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...

IP Targeting with Venue Replay – Using High Value Locations to Capture an Audience
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IP Targeting with Venue Replay – Using High Value Locations to Capture an Audience

IP Targeting is a new marketing method that matches IP addresses to physical addresses. This means that when you send someone a direct mail campaign, you can also deliver them personalized digital ads on devices connect to their home network. But what if you could deliver digital ads to people that frequent specific locations or events?  This...

Posted by March 8, 2018June 11, 2019
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, 2018June 19, 2019
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...

Inside the Qualities of Effective CMO’s [Infographic]
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Inside the Qualities of Effective CMO’s [Infographic]

So, you want to be a master marketer? If you’re looking to drive your brand’s vision, there are certain attributes you need. According to CMO Insights’ “The CMO Survey,” 16.3% say the most important quality/ability is to be the voice of your customer at the leadership table. The report was based on data from 349...

Posted by January 18, 2018June 19, 2019
How Floor Graphics Step Up Your Interior Marketing
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How Floor Graphics Step Up Your Interior Marketing

In my last blog, I discussed how window graphics help increase foot traffic to your brick and mortar business. That’s great, but the next challenge is ensuring the customers stay while making a lasting impression. A great way to do this is to take advantage of the largest and most underrated interactive communication channel you...