This past Saturday was a rare occurrence at the Peel household – it was a free day of no scheduled activities – Yay! My plans were to clean and organize my house – Boo. My daughters wanted to decorate for the holiday season. What? Before Thanksgiving? So, I compromised a bit…we listened to holiday music […]
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.
Normally, I preach about the benefits of marketing to the newest generations of buyers, Gen Z and millennials, and for good reason—these two generations represent $165 billion in spending, and earning their loyalty now could mean decades of repeat purchases in the future. But that’s not to say that the young bucks are the only generations you should be marketing to. Today, we take a couple steps back to look at the importance of marketing to baby boomers.
September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage month in the United States. Hispanic Americans have had a big influence on all aspects of American culture―everything from food to music to sports. This influence has become something marketers must embrace as the multicultural majority shift is happening faster than anticipated (based on a non-Hispanic white […]
If you read my blogs, you know I enjoy coffee, and, of course, direct mail statistics. So when my colleague, Kurt Ruppel, shared with me The State of Direct Mail Consumer Insights report (released from Mintel Comperemedia in partnership with LOB), I poured myself a large cup of coffee and began to read. WOW! This report is packed with beneficial direct mail stats, compiled through interviews with more than 2,000 US consumers over the age of 18, to understand their usage, attitudes, and preferences for the direct mail channel.
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 […]
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.” […]
A few years back, I was out on a sailing trip with other dads and their young sons in the Gulf of Mexico. The afternoon wind had died, so our captain suggested we take down the big sails and try our luck catching some dinner. My son and I eagerly dropped in our lines and […]
Financial service providers have a tremendous opportunity to gain market share by marketing to Hispanic American consumers. According to the Pew Research Center, “Multicultural groups accounted for 91.7% of the nation’s population growth over the past decade.” Hispanics were the fastest-growing segment of the American population, accounting for 57% of the growth, yet Hispanic American […]
Medicare results from the 2021 Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) campaigns are in and analysis is in full swing as marketers begin their 2022 campaign planning, looking for ways to improve the results of their Medicare marketing efforts. Reviewing 2021 Medicare Marketing Campaigns 2021 Medicare Marketing campaigns focused on “standing out” among competitors during the AEP. […]