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Holiday Shopping Trends Reshape Retail Direct Marketing Efforts During the Pandemic

Posted December 9, 2020 by in Direct Marketing Trends

Before we explore the latest holiday shopping trends, I want to wish our readers and subscribers a safe and healthy holiday season! The holidays are a special time for traditions—decorating, baking, gift giving, and—my favorite tradition—shopping. For my annual shopping trip, I gathered my shopping list, my direct mail and email ads and coupons, and  […]

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How Verticals Have Adjusted Marketing Approaches to COVID-19

Posted September 30, 2020 by in Direct Marketing Trends

We’ve been analyzing how various verticals have adjusted their marketing approaches to COVID-19 and the impact on direct mail volumes. When the Winterberry Group released “The Outlook for Data Driven Advertising and Marketing 2020” in January, they projected direct mail to increase 0.6% and digital channels to increase an average of 14.5%. Then the COVID-19  […]

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The Intersection of Purpose and Passion: Takeaways from Digital Summit Philadelphia 2019

Posted August 9, 2019 by in Announcements

I had the privilege of attending Digital Summit Philadelphia held July 24-25 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. More than 1,300 digital marketers, creative directors, marketing managers/directors, email and social media marketers, and marketing communications professionals attended its 45+ “in-depth, trend-forward digital marketing sessions" [...]

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How to Use 2019 Results to Improve Your 2020 Medicare Marketing Strategies

Posted April 10, 2019 by in Direct Marketing Trends

Now is the time savvy Medicare marketers are beginning their 2020 Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) campaign planning. Results from 2019 AEP campaigns are being analyzed, and Medicare marketers are brainstorming to improve 2020 results. If mail volumes are any indication of a successful campaign, 2019 AEP campaign results should be lucrative. Medicare Marketing Campaigns See  […]

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Utility Marketing: Consumers Open to Hot Deals After Paying High Heating Bills

Posted February 26, 2019 by in Strategy and Analysis

Less than one month ago, much of the U.S. fell victim to the polar vortex. All across the nation, severely cold temperatures led to canceled flights, closed schools, and dangerous conditions. According to weather.com, at least four locations tied or set all-time record lows, including a bone-chilling negative 43 degrees northwest of Mather, Wisconsin,  […]

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