Shape-Cut Envelopes: Memorable Designs and Postal Friendly
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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
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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
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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...

How ‘Fly NextPage’ Demonstrates Multi-Channel Campaign Engagement
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How ‘Fly NextPage’ Demonstrates Multi-Channel Campaign Engagement

In January 2018, NextPage mailed over 1600 personalized direct mail packages to our valued clients that included three originally designed paper airplanes. For this particular multi-channel campaign, titled “Fly NextPage,” we wanted to show how a high-value direct mail campaign incorporating interactive marketing could increase engagement and awareness. Our campaign goals were simple: Demonstrate a...

Why Envelope Colors Matter in Direct Mail
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Why Envelope Colors Matter in Direct Mail

If you had to pick an envelope from the picture above, which one do you choose? If you picked the red one, you’re not alone. Envelope colors make a big difference if you want your direct mail to get noticed. A good direct mail envelope has excellent copy, design, and color. But color is what...

Why IP Targeting and Direct Mail are the Dynamic Duo
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Why IP Targeting and Direct Mail are the Dynamic Duo

Direct mail continues to be a powerful marketing tool for reaching customers with a highly targeted message. According to the 2017 DMA Response Rate Report: The average direct mail household response rate is 5.1% (compared to .6% email, .6% paid search, .2% online display, .4% social media) The household ROI for direct mail is 29%...

How New Shape-Cut Envelopes Redefine Direct Mail
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How New Shape-Cut Envelopes Redefine Direct Mail

A new strategy for direct mail takes your envelopes outside the box, literally. The design is no longer constrained to the borders of a standard envelope. With new shape-cut envelopes, the graphic design trails off the edge to create a unique visual impression with its recipients. They’re also USPS-approved and qualify for standard postage rates....

How to Use Direct Mail for Customer Reactivation
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How to Use Direct Mail for Customer Reactivation

After all you’ve been through, are you going to let them walk away without even checking in to see how they’re doing? Do you even know why they broke up with you? It’s not you, it’s them. Ok, it might be you. There are many possible reasons why some customers haven’t done business with you...

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,...