We’ve talked a lot in the past about finding the right tone and format for your direct marketing message—for instance, keeping financial offers in official formats like a #10 envelope, and entertainment offers in promotional layouts with brighter colors and graphics. What we don’t often talk about is the fact that we often present a […]
You know when you’re riffling through your mail and you find a direct mail piece that is down-right painful? Where you see it and think to yourself, “Who on Earth thought this was a good idea?” and then toss it into a pile, never to be seen again? I come across a lot of direct mail design mistakes [...]
I was recently asked, “What are your plans for Mother’s Day?” and had to check my calendar. My oldest, the teenager, has a basketball tournament. The youngest, a pre-teen, has a softball tournament. The tournaments are an hour and a half away from each other. It is going to be another “pick your favorite daughter […]
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.
It’s that time of year! Yes, spring is finally here, and folks in the Midwest are starting to see subtle signs of ice melting and trees blossoming. San Francisco is about to blossom as well with more than 5,000 savvy marketers, influencers, and innovators looking to reinvent and reinvigorate the Fintech space at the LendIt […]