We often talk about the importance of envelopes and how they are the first hurdle to getting a prospect or customer to read your direct mail—but what if you forgo the envelope altogether? Folded self-mailers are a great way of communicating with your audience quickly and concisely in a cost-efficient manner without the fuss of […]
What do you think of when you hear the word “marketing”? Fancy advertising campaigns in Times Square? Those hilarious State Farm commercials? That’s what I used to think, too. After all, the dictionary definition of “marketing” is this: “The process or technique of promoting, selling, and distributing a product or service.” I’ve learned over […]
Quick, which offer will pull better: 50% off or Half Off? Should you offer something FREE or Complimentary? Buy One Get One Free or BOGO? If you answered “It depends” to the questions above, you’re right. That is why we test.
If you are a regular reader of IWCO Direct’s blog, you’ll know that we are active proponents of direct mail testing as part of a comprehensive direct marketing strategy. When we test direct mail, we learn what creative messaging and formats (and data) achieve the best results for our clients. At the same time, […]
While direct mail best practices tend to stand the test of time, they aren’t carved in stone. Today, I’d like to take some time to revisit one of my more popular blogs from a few years back, titled “Maximize Value with These Effective Direct Mail Techniques,” and see what has changed, what hasn’t, […]