Are you a reader or a scanner? The world is full of both. That matters to those of us who include direct mail and direct response advertising as part of our marketing mix. If we don’t create direct mail designs that account for both of those information intake preferences, we risk losing a big chunk of our audience and their potential to respond.
What does the Clint Eastwood classic have to do with direct marketing? When APTech proposed the movie title as a topic for APTech’s PRINT Innovation Exchange, my mind immediately went to the concept of targeting as the Good, Bad, and Ugly of today’s direct marketing. Whistle the theme song as I explain why.
Triggered marketing campaigns based on prospect or customer behavior achieve some of the highest response and conversion rates we see in marketing. Cost per acquisition for triggered campaigns are also considerably lower than “business as usual” campaigns. The reason is simple: triggered campaigns (whether they are initiated by abandoned carts, browse, or product applications) take […]
You just launched a big direct mail acquisition campaign. Close to a million pieces are fanning out to carefully segmented audiences in areas where your research indicates high concentrations of verified prospects. Will it be a hit or a miss? Grab a stopwatch (or your mobile phone with its many timing apps) and let’s consider. […]
As a direct and digital marketing strategist, I frequently get asked questions about the relationship between direct mail and email best practices. Questions about email creative and frequency pop-up, particularly due to email’s low cost to send. How much email is too much? That answer varies by business and product, and there’s no one good […]