The ability to successfully use data to optimize omnichannel marketing campaigns is something we are proud of at IWCO Direct. Our commitment to achieving reliably better results offers our clients program improvements of up to 50%. That’s why I was excited when I had the opportunity to take a deep dive into the role of data to enhance response rates and Return on Investment (ROI) during the recent Association of National Advertisers (ANA) Data & Direct Marketing Virtual Half-Day Conference, Optimizing Your Data-Driven Direct Marketing Strategy, hosted by American Express.
As we head into Labor Day Weekend, the telltale signs of fall are beginning to appear and brands are starting to think about next year’s marketing plans and strategies. One continuing issue for direct marketers is finding the right balance between data and personalization to power successful campaigns. I was recently asked to write an […]
Direct mail is … back? Actually, due to the effectiveness of direct mail, it never went away. Its reputation as a high-value marketing channel whose results are testable and verifiable over multiple iterations (in contrast to ever-more questionable online marketing) has strengthened its appeal over the past 20 years. Oh, and the only personal information […]
I’ve been saying since I joined the company as CEO, and it’s never been more true: it’s an exciting time at IWCO. I’ve spent the majority of the last few months meeting with teams across our platform to discover what’s working, where we can improve performance for our clients, and how we can continue to […]
Wow! Who would have thought when the postal community gathered in May 2019 for the National Postal Forum (NPF) in Indianapolis that it would be three long years before our community could get together in-person again? That’s why this admitted “postal geek” is so eager to reconnect with his mailing industry friends at this year’s National Postal Forum at the Phoenix Convention Center, where the theme will be “Facing the Future. Together.”
A recent New Yorker cartoon portrayed two people on the couch watching a football game. The caption: “So have you given any thought to what you’re going to do with your life after the Super Bowl?” For most of us without a team in the fight, the day comes and goes. We hope for a […]
The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has released its long awaited 2021 Response Rate Report (membership required) that once again reinforces direct mail ROI as the highest of all channels they studied. Leveraging a multi-format offering across multiple production platforms, direct mail ROI topped the list at 112% ―a stronger return than from any other channel!
Let’s play a game (not Tic Tac Toe). How many ways can you think of to market your product or service? Instead of “ways,” you may prefer technical terms such as channels. Or tactics. Or marketing mix. Or even media plan. Let’s name a few, including the obligatory digital option: Digital — I’m lumping various […]
Like most new jobs, I was excited, but wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when I joined IWCO Direct about a month ago. I began my career at an agency with direct marketing in its blood, Ogilvy & Mather. And I knew IWCO Direct would give me the opportunity to rekindle that DM experience by […]
In today’s multichannel, multi-touch marketing environment, having the right “tech stack” is essential for reaching the right individuals with the right offer at the right time. However, it can get overwhelming thinking about all these systems and how all that data needs to be harnessed, protected, and utilized. As a marketer, you shouldn’t need a […]