Is Your Direct Marketing Positively Impacting Your Customer Life Cycle?
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Is Your Direct Marketing Positively Impacting Your Customer Life Cycle?

PART ONE: Defining Your Customer Life Cycle Academically speaking, the customer life cycle begins with a prospect: an interested party who may potentially need your product or service. Adept companies qualify their prospects to pinpoint their sales efforts on leads that are ready to buy, while using automated marketing tactics such as email campaigns and direct mail programs...

Posted by March 18, 2010February 7, 2017
A Creative’s Guide to Personalized Database Marketing
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A Creative’s Guide to Personalized Database Marketing

Highly-personalized marketing with relevant messaging, images and offers dramatically increases response rates… everyone agrees on this now, right? I mean, we’ve all read the case studies and white papers that prove it. So why isn’t everyone doing it? For one, creating a highly personalized marketing piece requires a creative staff brave enough to reach into...

Posted by March 11, 2010May 29, 2019
Award-Winning Direct Marketing Lessons
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Award-Winning Direct Marketing Lessons

We recently received an email from the KCDMA (the local chapter of the Direct Marketing Association) notifying us that our three entries in their 2010 AMBIT competition are all winners. The awards ceremony is still more than a month away, so we’ll have to wait to find out the exact trophies we’ll be bringing home (we’re going...

Posted by March 1, 2010February 6, 2017
“Virtually” In Love with On-Demand Printing
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“Virtually” In Love with On-Demand Printing

In industries where physical products are sold, a number that is critically analyzed is inventory turnover.  Without going into a long calculation, this number illustrates the company’s good or poor management of inventory.  It can highlight that too much inventory is in stock, causing high carrying costs and poor use of cash, or it can...

Posted by February 15, 2010January 1, 2017
Revealing the Direct Marketing Secrets to Double-Digit Response Rates
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Revealing the Direct Marketing Secrets to Double-Digit Response Rates

It’s no secret that my company, Mail Print, works in the casino marketing space providing variable data printing, variable data email and PURLs. Whether you love the gaming industry or hate it, you have to admire some of the forward-thinking ways they employ direct marketing, and specifically the use of their rich customer databases to deploy personalized offers...

Posted by February 8, 2010May 29, 2019
Tracking Direct Marketing Results with Google Analytics Annotations
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Tracking Direct Marketing Results with Google Analytics Annotations

Google Analytics is a great FREE tool for tracking website traffic and visitor behavior. However, with the recent addition of Annotations, Analytics is now an excellent tool for tracking how your direct mail campaigns and other marketing activities drive traffic to your website. Annotations, which was released to Google Analyticsusers during January 2010, allows users to note events...

Posted by February 1, 2010January 18, 2018
Marketing Communications Portal Overview
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Marketing Communications Portal Overview

Automated marketing campaigns. Flexible customization options. API integrations. It turns out that conveying the benefits and features of a marketing communications portal is difficult without some visuals. So, we created a video about our solution for marketing campaign management, digital asset management, marketing portal, and printing management. Critiques welcome… And if you would like to download our free ebook, How...

Posted by January 25, 2010June 18, 2019