Direct Mail Strategies for Trade Show Success [PODCAST]
Post

Direct Mail Strategies for Trade Show Success [PODCAST]

Gina Danner, CEO of NextPage and a direct mail and marketing expert, was recently the special guest on Trade Show Insights, a monthly podcast hosted by Marlys Arnold. The two discussed how trade shows and direct mail go together and how direct mail has evolved with technology for a whole new life.  Specifically, Danner talked about...

Why Non-Profits Should Use Variable Data Printing in Direct Mail
Post

Why Non-Profits Should Use Variable Data Printing in Direct Mail

Have you ever donated to charity and received a message in return that says something like, “Thank you. Your donation is very much appreciated.” Blah, it makes me cringe. You can tell it’s the same letter sent to all donors and it certainly doesn’t make you feel like your gift is fully appreciated. How do...

How to Engage Your Audience Using Shape-Cut Envelopes [VIDEO]
Post

How to Engage Your Audience Using Shape-Cut Envelopes [VIDEO]

Shape-Cut envelopes let you extend an image off the edge of the envelope to give your direct mail that extra ‘wow’ factor. They are designed specifically for your direct mail campaign, not sold in stores. NextPage is one of the only printers with the equipment to make them. We have a set of pre-approved shapes...

7 Reasons Why Direct Mail Gets High Response Rates
Post

7 Reasons Why Direct Mail Gets High Response Rates

Would you rather have 5.1% or 0.6% of $100,000? The choice is a no-brainer, and is the premise for why direct mail works. With a household response rate of 5.1% compared to a 0.6% email response rate, direct mail expands a campaign’s reach and yields higher response rates, especially for specific age demographics. Direct mail...

Posted by May 10, 2018May 10, 2018
iPhone Update Scans QR Codes Without An App
Post

iPhone Update Scans QR Codes Without An App

QR codes are one of the many great ways print and digital tactics are combined. They direct consumers to digital content instantly without needing to memorize a web address. For years, smartphone users have had to download the official QR code app to scan them. Sometimes it takes several attempts to work because you have...

How to Use Social Media With Direct Mail For Increased Response Rates
Post

How to Use Social Media With Direct Mail For Increased Response Rates

Social media and direct marketing exist in two different worlds, but together they stand to create an even more powerful marketing strategy. While data from social media is crucial for optimizing future social media campaigns, it can also be harnessed to enhance direct mail efforts by fine-tuning the messaging and target audience. Direct mail can...

Posted by April 26, 2018May 1, 2018
Shape-Cut Envelopes: Memorable Designs and Postal Friendly
Post

Shape-Cut Envelopes: Memorable Designs and Postal Friendly

Envelopes are the very first thing people see when they receive direct mail, so how do you catch their attention long enough for them to open it? A new product called Shape-Cut envelopes takes your direct mail to a new level. Shape-Cut envelopes are standard business envelopes with a special die-cut shape on the left...

The Four Distinct Parts of Direct Mail Envelope Design
Post

The Four Distinct Parts of Direct Mail Envelope Design

Direct mail envelopes should have copy written on them. You’re probably thinking, “I thought all the writing went inside the envelope.” Most of it does, but those key points are useless if the envelope doesn’t get opened. After you’ve successfully caught the consumer’s attention with the colors, they then examine what’s written on the envelope....

Reverse Append – Send Direct Mail to Visitors of Your Website
Post

Reverse Append – Send Direct Mail to Visitors of Your Website

In a previous blog, we discussed how IP Targeting lets you deliver online ads based on a physical addresses; that is, delivering digital ads to homes also receiving a direct mail piece. IP Targeting, or matching a recipient’s physical address on a mailing list with their home computer or laptop IP address so you can...