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...

You Get What You Pay For With Mass Market Direct Mail
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You Get What You Pay For With Mass Market Direct Mail

One variable that will many times dictate what route marketers will take to brand their products is price. Too often, unfortunately, the value that is received from these channels is negligible. Such is the case with mass market direct mail products. Vendors will print and mail postcards on your behalf for nearly half the usual...

How Many Times is Too Many Times For a Nonprofit to Ask For a Donation?
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How Many Times is Too Many Times For a Nonprofit to Ask For a Donation?

Last week on June 15th we held a seminar in our offices for nonprofit marketers and directors entitled “How to Grow your Donor Base to Create a Monthly Giving Machine“, presented by Erica Waasdorp of A Direct Solution. One of the topics that Waasdorp touched on, was how often should you reach out to your supporters to ask...

How do Monthly Donors Compare to Annual Fund Donors?
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How do Monthly Donors Compare to Annual Fund Donors?

This is a guest blog written by Erica Waasdorp, President off A Direct Solution. A Direct Solution helps nonprofits raise sustainable revenue through annual appeals and monthly giving. As part of NextPage’s Lunch & Learn series, on June 15th, 2017 Erica will be hosting a seminar at the NextPage offices entitled “How to Grow your...

What Can Marketers Learn From The Beatles’ 4-Track Masterpiece?
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What Can Marketers Learn From The Beatles’ 4-Track Masterpiece?

Hard to believe it’s been 50 years this week since the Beatles released their landmark album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album is not only regarded as one of the best of all time, but forever changed the way music is performed, recorded and mixed. Many of the innovative sounds and techniques applied...