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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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What Should Your Outer Envelope Say?

Posted April 22, 2020 by in Creative

You probably know the expression “the eyes are the window to the soul.” It’s much the same with direct mail: the outer envelope (OE)—with or without a window—gives insight into the inner contents. The OE is a blank slate for your direct mail package, and has the potential to telegraph what someone will find inside.  […]

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Seven Important Marketing Metrics to Measure in 2020

Posted January 29, 2020 by in Direct Marketing Trends, Strategy and Analysis

What marketing metrics should you be looking at in the coming year to evaluate your marketing program? While not all metrics apply to all situations, the seven key performance indicators listed below can provide the insight you need to keep your marketing campaign on track throughout the coming year. These are the marketing analytics to  […]

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Data Drives the Top 2020 Marketing Trends

Posted January 15, 2020 by in Strategy and Analysis

I promise to avoid (almost all) references to 2020 hindsight, but it’s hard to talk about 2020 marketing trends without looking back at 2019. In researching earlier marketing trends, I learned that ANA started surveying their members in 2014 to determine the marketing word of the year. Here’s their list.

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How to Avoid Four Common Direct Mail Design Mistakes

Posted June 4, 2019 by in Creative

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 [...]

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Utility Marketing: Consumers Open to Hot Deals After Paying High Heating Bills

Posted February 26, 2019 by in Strategy and Analysis

Less than one month ago, much of the U.S. fell victim to the polar vortex. All across the nation, severely cold temperatures led to canceled flights, closed schools, and dangerous conditions. According to weather.com, at least four locations tied or set all-time record lows, including a bone-chilling negative 43 degrees northwest of Mather, Wisconsin,  […]

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