How Small Companies Doing Large Marketing Get Huge Results
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How Small Companies Doing Large Marketing Get Huge Results

Other than identifying a known brand name and automatically knowing the size of the company, have you ever thumbed through a publication or web portal, become impressed by a company’s logo or tagline, only to learn that this company wasn’t nearly as large as you thought? It happens to me all the time. I see...

Are You Part of the 73%?
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Are You Part of the 73%?

Mail is still first class in the eyes of 73% of consumers in America who still prefer to receive direct mail for brand communications. So despite all the press and pixels that social and email marketing get, direct mail is still tops in the eyes of consumers. Despite the exposure of digital channels, direct mail is expected to grow...

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 ™. ...

Seven Part Nonprofit Multi-Channel Campaign Touches 7 Million Donors
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Seven Part Nonprofit Multi-Channel Campaign Touches 7 Million Donors

Two years ago in April, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission saw a dramatic drop in donations simultaneously with seeing a dramatic increase in homeless cases. Based on advice from its marketing agency, it learned that the days of single-channel marketing were over. Donors now function in a multi-channel mode. Even if a direct mail acquisition piece is sent...

Quit Pitting Digital against Print – Cross Pollination is the Only Win-Win
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Quit Pitting Digital against Print – Cross Pollination is the Only Win-Win

No customer wants to hear all messages via email; via direct mail; via social; via traditional media. You get the gist. Today’s preferred channels for communication have created new consumer behaviors. And consumers prefer different channels of communication depending on personal preferences. This means to effectively communicate one-on-one with any customer you need print plus digital...

To Pick the Right Campaign Metrics, Ask the Right Questions Prior to Launch
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To Pick the Right Campaign Metrics, Ask the Right Questions Prior to Launch

Savvy marketers who wish to remain employed measure the efforts of their email, print and multi-channel campaigns. Amateur marketers wing it or use the wrong metrics in an effort to make the right decisions. Visit any social media or integrated marketing agency lunchroom and you’ll hear the words click-through, long-term bounce rates, subject line pull, open...

Why Sensory Marketing is Irresistibly Effective
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Why Sensory Marketing is Irresistibly Effective

Omniture Business Unit at Adobe pushed the sensory envelope when it mailed prospects a pie chart made out of three types of chocolate (milk, dark, and white) to drive home a point and to give them something to chew on – literally. (Adobe enjoyed an 11.6% response rate and 289% response rate. Source: Deliver Magazine,...

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...

Study Confirms Direct Mail and Email Remain Preferred Channels
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Study Confirms Direct Mail and Email Remain Preferred Channels

Social and mobile media are fast, popular and fairly inexpensive marketing channels, but your customers say they’re not keen on receiving marketing messages via these channels, according to the latest Marketing-GAP report by UK’s fast-MAP. Results from study reveal why receiving “properly executed” direct mail still brings smiles to recipients and results to your company. According...