How High Value Direct Mail Can Increase Response Rates
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How High Value Direct Mail Can Increase Response Rates

NextPage publishes a magazine called Connect, mailed to over 4,000 individual marketing leaders 6 times a year. In a recent issue, we wanted to do something special, something that really showcases how creative you can get with high value, personalized direct mail. Personalized direct mail, or variable data direct mail, uses unique content specific to each...

VDP for the WIN
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VDP for the WIN

Because we have been producing high-quality Variable Data Print pieces for our clients for nearly three decades, we have had a lot of experience explaining what it is, and what it can do. Since we know even our repeat clients often have questions about what we can achieve thru the process of VDP, we wanted to create a...

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...

Get your mail piece opened!
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Get your mail piece opened!

Using color and imagery to drive engagement is critical in today’s hyper-connected, hyper-engaged world. As a marketer you have milliseconds to engage the viewer in your message. Reports indicate that 65% of the population is visual learners. I wasn’t able to find the exact reference point as in these days of internet proliferation; it’s difficult...

Pantone Color of the Year – Marsala
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Pantone Color of the Year – Marsala

Pantone® is the hands down world leader in defining color. They design and publish color charts and mix methodologies for the graphics, design, and fashion industries. Their systems allow manufacturers to produce the desired color on a repeatable basis. For the last 15 years, Pantone has announced a “color of the year.” This year that...

Are Sales and Marketing In Sync at Your Company?
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Are Sales and Marketing In Sync at Your Company?

A great read from a past edition of Connect magazine. Things have changed in the buyer’s journey and the time to adapt is now. It is more important than ever before that marketing and sales work together seamlessly. First, the bad news: The sales cycle still requires a lot of time and money. Speaker and marketing...

Increase Direct Mail Response with Variable Data Printing
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Increase Direct Mail Response with Variable Data Printing

Have you ever received a generic piece of mail that made you feel like one of the masses? It might say something like “Dear Homeowner” or “Our Neighbors At”. On the other hand, have you received mail that included your name and an offer related to something you are actually interested in? You might have...

You Say You Want a Revolution?
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You Say You Want a Revolution?

Do you remember the late 80’s? The birth of MTV revolutionized the music industry. In 2013, we’re in the throes of yet another revolution – only this time it’s shaking up the print industry. And no, print is not dead. It’s evolving, a lot like the music industry did with MTV. Musicians still record music, and print companies still print direct mail. But the...

Best Practices for Digital Print Marketing: Part 3
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Best Practices for Digital Print Marketing: Part 3

This is the third in a four part series that we hope will help you be a better marketer. Here are two more best practices for utilizing digital printing technology in your marketing plan. Think about pricing, not in terms of individual project cost or per-piece cost, but how the project impacts the bottom line....

Best Practices for Digital Print Marketing: Part 2
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Best Practices for Digital Print Marketing: Part 2

This is the second in a four part series about using digital print marketing in your business. These three best practices will help you optimize the use of digital printing in your marketing efforts. Traditional marketing rules apply. When marketers begin implementing many of today’s digital printing applications, there may be the misconception that the...