If you read my blogs, you know I enjoy coffee, and, of course, direct mail statistics. So when my colleague, Kurt Ruppel, shared with me The State of Direct Mail Consumer Insights report (released from Mintel Comperemedia in partnership with LOB), I poured myself a large cup of coffee and began to read. WOW! This report is packed with beneficial direct mail stats, compiled through interviews with more than 2,000 US consumers over the age of 18, to understand their usage, attitudes, and preferences for the direct mail channel.
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 […]
A few years back, I was out on a sailing trip with other dads and their young sons in the Gulf of Mexico. The afternoon wind had died, so our captain suggested we take down the big sails and try our luck catching some dinner. My son and I eagerly dropped in our lines and […]
Financial service providers have a tremendous opportunity to gain market share by marketing to Hispanic American consumers. According to the Pew Research Center, “Multicultural groups accounted for 91.7% of the nation’s population growth over the past decade.” Hispanics were the fastest-growing segment of the American population, accounting for 57% of the growth, yet Hispanic American […]
There is a tendency to view technology merely as supporting work activities. Without question, technology enables efficient workflow and simplifies activities. But technology is not just a supporting player in high performance marketing campaigns. The limit on what technology can accomplish is not functional capability, but rather the lack of vision to imagine what’s possible. […]
In my last post, Direct Mail Strategies to Engage a Hispanic Audience, I introduced the concept that just translating your marketing message from English to Spanish is not enough to engage Hispanic-American consumers. Now, I would like to expand on this and discuss how you must adapt your Hispanic marketing efforts to reach this audience, earn their trust, and turn them into loyal customers.
If you read my blog posts, you know that I love shopping. The holiday season, November 1 to December 24, is my favorite time of year for shopping…the decorations, the music, and the sales. The 2020 holiday shopping season was disrupted due to COVID-19 restrictions and in-person shopping included social distancing, a facemask, and hand sanitizer. What would disrupt the 2021 holiday shopping season?
Today, Hispanics make up 20% of the U.S. population. At 62.3 million, they are the fastest growing population segment that fuels demographic changes, cultural transformation, and economic growth. Yet, many marketers struggle to engage with this large audience and often fail to provide them with culturally relevant direct mail. There are three myths we hear […]
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 […]
What do we mean by “Direct Marketing at the Speed of Need”? Simply stated, it is the ability to quickly reach existing or potential customers or members with pertinent and personalized marketing content regardless of the channel. Web browsing offers a great example of rapid response marketing with its ability to provide relevant content based […]