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...

QR Codes® are the LBD of Marketing
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QR Codes® are the LBD of Marketing

Not the Sexy one, the other one… The little black dress is the essential wardrobe staple, the dress that will take you practically anywhere. QR codes may not be as sexy as a little black Chanel® dress, but they are a staple, and they will take you anywhere.  Smartphones are used by 64% of the population in the...

Marketing That Moves
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Marketing That Moves

The people of the Paper & Packaging Board and their ‘How Life Unfolds’ promotional campaign are conveying the sentimental value of paper in a new and insightful way. Dare I say, they are hitting it out of the park? The campaign centers on a series of videos, each of which brings home the value of paper and...

From Pumpkin Spice to Holiday Cards
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From Pumpkin Spice to Holiday Cards

You know it’s coming, the air is cooler and the days are getting shorter. Pumpkin ‘everything’ is showing up in your food, beverages, and social feeds.   You may be thinking ahead to Halloween costumes or even plotting your Thanksgiving menu. Take your planning a little further into the future; have you thought about your year-end...

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What is Your Plan for a “Mysterious” Market?
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What is Your Plan for a “Mysterious” Market?

The chairman of Standard and Poor’s Index Committee, David Blitzer, described what the real estate market would look like in 2015 with one word, “Mysterious.” For professionals making their living off of the success of the Real Estate market, this probably wasn’t the most reassuring word. A few synonyms for the word ‘mysterious’: secretive, enigmatic, shadowy,...

When Sending an Email is Worse Than Not
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When Sending an Email is Worse Than Not

Marketing Automation is a Wonderful Tool Marketing automation can save you time, and it allows you to reach out to prospects in an individual way that you would never have time to do without automation tools. Sometimes. The convenience and affordability of automated email marketing are indisputable so why only sometimes? Like all forms of marketing, automated email...

Mailboxes Don’t Have Spam Filters
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Mailboxes Don’t Have Spam Filters

Or Delete Buttons Ok, so you know the statistics.   You know that on average, the email marketing open rate is 22-23%. The click rate is less than 5 %. If your business is using this as your primary marketing tool, you may believe that even if they don’t open your email, you are keeping the...

Amazon Takes on the World, and Wal-Mart
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Amazon Takes on the World, and Wal-Mart

Amazon has finally gone and done it; they are now powerful enough to have created their own global holiday. As part of its 20th birthday celebration, Amazon has dedicated July 15th as ‘Prime Day’. Billed as a discount shopping event to rival Black Friday, the one-day sale is exclusive to Amazon’s Prime customers; a $99 per year...

You Know it’s Forever When you Choose Print, Part 2 of 2
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You Know it’s Forever When you Choose Print, Part 2 of 2

Print is emotional. It’s a simple fact, paper-based marketing leaves a more lasting impression on the viewer. Scientists have been able to see the different responses to digital or printed materials by conducting functional MRI of the brain. While this is something we’ve known all along, it doesn’t hurt to be able to point to...

You Know it’s Forever When you Choose Print
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You Know it’s Forever When you Choose Print

Social networks have allowed us to feel connected to things and people from all stages of our lives; talking to ‘friends ‘who exist inside a digital vacuum that we haven’t physically laid eyes on in years. Perhaps it’s those conversations and moments that have given us the perspective to evaluate and appreciate the tactile and...