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How Our Expanding Tech Stack Powers Omnichannel Marketing Programs

Posted September 15, 2021 by in Direct Marketing Trends, Dynamic Content Management

In today’s multichannel, multi-touch marketing environment, having the right “tech stack” is essential for reaching the right individuals with the right offer at the right time. However, it can get overwhelming thinking about all these systems and how all that data needs to be harnessed, protected, and utilized. As a marketer, you shouldn’t need a  […]

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Marrying Direct Mail and Social Media for an Authentic Brand Experience

Posted August 18, 2021 by in Direct Marketing Trends, Strategy and Analysis

We’re always on the lookout for bold and innovative ways to improve our clients’ performance marketing efforts and provide a more authentic brand experience. For many clients, an effective technique to accomplish this is to marry direct mail and social media efforts to create multiple, cohesive touchpoints that connect with specific individuals throughout their day  […]

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Are you “Woke” to Slang? (and why those who know what “woke” means think that’s a bad blog title)

Posted August 11, 2021 by in Direct Marketing Trends

Not too long ago, my younger sister and I were talking to our dad when he grumbled something about us being “woke.” We looked at each other and telepathically decided in a way that only sisters can that our father had no idea what “woke” meant. In a weird parent-child freaky-Friday reversal, we asked him  […]

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To the USPS: Focus on Mail Volume Growth, Not Postage Rate Increases

Posted August 4, 2021 by in Postal Issues Updates

After the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) released its 10-year strategic plan, Delivering for America, I shared my thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of the plan. Two of my largest concerns were the limited focus on growing mail volume and the plan’s reliance on price increases to drive financial stability. Since the plan was released, the USPS has proposed the largest postage rate increase in 15 years.

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In Praise of the Direct Mail Letter

Posted July 28, 2021 by in Creative, Direct Mail Tips

“Letter schmetter,” said the marketer who wanted to cut the cost of her direct mail package. “Let’s mail an oversized postcard.” Maybe your first thought is, “Sure, we could do that.” But then another thought chases that one away and you say to yourself, “Self, wait just a minute. The letter is the most important  […]

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IWCO Direct Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

Posted July 22, 2021 by in Sustainability

We were recently honored to learn that IWCO Direct was recognized by Canopy, an international environmental non-governmental organization (NGO), for our sustainability efforts and continuing to prioritize forest conservation and low-footprint, sustainable paper sourcing throughout the challenges of the last year.

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