How to Increase Direct Mail Responses with Variable Data Printing
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How to Increase Direct Mail Responses 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...

Still The One
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Still The One

Let’s face it, there is a new marketing channel popping up every month it seams like. So why are non-profits sticking to one of the oldest avenues known to marketing? It’s because, direct mail still drives the strongest response rate when asking for donations. See how NextPage helped strengthen a local non-profits’ direct mail program. Download...

Print + Augmented Reality
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Print + Augmented Reality

This is a re-post of a blog that we published earlier this year. We are re-posting because the subject is print plus augmented reality and we are proud to announce that our next edition of Connect Magazine will have an augmented reality experience included! A simple definition for “print plus” is combining print with another channel, creating a form...

Why are Car Dealers Spending MORE on Direct Mail?
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Why are Car Dealers Spending MORE on Direct Mail?

In this digital world, it’s hard to ignore the increase in spending on direct mail among automobile dealers. Among the savviest advertisers around, car dealers have found the least crowded inbox is the mailbox. Check out our marketing minute. If you would like to learn more please contact us or give us a call at 816.459.8404.

From Ads on Stone Tablets to Today’s Cross Channel Messaging
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From Ads on Stone Tablets to Today’s Cross Channel Messaging

Traces of direct marketing are discovered from 1000 B.C. An Egyptian landowner wrote an advertisement on a piece of papyrus offering gold for the return of a runaway slave. Other ancient cultures also experimented with direct marketing by utilizing stone tablets to advertise products when visiting other towns. As you would expect in those ages, information traveled...

How Print Can Coexist with Generation Y
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How Print Can Coexist with Generation Y

We all have theories on how to best market to Generation Y (also referred to as Millennials). The industry is saturated with articles on how this group of young adults’ (born between 1977 and 1995) spending power will continue to grow. Some marketing leaders believe this group only responds to marketing messages when they come...

Direct Mail Still Strongest Prompt for Donations
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Direct Mail Still Strongest Prompt for Donations

According to the latest survey by global research company, YouGov, direct mail is still the strongest tactic for donations, aside from donating to a regularly supported charity. Social media is beginning to be a significant motivator for younger Americans. The November 2013 survey of over 1,150 U.S adults, finds: DIRECT MAIL SOLICITATIONS One-fifth (21%) of...

Tips for Writing Irresistible Direct Marketing Content: Part 5
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Tips for Writing Irresistible Direct Marketing Content: Part 5

We have all experienced bad customer service, so why would you allow your customers to experience the same thing? Keep your customers in the loop by focusing on their needs. The Midas Touch: The best thing to do is level with your customers. Do not create unreachable expectations with your marketing materials. Be truthful to your...

Tips for Writing Irresistible Direct Marketing Content: Part 4
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Tips for Writing Irresistible Direct Marketing Content: Part 4

Beat your competition with a variety of different direct marketing campaigns. Throw static marketing to the wayside. Generic Greetings: DO NOT say “Hello Customer or Greetings Friend.” Variable Data Printing (VDP) offers you the ability to personalize each greeting with your customer’s name and anything else you know about your customer. Include Numbers: Including numbers and symbols...

Tips for Writing Irresistible Direct Marketing Content: Part 3
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Tips for Writing Irresistible Direct Marketing Content: Part 3

If you are going to do something, do it right! We all want to make sure our marketing campaigns hit home with our target audience. Put some potency into your advertising by following these guidelines. Ready Aim, Market: Don’t take shots in the dark with your marketing campaign. Don’t waste your customer’s time by sending them...

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