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Don’t Send Your Next Mailing Until You Read This

Getting ready to launch your next mailing campaign? Stop! Even if you’ve got the correct list, the right variables for personalization, and a “knock your socks off” design, don’t forget to double-check your content. Too often, businesses send the same messaging over and over again, and even if it’s still effective, it gets stale. Here’s [...]

Don’t Send Your Next Mailing Until You Read This2021-07-21T05:34:44-07:00

5 tips to increase the power of your headlines.

No matter what channel you are using — direct mail or signage, email or print advertising — a great headline grabs the reader and won’t let go. It makes them stop what they are doing and say, “Wait! I need to pay attention to this!” Here are five “marketing insider” tricks that will increase the [...]

5 tips to increase the power of your headlines.2021-06-23T07:36:37-07:00

5 Reasons Print Is Still Thriving

Remember all of those forecasts about the demise of print? They haven’t come true. Like most offline channels, direct mail took a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is still remarkably effective. Research by PFL found that, even during the pandemic, marketers were 18% more likely to see “good” or “very good” ROI when [...]

5 Reasons Print Is Still Thriving2021-05-19T07:34:17-07:00

What Is Lead Nurturing? Why Does It Matter?

For some sales, a single postcard or letter mailer will do the trick. But for more complex products, the sales cycle can be longer. In this case, marketers will often send different types of content at different times based on what their prospects require in order to move forward. Gently nudging them along with the [...]

What Is Lead Nurturing? Why Does It Matter?2021-05-19T07:29:42-07:00

Why Building Trust Is a “Must Have” Marketing Goal

Direct mail and email are for selling things, right? But what about building trust? While many marketers may not think about it, trust should be one of your top marketing goals. To understand why let’s look at the example of Morningstar. Morningstar is a financial services company that serves both seasoned and new investors. If [...]

Why Building Trust Is a “Must Have” Marketing Goal2021-04-19T06:02:52-07:00

What Do Your Design’s Colors Say About You?

Did you know that 62% to 90% of our opinions about products, brands, and even our clothing, are based on color? This means that when your target audience first sets eyes on a piece of direct mail or marketing collateral, the very first impression likely isn’t created by the headline, call to action, or the [...]

What Do Your Design’s Colors Say About You?2021-03-19T11:25:08-07:00

Top 5 Content Marketing Best Practices

You’ve heard people talk about the value of content marketing. It’s one of the most important ways that people find you. If you are delivering content via digital channels, prospects can immediately click through to learn more. If your content is being provided in print, this is often what drives them to check you out [...]

Top 5 Content Marketing Best Practices2021-02-18T12:32:36-08:00

QR Codes in a Pandemic World: What They Can Do for You

In today’s world, where social distancing and extra health precautions have become part of everyday life, consumers are embracing touchless options for interacting with their favorite brands. It’s no surprise, then, that QR Codes are on the rise. QR Codes are those checkerboard-looking boxes you see in places like direct mail, packaging, and posters that, [...]

QR Codes in a Pandemic World: What They Can Do for You2021-01-21T10:20:26-08:00

The Power of Marketing Local

One of the most powerful consumer trends of 2020 has been the move to the suburbs. Yes, the ‘burbs. The suburbanization of America is changing the way we live, work, and play. This trend was in place before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the nationwide health crisis has accelerated it. Consumers are increasingly shopping where they [...]

The Power of Marketing Local2020-12-22T08:41:12-08:00

Get Your Pre-Game On! 4 Steps to Effective Targeting

When creating any direct mail or email campaign, smart pre-game strategies set you up for the win. While marketers tend to plan for great results by focusing on the right message, offer, and call to action, they can improve their results even more by planning even earlier. Here are four pre-game strategies for maximizing your [...]

Get Your Pre-Game On! 4 Steps to Effective Targeting2020-11-30T13:16:23-08:00