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Where Email Marketing Fails, Direct Mail Succeeds image

The world we're living in these days is an increasingly digital one - there really is no getting around that at this point. Cell phones have become a ubiquitous part of our lives. We're essentially on the internet all day, every day. With that in mind, now would be the perfect time to say "good bye" to direct mail marketing forever in favor of an "all in" push on email marketing, right? Not at all. A far as lead generation is concerned, now is actually the time to double down on your direct mail marketing efforts for a number of different reasons that are more than worth exploring. The Troubles With Email Marketing One thing that a lot of business owners fail to ...

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Want to Increase Your Response Rate? Master Sequenced Mailings image

If someone told you that there was a direct mail technique out there that could potentially double both the prospects AND responders for your business, you'd naturally want to learn more about it, right? Of course you would - and that's exactly what a technique called sequenced mailing is designed to do. When leveraged properly, it's one of the most powerful forms of targeted mailing there is - and it's absolutely something you'll want to pay attention to moving forward. What You Need to Know About Sequenced Mailing At its core, mail sequences are exactly what they sound like - a series of mailings that are sent out in a specific order to make contact with the same people multiple times. So ...

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Want to Get Better at Targeted Mailing? Use the 40/40/20 Marketing Rule image

The 40/40/20 marketing rule may have a somewhat enigmatic name - but in reality, the approach it's describing couldn't be more straightforward. In essence, it's a theory that says that the ultimate success (not to mention return on investment) of your campaign is essentially relying on three core factors: 40% of your success is directly related to how effective your mailing list is. Another 40% ties back into how compelling your offer is. The remaining 20% comes from literally everything else. Why the 40/40/20 Marketing Rule Matters For the sake of discussion, let's start with the reverse order. The 20% that falls under the "everything else" category directly refers to not only graphic design, but also the specific copy of the ...

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The Secret to More Engaging Direct Mail Campaigns image

It's no secret that direct mail marketing is one of the most effective forms of promotion and advertising that the modern brand can enjoy. But at the same time, it is imperative to understand that simply using direct mail alone won't be enough to get the job done. To truly strike a chord with your target audience in a way that gets them to sit up and pay attention, you need to create better, more compelling and more engaging material - which of course requires you to keep a few important pointers in mind. An Emotional Response is an Engaging Response By far, the easiest (and maybe the most effective) way to create more engaging direct mail campaigns is to leverage ...

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The Consequences of Bad Data image

One of the best things about being a marketer in the modern age is that data is literally everywhere. All day, people are uploading massive volumes of information about themselves - all of which you can use to your advantage. If you know what someone likes, what they don't like, where they live and what type of lifestyle they have, you have most of the pieces you need to create marketing collateral that can't help but resonate and motivate. But at the same time, one has to wonder - what happens when the quality of the data becomes less important than the volume? It's a very real risk - and it's one that you'll want to try and avoid for ...

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Maximize Your Marketing with Plastic Postcards image

Direct mail marketing is stronger than ever these days, but simply sending your marketing collateral through USPS alone is not enough to get the job done. You need to go deeper, working harder than ever to strike a chord with your audience. To that end, marketing with plastic postcards is one of the most important opportunities you have for a number of different reasons you'll definitely want to be aware of. The Raw Power of Plastic Postcards A lot of people don't realize that plastic postcards don't just have a high response rate in terms of direct mail - they have a high response rate period. The average response rate is about 12%, which is far higher than competing techniques you might be ...

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Latest Response Rates for Direct Mail image

There are some people out there who think that direct mail marketing has no place in the digital world we're now living in. That it's outdated and antiquated - a relic of an era that has long since ended in favor of the "flashier" and "more immediate" techniques of the modern day. Those people, as it turns out, would be wrong. Recent studies have concluded what many people out there already knew: not only is direct mail still incredibly effective, but it's actually getting MORE valuable as time goes on. Direct Mail Marketing Continues to Shine One of the most important trends to be aware of when it comes to direct mail marketing has to do with the fact that average campaign response ...

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Effective CTAs for Direct Mail image

One of the most important aspects of any piece of direct mail collateral is also, sadly, the one many forget about until it's far too late: the CTA, or "call to action." The fact of the matter is that even the most visually pleasing, objectively successful direct mail design ultimately won't be able to save you if your call to action is bland and does little to motivate your audience members. If you truly want to make sure you're getting the most out of this crucial opportunity to inspire people to take action, there are a few key things to keep in mind. The Keys to Creating Better CTAs While it's always true that nearly every aspect of your direct mail campaign ...

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Boosting Direct Mail Response image

The most important thing for you to understand is that even the best direct mail marketing campaign in the world isn't going to see a 100% response rate. Far from it. But then again, that isn't what you're after. The key to maximizing your response rate involves tailoring your message to the core group of people you're speaking to. By making sure you're crafting a message that is precisely what they want to hear precisely when they want to hear it, you'll have done more than just boost your potential responses. You'll have sent your ROI as high as it can possibly go. Want to Craft a Better Response Rate? Craft Better Messaging By far, one of the best things that you can do ...

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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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