Digital Summit Assembles Marketers on Latest Industry Trends
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Digital Summit Assembles Marketers on Latest Industry Trends

Last week, NextPage marketing director Joel Hornbostel and I attended the 2018 Digital Summit in Overland Park, Kansas. The two-day event at the Overland Park Convention Center was crowded with marketing professionals from around the region, gathered to learn about the latest marketing trends, strategy, and best practices. The ballroom on the second floor of...

IKEA Releases Print Ad That Helps You Sleep
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IKEA Releases Print Ad That Helps You Sleep

The world’s largest furniture retailer, IKEA, has a new print ad on the back of the United Arab Emirates’ Good Magazine that it calls “the sleepiest print ad ever made.” The campaign is called Sömnig, which is Swedish for “sleepy,” and is designed to help give you a great night’s sleep just like IKEA mattresses...

How to Use Social Media With Direct Mail For Increased Response Rates
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How to Use Social Media With Direct Mail For Increased Response Rates

Social media and direct marketing exist in two different worlds, but together they stand to create an even more powerful marketing strategy. While data from social media is crucial for optimizing future social media campaigns, it can also be harnessed to enhance direct mail efforts by fine-tuning the messaging and target audience. Direct mail can...

Posted by April 26, 2018May 1, 2018
The Value of Behind-the-Scenes Content in Marketing
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The Value of Behind-the-Scenes Content in Marketing

At the NextPage office, we play bingo every morning. Two numbers are drawn each day and the winner gets a QuikTrip gift card. As you can see in the picture above, Linda’s getting close. I share this with you to demonstrate that there’s still plenty of room for fun in the workplace while we work...

5 Ways to Decrease Your Email Unsubscribe Rates
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5 Ways to Decrease Your Email Unsubscribe Rates

Email marketing is a terrific method of keeping in touch with your active customers. It works especially when combined with direct mail. However, the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 legally requires you to give people the option to unsubscribe from all emails and you have to fulfill those requests within 10 business days. This doesn’t have...

The Blogosphere Is As Crowded As Ever [Infographic]
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The Blogosphere Is As Crowded As Ever [Infographic]

With all this talk of content quantity and quality, what kinds of content are marketers actually creating? To find out, coSchedule asked 1,597 marketers from 83 countries and published the results in this year’s State of Marketing Strategy Report. Here’s a look at what they said and, as you can see, blogging makes up almost half...

Posted by March 6, 2018March 6, 2018
How to Market to Last-Minute Shoppers This Valentine’s Day
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How to Market to Last-Minute Shoppers This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the first major holiday to impact retail sales in the new year. Next to Christmas, it’s the biggest gift-giving holiday. More than half of the American population will celebrate it. Sales on Valentine’s Day reached an all-time high of $19.7 billion in 2016 with 2017 not falling far behind at $18.2 billion....

What We Can Learn From the Tide Pod Challenge Besides the Obvious
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What We Can Learn From the Tide Pod Challenge Besides the Obvious

The infamous Tide Pod challenge is a new internet meme that encourages young adults to consume laundry detergent packs. Yes, this is a terrible idea, potentially lethal and people wonder why anyone would even consider doing it. A student at Utah State University was recently hospitalized for eating one. It’s understandable how children would mistake...