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...

Posted by July 7, 2017May 14, 2018
My Calls to Action Weren’t Getting Any Action. Here’s How I Fixed Them.
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My Calls to Action Weren’t Getting Any Action. Here’s How I Fixed Them.

I’m not too proud to recognize when I’m wrong. Especially when it’s my boss who points it out. Lately I’ve been so caught up with making sure all my inbound pieces were in place that I forgot to actually look at the pieces. I have calls-to-action, landing pages and forms to direct people to informative...

Posted by July 7, 2017June 11, 2019
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,...

Posted by July 5, 2017June 19, 2019
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...

Posted by June 27, 2017June 19, 2019
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...

Posted by June 20, 2017June 19, 2019
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...

Posted by June 13, 2017June 10, 2019
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...

Posted by May 30, 2017June 11, 2019
What Causes Marketers the Most Stress?
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What Causes Marketers the Most Stress?

Quick, what’s the part of your job that gives you the biggest amount of daily stress?  It probably isn’t a surprise that in the life of today’s marketing leader the stress-inducers are, well, everything. A survey done by work management company Workfront and conducted online by MarketingProfs, found that over 60% of marketers are stressed and 25% said...

Posted by May 25, 2017June 19, 2019
Why Direct Mail is More Memorable
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Why Direct Mail is More Memorable

The most optimal marketing campaigns are multifaceted endeavors, mixing multiple mediums to hit their target audience. Magazine ads, websites, billboards, direct mail, social media and smartphone apps are just a few ways companies convert customers. To drive profits, businesses must allocate their marketing dollars across the right channels. Today, no brand can dispute the power...

Posted by May 23, 2017June 10, 2019
The Big Three of Marketing in 2017: Data, Personalization and Content
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The Big Three of Marketing in 2017: Data, Personalization and Content

  In the past year, I’ve been researching and writing blogs that deal primarily with marketing trends and best practices. And through this analysis I’ve been able to distill the direction of marketing in 2017 and beyond into three words: data, personalization and content. Here’s 9 stats that speak to the importance of these three...

Posted by May 19, 2017June 11, 2019