Three Attributes of Direct Mail Data You Have to Get Right
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Three Attributes of Direct Mail Data You Have to Get Right

There are a lot of theories about what makes a direct mail piece stand out from the crowd – the copy, the offer, the images, the bold colors or the texture of the paper. Each argument has its merits. The one thing marketers can agree on, however, is what will make your direct mail project...

Does your Direct Mail Need Bright Shiny Objects?
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Does your Direct Mail Need Bright Shiny Objects?

The wisdom from Robert Fulghum’s All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten may be a new treasure to some—but it is worth sharing (see – I already have the first rule down): Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take things that aren’t yours. Say you’re...

How to be a Direct Mail Superhero
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How to be a Direct Mail Superhero

                Your event is in 3 weeks.  You have the design for your direct mail piece in the can and have selected your printing/mailing vendor.  And then it happens…”Wouldn’t it be cool if we could use this piece in a more personalized way for our VIP list?”  The...

5 Secrets to Organizing a Successful Direct Mail Project
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5 Secrets to Organizing a Successful Direct Mail Project

                          A successfully executed direct mail campaign can boost your brand’s awareness, authority, and most importantly, your bottom line. The design and execution of your direct mail campaign can be a challenging and stressful venture. By creating and implementing these campaigns, we have...

Netherland’s Retailer Personalizes 98% of Outbound Email
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Netherland’s Retailer Personalizes 98% of Outbound Email

I recently read a case study on one Holland retail giant with 84 million web visits a year from 1.5 million customers, they did what some might deem impossible. Wehkamp.nl began having one-on-one conversations with all 1.5 million customers. By doing so the mega retailer infused relevancy into its marketing campaigns on a massive scale...

A Designer’s Guide: Saddle-Stitched Books
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A Designer’s Guide: Saddle-Stitched Books

Designing a print piece for mass production can be an arduous task. When you’re designing booklets, programs, or pamphlets to be produced in the thousands, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and obsess over every single detail. While you may have a trusty production team to obsess for you, it is still essential to setup up...

Responsible Production and Paper Use
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Responsible Production and Paper Use

For more than 2000 years, print on paper has been a valued communications medium, helping us learn, create, and share ideas. Paper also has unique environmental features and helps support the U.S. economy. The demand for responsibly produced paper provides a financial incentive for landowners to keep their land forested and manager it sustainably rather...

Sustainability and Paper Production
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Sustainability and Paper Production

“Save a tree. Do not print this email.” There are lots of reasons to avoid printing a document, but the “save a tree” approach isn’t one of them. Paper is one of the most sustainable products on earth. Paper is made from wood, a natural resource that is renewable and recyclable. Paper can be recycled...

Print Stays Strong
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Print Stays Strong

        In a recent review of Target Marketing’s 2016 Media Usage Survey we see print continuing to be a strong choice for marketers. When asked about future investment in media: Digital Media Continues to Grow.                 2. Direct Mail is Still a Strong Choice.        ...

What Does It Mean to be a Pioneer?
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What Does It Mean to be a Pioneer?

          I recently received the Pioneer of Direct Marketing Award from the Kansas City Direct Marketing Association. My first thought, “This really is about everyone at NextPage.” My next thought, “Are they saying I’m old?” I love words and I love the Dictionary. Whenever I wonder what a word really means, I...