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As followers of IWCO Direct and this blog know, last week I joined IWCO Direct as CEO. When a company experiences a change in leadership, naturally employees, clients, and business partners are curious about what the change means and how it will impact them. And of course, competitors try to use the news to their […]
Half-way through my first week as the new CEO of IWCO Direct, I am impressed by our culture. Jim Andersen has been an inspirational leader, mentor, and friend to me, our employees, clients, and industry partners. I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to work with our employees, clients, and business partners to continue […]
As marketers continue to develop their Medicare marketing plans for this year’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), the impact of COVID-19 means we are no longer marketing within a business-as-usual setting. While some AEP tactics will change, and others will remain the same, direct mail will remain a key part of an omnichannel strategy. For example, […]
Anyone who has been in the industry for a while has come to realize that evaluating color can be a funny thing. While people are very passionate about their brand colors, we also see a lot of subjectivity and misinformation about color. I had a designer at a press check once tell me they needed […]
We talk a lot about the benefits of digital printing and how you can maximize your creative direct mail design through its benefits. What we haven’t touched on is a specific concern when designing for digital printing: how to stop yourself from overusing or maxing out on the features that make digital printing great.
You probably know the expression “the eyes are the window to the soul.” It’s much the same with direct mail: the outer envelope (OE)—with or without a window—gives insight into the inner contents. The OE is a blank slate for your direct mail package, and has the potential to telegraph what someone will find inside. […]
If you’ve been paying attention to postal headlines in the past week or two, no one would blame you for thinking the U.S. Postal Service is on life support. Many customers and business partners have been asking us about the health and well-being of the Postal Service. (Even my millennial colleagues are reporting seeing the […]
Our world has been turned upside down as we navigate responding to and containing the spread of COVID-19. Nonprofit marketing is no exception. How should nonprofit organizations adjust their marketing strategies during times of uncertainty? I have heard the question, “Should we stop fundraising?” The short answer is No. Your services as a nonprofit are […]
The IWCO Direct Dynamic Content Management team presented at Content Centricity 2020 and shared insights for creating a positive customer experience.
Stay-at-home orders are in place in Minnesota and Pennsylvania—where our production facilities are located and the majority of employees reside. IWCO Direct provides essential services according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) and has been allowed to remain open; however, the stay-at-home orders make nights and weekends at home a bit bleaker looking. But […]