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Using Hyperlocal Targeting to Strengthen Community Ties image

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

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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Use Direct Mail to Drive Your Digital Presence image

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

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

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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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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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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Unique/Hard to Find Prospects = Opportunity – Less Competition image

The fact of the matter is that 40% of your campaign's ultimate success all comes down to who you choose to contact. This is why hard to find and/or unique mailing lists are ultimately so important. Yes, they can be a battle to obtain - but rest assured, that's one battle you're going to win. They're an opportunity hiding in plain sight, as they mean less competition and a higher chance of success for you and your brand. The Power of a Targeted Mailing List At DynamiCard, we have a wide range of different data selection options available for you to choose from depending on your needs - all of which are designed to help you reach your best prospects with more accuracy and ...

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