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How Direct Mail Can Make An Impact With Your Non-Profit image

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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Real Estate Marketing Benefits From Personalization image

Buying and/or selling a home is already a more personal experience than most. As a real estate agent or other business professional, you need to leverage that fact to your advantage. This means leaning into the personalization aspect of real estate marketing as heavily – and as often – as you can. Injecting a Bit of Personality Back Into Real Estate Marketing One of the reasons why personalization is so effective in this particular context has to do with the ways in which it takes the natural benefits of targeted mailing even further. With targeted mailing, you’re already going after people in your area who are most likely to want to buy a new home. Whether they’re a first-time home buyer, ...

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Don’t Let Your Direct Mail Turn Into Junk Mail image

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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Understanding the Power of Plastic Postcards image

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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Millennials and Direct Mail image

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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Utilize Direct Mail Marketing For Your Restaurant image

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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Targeted Direct Mail Is Not Junk Mail image

According to one recent study, the average household in the United States gets about six pieces of junk mail every single day. In fact, every five days we collectively produce enough junk mail to literally reach the moon. Junk mail as a concept doesn't just damage the environment (roughly one billion pounds wind up in landfills each year, after all) - it also damages the legitimate direct mail marketing efforts that companies like you are engaged in every single day. Shattering The Myth of "Junk" Mail One of the most critical things for you to understand about junk mail is that it is NOT a term used to describe any and all marketing collateral that someone happens to get when they ...

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Customer Retention Strategy Matters image

If you need proof that a customer retention strategy should be a critical part of any business, consider the following statistic: it costs as much as five times as much money to attract a new customer than it does to keep an existing one. When it comes to a task as important as this one, there's a reason why many marketers said that direct mail is still one of the most commonly used customer acquisition channels - it's a precise, emotional and effective way to continue to manage those essential relationships at exactly the right moment. Customer Retention Is About Relationship Management One of the most important things to understand about your customer retention strategy is that you need to make sure that you're building ...

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Using Direct Mail to Drive Digital Engagement image

In a lot of ways, one of the biggest mistakes that far too many marketers still seem to make involves thinking about print and digital collateral as two totally separate concepts. They may have started out that way, but there is absolutely no reason why they need to exist separately any longer - especially when you consider that they're essentially just two sides of the same basic coin. In fact, many businesses are enjoying tremendous success by using one technique to feed into the other, leveraging the power that only direct mail can provide to actually drive newer and more organic levels of digital engagement. You can do this with your own campaigns, too - you just need to keep ...

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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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