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Like most new jobs, I was excited, but wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when I joined IWCO Direct about a month ago. I began my career at an agency with direct marketing in its blood, Ogilvy & Mather. And I knew IWCO Direct would give me the opportunity to rekindle that DM experience by […]
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 […]
Have you ever wondered if your direct mail package is performing as well as it could? Are you certain you’re reaching the people most likely to buy, or that the creative truly captures your audience’s attention? One way to know for certain is to conduct Champion vs. Challenger testing. Our team is increasingly involved in […]
By now you have more than likely seen headlines declaring in one form or another the death of the third-party cookie. You may also have questions about what this means to your marketing programs and what adjustments you’ll need to make. What marketers should know is that while this one door of available data is […]
This past week, many members of our team were able to attend the 2021 ANA Masters of Data and Technology Conference. The online sessions were jam-packed with marketing and strategy executives from a wide variety of big-name brands. There was a lot of material to cover, and a lot of great takeaways.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
“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 […]
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.