Why are Car Dealers Spending MORE on Direct Mail?
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Why are Car Dealers Spending MORE on Direct Mail?

In this digital world, it’s hard to ignore the increase in spending on direct mail among automobile dealers. Among the savviest advertisers around, car dealers have found the least crowded inbox is the mailbox. Check out our marketing minute. If you would like to learn more please contact us or give us a call at 816.459.8404.

Grandma Doesn’t Wear High Heels!
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Grandma Doesn’t Wear High Heels!

This postcard was mailed recently to an acquaintance of mine. She’s 85 years old and is a frequent customer of the shoe store that sent this piece. Do you notice anything odd? Maybe the image of a twenty-something in a short skirt? Wearing heels?  When was the last time my friend bought a pair of...

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...

Best Practices for Digital Print Marketing: Part 1
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Best Practices for Digital Print Marketing: Part 1

Notice the title of this blog is not digital printing but digital print marketing. Digital printing is simply a technology, while digital print marketing is a strategy to use that technology to run your business better. This series will examine some best practices to help you get the most out of digital print technology. Just...

How Print Can Coexist with Generation Y
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How Print Can Coexist with Generation Y

We all have theories on how to best market to Generation Y (also referred to as Millennials). The industry is saturated with articles on how this group of young adults’ (born between 1977 and 1995) spending power will continue to grow. Some marketing leaders believe this group only responds to marketing messages when they come...

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...

NextPage (formerly Mail Print) Expands Facilities in Kansas City, Missouri
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NextPage (formerly Mail Print) Expands Facilities in Kansas City, Missouri

NextPage, a full-service printing and direct marketing company, is nearly doubling its Kansas City, Missouri facility from 40,000 square feet to 70,000 square feet in the Hunt Midwest Subtropolis located in the northeast region of Kansas City. The expansion is designed to support the merger completed earlier this year with Graphic Services Printing and L...

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...