On a recent trip, I came across the 25th Anniversary edition of “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum.
As this summer was coming to a close, my daughter and I recently decided to hit the water for some fishing. As I watched her peer into the tackle box and inspect all of the various lures she asked, “What kind of fish are we going to try to catch, Dad?” After I replied, “try…?!” […]
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 […]