How High Value Direct Mail Can Increase Response Rates
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How High Value Direct Mail Can Increase Response Rates

NextPage publishes a magazine called Connect, mailed to over 4,000 individual marketing leaders 6 times a year. In a recent issue, we wanted to do something special, something that really showcases how creative you can get with high value, personalized direct mail. Personalized direct mail, or variable data direct mail, uses unique content specific to each...

Email Communication Still Number One for Executives
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Email Communication Still Number One for Executives

The numbers are in and it’s official – email is still the No. 1 way today’s business executives prefer to communicate. According to HubSpot’s “State of Inbound 2017,” 86 percent say getting pinged electronically is the way to go. The survey, which queried 6,399 professionals in 141 countries, looks at the marketing priorities, new content...

Print Stays Strong Among Content Marketing Channels
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Print Stays Strong Among Content Marketing Channels

Are you winning in the content marketing game? The keys to success are right in front of you: Commitment. A documented strategy. Creativity. Meaningful goals and metrics. Experimentation. To note, according to the “B2B Content Marketing: 2017 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends – North America” study, 62 percent of marketers are reporting more success from their strategies....

Why IP Targeting is The Postman of the Internet [Infographic]
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Why IP Targeting is The Postman of the Internet [Infographic]

Everybody likes cookies, right? Especially the ones your grandmother made. But what about cookies that are used for digital targeting, people like those too, right? Since the 1990’s, cookies, those small pieces of coding that are placed on your web browser by the server of website you visit, have played a major role in digital...

Easing my SEO Stress at the KCDMA Boot Camp
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Easing my SEO Stress at the KCDMA Boot Camp

On July 20th I attended the Kansas City Direct Marketing Association’s Data-Driven Marketing Boot Camp, their all-day educational seminar held at the new Lifted Spirits Distillery downtown. Entitled “Thinking Outside the Textbook: Marketing Knowledge that Springs off The Page”, the seminar featured 7 speakers, with topics raging from innovative acceleration and integrated marketing to better understanding...

4 Easy Ways to Track the Success of Your Direct Mail Campaign
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4 Easy Ways to Track the Success of Your Direct Mail Campaign

Ask marketers how to gauge the success of their direct mail campaigns, and the answer inevitably points to ROI. One of the biggest reasons a direct mail campaign fails is the inability to measure success. If you cannot accurately track results, your enthusiasm level drops. The key, according to Allegra Marketing Services, is to establish...

You Get What You Pay For With Mass Market Direct Mail
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You Get What You Pay For With Mass Market Direct Mail

One variable that will many times dictate what route marketers will take to brand their products is price. Too often, unfortunately, the value that is received from these channels is negligible. Such is the case with mass market direct mail products. Vendors will print and mail postcards on your behalf for nearly half the usual...

Where Does Your Content Mix Fit In With Marketing Agency Professionals?
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Where Does Your Content Mix Fit In With Marketing Agency Professionals?

Content here, content there, content everywhere. No matter where you look these days in the marketing world, telling your story through content – and how you distribute it – is key. According to CopyPress’ “The Current Content Ecosystem Whitepaper,” 82 percent of marketing agencies say they create one to 10 pieces of content, on average,...

There’s No Substitute for the Emotional Connection of Paper
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There’s No Substitute for the Emotional Connection of Paper

In 2016, the Paper & Packaging Board hired Heart+Mind Strategies to study the emotional connection people have with paper. Researchers asked subjects to touch different types of paper and choose their favorite based on its tangible qualities. Subjects then were asked a series of questions designed to regress their decision-making process and reveal the emotions...