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...

Why Direct Mail is More Memorable
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Why Direct Mail is More Memorable

The most optimal marketing campaigns are multifaceted endeavors, mixing multiple mediums to hit their target audience. Magazine ads, websites, billboards, direct mail, social media and smartphone apps are just a few ways companies convert customers. To drive profits, businesses must allocate their marketing dollars across the right channels. Today, no brand can dispute the power...

7 Ways to Track the Response Rate of Direct Mail
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7 Ways to Track the Response Rate of Direct Mail

The one thing marketing professionals all agree on when it comes to the best way to measure marketing success?  There isn’t one.  The ‘best’ way to measure your direct marketing campaign success is not the same for any two clients or companies.  The ‘best’ way to measure your success is to know what your success...

How to Seamlessly Merge Social Media and Direct Mail
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How to Seamlessly Merge Social Media and Direct Mail

The following is an article on the USPS Delivers website, where you can find great marketing resources including white papers and articles relating to direct mail, omni-channel campaigns, big data, personalization and more. Social media and direct marketing exist in two different worlds, but together they stand to create an even more powerful marketing strategy....

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...

Print Stays Strong
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Print Stays Strong

        In a recent review of Target Marketing’s 2016 Media Usage Survey we see print continuing to be a strong choice for marketers. When asked about future investment in media: Digital Media Continues to Grow.                 2. Direct Mail is Still a Strong Choice.        ...

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...

What Goes Around Comes Around – In Print
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What Goes Around Comes Around – In Print

It seems everywhere you look recently, there is yet another source telling us that print is ‘in,’ ‘back’, or the ‘new media’. Magazines are back in vogue, catalogs are a staple in the multi-channel marketing food chain, and millennials both love and trust print. In case you’ve been living in a cave and have missed the resurgence...

Why You Should Approach Your Marketing Like A Pastry Chef
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Why You Should Approach Your Marketing Like A Pastry Chef

As the year draws to an end, we are predisposed to look forward to what our industry has in store for us in 2016. One thing we can predict without even dusting off the crystal ball is that multi-channel / omni-channel marketing will continue to gain footing as the foundation of any solid marketing campaign. Marketers...

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...