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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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Growth Hacking: What It is and How to Do It Yourself image

At its core, the concept behind growth hacking is a simple one. It’s the process of rapid experimentation across your business – via your marketing funnel, product development, sales and more – with the ultimate goal of capitalizing on any and all opportunities for growth that present themselves. Think about it like this: all businesses grow, but growing too slowly is just as potentially dangerous in the long-run as growing too fast… or not growing at all. Growth hacking becomes an opportunity to take more control over your scalability and agility, letting you grow in all the right ways that you need without all of the potential downsides that normally come with them. However, it’s also something that requires you to ...

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The 3 Critical Elements of a Successful Direct Mail Campaign image

While it’s certainly true that no two successful direct mail marketing campaigns operate in quite the same way, there ARE a few common elements that most of them share. Yes, you’ll want to come up with something that is unique unto your business and your goals. Having said that, there are not one, but three critical elements that you’re definitely going to want to make sure that your next strategy includes. Know Your Audience By far, the most important element of your direct mail marketing strategy is also the most immediate: your audience. Success depends on your ability to get the right message in front of the right person at precisely the right time. How are you supposed to do that ...

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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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Keeping Your Marketing Campaign Fresh image

One of the most important goals of your marketing campaign should always involve keeping things as fresh as humanly possible at all times. You could have a piece of collateral that is objectively amazing - something that really strikes a chord with your audience and that people can't help but pay attention to - but it isn't going to stay that way forever. From that perspective, time really is your number one enemy. But thankfully, keeping your marketing campaign fresh and exciting isn't nearly as difficult as you may believe. You just have to keep a few key things in mind. The Proactive Approach to Keeping Your Campaign Fresh One of the best ways to make sure that your direct mail campaign ...

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Delivery Reports are NOT Analytics: For Success, You Need to Go Deeper image

There's a common misconception among a lot of day marketers out there that involves not only what direct marketing performance tracking is, but what it can ultimately do for you when applied properly. A lot of people are under the assumption that delivery reports are themselves a critical part of tracking and analytics, at least for marketing purposes. While this is certainly true to a certain extent, in that you need to make sure your direct mail postcards are actually getting to the right place, it's just one incredibly small part of a much larger story. You Need to Be Willing to Dive Deeper Than Ever This level of delivery reporting and mail tracking is exactly that - a cursory glance. ...

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