How Prospects Seek Out Relevant Content [Infographic]
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How Prospects Seek Out Relevant Content [Infographic]

80 percent of B2B marketers say they are focused on building audiences through content marketing initiatives. In addition, 78 percent of marketers credit the content creation process while 72 percent cite strategy for increasing their continued success in such initiatives. How do you engage with your prospects, and then how do you convert them? It’s...

Posted by June 14, 2018June 14, 2018
Direct Mail Strategies for Trade Show Success [PODCAST]
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Direct Mail Strategies for Trade Show Success [PODCAST]

Gina Danner, CEO of NextPage and a direct mail and marketing expert, was recently the special guest on Trade Show Insights, a monthly podcast hosted by Marlys Arnold. The two discussed how trade shows and direct mail go together and how direct mail has evolved with technology for a whole new life.  Specifically, Danner talked about...

Why Non-Profits Should Use Variable Data Printing in Direct Mail
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Why Non-Profits Should Use Variable Data Printing in Direct Mail

Have you ever donated to charity and received a message in return that says something like, “Thank you. Your donation is very much appreciated.” Blah, it makes me cringe. You can tell it’s the same letter sent to all donors and it certainly doesn’t make you feel like your gift is fully appreciated. How do...

Digital Summit Assembles Marketers on Latest Industry Trends
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Digital Summit Assembles Marketers on Latest Industry Trends

Last week, NextPage marketing director Joel Hornbostel and I attended the 2018 Digital Summit in Overland Park, Kansas. The two-day event at the Overland Park Convention Center was crowded with marketing professionals from around the region, gathered to learn about the latest marketing trends, strategy, and best practices. The ballroom on the second floor of...

Why Timing is Everything in the Workplace
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Why Timing is Everything in the Workplace

The sales manager asks each member of his sales team to create a presentation for a big pitch scheduled for a key client. The best presentation wins – period. So, do you go first or let somebody else do the honors? In an eight-country study of American Idol-like contests, research shows that later singers advanced...

Posted by May 22, 2018May 22, 2018
How to Engage Your Audience Using Shape-Cut Envelopes [VIDEO]
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How to Engage Your Audience Using Shape-Cut Envelopes [VIDEO]

Shape-Cut envelopes let you extend an image off the edge of the envelope to give your direct mail that extra ‘wow’ factor. They are designed specifically for your direct mail campaign, not sold in stores. NextPage is one of the only printers with the equipment to make them. We have a set of pre-approved shapes...

IKEA Releases Print Ad That Helps You Sleep
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IKEA Releases Print Ad That Helps You Sleep

The world’s largest furniture retailer, IKEA, has a new print ad on the back of the United Arab Emirates’ Good Magazine that it calls “the sleepiest print ad ever made.” The campaign is called Sömnig, which is Swedish for “sleepy,” and is designed to help give you a great night’s sleep just like IKEA mattresses...

Why Being Curious is so Important for Today’s Brands
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Why Being Curious is so Important for Today’s Brands

Curiosity may kill the cat, but it can give the marketer nine lives. That’s how Harish Bhat, author of “The Curious Marketer,” sees it. And he’s right: When trying to market your product or services, the bare minimum can be a death sentence. With so many forms of media presenting new opportunities to reach your...

Posted by May 14, 2018May 15, 2018
7 Reasons Why Direct Mail Gets High Response Rates
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7 Reasons Why Direct Mail Gets High Response Rates

Would you rather have 5.1% or 0.6% of $100,000? The choice is a no-brainer, and is the premise for why direct mail works. With a household response rate of 5.1% compared to a 0.6% email response rate, direct mail expands a campaign’s reach and yields higher response rates, especially for specific age demographics. Direct mail...

Posted by May 10, 2018May 10, 2018