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Seven Rules to Get the Most from Your Direct Mail Envelope

Posted October 12, 2022 by in Direct Mail Marketing

I know what you’re thinking. “Hmm. It’s not from anyone I know, at least I think it isn’t. It looks kind of important. I should probably open it. If I don’t, I’ll wonder all day what it is.” Amazing how much power that brown kraft paper envelope — empty of information except your address and maybe an obscure return address — exerts over you. So let’s consider direct mail envelopes, what they do or don’t tell us and why, all in service of getting you to open them.

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Direct Mail: More Value and Verifiable Results

Posted July 20, 2022 by in Direct Mail Marketing

Direct mail is … back? Actually, due to the effectiveness of direct mail, it never went away. Its reputation as a high-value marketing channel whose results are testable and verifiable over multiple iterations (in contrast to ever-more questionable online marketing) has strengthened its appeal over the past 20 years. Oh, and the only personal information  […]

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Summer is When Your Direct Marketing Strategy Should be Heating Up

Posted July 6, 2022 by in Direct Mail Marketing, Strategy and Analysis

As we take advantage of the joys of summer―sunshine, concerts, vacation time―astute marketers start heating up their direct marketing strategy planning for high-performing fall and holiday campaigns! You may be saying to yourself, “Are they crazy? I just put on my new bathing suit and am setting out to the beach to catch some rays.”  […]

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Integrating Digital and Physical Media Drives Success with Millennials and Gen Z

Posted April 27, 2022 by in Direct Mail Marketing

It’s no mystery why brands want to market to millennials and Gen Z consumers. The U.S. alone is home to approximately 87.5 million millennials (born 1981-1996). That sounds impressive—until you learn that the latter Gen Z (born 1996-2012) is the largest generation in American history, making up 27% of the population. Together, the two generations hold $165 billion in purchasing power.

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USPS Mailing Promotions Make Your Direct Mail More Compelling and Reduce Cost

Posted January 12, 2022 by in Direct Mail Marketing, Postal Issues Updates

At IWCO Direct, we spend a great deal of time thinking about what drives the success of our clients’ marketing programs, which includes taking advantage of available promotions that can help marketers drive more robust response at a lower cost.   As my colleague Marcus Johnson discussed last week, direct mail remains an essential part  […]

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We Are Ushering in A Golden Age of Color Accuracy and Consistency

Posted October 27, 2021 by in Direct Mail Marketing

Companies invest tremendous resources into developing the colors that represent their brand. With brand identity such an important matter, it’s no surprise they demand color accuracy and consistency across all their materials. However, this can create quite a challenge when various pieces are produced on different equipment, which are all calibrated differently, not to mention  […]

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IWCO Direct’s Plans for 2021: Enhancing Technology and Expanding Our Team

Posted December 30, 2020 by in Announcements, Direct Mail Marketing

When I joined IWCO Direct in May, I looked forward to the challenge of continuing to advance our highly effective, data-driven marketing solutions and help our clients achieve even greater marketing success. While the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic has made pursuing this goal more challenging than any of us could have anticipated, I’m pleased to report that the IWCO Direct team has stepped up and stayed focused on powering the success of our clients’ marketing programs.

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