Exploring Opportunities for Growth at LendIt Fintech

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I’m thrilled to board a plane next week to visit with clients and peers in the Fintech space at the LendIt conference in New York City from May 25–27. Even with the significant financial challenges impacting the world at present, there’s a tremendous amount of opportunity available in this sector, provided brands have the right fintech marketing […]

Integrating Digital and Physical Media Drives Success with Millennials and Gen Z

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It’s no mystery why brands want to market to millennials and Gen Z consumers. The U.S. alone is home to approximately 87.5 million millennials (born 1981-1996). That sounds impressive—until you learn that the latter Gen Z (born 1996-2012) is the largest generation in American history, making up 27% of the population. Together, the two generations hold $165 billion in […]

Creating Order from Chaos: How IWCO Direct 1to1 Simplifies AEP

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There is a tendency to view technology merely as supporting work activities. Without question, technology enables efficient workflow and simplifies activities. But technology is not just a supporting player in high performance marketing campaigns. The limit on what technology can accomplish is not functional capability, but rather the lack of vision to imagine what’s possible. […]

A Creative Director’s Take on the Most Effective Super Bowl LVI Commercials

A recent New Yorker cartoon portrayed two people on the couch watching a football game. The caption: “So have you given any thought to what you’re going to do with your life after the Super Bowl?” For most of us without a team in the fight, the day comes and goes. We hope for a competitive game, […]

Why Translation Alone Isn’t Enough for Marketing to Hispanic Customers!

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In my last post, Direct Mail Strategies to Engage a Hispanic Audience, I introduced the concept that just translating your marketing message from English to Spanish is not enough to engage Hispanic-American consumers. Now, I would like to expand on this and discuss how you must adapt your Hispanic marketing efforts to reach this audience, earn […]

2021 Holiday Shopping Recap: Season was Strong Despite Supply Chain Concerns

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If you read my blog posts, you know that I love shopping. The holiday season, November 1 to December 24, is my favorite time of year for shopping…the decorations, the music, and the sales. The 2020 holiday shopping season was disrupted due to COVID-19 restrictions and in-person shopping included social distancing, a facemask, and hand sanitizer. […]

Direct Mail Strategies to Engage a Hispanic Audience

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Today, Hispanics make up 20% of the U.S. population. At 62.3 million, they are the fastest growing population segment that fuels demographic changes, cultural transformation, and economic growth. Yet, many marketers struggle to engage with this large audience and often fail to provide them with culturally relevant direct mail. There are three myths we hear […]

What Does it Take to Create Great Direct Marketing?

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It’s a big question. True direct response marketing starts with putting relevant, personalized marketing communications in front of targeted prospects. Done well, great direct marketing campaigns target more than just small groups with similar demographics―they target individuals. Every mailpiece or advertisement should reflect the needs of the individual targeted. Effective direct marketing drives response by […]