Did You Get your IKEA Catalog?
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Did You Get your IKEA Catalog?

With technology moving so fast these days, it is hard to imagine that consumers still flip through catalogs. Well, you better believe it. With the new IKEA opening in Kansas City, it has grabbed ears and eyes nation-wide, and everyone couldn’t wait for their catalog to arrive. Below are some statistics about catalog shopping, but...

Posted by September 11, 2014January 18, 2018
Stick to Direct Marketing Principles and Increase your R.O.I.
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Stick to Direct Marketing Principles and Increase your R.O.I.

Profitability Isn’t a Guessing Game Its vital that you have a certainty in numbers through response rates and return on investment estimations when investing in a marketing strategy. You cannot calculate response rates by using the internet to send out SPAM, create advertisements, or create hash tags on Twitter. Sure, these methods of indirect marketing...

Integrate Direct Mail into your Marketing and Increase Response
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Integrate Direct Mail into your Marketing and Increase Response

The growth of modern online marketing and its integration with traditional advertising has created a communications overload, in which the average consumer may hear or see as many as several thousand marketing messages every day. Marketers and business owners looking to overcome this ground noise must develop effective cross-media strategies. Cross-media marketing campaigns use different...

Catalogs 2.0: Meaner, Leaner and Incredibly Manipulative
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Catalogs 2.0: Meaner, Leaner and Incredibly Manipulative

Flash forward to today. Rather than becoming extinct, like some people wagered with the advent of the Internet and digital catalogs, print catalogs have proven the power of pictures and touch by remaining an unbeatable means to get consumers to place orders online. Print catalogs influence twice as many consumers as both Pinterest and Twitter...

Revealing Facts Behind Catalog Shoppers
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Revealing Facts Behind Catalog Shoppers

Catalogs have survived the ages by changing along side the needs of consumers. Today 20,000 catalogs mail annually, but you might be surprised to learn who reads them, buys from them, tosses them or references them on their trip to the retail store or bedroom to get online and make the long awaited purchase. Here...

I’m Just Happy to Make a Contribution
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I’m Just Happy to Make a Contribution

In the 1988 baseball movie Bull Durham, Crash (Kevin Costner) mentors Nuke (Tim Robbins) about what clichés to recite to the media after a big win. Though not the brightest bull in the pin, Nuke, executes beautifully upon pitching his first no-run win in the majors by saying, “I’m just happy to make a contribution and...

Posted by March 13, 2012May 29, 2019
QR Review: Two Home Runs, a Walk, and a Strikeout
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QR Review: Two Home Runs, a Walk, and a Strikeout

Are you using QR Codes® in your direct mail and promotional materials because you think you should or to thoughtfully engage your prospect on a deeper level? Are you using these two-dimensional codes to engage your prospects on a three-dimensional level or are you just incorporating QR Codes® because it is the thing to do?...

Posted by March 1, 2012December 28, 2016
Personalize Your Marketing The Google Way
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Personalize Your Marketing The Google Way

It’s safe to say that Google, the worldwide leader in search, knows a thing or two about beating out competition and increasing loyalty. Over the last 12 years, Google has built their empire on a seemingly simple function: providing relevant information to their “customers” (searchers). Even with a 70% market share, Google continues to develop...

Posted by August 21, 2010February 8, 2021
DMA Releases New Direct Marketing Response Data
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DMA Releases New Direct Marketing Response Data

The Direct Marketing Association released their annual Response Rate Trend Report this week, including some interesting findings about direct mail, email, paid search ads, Internet display ads, and telemarketing: “Response rates for Direct Mail have held steady over the past four years. Letter-sized envelopes, for instance, had a response rate this year of 3.42 percentfor a house list and...

Posted by June 18, 2010February 7, 2017
Catalog Marketing Delivered On-Demand: An Interview with Jason Kort
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Catalog Marketing Delivered On-Demand: An Interview with Jason Kort

An effective catalog has been proven to increase sales, both online and offline, by countless sources.  Throw in variable data, variable imagery, on-demand printing and image generation, and an easy ordering interface, and you have a sales and marketing dream come true. Jason Kort, Director of Marketing for Redemption Plus I recently had the chance...

Posted by June 13, 2010February 8, 2021