5 Ways to Increase Direct Mail Response Rates with Variable Data
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5 Ways to Increase Direct Mail Response Rates with Variable Data

According to the 2018 Personalization Pulse Check, “91% of consumers are more likely to shop with brands who recognize, remember, and provide relevant offers and recommendations.” This impressive statistic proves that personalization goes a long way towards attracting, closing, and retaining customers and should be utilized well and often.  Variable data printing, a type of...

Paper Prices Continue to Rise. Here’s Why.
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Paper Prices Continue to Rise. Here’s Why.

It’s passé to say that over the last 16 months we have seen everything about business change. Having been in the printing industry for over 30 years, I can say that we have never seen a market for raw materials (think paper) as volatile as the one we are in at this moment in time....

Welcome Gen Z
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Welcome Gen Z

Strategies To Connect With The Next Generation 1. Establish Clear Values & Mission Gen Z wants to know what your brand stands for, so make sure to communicate effectively. 2. Be Transparent & Accountable Build trust by being honest, ethical and owning up to any missteps. 3. Establish Your Brand’s Personality Picture-perfect is out. Gen...

Campaign Checklist
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Campaign Checklist

Set yourself up for success and keep your marketing campaign on track with this checklist from MarketingProfs: STEP 1: IDENTIFY THE GOAL First and foremost, decide what you want to accomplish. You can’t create steps if you don’t know what you’re working toward. STEP 2: CHOOSE THE OBJECTIVES Narrow your goal into numerous, specific objectives....

Posted by February 22, 2021February 25, 2021
Imagine That
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Imagine That

4 Corona Imagery Trends NO. 1 SUSTAINABILITY On the rise even before the pandemic, environmentally friendly images have taken the world by storm. NO. 2 HONEST IMPERFECTION It is out with the spotless and picture-perfect, and in with the messy and relatable. NO. 3 WONDER, WANDER, & WELLNESS As social distancing and health concerns increased,...

Put Your Money Where Your Content Is
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Put Your Money Where Your Content Is

Top predicted areas for content marketing investment in 2021 Welcome 2021 and the new challenges of the year. That is, on top of the ongoing challenges from last year. The events of 2020 shook the world, but content marketers buckled down to do what they do best-create valuable content. Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs teamed...

Making A Connection
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Making A Connection

Ask any of today’s marketers and they will tell you that the goal of every brand is to make a rational and emotional connection with its community. Because people are emotional animals, when choosing between two similar offerings, the tiebreaker often is how they feel about the company. A brand narrative creates a connection by...

Posted by November 23, 2020February 22, 2021
Top of the Class
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Top of the Class

8 TIPS FOR QUALITY CONTENT Content is a crucial part of your marketing strategy. But how does it measure up? Take it to the next level with these 8 hallmarks of quality content from Skyword: NO. 1 PURPOSEFUL Every piece that is published must have a clear purpose that aligns with your brand’s content strategy,...

Obstacle Course
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Obstacle Course

Barriers to creating effective content Creating content leads to business success, so why isn’t everyone doing it? Some businesses simply do not have the time, materials or bandwidth. Take a look at the most common barriers to creating content from the “Adobe 2020 Content Management Report,” and let us know if we can help you...

Custom Content FAQ
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Custom Content FAQ

The most common questions about content marketing Content marketing. While the concept has been around for hundreds of years, it did not gain popularity under its coined term until the 2000’s. You’ve heard about it, read up on it, but still have some questions. We have complied and answered the most commonly asked questions to...