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At IWCO Direct, our number one priority in building successful omnichannel marketing campaigns is to understand our clients’ business. Not just what our clients’ needs might be from a brand and corporate standpoint, but truly, what are the needs of their buyers. We have a rigorous approach to our campaign planning that involves understanding the […]
Magic words of direct mail? That seems a little “out there” for such a hardworking marketing tool. Especially with the strategic, data-driven approach IWCO Direct uses for performance marketing. But, yes, there are magic words you can use in direct mail; they’re “magic” because they can cause a dramatic increase in response to your mailing.
The U.S. Postal Service—despite its promise to “apply judicious and prudent strategies” in the use of additional rate authority it recently acquired from the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC)— has proposed a postage rate increase averaging 6.8% for First-Class and Marketing Mail, which if approved will take effect August 29. This represents the full amount of […]
The goal of any marketer is to achieve greater marketing ROI by “hitting the mark” with relevant, personalized messaging to drive response with cost efficiency. An increasingly important component of production efficiency is to develop marketing communications as rapidly as possible across all channels. Obviously, e-delivery (email, web, SMS/MMS) affords the opportunity to go quickly […]
In my last post, I defined cost per lead (CPL), cost per sale (CPS), and allowable cost per sale (ACPS) in relation to your direct marketing budget and mail quantities. That being said, effective marketing strategy is not just about these costs, but how you use that information to inform future campaigns and measurably improve the ROI of your marketing efforts. These four simple steps will help you and your team use this data to your advantage.
Today, I’d like to talk about how to better understand how your direct marketing budget is working for you by evaluating your cost per lead, cost per sale, and determining your allowable cost per sale. The first priority in evaluating the effectiveness of your direct marketing campaign is to define your customers’ decision steps. This […]
This past year, I had to buy home insurance, and I wasn’t the only millennial in the market. There are approximately 73 million millennials in the U.S. Of that number, 80% own a car, 45% own a house, and an additional 78% plan to buy a house in the next nine years. That’s a lot […]
I have been thinking about passwords recently, which made me think about my first interaction with using passwords. I was a sophomore in college and took a class called “Structured Programming” CS-251. For this class, I would need an account to a Mainframe computer to load and compile my code. The professor required everyone in […]
A few of my IWCO Direct colleagues and I had the opportunity to attend (virtually and in-person) the Adaptive Spirit 25th annual conference (AS2021) held on April 7 and 8. The event focuses on building business relationships and effective networking practices in the telecommunications industry, while generating a large portion of the operating funds […]
We are excited to share that IWCO Direct received a Bronze award in the Health, Wellness & Pharmaceutical sector at the International ECHO Awards yesterday from the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) for our work on a multichannel campaign developed for our clients at Medica.