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...

Why Lead Nurturing Is Mission Critical
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Why Lead Nurturing Is Mission Critical

As we have mentioned many times in previous posts, buyers today spend a great deal of time doing online research. This practice often brings them to the attention of a company’s sales and marketing teams long before they are ready to make a buying decision. B2B buyers often work on extended buying cycles; they may...

Success with Web-to-Print — Part 2
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Success with Web-to-Print — Part 2

Three more helpful tips to help you succeed with web-to-print technology. This is the second in a three part series that covers helpful tips for companies that are using web-to-print solutions for marketing and document management. Think about pricing, not in terms of individual project cost or per-piece cost, but how the entire solution impacts...

You Say You Want a Revolution?
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You Say You Want a Revolution?

Do you remember the late 80’s? The birth of MTV revolutionized the music industry. In 2013, we’re in the throes of yet another revolution – only this time it’s shaking up the print industry. And no, print is not dead. It’s evolving, a lot like the music industry did with MTV. Musicians still record music, and print companies still print direct mail. But the...

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...

10 Tips for a Higher R.O.I Using VDP for B2B Marketing
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10 Tips for a Higher R.O.I Using VDP for B2B Marketing

Creative Variable Data Printing Services If you are looking to increase response rates and cut costs, we have some creative ideas in which you can use Variable Data Printing. Before saying something like, “We already use data printing services”, ask yourself a few questions – How well is it working for you? Are you receiving...

VDP, Changing the Design of Direct Marketing
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VDP, Changing the Design of Direct Marketing

The evolution of variable data printing (VDP) has significantly changed the landscape for the designers of direct marketing pieces. No longer are they forced to craft pieces that will appeal to a broad range of potential clients and hope for the best. Instead, they can utilize data captured from emails, web pages, surveys, phone calls...

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....