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...

6 Tips to Make Sure Your Variable Marketing Project Doesn’t Crash and Burn
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6 Tips to Make Sure Your Variable Marketing Project Doesn’t Crash and Burn

If your business wasn’t part of the early adopters of variable data printing, this blog post is for you. This piece will keep you far from the technical grenades that can burn you if you don’t prepare your database or file correctly for hand off to your variable partner for execution. Data First, Creative Second Start...

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,...

Is Your Business Card Making the Right Impression?
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Is Your Business Card Making the Right Impression?

If you haven’t read Sabine Lenz’s Printing Impression guest post, “These Business Cards Are Crap,” read it now because she’s created quite a stir. Lenz is the founder of PaperSpecs.com and doesn’t mince words about the cheap, flimsy stock, off center cards she collects every time she networks. She rightfully asks where is the quality, the...

Variable Data Campaign Speaks Direct to Soy Bean Farmers
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Variable Data Campaign Speaks Direct to Soy Bean Farmers

With today’s technology, marketers don’t just get to personalize their message; they can personally tailor those messages. The technology is so slick, according to Dave Ward author of Variable Dating Integration – Taking You Wherever You Want to Go, your targeted messages don’t look like highly targeted messages, but like magic. This magic worked well for...

How to Knock it Out of the Park with Variable Data
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How to Knock it Out of the Park with Variable Data

Don Peppers and Martha Rogers began preaching 1:1 marketing for 19 years – the era of Web 1.0. Peppers and Rogers got on the 1:1 soapbox in 1993 with their bestseller, The One to One Future.  To speak to your customers 1:1 in the 90s, a company had to do it through phone calls, lunches, small...

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Get Closer to Your Customers with Variable Data
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Get Closer to Your Customers with Variable Data

Lately I’ve been opening more of the email marketing I’ve been receiving. I look at email in much the same way I look at direct mail.  I look for effective call to actions, subject lines, and intro paragraphs. I am constantly looking to see what it is that gets someone to actually open an email...

Assurant Employee Benefits Wins Top Industry Sales Award With the Help of Variable Data Printing
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Assurant Employee Benefits Wins Top Industry Sales Award With the Help of Variable Data Printing

Eastbridge recognized Assurant Employee Benefits as one of the industry’s sales growth leaders in 2011 and for exceeding the industry sales average during each of the last three years. Among large companies, those with $30 million or more in voluntary sales, Assurant Employee Benefits 2011 sales increased by more than 13 percent as compared to...

Why Variable Data Printing is the Future
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Why Variable Data Printing is the Future

Ask IT strategists, any printer, and most businesses what is in store for the future and those in the know will say data mining and CRM systems.  And in the printing industry they will tell you that having data allows you to personalize through variable data printing. Transitioning from static direct mail to variable mail is how to stay...