Best Practices for Digital Print Marketing: Part 1
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Best Practices for Digital Print Marketing: Part 1

Notice the title of this blog is not digital printing but digital print marketing. Digital printing is simply a technology, while digital print marketing is a strategy to use that technology to run your business better. This series will examine some best practices to help you get the most out of digital print technology. Just...

Tips for Writing Irresistible Direct Marketing Content: Part 4
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Tips for Writing Irresistible Direct Marketing Content: Part 4

Beat your competition with a variety of different direct marketing campaigns. Throw static marketing to the wayside. Generic Greetings: DO NOT say “Hello Customer or Greetings Friend.” Variable Data Printing (VDP) offers you the ability to personalize each greeting with your customer’s name and anything else you know about your customer. Include Numbers: Including numbers and symbols...

Tips for Writing Irresistible Direct Marketing Content: Part 3
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Tips for Writing Irresistible Direct Marketing Content: Part 3

If you are going to do something, do it right! We all want to make sure our marketing campaigns hit home with our target audience. Put some potency into your advertising by following these guidelines. Ready Aim, Market: Don’t take shots in the dark with your marketing campaign. Don’t waste your customer’s time by sending them...

Marketing Management & Execution Solutions: So What Do You Call Them?
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Marketing Management & Execution Solutions: So What Do You Call Them?

Marketing Asset Management. Print Automation. Marketing Automation. Communications Portals. Distributed Marketing. Web-To-Print. Confused yet? Wouldn’t it be nice if everything fit in a nice, neat package that is easy to understand and explain?  In the world of marketing communications management, many people would think the above terms all mean the same thing.  I actually think...

Posted by July 26, 2012January 1, 2017
Ten Ways to Decrease Direct Mail Spending
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Ten Ways to Decrease Direct Mail Spending

Create. Implement. Measure. Repeat… At NextPage, everyday we learn from and refine our marketing processes. Our primary goal is to help you make money. Your return on marketing investment has two sides, the cost side and the revenue side. Here are 10 ways to improve both sides of the ROI equation with your direct mail campaigns:...

Posted by August 25, 2011May 29, 2019
Assessment Guide: 10 Questions to Uncover Ways to Increase Marketing Efficiency
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Assessment Guide: 10 Questions to Uncover Ways to Increase Marketing Efficiency

Last Week we discussed the results from a CMO Council Research entitled “Mapping + Tracking: The Optimal Marketing Supply Chain“.  This overview pointed out four key actions marketers could take to Obliterating Obsolescence: Leverage Digital Printing Strategies Cross Functional Collaboration Go-Green to Gain-Green Bringing in the Big Marketing Supply Chain Brains While those are basic strategies any business can...

Posted by July 28, 2011January 18, 2018
What’s your Role in the Marketing Supply Chain?
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What’s your Role in the Marketing Supply Chain?

Research entitled “Mapping + Tracking: The Optimized Marketing Supply Chain” by the CMO Council, depicts a threatening picture of inefficiency and waste in the Marketing Supply Chain. This post summarizes this great research. As marketers seek to provide the timeliest and freshest content to customers and prospects alike, old, over-ordered or un-utilized materials tend to be...

Posted by July 21, 2011May 29, 2019
Is a Marketing Asset Management System Right for My Company?
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Is a Marketing Asset Management System Right for My Company?

Prompted by growing demands from CEO’s and CFO’s for greater accountability, marketers have begun to focus on improving the efficiency of marketing operations.  They now recognize that improving the productivity of marketing operations can be a powerful way to stretch marketing dollars.  The equation is simple.  The dollars saved by improving the efficiency of marketing...

Posted by July 13, 2011February 6, 2017
The Remarkable Collision of Social Media and Direct Marketing
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The Remarkable Collision of Social Media and Direct Marketing

I recently came across a great illustration of how businesses are using direct marketing and social media together to achieve immediate results and ongoing “viral” benefits. I’d like to share this story in narrative form… The Setup: New Marketer Seeking Reliable Results The owner of a local franchised restaurant decides to increase business by spending...

Posted by April 21, 2011January 1, 2017
Print 2.0: Smart Print that Works Harder
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Print 2.0: Smart Print that Works Harder

“By mixing the message across different media you increase the likelihood that the recipient will see the message,” – Dr. John Leininger, Professor of Graphic Communications, Clemson University This is a guest post by Lorrie Bryan, a writer and public relations professional based in Atlanta. Today, smart companies understand how to leverage the inherent value...

Posted by April 14, 2011May 29, 2019