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...

How Many Times is Too Many Times For a Nonprofit to Ask For a Donation?
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How Many Times is Too Many Times For a Nonprofit to Ask For a Donation?

Last week on June 15th we held a seminar in our offices for nonprofit marketers and directors entitled “How to Grow your Donor Base to Create a Monthly Giving Machine“, presented by Erica Waasdorp of A Direct Solution. One of the topics that Waasdorp touched on, was how often should you reach out to your supporters to ask...

10 Internet Growth Statistics for 2017
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10 Internet Growth Statistics for 2017

powered by Betfy.co.uk As the above graphic shows, (click to see a full representation across 47 sites), the internet continues to rapidly expand with each passing second. Here’s 10 stats from vpnMentor that speak to that growth: According to Internet World Stats, there are 3.7 billion Internet users. Of those, about half are from Asia. There...

What Can Marketers Learn From The Beatles’ 4-Track Masterpiece?
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What Can Marketers Learn From The Beatles’ 4-Track Masterpiece?

Hard to believe it’s been 50 years this week since the Beatles released their landmark album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album is not only regarded as one of the best of all time, but forever changed the way music is performed, recorded and mixed. Many of the innovative sounds and techniques applied...

What We Can Learn From the 2017 State of Inbound Report
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What We Can Learn From the 2017 State of Inbound Report

For the past eight years, Hubspot has been tracking how customers do their shopping and and want their information, as well at analyzing sales and marketing trends with their annual State of Inbound report. The 2017 report is hot off the press, and here’s a few of the findings: 63% of marketers say their top challenge...