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2021 Holiday Shopping Recap: Season was Strong Despite Supply Chain Concerns

Posted January 19, 2022 by in Direct Marketing Trends

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?

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IWCO Direct Enjoyed an Exciting 2021 and is Poised for an Even More Exciting 2022

Posted December 29, 2021 by in Announcements, Direct Mail Marketing

It’s been an exciting year at IWCO Direct. Last June, we announced a $50 million strategic investment designed to accelerate our evolution as a leading strategic solutions partner―the largest single investment in the company’s 52-year history. A major portion of that investment is transforming our production platform to allow us to meet the ever-evolving needs of performance marketers.

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Direct Mail Strategies to Engage a Hispanic Audience

Posted September 29, 2021 by in Strategy and Analysis

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  […]

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How Our Expanding Tech Stack Powers Omnichannel Marketing Programs

Posted September 15, 2021 by in Direct Marketing Trends, Dynamic Content Management

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  […]

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Interactive Content Management Delivers Direct Marketing at the Speed of Need

Posted November 4, 2020 by in Dynamic Content Management

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  […]

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2021 Will Bring Enhanced Services to Our Data Analytics Solutions

Posted October 30, 2020 by in Strategy and Analysis

For more than 16 years, IWCO Direct has offered data analytics solutions, including robust modeling and analytics that improve Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI) for our clients. In early 2021, we will be expanding our offering with additional statistical and analytics resources by adding four team members. Today I wanted to provide just a few  […]

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ANA Data & Analytics Conference: Expert Advice to Sustain, Grow, & Transform Direct Mail

Posted September 23, 2020 by in Direct Marketing Trends

The second annual ANA Data & Analytics Conference, hosted by American Express, was virtual this year, but its impact and insights were very real. ANA promised the audience would hear from key experts on innovation in data-driven tools and new technologies, personalization, brand and creative techniques founded in neuro-marketing, as well as the latest in compliance and privacy laws. More than 20 of my IWCO Direct colleagues registered for the event, and all who dialed in agreed it was a rousing success.

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A Discussion of Direct Marketing Trends with the AMA Southern Connecticut

Posted September 16, 2020 by in Direct Marketing Trends

I recently participated in a virtual panel for American Marketing Association’s southern Connecticut chapter on direct marketing trends titled "An Industry Reset: The Resurgence of Integrated Marketing and Direct Mail.” There were some 60 marketers from the greater New York area in attendance who had great questions for me and the other two direct and digital marketers on the panel. Here are a few of those questions and a summary of some of my responses:

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Enhanced Marketing Technology Drives Capability, Capacity, and Efficiency

Posted July 1, 2020 by in Strategy and Analysis

We’re always on the lookout for new marketing technology that will make us more efficient and our clients more successful. What drives our technology enhancement decisions? In most cases, capability, capacity, and cost are all major factors in the equation. Another key factor is understanding what consumers respond to and what our clients tell us  […]

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