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How to Market Pest Control Services for Summer Customers image

Any marketing veteran can tell you that seasonal marketing is every bit as much an art as it is a science. If you're a pest control business, summer is probably your busy season. However, just because summer has yet to arrive doesn't mean that you shouldn't already be ramping up your marketing campaign. If you wait until warm weather finally hits, it'll be far too late - and nearly every other company around you will have beaten you to the jump. Instead, you need to start thinking TODAY about how you're going to best position yourself to reach all those relevant customers when the temperatures finally start to rise outside. That, of course, requires you to keep a few key ...

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Get Your Customers to Market FOR You: The Power of Advocacy image

When it comes to your direct mail marketing strategy, one of the core elements that you always need to be positioned to use to your advantage is loyalty. People have grown weary of traditional advertising to a certain extent, as evidenced by the millions of people who use ad blocking software online. But the one thing that people will always look for is a good recommendation from a friend or loved one - and make no mistake, that is absolutely what you want to get in on. Not only is this why a customer retention strategy should always be a priority (remember that it's less expensive to retain an existing customer than it is to get a new one), but it's ...

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Tux and Formal Wear Marketing for Wedding and Prom Season image

Wedding and prom season isn't here quite yet... but that doesn't mean that it's too early to start thinking about your next big campaign. In truth, now is the perfect time for tux and other formal wear companies to kick their marketing campaigns into high gear. Your direct mail postcards should start going out as soon as possible, so that people have all the information they need to find the right provider when that big day arrives (and if you play your cards right, that provider will be YOU). The Art of Wedding and Prom Season Marketing When it comes to this type of marketing, you need to take a more intimate and personal approach than most. Weddings and proms are ...

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Targeted Marketing vs. Mass Marketing image

We've said it before and we'll say it again: so much of your success in terms of direct mail marketing comes down to your ability to get the right message in front of the right person at precisely the right moment. One of the major traps that most campaigns fall into, however, is that they go for a mass marketing approach. By trying to appeal to as many people as possible, they end up being compelling to none of them. To that end, targeted mailing and techniques like list segmentation bring with them a wide range of different benefits that are far too important to ignore. Targeted Marketing is All About Precision While it's certainly true that mass marketing has a very large reach, ...

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Here’s What an Effective Marketing Strategy Looks Like image

Opportunities always exist to fine tune your direct mail marketing – you can always make your messaging better, stronger and more effective. Having said that, there are a few key things that you’ll want to keep in mind for your 2019 campaigns in particular that will likely make all the difference in the world. It’s All About That Emotion Personalization in marketing is always important – but it needs to be in service of the underlying emotion that exists between your brand and your customers. Just using someone’s name rather than addressing an envelope “Dear Sir or Madame” isn’t enough to get the job done. To truly strike a chord, you need to go deeper. Don’t just acknowledge someone in a personal ...

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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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The Power of Personalization image

Direct mail is still one of the most effective outreach techniques that your business has available to it, and the right style of personalization can take those efforts to the next level. If you're not currently experimenting with any and all opportunities to make your collateral more personal (and by association, more emotional), now would be an excellent time to start. The Dangers of "Dear Sir and/Or Madam..." Personalization is about more than just putting someone's name on something. It's about using all of the data you have available to you - from someone's preferences to their dislikes to their past buying history - to your advantage. Even using personalized images that are more specific to the interests of a core ...

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Restaurant Grand Opening Marketing Strategy image

The day has finally arrived. You've worked harder than ever, you've put in long hours and now, thankfully, your restaurant is about to open. As this day approaches, remember that direct mail is the most successful tool you have available to you in order to both geographically and demographically target the people who are most likely to become repeat customers for your business. If you truly want to use your marketing to make the most out of your restaurant grand opening, there are a few key tips you'll want to explore. Building the Best Restaurant Grand Opening Ever One of the keys to building your marketing strategy to support a restaurant grand opening involves the realization that this isn't something you're ...

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The Biggest Direct Mail Mistakes You MUST Avoid image

When it comes to direct mail, oftentimes knowing what types of things you should be avoiding is just as important as knowing as much as you can about current trends, tips and best practices. Direct mail is not a zero sum game - there's no one "right way" or "wrong way" to do this. But there are certain pitfalls that could derail even the strongest campaigns before they've ever had a chance to really strike a chord, which is why there are a number of key mistakes that are absolutely worth taking a closer look at. The Critical Direct Mail Mistakes You Need to Avoid By far, the number one direct mail mistake you need to avoid involves taking absolutely any ...

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Customer Retention for Auto Repair Shops image

Almost more so than any other industry, auto repair and service shops depend on customer loyalty to survive. After all, people aren't rushing out and buying a new car every six months - they keep the one they already have for as long as possible. Therefore, the goal of your direct mail marketing campaign is simple: you need to convince them that taking care of this most precious of investments is the right thing to do, and that if they want to do that properly, they need to book an appointment with your shop and nobody else's! The nexus where those two ideas meet is where customer retention is born. Powerful Automotive Marketing Ideas For Your Shop By far, one of the most ...

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