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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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There's absolutely nothing worse than spending hours upon hours coordinating what is objectively the best piece of direct mail marketing collateral you've ever created, only to have it wind up in someone's trash. It's happened to many marketers... but it doesn't have to happen to you! At least, not anymore. If you really want to make sure that you're doing everything you can to keep your direct mail from becoming junk mail, there are a few key things you'll want to keep in mind along the way. Avoiding Junk Mail Curse: Your Guide One of the major reasons why people immediately toss direct mail advertisements into the trash is because of the same basic reason: bad addressing. This includes addressing your mail with ...

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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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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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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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HVAC Specialists

Just like other businesses, the HVAC industry can benefit from direct mail as it can be a great way to bring in new customers. It is important to stand out in this competitive field. When a customers is in need of choosing an HVAC professional for their next appointment or new product install, then it is important to keep your company name at the top of the list. You also want all current customers’ minds to think about you for future jobs. The task of pursuing new customers, while also reaching current customers can be a challenging balance. HVAC direct mail helps present your marketing message in a stylized way at the right time and to the right potential customers. ...

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When it comes to the types of direct mail marketing campaigns that you're conducting on a daily basis, it's important for you to realize that there is far less experimentation than you may realize. That's not to say that your campaigns can't be creative, because they absolutely should be. It's just that every piece of collateral that you design needs to be built from the ground up with a very precise purpose in mind. A Purpose-Driven Campaign for a Better Tomorrow One of the core keys to success in any purpose-driven direct mail marketing campaign ultimately comes down to where you choose to begin your efforts. A lot of people make the mistake of starting with the marketing collateral and hoping to build ...

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Yes, it's absolutely true that winter is firmly upon us and that low temperatures are gripping many parts of the country. But savvy landscaping businesses in particular know one truth among all others - it's never too early to start thinking about (and executing) your spring marketing campaigns. If you wait until the warm weather is already here, it will be far too late to kick your marketing campaigns into high gear. But if you lay the groundwork now, you'll stay at the top of someone's mind all throughout the season. Then, when they ARE looking for a landscaping business to help make their lawn warm-weather ready, you'll have exponentially increased the chances that the partner they seek out will ...

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Promoting your business is vital and helps with success. While many turn to digital strategies like social media and email there is still success when it comes to direct mail. There are several different ways a home business could use direct mail to get clients or customers: Catalog of products and services: This lets your potential prospects see everything you have to offer by sending them a catalog or list of what you offer. Consider including a coupon (#2) to encourage them to buy. Discounts and specials: Instead of just sending a card or letter introducing your product or service, why not include a special deal such as a percentage off for first-time customers. People like a good deal and it's ...

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Determine what your goal is: What do you want people to do when they get your mailing? Order? Call for a consult? Figure out which type of mailer you want to send: Postcards are less expensive, but also have limits to how much information you can put on them. At the same time, a postcard might have a better chance of being read than a letter which requires the recipient to open it to see the content. Create/ Design the mailer: The success of direct mail requires is very much determined by the design and if it is a compelling mailer. In order to achieve this, you need to understand copywriting. It's not enough to tell people about ...

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