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A Better ROI Requires Better Targeting image

Targeted Mailing

A direct mail strategy is never something that should be created blindly. For the best results, you need to draw insight from absolutely every source that you're exposed to - meaning not only the existing relationships that you have with your customers, but the invaluable data that they're also creating on a daily basis. With that in mind, here are a number of key ways that you can expand your targeting capabilities, thus expanding your return on investment at the exact same time. Deepen Your Targeting, Deepen Your ROI Generally speaking, two of the best ways to deepen your targeting capabilities to expand your return on investment come down to two key ideas: descriptive analytics and predictive analytics. To speak to the former, ...

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Neuromarketing, or: Why Physical Marketing Will Never Truly Die image

Neuromarketing

While it's certainly true that businesses can have a great amount of success with their digital marketing efforts, there's still something to be said about the lasting impact of physical materials like business cards or plastic postcards. But it isn't just intuition that tells us physical materials stand the test of time - there's literally science behind it. One recent neuromarketing study reveals just how long-lasting this type of collateral truly is. The Power of Physical Materials: Breaking Things Down The aforementioned study was conducted by Temple University's Center for Neural Decision Making, and it dove deep into the different types of responses generated by physical collateral versus their digital counterparts. Overall, they looked at three core concepts: exposure (meaning how ...

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Tired of Hearing “No”? Here’s How to Turn Them Into a “YES” image

marketing psychology

Regardless of how thoughtfully constructed your marketing strategy is, the chances that you're going to hear a lot of "NO" responses from your customers is high. But there IS a way to take that response and turn it into the enthusiastic "YES" you've been waiting for. All you have to do is leverage the power of modern psychology to your advantage. It's All About Control To get a better understanding of how to take a "NO" response and turn it into a "YES," you must first learn more about why most people choose the former over the latter in a first place. When a consumer comes into contact with a marketer, they're essentially battling for control over an experience - whether ...

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The Fight Against Email Exhaustion Begins Now image

Email Marketing

Over the last few years in particular, more and more businesses have been investing most - if not all - of their efforts in email marketing than ever before. From a certain perspective, this makes sense as millions of people in the United States carry cell phones around with them in their pockets all day long. This means that it's now possible to reach someone from virtually anywhere... but that isn't necessarily the major advantage you might think it to be. People are bombarded by marketing emails all day, every day - which can make it difficult for you to stand out in a crowd. Therefore, if you truly want to increase your response rates AND your ROI, direct mail ...

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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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Making an Impact With Direct Mail for Your Non-Profit image

Non-Profit Marketing

When people think about getting the word out about non-profit organizations, they probably don't have the term "marketing" immediately jump into their heads. But they should, because what is fundraising if not marketing from a different perspective? Indeed, if you truly want to make direct mail work for your non-profit, there are a few key techniques you can start using right away. Taking Advantage of the New Era of Non-Profit Marketing By far, one of the most critical steps you need to take as a non-profit to improve your fundraising capabilities involves diversifying as much as possible. Yes, direct mail is a powerful tool and plastic postcards rule the day. But don't overlook the opportunities that cross-media marketing brings with it. You ...

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It’s a Digital World, But Physical Marketing Still Makes Your Response Soar image

Physical Marketing

Not only do most people upgrade their smartphones, tablets and other types of mobile devices on an annual or bi-annual basis, but for a lot of people these are among the most expensive pieces of electronics that they own. It makes sense that we're paying more attention to these digital devices than ever, and marketing has adapted as a result. But that doesn't mean that physical marketing has seen its last sunrise - far from it. In fact, there are a wide range of different ways that you can easily embrace physical marketing in a digital age, increasing your response rate, brand loyalty and more as you do. The Never Ending Power of Physical Marketing Business cards aren't just one of the ...

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Proven Tactics for Tracking the Performance of Your Direct Mail Campaigns image

So... you've just spent a boatload of money on a direct mail campaign. What's next? Well, you certainly don't want to sit around watching, waiting, and expecting droves of traffic to come through your doors or to your website. OK, so what should I be doing instead? Well, there are several things that should be included in your campaign strategy that will ensure all that money you spent is working for you. Here are the six proven tactics for tracking the performance of your direct mail campaigns, and, the one thing you can do to virtually eliminate all the time and effort behind effectively analyzing all that data. Curious? Keep reading... 6 Proven Tactics for Tracking the Performance of Your Direct Mail Campaigns Here is what the pros ...

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How Advertising Agencies Can Increase Their Value With Automated Direct Mail image

It's safe to say that as an advertising agency, your number one priority is always to have the most diverse array of offerings possible. After all, it's not what you can do in a literal sense that forms the basis of your competitive advantage - it's what you can do for your CLIENTS that counts. With that in mind, agencies can absolutely utilize automated direct mail to expand their offerings - a good idea for a number of reasons that are more than worth exploring. The Power of Automated Direct Mail: Breaking Things Down For advertising agencies in particular, automated direct mail offerings are a perfect opportunity to bring a tremendous amount of value to their own clients, all in one fell ...

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How to Attract Leads Like a Magnet with Plastic Postcards image

Are your direct mail pieces checking all the boxes and hitting the targeted mark—every time? Are you sure? What if we told you there was a way they could be? Yep! There is and we can prove it! Attracting Leads in a Digital World Using Direct Mail Tactics Marketing seems to be all about digital these days with websites, apps, and everything in-between. So what does that mean for direct mail? You can't search, stream, browse, or scroll through a direct mail piece like you can with online ads—BUT—you can touch them, which is something you can't do with online ads. Why is that important? Being able to physically touch a unique direct mail piece hits an emotional nerve and jump-starts the intrigue thought process. A Mailbox Versus an Inbox ...

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