The Envelope – More Important than Ever:  What an Academy Awards fail means for your direct mail
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The Envelope – More Important than Ever: What an Academy Awards fail means for your direct mail

Last night’s Best Picture award presentation at the Academy Awards was cringe-worthy after finding out the first winner announced, La La Land, didn’t actually win, and due to an envelope snafu, the real winner was Moonlight. PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm responsible for the tabulation of the Oscar ballots and the envelopes announcing the winners, apologized 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...

Does your Direct Mail Need Bright Shiny Objects?
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Does your Direct Mail Need Bright Shiny Objects?

The wisdom from Robert Fulghum’s All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten may be a new treasure to some—but it is worth sharing (see – I already have the first rule down): Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take things that aren’t yours. Say you’re...

How to be a Direct Mail Superhero
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How to be a Direct Mail Superhero

                Your event is in 3 weeks.  You have the design for your direct mail piece in the can and have selected your printing/mailing vendor.  And then it happens…”Wouldn’t it be cool if we could use this piece in a more personalized way for our VIP list?”  The...

5 Secrets to Organizing a Successful Direct Mail Project
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5 Secrets to Organizing a Successful Direct Mail Project

                          A successfully executed direct mail campaign can boost your brand’s awareness, authority, and most importantly, your bottom line. The design and execution of your direct mail campaign can be a challenging and stressful venture. By creating and implementing these campaigns, we have...

A Designer’s Guide: Saddle-Stitched Books
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A Designer’s Guide: Saddle-Stitched Books

Designing a print piece for mass production can be an arduous task. When you’re designing booklets, programs, or pamphlets to be produced in the thousands, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and obsess over every single detail. While you may have a trusty production team to obsess for you, it is still essential to setup up...

What Time Slot Did Your Super Bowl Ad Get?
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What Time Slot Did Your Super Bowl Ad Get?

It’s that time of year again; the Viewers Choice Awards for best ‘big money’ television commercial are coming to a social media network near you. The Super Bowl ads will be discussed, critiqued, played and replayed for the entire world to judge. Everyone has their favorite brand that they can’t wait to see, hoping they...

Want to Engage the Millennial Market? Use Their Mailbox
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Want to Engage the Millennial Market? Use Their Mailbox

The millennial market is now the nation’s largest living generation, according to the US Census Bureau; the millennials (age 18-34) are projected to number 75.3 million, surpassing the baby boomers by the end of this year. Contrary to popular belief, this digital generation is highly responsive to direct mail marketing campaigns. “82% of 18-34-year olds cite using...

QR Codes® are the LBD of Marketing
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QR Codes® are the LBD of Marketing

Not the Sexy one, the other one… The little black dress is the essential wardrobe staple, the dress that will take you practically anywhere. QR codes may not be as sexy as a little black Chanel® dress, but they are a staple, and they will take you anywhere.  Smartphones are used by 64% of the population in the...

You thought cutting down on your printing would save the environment. Think Again.
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You thought cutting down on your printing would save the environment. Think Again.

Myth:   Creating paper destroys forests. Fact:   Paper production actually supports sustainable forest management. Plus, rejuvenating forests by planting trees means there is a continuous and renewable supply of wood fiber. “Over the last six decades, the net total U.S. forest area has increased by over 3% and the net volume of trees on timberland has increased by...