If You Aren’t Prospecting With Direct Mail, You’re Missing Out
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If You Aren’t Prospecting With Direct Mail, You’re Missing Out

If you’re in sales chances are you’ve tried various methods to engage with a potential client and forge a relationship. Maybe you’ve given them tickets to baseball game, a best-selling book, or sent a hand-written note. A high-value direct mail piece is one of the six (phone, text, voicemail, email, social, mailer) most common methods...

Consumers Trust Custom Content More Than Ads According to Study
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Consumers Trust Custom Content More Than Ads According to Study

The power of content continues to make its presence felt. According to Time Inc.’s “How Custom Content Inspires Consumers” study, two in three consumers have greater trust in custom content than traditional advertising. In addition to trust, the study (which queried more than 17,000 Millennials, Gen Z and Gen Xers) shows that custom content is...

Survey Shows How Consumers Engage With Brands
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Survey Shows How Consumers Engage With Brands

In the age of consumer connectivity, the key to staying engaged with your customers is straightforward – keep it simple. According to “The Customer in Context” study by the CMO Council and SAP Hybris, only 15 percent expect brands to be everywhere – but they do want options. The survey, which gathered insights from more...

6 Ways Digital Marketing Has Enhanced Print
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6 Ways Digital Marketing Has Enhanced Print

In just a few short decades, we have seen the meteoric rise of the internet, cell phones, smartphones, ebooks, and countless other digital media. A popular contention is that the modern digital age has made printing obsolete, eventually going the way of typewriters and film cameras. The truth is print is still very valuable and...

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...