Hey! Exclamation points are used in marketing copy writing a lot! Some might say too much! I agree! Cringeworthy, isn’t it? If readers can tell that too many exclamation points creates poor writing, why don’t we recognize it as writers? Probably because exclamation points can be effective [...]
You know when you’re riffling through your mail and you find a direct mail piece that is down-right painful? Where you see it and think to yourself, “Who on Earth thought this was a good idea?” and then toss it into a pile, never to be seen again? I come across a lot of direct mail design mistakes [...]
It’s the little things in life that bring real joy. A cool drink on a hot day, a favorite song on the radio, a well-placed Oxford comma. Ah, yes, the Oxford comma: grammar’s hot-button issue (you may be shocked to hear that grammatists have tempers, but oh boy—the Oxford comma gets us going) [...]
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 […]