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Four Questions to Ask Before Using Humor in Marketing

Posted April 9, 2019 by in Creative

Is using humor a good tactic—or strategy—for selling your product with direct marketing? Depends. That’s a good place to start. It depends on the product. If you were creating a direct marketing campaign for Depends Adult Incontinence products, humor might not be your strongest approach, a) because a certain sensitivity is called for in this category and b) it’s off brand. A humorous campaign for Huggies diapers? Different story.

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3 Grammar Rules Marketers Can Safely Break – IWCO Direct

3 Times You Can Break the Grammar Rules in Your Marketing Copy

Posted February 15, 2019 by in Creative, Direct Mail Tips

Grammar is nit-picky and tricky, and it’s constantly evolving with our culture and turning hard-and-fast rules into bendable guidelines. Yes, there are still rules, but they can be a bit obscure or not entirely enforced in colloquial speaking, so we can run into situations in which following proper grammar rules makes writing sound overly formal  […]

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7 Easy Ways to Make Marketing Copy More Engaging – IWCO Direct

7 Ways to Make Your Marketing Copy More Engaging

Posted January 30, 2019 by in Creative

Do you still believe the tired platitude that everyone hates direct mail? Hate, tolerate, or love it, direct mail gets results. And it’s become a key, if not essential, part of the mix for any smart marketing strategy. But let’s concede that there may be a grain of truth to that old chestnut [...]

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My Favorite Grammar Resources for Marketing Copy

My Favorite Grammar Resources

Posted December 11, 2018 by in Creative

It happens more often than I’d like to admit—someone comes to me with a grammar question, and I think I know what the answer is, but I’m not completely sure. Or I know the answer but couldn’t tell you what grammar rule I’m using to reach that conclusion. In my mind, “not completely sure” or  […]

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