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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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Authenticity and Transparency Are Key When Connecting with Millennials and Gen Z

Posted January 6, 2021 by in Direct Marketing Trends

Consider what millennials and Gen Zers spent their formative years witnessing: 9/11, stock market crashes, economic recessions, mass unemployment, global warming and climate change, and other none-too-pleasant events and worst-case scenarios. Oh, and a global pandemic, though classifying that as a “formative years” event—even for Gen Z—may be a bit generous. This has led to  […]

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Match Your Holiday Marketing Efforts to the Moment

Posted October 28, 2020 by in Direct Marketing Trends

Every year around Halloween, the Leone family gets together for Spooky Dinner. It all stems from past Halloweens when the Leone children were living at home and ate my mom’s halloweenies (pigs in a blanket) before trick-or-treating. My parents decorate their house and everyone arrives in costumes and brings a Halloween themed dish to share.  […]

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Mail is for Memories

Posted October 7, 2020 by in Creative

There’s nothing like a human connection. We can survive not being able to go to movies or eat out at restaurants; we can muddle through distance learning and working remotely. It’s another thing entirely to survive being deprived of human interaction. It’s a weird revelation that’s come out of the pandemic—for all our advancements in  […]

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15 Ways to Make the Most of Stay-at-Home Orders

Posted April 1, 2020 by in Announcements

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  […]

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Communicating During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Posted March 25, 2020 by in Creative

If you haven’t been sending out messages related to your COVID-19 response to employees, customers, prospects, and others, you need to start now. Consistent communications regarding how your business is dealing with this public health issue serve a broad range of purposes.

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