How to Merge Email and Direct Mail for Powerful Holiday Marketing
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How to Merge Email and Direct Mail for Powerful Holiday Marketing

For many companies, the holidays are a crucial time to drive business. Marketers need a fine-tuned plan to capitalize on the busy shopping season and attract customers. Some include email in their holiday marketing mix, others choose to focus on direct mail. But choosing one channel over the other could do your business a disservice....

Posted by October 9, 2018May 29, 2019
Email Communication Still Number One for Executives
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Email Communication Still Number One for Executives

The numbers are in and it’s official – email is still the No. 1 way today’s business executives prefer to communicate. According to HubSpot’s “State of Inbound 2017,” 86 percent say getting pinged electronically is the way to go. The survey, which queried 6,399 professionals in 141 countries, looks at the marketing priorities, new content...

Posted by September 18, 2017June 19, 2019
119 Reasons Why Email Is Still a Marketing Juggernaut
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119 Reasons Why Email Is Still a Marketing Juggernaut

In 2009, the Wall Street Journal’s Jessica E. Vascellaro stated that “email has had a good run as king of communications. But It’s reign is over.”  She assumed like others that services like Facebook, Twitter, Slack, Snapchat, instant messaging and texting would render it obsolete. But in 2017, email is here to stay, and is stronger than ever. Here’s...

Posted by April 4, 2017April 4, 2017
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...

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...

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...

Proven Ways to Get Your Email Opened and Your Phone to Ring
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Proven Ways to Get Your Email Opened and Your Phone to Ring

Direct marketing is about driving response.  It is about getting your emails or direct mail pieces opened, links clicked, and phones ringing.  As you work on your next direct marketing campaign follow these insights to drive your recipient to action. How long is too long? You work diligently scripting and coding your email campaign only to look...

Keep Your Marketing Strategy Alive as B2B is Proclaimed Dead
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Keep Your Marketing Strategy Alive as B2B is Proclaimed Dead

When marketing icon Rick Segal argued B2B marketing is “dead” in his speech at a B2B conference in Berlin over a year ago, those in the industry were stunned. How could the president of the global marketing firm gyro make this statement? After all, his entire business of the past 30 years has been founded on business-to-business (B2B) marketing, a...

Refuse to be Ignored, Personalize Your Email Campaigns
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Refuse to be Ignored, Personalize Your Email Campaigns

Sending prospects or customers emails is relatively cheap, easy, and speedy. So it’s no wonder more than 89.2% of marketing managers say email remains as important or more important in their overall marketing strategy compared to two years ago, according to an EmailVision study. What’s surprising though is most marketers are not personalizing their email campaigns. A Direct...

Posted by May 15, 2012May 29, 2019
To Mail or to Email, That is the Environmental Question
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To Mail or to Email, That is the Environmental Question

Choosing a marketing channel was not an issue for Shakespeare in the 1600s when his only option was to dip his quill in the ink well and draft his plays on whatever writing surface was available. Marketers today have many channels in which to communicate with their customers, but the savvy marketer considers the environment AND the marketing...

Posted by January 17, 2012January 6, 2017