Those who know me understand I’m rarely at a loss for words, but after reviewing the direct mail response rates cited in the recently released 2018 DMA Response Rate Report (DMA membership required, fees apply), I was left a little speechless. Even though we’ve historically seen direct mail lead the pack when it comes to […]
When I’m not researching marketing trends in my professional life, I like to put my sleuthing skills to work in my personal life. For instance, I recently had a hair appointment for highlights (or what I refer to as ‘enhancements’). Prior to my appointment, I decided to look up hair trends for 2019 and found […]
There’s been a lot of hubbub about how to best market to millennials, which makes sense—the millennial population adds up to more than 70 million, and makes up about 35% of the U.S. workforce, according to the Pew Research Center. Now that those born between 1980 and 1999 are in the workforce, millennials have […]
For decades, direct mail has driven profitable customer acquisition efforts for financial, insurance, cable, and a variety of other verticals across both consumer and business-to-business industries. With the rise of digital marketing, we’ve seen marketing dollars shift in part to digital, but much of that spend later returns to direct mail after marketers found they […]
Developing a successful, one-to-one customer acquisition campaign requires a lot of hard work and planning. And there are a myriad of variables that must be taken into account when determining which channels—or combination of channels—you should deploy. Those variables include, but are not limited to, your target audience, your media/marketing budget, the category, the path to purchase, and last but certainly not least, your business objectives.