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.
At this point in my dating career, I feel like I need to rent a billboard on a major highway and throw my phone number up there. Marketers have the same concern when promoting their businesses—why don't they see ROI on their ad investments? The missing link is having a target market to narrow your audience from the big, loud world down [...]
You just launched a big direct mail acquisition campaign. Close to a million pieces are fanning out to carefully segmented audiences in areas where your research indicates high concentrations of verified prospects. Will it be a hit or a miss? Grab a stopwatch (or your mobile phone with its many timing apps) and let’s consider. […]
When Julie Shaffer from APTech invited me on April 1 via LinkedIn to speak at the PRINT Innovation Exchange, I thought it might be an April Fool’s joke. She said it was my post on CCPA and taxing of professional services that caused her to reach out [...]
Experience-driven content is a hot trend in the marketing world right now, with überflip listing it as one of their 10 B2B Marketing Trends to Watch in 2019. But what is experience-driven content and how can you make it part of your direct marketing strategy? Experience-driven content strategies consider the environment in which the content appears [...]