How to Get Involved with Mentoring Month 2019 – IWCO Direct

How We’re Making Mentoring Month Last All Year Long

Posted January 18, 2019 by in Announcements

Long-time readers of SpeakingDIRECT may know that January is National Mentoring Month, as we’ve been writing about mentoring and our work with programs like MENTOR Minnesota for at least eight years. The official designation goes back to 2002, when President George W. Bush proclaimed January as National Mentoring Month, endorsed by both chambers of the  […]

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2018 Stats Show that Direct Mail Response Rates Dominate Other Channels – IWCO Direct

The Latest Direct Mail Response Rate Data from DMA Will Leave You Speechless

Posted January 16, 2019 by in Direct Marketing Trends, Strategy and Analysis

Those who know me understand I’m rarely at a loss for words, but after reviewing the direct mail response rates cited in the recently released 2018 DMA Response Rate Report (DMA membership required, fees apply), I was left a little speechless. Even though we’ve historically seen direct mail lead the pack when it comes to  […]

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Marketing Trends for 2019 – IWCO Direct

Three Top Marketing Trends for 2019: What’s Happening in Financial, Insurance, and Telecom

Posted January 15, 2019 by in Direct Marketing Trends

When I’m not researching marketing trends in my professional life, I like to put my sleuthing skills to work in my personal life. For instance, I recently had a hair appointment for highlights (or what I refer to as ‘enhancements’). Prior to my appointment, I decided to look up hair trends for 2019 and found  […]

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What We're Reading: Seth Godin's "This is Marketing" – IWCO Direct

This is Marketing: A Marketing Philosophy Built on Making Connections and Meeting Needs

Posted January 11, 2019 by in Direct Marketing Trends

I’ve been a Seth Godin fan since the days of purple cows, so I was excited to discover his most recent book, This is Marketing. In his latest work, Godin reminds us that “marketing involves very little in the way of shouting, hustling, or coercion.” Instead, he describes effective marketing as “understanding our  […]

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Disaster Recovery Planning Resolutions for 2019 – IWCO Direct

Resolutions You Can Keep in 2019—Both at Home and in Your Disaster Recovery Planning

Posted January 9, 2019 by in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

It’s practically impossible to begin the New Year without thinking about some resolutions. While setting goals for the new year is pretty common for most of us, so are the results—we may consider them worthy endeavors, but they’re too hard to keep. Perhaps it’s time to reconsider these grand resolutions, and look at them more  […]

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