Survey Shows How Consumers Engage With Brands
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Survey Shows How Consumers Engage With Brands

In the age of consumer connectivity, the key to staying engaged with your customers is straightforward – keep it simple. According to “The Customer in Context” study by the CMO Council and SAP Hybris, only 15 percent expect brands to be everywhere – but they do want options. The survey, which gathered insights from more...

Posted by October 24, 2017February 22, 2021
Why Direct Mail is More Memorable
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Why Direct Mail is More Memorable

The most optimal marketing campaigns are multifaceted endeavors, mixing multiple mediums to hit their target audience. Magazine ads, websites, billboards, direct mail, social media and smartphone apps are just a few ways companies convert customers. To drive profits, businesses must allocate their marketing dollars across the right channels. Today, no brand can dispute the power...

Posted by May 23, 2017December 24, 2020
The Compound Effect of Multiple Touches
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The Compound Effect of Multiple Touches

“To get your customer to grant you access, it’s imperative that you convey all your information in a series of 20- to 30-second ‘touches’ (via phone, email, and direct mail).” – Jill Konrath, author of SNAP Selling The methods of reaching your targeted audience today are numerous: email, direct mail, web, apps, the list goes...

Why Marketing Artists and Marketing Scientists Need One Another
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Why Marketing Artists and Marketing Scientists Need One Another

Mark McGuinness of Lateral Action guest posted a terrific blog at Copyblogger: Are You a Marketing Artist or Scientist? In it he describes two distinct tribes that most marketers fall into (1) the right-brain types that like to create and find inspiration in coffee shops journaling and brainstorming about their next blog, podcast, video or creation or...

VDP Allows Bridal Service Companies and Brides to Get Personal
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VDP Allows Bridal Service Companies and Brides to Get Personal

When Savvi Formalwear, a group of 35 independent formal wear retailers, wanted to connect with more soon-to-be brides, it chose the print and digital trifecta — direct mail, email and personalized landing pages. All of Savvi Formalwear’s direct mail pieces were personalized using variable data printing (VDP), with coupons or incentives such as the two free airline tickets...

It’s Not Too Early to Know the Latest Marketing Trends
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It’s Not Too Early to Know the Latest Marketing Trends

Do you feel like you’re constantly playing catch up? If so it’s particularly hard to stay ahead of trends. We can relate; thus the reason we’re posting a 2013 marketing trends piece in late April. Take a breather and read the eight trends projected by Forbes and CIO Network magazines. 8 Marketing Trends Projected for 2013 #1  Businesses will...

Alo Uses QR Code Like a Cracker Jack’s Surprise
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Alo Uses QR Code Like a Cracker Jack’s Surprise

Remember how fun it was as a kid to dig into a box of Cracker Jacks® caramel popcorn and get that treasured prize inside the box? Well history repeats itself with Alo’s Free Music in Every Bottle campaign. Alo, makers of an aloe vera health drink, have a marketing tagline — Goodness From Inside Out ™. ...

Two QR Code Advertisements Hooked Me in Six Words or Less
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Two QR Code Advertisements Hooked Me in Six Words or Less

If you follow this blog, you know I criticize advertisers that cram too much copy or too many visual elements into their ads. This week’s advertisers do neither. Sleep Number Bed and Drugfree.org demonstrate how to execute a clean ad with a mere six-word hook as a headline and appropriately placed QR Code® that does...

Who Scans those Goofy Little Black Boxes Called QR Codes®?
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Who Scans those Goofy Little Black Boxes Called QR Codes®?

ComScore, a company that follows and measures the digital world, released a study that shows QR code®* users are skewed heavily to young, affluent men. ComScore’s research showed that in June 2011, more than 14 million U.S. mobile users scanned QR codes. Altogether, these mobile users make up 6.2 percent of the total mobile audience. Of...

Which Ford Fiesta Launch Scored Better?
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Which Ford Fiesta Launch Scored Better?

Two countries. One car. When Ford launched its Fiesta sub-compact car last year in Canada and the U.S., which country executed the best marketing campaign? The Canadians built their campaign around the theme, “The Little Car that Could.” The Americans produced a multi-channel campaign touting the slogan, “It’s a pretty big deal,” backed up by a powerful...