you're reaching out to the right prospects in the first place, but also when it ...

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Using Hyperlocal Targeting to Strengthen Community Ties image

If you had to make a list of all the factors that are essential to the modern business, customer loyalty would undoubtedly be right at the top. It isn't enough to build your marketing campaign around the idea that you're trying to get as many new customers as possible. You also have to turn those customers into loyal advocates - the kind that wouldn't even think about doing business anywhere else. In recent years, hyperlocal targeting has quickly revealed itself as one of the best ways to accomplish precisely that for nearly every industry that you can think of. You just need to keep a few key things in mind. The Art of Hyperlocal Targeting: Breaking Things Down For most businesses, hyperlocal targeting will take the form of ...

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Everything You Need to Know About A/B Testing image

Have you ever been in the process of designing a piece of marketing collateral and realized that you were having a hard time picking between one of two distinct designs? Which one is the right one for your audience? Which one is going to make the best connection? Which is the one that will motivate the largest number of people to contact your business and make a purchase? With A/B testing, you don't have to guess at the answers to these questions. You'll know, beyond the shadow of a doubt. It's a tried-but-true marketing technique that is also far easier to start using than you probably thought it would be. You just have to keep a few key things in ...

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The Hidden Costs of Consumer Email Lists image

Many people in a variety of industries these days use email lists to reach out to their target audiences in a more immediate way than ever before. But are those lists actually as effective as some people claim? Not necessarily... which is why there are a few key disadvantages that you'll absolutely want to keep in mind before you make a decision one way or the other. The Hidden Downsides of Consumer Email Lists If you had to say anything positive about consumer email lists, it's that they're efficient. Sadly, that's right about where the discussion would end. Not only do these types of email lists offer historically low open and response rates, but they're also prone to a high number of ...

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