How Marketing Automation Helps Achieve Business Objectives
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How Marketing Automation Helps Achieve Business Objectives

No matter how big or how small your business is, it can often seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. Inventory, sales, shipping, payroll, marketing, customer service… the wheel of time never stops turning. Time doesn’t have to be your enemy, however. It can be tamed and managed. You...

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Netherland’s Retailer Personalizes 98% of Outbound Email
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Netherland’s Retailer Personalizes 98% of Outbound Email

I recently read a case study on one Holland retail giant with 84 million web visits a year from 1.5 million customers, they did what some might deem impossible. Wehkamp.nl began having one-on-one conversations with all 1.5 million customers. By doing so the mega retailer infused relevancy into its marketing campaigns on a massive scale...

7 Ways to measure your Content Marketing Success
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7 Ways to measure your Content Marketing Success

So your website has all this great content. But do you know if it is reaching anyone? The best way to approach any creative, analytical or research task is to ask a series of questions that are organized into key categories. The process will help you pinpoint the areas of your content strategy that are...

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...

Don’t Let Cold Calls Make You Shiver
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Don’t Let Cold Calls Make You Shiver

It seems like every time I open my e-mail box these days there’s a webinar, a white paper, an Info graphic, a You-name-it, about content marketing. It is quite the buzzword right now and without question, an important part of a strong marketing mix in 2014. It just seems to me that, in our rush...

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...

Tips for Writing Irresistible Direct Marketing Content: Part 2
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Tips for Writing Irresistible Direct Marketing Content: Part 2

When writing about an event or sale it is best to convey all the information in a clear and concise manner. Do not make your customers guess. Deadline: Use deadlines as calls to action. People love to procrastinate, so offer incentives for early sign up. You will also want to make the time and date of...

Tips for Writing Irresistible Direct Marketing Content: Part 1
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Tips for Writing Irresistible Direct Marketing Content: Part 1

Resist the urge to cram every bit of information into one marketing piece, whether it is an email, flier or direct mail piece. Simplicity is Better:Provide pictures to help your customers visualize the products and services. You can also include a QR Code, taking the user to a mobile site that further engages them in...

Quit Making Up Response Rates – Measure the Right Way or Not at All
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Quit Making Up Response Rates – Measure the Right Way or Not at All

Figuring out how well people are responding to your marketing campaigns is vital if you expect to see a positive return on investment from what you spend on advertising. Too many people create large advertising initiatives, involving different types of media, without having the infrastructure to accurately measure the response rates of cross-media marketing campaigns....

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...