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...

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...

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...

The Hidden Value of Marketing Automation Software
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The Hidden Value of Marketing Automation Software

Marketing automation integrates and automates the scheduling and tracking of marketing campaigns. Marketing campaign automation helps businesses integrate processes that have previously been performed manually, allowing them to become much more efficient. In addition, marketing campaign automation also creates opportunities for numerous new marketing processes that boost the cost-effectiveness, efficiency and reach of overall marketing...

Complex Variable Data Printing Made Easy
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Complex Variable Data Printing Made Easy

The evolution of digital printing has transformed the world of direct marketing. No longer must the same static messages be sent to every customer on your mailing list. Instead, the use of customer information databases and variable data printing (VDP) allows a business to completely tailor the content of their mailing to each individual customer. Complex variable data printing...

How to Lease a Mailing List that is Solid Gold
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How to Lease a Mailing List that is Solid Gold

If you’re supplementing your existing donor database by also buying an outside list, know that there are two types of lists (1) compiled lists and (2) response lists. A compiled list is a database of names and records that have been compiled through public records such as vehicle owner registrations or mortgage loan applications. These...

10 Ways to Get Your Direct Mail Read by Millennials
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10 Ways to Get Your Direct Mail Read by Millennials

Look around the next time you’re in a coffee shop, airport, bookstore or public area and you’ll see Millennials (often called Gen Ys) pecking away on their smart phones or iPads like there wasn’t another human being around for miles. However, just because Generation Ys are completely absorbed in technology that doesn’t mean the only...

Agency Uses Interactive Sitelet to Land New Business
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Agency Uses Interactive Sitelet to Land New Business

When a Dallas-based advertising agency, VLG, needed to engage prospects, it opted to show off its interactive technology through a sitelet or mini-site. The sitelet used a mock company called Crescent Bluffs to demonstrate the amount of time VLG could engage the prospect in the demo. I was engaged for 1 minute 41 seconds. I took VLG’s...

8 Ways You Can Start Mining For Data
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8 Ways You Can Start Mining For Data

Have you ever felt discouraged by data? Well never again! Today’s marketing is all about reaching your target market in an effective way. Whether that is by email, direct mail or social media, you need to target your communication and personalize it to the individual through data. However, collecting and analyzing data can be so...

Use Narrowcasting to Maximize Your Marketing Results
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Use Narrowcasting to Maximize Your Marketing Results

It’s tempting to skimp on segmenting because of the focus on results. Don’t. In a tight economy, or any economy, casting a bigger net doesn’t mean you’ll bring in more fish. It just means you’ll use more energy and use your resources ineffectively to cast that net. Blanket broadcasting or mass marketing are gone, but companies still...