Need Marketing Direction? Make a Plan!

The New Year is almost upon us! What good things are you expecting in 2023? What are your marketing priorities? Where are you looking to make the most profound investments? Aren’t sure? It’s time to create a marketing plan! Here are seven actionable steps you can take. Write a business summary. Before creating a marketing…

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Are You Suffering from Marketing-Assumption-itis?

When you design your next direct mail or email campaign, how are you determining how to target your messaging? Are you using data on what your customers look like and how they behave? Or are you making assumptions about them? Too often, we do the latter without realizing it. Here’s an example: According to a…

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Do You Know These 8 Envelope Types?

If you think an envelope is an envelope, you might want to think again. There are many types of envelopes, and each has different benefits for different purposes. Some open on the short side of the envelope, for example, while others open on the long side. Each type has different lengths of flaps and placement…

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How to Use Storytelling in Your Marketing

Guess what? Storytelling isn’t just for movies, books, and TV shows. It’s a powerful tool in marketing, too. When buyers feel drawn to your story, they become more connected to your brand and are more likely to buy. Here are three ways you can incorporate storytelling into your printed pieces. Tell a story with images.…

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Incredible Customer Experience Isn’t Just Important — It’s Profitable

Looking around, most companies are making the same claims these days. They offer great products at great prices. What sets you apart? This is where customer experience (CX) becomes so important. Customer experience is more than customer service. It’s everything about how people experience your company, from the direct mail pieces you send to how…

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5 Tips for Logo Redesign

Did you notice when Angie’s List dropped the “list” and “e” from its name and became simply Angi? After 20 years as America’s “go-to” place for finding home contractors, the company spent millions on a rebrand, including a new logo. With the company offering more than just lists, it was time. The new logo reflects…

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Got the Latest Marketing Lingo?

Are you hearing a lot of new marketing terms lately? Drip marketing, engagement marketing, loyalty marketing, trigger, and omnichannel marketing. What do these terms mean? Whether you are doing print or digital marketing, these concepts are essential to understand. Let’s look at these five common marketing terms and what they mean to you. Drip marketing:…

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Personalized Maps: Make Your Event Easy to Attend

It’s simple psychology — people are more likely to attend an event when they know how easy it is for them to get there. “I know right where that is!” Or, “That’s only 12 minutes from our house!” This is the value of adding personalized maps to your direct mail and email campaigns. They make…

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How Far Would You Go to Keep a Customer Happy?

Nearly half (49%) of companies say that dollar for dollar; they get a better ROI from their customer retention efforts than from their customer acquisition marketing. How far are you willing to go to retain your customers? How creative are you ready to get? Here are three examples of just how far three direct mail…

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UV Coating: There Is Nothing Else Like It

Some print pieces stand out from all of the others. Maybe the color is more brilliant. Maybe the gloss has a shine that catches your eye. Or perhaps it’s the reverse—the piece has a luxurious matte finish but with brilliant accents that you can’t seem to look away from. “Wow,” you think. “There is something…

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