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The Biggest Direct Mail Mistakes You MUST Avoid image

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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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How to Measure the Success of Your Direct Mail Campaign image

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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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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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If you had to make a list of all the factors that are essential to the modern business, customer loyalty would undoubtedly be right at the top. It isn't enough to build your marketing campaign around the idea that you're trying to get as many new customers as possible. You also have to turn those customers into loyal advocates - the kind that wouldn't even think about doing business anywhere else. In recent years, hyperlocal targeting has quickly revealed itself as one of the best ways to accomplish precisely that for nearly every industry that you can think of. You just need to keep a few key things in mind. The Art of Hyperlocal Targeting: Breaking Things Down For most businesses, hyperlocal targeting will take the form of ...

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Everything You Need to Know About A/B Testing image

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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

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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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Use Direct Mail to Drive Your Digital Presence image

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One of the biggest misconceptions about the relationship between direct mail and digital advertising is that you're talking about an "either/or" situation to begin with. Both bring with them their fair share of advantages and unique opportunities and truth be told, both absolutely have a home in your larger marketing strategy. In fact, cross-media marketing itself is the perfect chance to really strike a chord with your audience in a way that is far too important to overlook. The Might of Cross-Media Advertising: Striking a Balance One of the best ways in which direct mail marketing services can actually drive your digital presence involves your ability to push traffic to your website for convenient ordering purposes. Reach out to them with ...

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

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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

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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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More Bang for Your Buck: Combining Direct Mail and Digital Marketing image

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At this point, the direct mail statistics are overwhelmingly clear: not only is direct mail alive and well, but it's probably more powerful now than it's ever been in the past. But did you know that you can actually use these direct mail efforts to strengthen and empower the work you're doing through digital channels? Not only is that true - it's also a whole lot easier to pull off than you might think. If you really want to get the most bang for your buck and increase your response rates exponentially, there are just a few simple things that you'll want to keep in mind. Sometimes Two Really IS Better Than One Maybe the biggest benefit of cross-media marketing is that ...

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