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Who’s Responding to Direct Mail? image

Responsive Prospects

When it comes to demographic targeting, far too many people only see one part of a much larger story. Yes, targeted mailing means that you know precisely who you're sending a piece of direct mail collateral to - often with a high degree of accuracy. But who, exactly, is the type of person most likely to respond? Once you figure that out, you have practically everything you need to take your direct mail marketing efforts to a bold new level. Who is Responding to Direct Mail? Breaking Things Down According to one recent study, the average Millennial says that they've responded to a direct mail marketing campaign at some point within the last 2.4 months - which, for the record, is ...

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The Major Differences Between EDDM® and Saturation Mailing image

Saturation Mailing

EDDM® stands for "Every Door Direct Mail." It's a solution offered by the United States Postal Service in an effort to allow small businesses in particular a more effective way to promote their products and services to those in their local communities. But how, you ask, does this differ from the age-old idea of saturation mailing? That term refers to the process of sending one piece of mail to EVERYONE located within a particular zip code. You may think these two things are one in the same, but in reality they each bring with them their own unique advantages and disadvantages that cannot be ignored. EDDM® vs. Saturation Mailing: What You Need to Know For most businesses, the most important difference between ...

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Make a Lasting Impact With Your Fitness Club Marketing for the New Year & Beyond image

Fitness Clubs Marketing

If you had to make a list of some of the most popular New Year's resolutions that people make every year, "getting into shape" and "becoming more healthy" are usually right at the top. But at the same time, people often break those resolutions for a wide range of different reasons. That usually means fitness clubs see a big influx of new members at the start of the year that quickly wanes over the next few weeks and months... but it certainly doesn't have to be that way. With the right marketing strategy for fitness clubs, you can have people coming into your business that stay long after January has ended. All you have to do is keep a few ...

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Reaching Millennials with Direct Mail image

It doesn't matter what type of business you're running or even what industry you're operating in - if you had to make a list of all your current priorities, "making a deeper connection with millennial audience members" should unquestionably be right at the top. Not only are there a massive number of millennials in the United States, but more and more of them are entering the workforce every year. This means that one day soon, they're going to eclipse their elders as the generation with the most amount of buying power. If you can hook them today you can hook them forever - which is why reaching millennials with direct mail is something you'll absolutely want to explore. The Power of ...

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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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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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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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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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