Is using humor a good tactic—or strategy—for selling your product with direct marketing? Depends. That’s a good place to start. It depends on the product. If you were creating a direct marketing campaign for Depends Adult Incontinence products, humor might not be your strongest approach, a) because a certain sensitivity is called for in this category and b) it’s off brand. A humorous campaign for Huggies diapers? Different story.
Those who have ever designed direct mail before—or even those who pay attention to what’s in their mailbox—know there are plenty of direct mail format options out there. Self-mailers, #10 envelopes, snap-packs, monarch-sized pieces… the list goes on and on. Likewise, there are a lot of factors in choosing a direct mail format for your […]
From time to time, in direct marketing writing and design, we need to focus on the fundamentals to help us stay sharp in conveying the purpose and value proposition of what we’re selling. Why? Because so many direct marketing packages fail to answer these basic questions: Do we give our audience a reason to open? […]
Grammar is nit-picky and tricky, and it’s constantly evolving with our culture and turning hard-and-fast rules into bendable guidelines. Yes, there are still rules, but they can be a bit obscure or not entirely enforced in colloquial speaking, so we can run into situations in which following proper grammar rules makes writing sound overly formal […]
We couldn’t help but notice that this year’s Super Bowl ads would be reaching out to women, showcasing women, and focusing on women, so it only made sense to ask five women from IWCO Direct to review this year’s ads. While every response to this request was an enthusiastic variation of, “Count me in,” the […]