I’ve built a shiny metaphorical bandwagon, and I’m inviting you all to jump on and help me improve the quality and effectiveness of creative direct mail writing in 2020. At the same time, we’re going to—once and for all, I hope, although I know better—say a final farewell to a few nagging direct mail bad habits.
You might have heard through the grapevine that Pantone’s 2020 color of the year is Classic Blue. I see a lot of blue in my job; there are several studies showing blue is America’s favorite color, and approximately one-third of brands use blue in their logos.
Not too long ago, a new client asked us suggestions to make their programs stronger. They scanned a bunch of mail samples we had on the table and leaned back in their chair, asking, “So, what templates do you suggest?” Our answer? “None.”
You know from our reporting on direct mail response rates that direct mail works better than other channels for getting response. That doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to improve it even further. Today’s topic: using cards to captivate your audience …
Hands down, one of the coolest features in IWCO Direct’s Creative Services offices are our whiteboard walls. When we were redesigning some of our office space a few years ago, the Creative Services team got the opportunity to provide input into what we wanted and what would make the workspace more efficient [...]