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...

Posted by October 5, 2017June 19, 2019
VDP Allows Bridal Service Companies and Brides to Get Personal
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VDP Allows Bridal Service Companies and Brides to Get Personal

When Savvi Formalwear, a group of 35 independent formal wear retailers, wanted to connect with more soon-to-be brides, it chose the print and digital trifecta — direct mail, email and personalized landing pages. All of Savvi Formalwear’s direct mail pieces were personalized using variable data printing (VDP), with coupons or incentives such as the two free airline tickets...

Two QR Code Advertisements Hooked Me in Six Words or Less
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Two QR Code Advertisements Hooked Me in Six Words or Less

If you follow this blog, you know I criticize advertisers that cram too much copy or too many visual elements into their ads. This week’s advertisers do neither. Sleep Number Bed and Drugfree.org demonstrate how to execute a clean ad with a mere six-word hook as a headline and appropriately placed QR Code® that does...

The QR Code Face Off of the Week: Big Pharma vs. Two Tech Companies
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The QR Code Face Off of the Week: Big Pharma vs. Two Tech Companies

We pitted three corporate giants against one another this week. Between Microsoft, Dassault Systemes and Boehringer Ingelheim, which company do you think did the best job with its mobile tag usage (QR Codes® vs. Microsoft Tag) and advertising composition (copy, layout, call to action)? Boehringer Ingelheim Gets Wordy Reading this ad makes me happy I...

Who Scans those Goofy Little Black Boxes Called QR Codes®?
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Who Scans those Goofy Little Black Boxes Called QR Codes®?

ComScore, a company that follows and measures the digital world, released a study that shows QR code®* users are skewed heavily to young, affluent men. ComScore’s research showed that in June 2011, more than 14 million U.S. mobile users scanned QR codes. Altogether, these mobile users make up 6.2 percent of the total mobile audience. Of...

QR Codes that Lead Prospects Down the Road to Abilene
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QR Codes that Lead Prospects Down the Road to Abilene

It still amazes me how much money marketing giants spend on flawed campaigns. This week I’m going to analyze three companies that ran a full page, full-color print ads with a strong call to actions that lead their prospects down “the road to Abilene”. The Abilene Paradox is when a group of people collectively decide...

Universities Fight, Fight, Fight for Students through Multi-Channel Marketing
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Universities Fight, Fight, Fight for Students through Multi-Channel Marketing

At 17 Johanna (the daughter of one of our team members) is receiving at least 17 pieces of mail a month. Colleges and universities have her number and want her signature on their enrollment papers. Postcards, letters, self-mailers, and view books are coming in from Ottawa University, Iowa State, Park University, the University of Kansas,...

Fendi, Ferrari, Ferragamo Flaunt QR Codes®
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Fendi, Ferrari, Ferragamo Flaunt QR Codes®

Thanks to three luxury brands, QR Codes® are officially vogue. Fendi, Ferrari and Ferragamo, are flaunting them in their multi-channel marketing, on their products and in their fashion museums.  More importantly they’re doing so with style, finesse, and technically flawless integration into their brands. Applause. In 2011 the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts created a QR-code-collage portrait...

Applebee’s Uses QR Code to Increase Lunch Traffic 10%
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Applebee’s Uses QR Code to Increase Lunch Traffic 10%

Many restaurants across America are asking diners to leave their phones on during their meals. These restaurants are using multi-channel campaigns to entertain you and even talk to you while you wait for your meal to be prepared. Applebee’s with its QR Code® enabled campaign is one of those restaurants. While there are many organizations...

Posted by July 19, 2012December 28, 2016