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MailChimp’s New Direct Mail Postcards… Too Good to Be True? image

MailChimp, an industry leader in terms of email marketing, ads, landing pages, and CRM tools, recently announced that they're going to be expanding their existing direct mail capabilities with a series of new direct mail postcards aimed at businesses like yours. On the one hand, it's enticing to continue to leverage a brand as powerful as MailChimp's to your advantage. But are these postcards just the adrenalin injection your campaigns have been looking for, or are they too good to be true? Luckily, we took a closer look so that you don't have to. An Overview of MailChimp's New Direct Mail Postcards On the surface, MailChimp's new direct mail plastic postcards do have a lot going for them. But when diving deeper, ...

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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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The 3 Critical Elements of a Successful Direct Mail Campaign image

While it’s certainly true that no two successful direct mail marketing campaigns operate in quite the same way, there ARE a few common elements that most of them share. Yes, you’ll want to come up with something that is unique unto your business and your goals. Having said that, there are not one, but three critical elements that you’re definitely going to want to make sure that your next strategy includes. Know Your Audience By far, the most important element of your direct mail marketing strategy is also the most immediate: your audience. Success depends on your ability to get the right message in front of the right person at precisely the right time. How are you supposed to do that ...

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Why a Marketing Coach Matters More Than You Think image

One of the major mistakes that a lot of small business owners make involves thinking that they can "do it all themselves." This may work in some areas of your business, but it has the potential to spell disaster when it comes to your direct marketing. In truth, enlisting the help of a marketing coach is a very good idea for a wide range of different reasons that are more than worth exploring. The Power of Having a Marketing Coach: Breaking Things Down Nobody knows your audience like you do. You've spoken with these people, you've spent time with them, you've taken a tremendous amount of care to understand what they like, what they dislike and what they're worried about. But ...

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The Biggest Direct Mail Mistakes You MUST Avoid image

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

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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Why Reselling Direct Mail is an Effective Wholesale Advertising Solution image

As an advertising or marketing agency professional, part of your job always involves trying to bring as much value to your own client as possible. Advertising agencies don't just want to help clients create collateral. They want to help them create the type of collateral that commands the attention of prospects in a way that they won't be able to forget any time soon. What many organizations are quickly realizing is that wholesale advertising solutions are one of the best ways to accomplish precisely that. Not only are they able to inject new life into the campaign of a client, but they also unlock an opportunity to create a huge new profit source that you'll certainly want to be aware ...

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The Key to Higher ROI Rests in Franchise Marketing Automation image

Marketing automation has become increasingly popular in recent years, and with good reason - it's the perfect opportunity to leverage the power of modern technology to let you work "smarter, not harder" in terms of all of your advertising and customer outreach efforts. But if you were under the impression that this is an advantage that is totally cut off to you because of your involvement with a larger franchise as opposed to a single location, you'll absolutely want to think again. In fact, franchise marketing automation brings with it a number of incredible benefits in terms of your ROI alone that are absolutely worth taking a closer look at. Bringing Everything Together Through Franchise Marketing By far, one of the most ...

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HVAC, Plumbing & Home Services: Guarantee the Best Results With the Right Approach image

One of the most important things to understand about direct mail marketing is that your efforts should be dictated in large part by the industry you're actually operating in. There's no real "one size fits all" approach to what you're doing so you have to let your market - and your customers - dictate a lot of the choices you're making. Case in point: there are a few key tips that HVAC companies and plumbing and home services businesses can start using to really increase their efforts as quickly as possible. Take Your Direct Mail Marketing to the Next Level If you really want to take your HVAC, plumbing and home services marketing efforts to the next level, one of the best ...

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Direct Mail Automotive Marketing Ideas You Can Use Today image

One of the great things about direct mail collateral like plastic postcard mailers is that they're versatile - regardless of what industry you're operating in or what audience you're speaking to, they'll always be able to generate the results you need with the right approach. Case in point: car dealerships, auto repair and services businesses and similar types of organizations can make use of these materials in a number of innovative ways that are certainly worth exploring. Modern Automotive Marketing Ideas for the Modern Era Postcard mailers represent a unique opportunity for car dealerships and auto repair and service businesses in general because of the wide range of different promotions you can offer. You can use unique offers like free car washes ...

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