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How to Write Direct Response Copy in Any Channel

Posted November 18, 2020 by in Creative

Staring into the abyss of writing direct response copy for a multichannel marketing campaign? Pull up a chair and let’s discuss. First, define the scope. Say you have direct mail, email, ad-like objects (think banner/display ads, including those for different online platforms like mobile, tablet, and desktop), and social media. We could go deeper, but  […]

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2021 Will Bring Enhanced Services to Our Data Analytics Solutions

Posted October 30, 2020 by in Strategy and Analysis

For more than 16 years, IWCO Direct has offered data analytics solutions, including robust modeling and analytics that improve Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI) for our clients. In early 2021, we will be expanding our offering with additional statistical and analytics resources by adding four team members. Today I wanted to provide just a few  […]

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How Verticals Have Adjusted Marketing Approaches to COVID-19

Posted September 30, 2020 by in Direct Marketing Trends

We’ve been analyzing how various verticals have adjusted their marketing approaches to COVID-19 and the impact on direct mail volumes. When the Winterberry Group released “The Outlook for Data Driven Advertising and Marketing 2020” in January, they projected direct mail to increase 0.6% and digital channels to increase an average of 14.5%. Then the COVID-19  […]

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A Discussion of Direct Marketing Trends with the AMA Southern Connecticut

Posted September 16, 2020 by in Direct Marketing Trends

I recently participated in a virtual panel for American Marketing Association’s southern Connecticut chapter on direct marketing trends titled "An Industry Reset: The Resurgence of Integrated Marketing and Direct Mail.” There were some 60 marketers from the greater New York area in attendance who had great questions for me and the other two direct and digital marketers on the panel. Here are a few of those questions and a summary of some of my responses:

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Does Your Direct Mail Package Pass the Test? An Essential Checklist—Rules 7-9

Posted July 22, 2020 by in Direct Mail Tips, Strategy and Analysis

We’ve come to the final three (of nine) questions that every direct mail producer should ask before, during, and after you create a direct mail package. Reminder: these questions come courtesy of Paul McQuillan, who turned his experience at a marketing seminar into a piece for Target Marketing. His article appeared a few years  […]

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An Essential Direct Mail Checklist. Does Your Direct Mail Check the Boxes?—Rules 4-6

Posted July 17, 2020 by in Direct Mail Tips, Strategy and Analysis

Continuing our review of the nine questions that should guide every direct mail user— courtesy of Paul McQuillan and an unnamed marketing seminar speaker. Paul turned that seminar encounter into a helpful direct mail checklist and wrote a piece for  Target Marketing a few years ago. Let’s move on to questions four through six. All  […]

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Medicare Marketing: How Will COVID-19 Impact This Year’s AEP?

Posted May 13, 2020 by in Strategy and Analysis

As marketers continue to develop their Medicare marketing plans for this year’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), the impact of COVID-19 means we are no longer marketing within a business-as-usual setting. While some AEP tactics will change, and others will remain the same, direct mail will remain a key part of an omnichannel strategy. For example,  […]

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How to Pivot Nonprofit Marketing Strategies During Times of Uncertainty

Posted April 15, 2020 by in Strategy and Analysis

Our world has been turned upside down as we navigate responding to and containing the spread of COVID-19. Nonprofit marketing is no exception. How should nonprofit organizations adjust their marketing strategies during times of uncertainty? I have heard the question, “Should we stop fundraising?” The short answer is No. Your services as a nonprofit are  […]

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Seven Important Marketing Metrics to Measure in 2020

Posted January 29, 2020 by in Direct Marketing Trends, Strategy and Analysis

What marketing metrics should you be looking at in the coming year to evaluate your marketing program? While not all metrics apply to all situations, the seven key performance indicators listed below can provide the insight you need to keep your marketing campaign on track throughout the coming year. These are the marketing analytics to  […]

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