Ten Ways to Decrease Direct Mail Spending
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Ten Ways to Decrease Direct Mail Spending

Create. Implement. Measure. Repeat… At NextPage, everyday we learn from and refine our marketing processes. Our primary goal is to help you make money. Your return on marketing investment has two sides, the cost side and the revenue side. Here are 10 ways to improve both sides of the ROI equation with your direct mail campaigns:...

Posted by August 25, 2011May 29, 2019
Assessment Guide: 10 Questions to Uncover Ways to Increase Marketing Efficiency
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Assessment Guide: 10 Questions to Uncover Ways to Increase Marketing Efficiency

Last Week we discussed the results from a CMO Council Research entitled “Mapping + Tracking: The Optimal Marketing Supply Chain“.  This overview pointed out four key actions marketers could take to Obliterating Obsolescence: Leverage Digital Printing Strategies Cross Functional Collaboration Go-Green to Gain-Green Bringing in the Big Marketing Supply Chain Brains While those are basic strategies any business can...

Posted by July 28, 2011January 18, 2018
What’s your Role in the Marketing Supply Chain?
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What’s your Role in the Marketing Supply Chain?

Research entitled “Mapping + Tracking: The Optimized Marketing Supply Chain” by the CMO Council, depicts a threatening picture of inefficiency and waste in the Marketing Supply Chain. This post summarizes this great research. As marketers seek to provide the timeliest and freshest content to customers and prospects alike, old, over-ordered or un-utilized materials tend to be...

Posted by July 21, 2011May 29, 2019
Is a Marketing Asset Management System Right for My Company?
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Is a Marketing Asset Management System Right for My Company?

Prompted by growing demands from CEO’s and CFO’s for greater accountability, marketers have begun to focus on improving the efficiency of marketing operations.  They now recognize that improving the productivity of marketing operations can be a powerful way to stretch marketing dollars.  The equation is simple.  The dollars saved by improving the efficiency of marketing...

Posted by July 13, 2011February 6, 2017
Cost Justifying the Investment in New Marketing Systems
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Cost Justifying the Investment in New Marketing Systems

As companies consider an investment in marketing asset management, Web to Print, communications portals, marketing automation, or other marketing systems, they eventually get to the stage where financial justification is required.  Based upon years of guiding companies through these calculations, we are proud to offer a guide to help you determine the true cost/benefit of these...

Posted by June 14, 2011February 6, 2017
Print Procurement: The Lesser Known Facet of Marketing Automation
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Print Procurement: The Lesser Known Facet of Marketing Automation

As the economy shows signs of shifting in a more positive direction, many companies are revisiting direct marketing programs that were profitable years ago, but were cut during the height of the recession to reduce marketing budgets.  Contrary to the boom years, most marketers are cost cautious these days when setting up programs.  We are...

Posted by April 27, 2011February 7, 2017
The Remarkable Collision of Social Media and Direct Marketing
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The Remarkable Collision of Social Media and Direct Marketing

I recently came across a great illustration of how businesses are using direct marketing and social media together to achieve immediate results and ongoing “viral” benefits. I’d like to share this story in narrative form… The Setup: New Marketer Seeking Reliable Results The owner of a local franchised restaurant decides to increase business by spending...

Posted by April 21, 2011January 1, 2017
Print 2.0: Smart Print that Works Harder
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Print 2.0: Smart Print that Works Harder

“By mixing the message across different media you increase the likelihood that the recipient will see the message,” – Dr. John Leininger, Professor of Graphic Communications, Clemson University This is a guest post by Lorrie Bryan, a writer and public relations professional based in Atlanta. Today, smart companies understand how to leverage the inherent value...

Posted by April 14, 2011May 29, 2019
Eliminating Secret Stashes in your Marketing Supply Chain
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Eliminating Secret Stashes in your Marketing Supply Chain

Did you know that 72% of sales and field marketing personnel over-order or stockpile materials? (Yep. That’s right. It’s not a typo.) According to a study by the CMO Council, 59% over-order by 20-25%. These extra materials go straight into the individuals’ secret stash.* Start adding up the costs of the secret stashes in your...

Posted by March 29, 2011May 29, 2019
Recovering Your Marketing Budget with an Optimized Marketing Supply Chain
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Recovering Your Marketing Budget with an Optimized Marketing Supply Chain

There is an epidemic that threatens the Marketing Supply Chain. The CMO Council’s recent report “Mapping + Tracking: The Optimized Marketing Supply Chain” paints a clear picture of inefficiency and waste in marketing operations. As marketers seek to provide the most timely and fresh content to customers and prospects, old, over-ordered or un-utilized marketing and...

Posted by January 27, 2011May 29, 2019