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Why Nordstrom and J. Jill’s Direct Mail Mistake Cost Them Millions

Posted June 12, 2019 by in Direct Mail Tips

A very unexpected article drew me out of my usual morning email-checking haze today. My supervisor Debora Haskel had forwarded me an “interesting read” from MindFire, highlighting a drop in sales for clothing retailer J. Jill. The headline read “Retailer J. Jill learned the Hard Way Why Direct Mail is Still Relevant,” and the smell of scandal perked me up more than the cup of coffee I was holding [...]

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3 Grammar Rules Marketers Can Safely Break – IWCO Direct

3 Times You Can Break the Grammar Rules in Your Marketing Copy

Posted February 15, 2019 by in Creative, Direct Mail Tips

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  […]

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