How One Charity’s Direct Mail Envelope Caught My Eye
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How One Charity’s Direct Mail Envelope Caught My Eye

Recently, I received a piece of direct mail from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. They sent me a holiday-themed letter, but it was the envelope that caught my attention. It was bright red with an image of a penguin wearing a hat and scarf on it. A string of Christmas lights danced along the edges,...

9 Ways to Boost Your Next Direct Mail Marketing Campaign
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9 Ways to Boost Your Next Direct Mail Marketing Campaign

In a digital world, direct mail is still a strong marketing strategy with up to 1100% ROI. Modern technology has found its way to integrate with direct mail marketing in new and exciting ways, some of which we’ve already seen and others that are in development. They are simple to use and easy to track....

If You Aren’t Prospecting With Direct Mail, You’re Missing Out
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If You Aren’t Prospecting With Direct Mail, You’re Missing Out

If you’re in sales chances are you’ve tried various methods to engage with a potential client and forge a relationship. Maybe you’ve given them tickets to baseball game, a best-selling book, or sent a hand-written note. A high-value direct mail piece is one of the six (phone, text, voicemail, email, social, mailer) most common methods...

Budgeting for 2018 – Why High Value Direct Mail is More Important than Ever
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Budgeting for 2018 – Why High Value Direct Mail is More Important than Ever

Marketers everywhere often work on their budgets this time of year.  There are typically two certainties when it comes to budgeting: you will want more money than you had this year and you might get a smaller budget next year. What makes budgeting more difficult is the year over year increased costs of necessary products...

6 Ways Digital Marketing Has Enhanced Print
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6 Ways Digital Marketing Has Enhanced Print

In just a few short decades, we have seen the meteoric rise of the internet, cell phones, smartphones, ebooks, and countless other digital media. A popular contention is that the modern digital age has made printing obsolete, eventually going the way of typewriters and film cameras. The truth is print is still very valuable and...

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...

Sealing Fate: The History of Envelopes
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Sealing Fate: The History of Envelopes

An envelope is a flat paper container in which you insert a document, seal it shut, and then sent it to someone. But you already knew that, right? It’s like the cheapest thing you can buy at the office supply store. We all take it for granted. If you had to mail something confidential, like...

Why IP Targeting is The Postman of the Internet [Infographic]
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Why IP Targeting is The Postman of the Internet [Infographic]

Everybody likes cookies, right? Especially the ones your grandmother made. But what about cookies that are used for digital targeting, people like those too, right? Since the 1990’s, cookies, those small pieces of coding that are placed on your web browser by the server of website you visit, have played a major role in digital...

Millennials Like Getting Direct Mail, Here’s Why
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Millennials Like Getting Direct Mail, Here’s Why

The internet came naturally to me as a millennial. I got my own computer at age 12, started using Facebook at 14 and got my first smartphone at 17. It’s true that my generation spends a significant amount of time staring at screens, so marketers target us with their digital advertisements online because that’s where...

4 Easy Ways to Track the Success of Your Direct Mail Campaign
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4 Easy Ways to Track the Success of Your Direct Mail Campaign

Ask marketers how to gauge the success of their direct mail campaigns, and the answer inevitably points to ROI. One of the biggest reasons a direct mail campaign fails is the inability to measure success. If you cannot accurately track results, your enthusiasm level drops. The key, according to Allegra Marketing Services, is to establish...