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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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HVAC, Plumbing & Home Services: Guarantee the Best Results With the Right Approach image

One of the most important things to understand about direct mail marketing is that your efforts should be dictated in large part by the industry you're actually operating in. There's no real "one size fits all" approach to what you're doing so you have to let your market - and your customers - dictate a lot of the choices you're making. Case in point: there are a few key tips that HVAC companies and plumbing and home services businesses can start using to really increase their efforts as quickly as possible. Take Your Direct Mail Marketing to the Next Level If you really want to take your HVAC, plumbing and home services marketing efforts to the next level, one of the best ...

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The Right Approach to Food Delivery Services Marketing is Well Within Reach image

For specialized industries like food delivery services, marketing is less about outright promotion and is more about informing and educating your audience than a lot of people realize. People are looking for as much information as possible while they get ready to make a purchase. By taking control of that information via your marketing efforts and making sure that the information they seek comes directly from your business, you therefore increase the chances that when the time comes to make a purchase, they're going to make it directly from you. For Food Delivery Services, Content is King If you truly want to improve your marketing efforts, consider creating content that helps to explain the ordering process in greater detail. Not only ...

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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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Direct Mail Automotive Marketing Ideas You Can Use Today image

One of the great things about direct mail collateral like plastic postcard mailers is that they're versatile - regardless of what industry you're operating in or what audience you're speaking to, they'll always be able to generate the results you need with the right approach. Case in point: car dealerships, auto repair and services businesses and similar types of organizations can make use of these materials in a number of innovative ways that are certainly worth exploring. Modern Automotive Marketing Ideas for the Modern Era Postcard mailers represent a unique opportunity for car dealerships and auto repair and service businesses in general because of the wide range of different promotions you can offer. You can use unique offers like free car washes ...

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Mailing List Segmentation: The Best Idea You’re Not Using Enough image

In the world of marketing, there's an important old saying that goes a little something like this: "If you really want to get the right message in front of the right person at exactly the right time, you need to know as much about who that person is as possible." That simple idea is at the heart of what mailing list segmentation is all about. By creating more specific, more niche lists than ever before, you give yourself the best possible chance at crafting more personal, relevant and even emotional messages, too. In fact, there are a wide range of different reasons why mailing list segmentation is a good idea that are absolutely worth exploring. The Virtues of Mailing List Segmentation One of ...

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EDDM® vs. Targeted Direct Mail: Only One is Right For You image

When it comes to your direct mail marketing efforts, you have two major choices to make: do you go with EDDM®, or do you go with a Targeted Direct Mail provider? Each service has its own pros and cons, but generally speaking only one will probably meet your needs and exceed your expectations. As always, that choice is yours to make. What is EDDM®, Anyway? EDDM® is a great way for a lot of smaller brands in particular to save a couple of cents per piece on their mailing services - provided that they don't mind spending a bit of extra time on the effort, that is. In terms of EDDM®'s affect on your own design services, most people don't find it too restrictive when ...

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The Art of the Competitive Incursion image

The term "incursion" is defined as "an invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one." If you just read that and are under the assumption that, while interesting, it has absolutely nothing to do with your current or future marketing efforts... you might want to think again. By far, one of the best ways to take your targeted mailing efforts to the next level is to create a competitive incursion of your own. Yes, your competitors will always be there and yes, they will always represent something of a challenge. But that's not to say that they don't also represent a unique opportunity just waiting to be taken advantage of, particularly when it comes to your marketing strategy. The Art ...

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Highly Competitive Industries Need Customer Loyalty: What You MUST Know image

It doesn't matter what type of business you're running or even what industry you're operating in - customer loyalty is and will always be the cornerstone of what you're doing every day whether you realize it or not. If any organization is going to grow and evolve in all the right ways necessary to stay successful and relevant over time, they need more than customers. They need a passionate army of advocates ready to amplify their message far and wide. This, of course, requires you to keep a few key things in mind. The Art of Customer Loyalty If you want a clear cut example of why customer loyalty is critical in highly competitive industries, look no farther than the fact ...

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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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