How High Value Direct Mail Can Increase Response Rates
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How High Value Direct Mail Can Increase Response Rates

NextPage publishes a magazine called Connect, mailed to over 4,000 individual marketing leaders 6 times a year. In a recent issue, we wanted to do something special, something that really showcases how creative you can get with high value, personalized direct mail. Personalized direct mail, or variable data direct mail, uses unique content specific to each...

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...

6 Tips For Big Data Harmony Within Your Organization
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6 Tips For Big Data Harmony Within Your Organization

Many companies are figuring out that to gain a competitive advantage these days, harnessing the Big Data they have accumulated and making it accessible to the right people with the right strategy is key. “In the future, the real value of an organization will not necessarily lie in the products it sells, but rather in...

Three Attributes of Direct Mail Data You Have to Get Right
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Three Attributes of Direct Mail Data You Have to Get Right

There are a lot of theories about what makes a direct mail piece stand out from the crowd – the copy, the offer, the images, the bold colors or the texture of the paper. Each argument has its merits. The one thing marketers can agree on, however, is what will make your direct mail project...

VDP for the WIN
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VDP for the WIN

Because we have been producing high-quality Variable Data Print pieces for our clients for nearly three decades, we have had a lot of experience explaining what it is, and what it can do. Since we know even our repeat clients often have questions about what we can achieve thru the process of VDP, we wanted to create a...

What is Your Plan for a “Mysterious” Market?
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What is Your Plan for a “Mysterious” Market?

The chairman of Standard and Poor’s Index Committee, David Blitzer, described what the real estate market would look like in 2015 with one word, “Mysterious.” For professionals making their living off of the success of the Real Estate market, this probably wasn’t the most reassuring word. A few synonyms for the word ‘mysterious’: secretive, enigmatic, shadowy,...

When Sending an Email is Worse Than Not
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When Sending an Email is Worse Than Not

Marketing Automation is a Wonderful Tool Marketing automation can save you time, and it allows you to reach out to prospects in an individual way that you would never have time to do without automation tools. Sometimes. The convenience and affordability of automated email marketing are indisputable so why only sometimes? Like all forms of marketing, automated email...

Amazon Prime Day – A Lesson In Winning the Fail
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Amazon Prime Day – A Lesson In Winning the Fail

Amazon Prime Day was’ the shot heard round the world’, what seems to be up for debate, however, is whether or not it was a blank. In case you’re living in a cave (pun intended), check out our summary of Prime Day. Shoppers took to social media early in the day to voice skepticism and frustration at both...

Change Your Perspective and Change Your World Part 2
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Change Your Perspective and Change Your World Part 2

At NextPage, we love data, and we think Big Data rocks. For a lot of our customer sometimes the size of those rocks can seem a little crushing. The amount of data we are collecting these days can be overwhelming. In Part 1 of this series, we discussed creating objectives, defining what you are trying to...

Change Your Perspective and Change Your World Part 1
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Change Your Perspective and Change Your World Part 1

Gathering data and utilizing data are two vastly different things. NextPage understands the need for Big Data and correspondingly knows how to help our clients develop that same information into a strategy. This piece, originally published last year in our Connect magazine, is Part 1 of a 2 Part series on changing your perspective on...