Category Archives: Direct Marketing

QR Code / Mobile Game on Labels

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Yesterday, we were out for a burger and I saw something interesting on a bottle of catsup. It was a QR Code that led to a game of mobile Trivial Pursuit to help us pass the time until the food arrived. I scanned the code, and instead of taking me to the game directly, it… Read More »

Do You Own Technology, or Does It Own You?

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I’m sitting on the deck of our family camp. There is no cellphone service here, and for the first time, we have wireless. I’m not sure whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing. But the service is so slow that it doesn’t really matter either way. It’s our annual vacation to New Hampshire,… Read More »

5 Tidal Shifts Signally AR as Today’s Reality?

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I have gotten used to writing that AR is on the cusp of adoption, that it’s still too cost-prohibitive and complex to see widespread adoption as yet, but is that changing? Has it already? I seen more and more AR on consumer products and signage, and I’ve run across applications designed to simplify the process… Read More »

5 Mobile Marketing Tips

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Whether you’re in a large business or a small retail store, mobile marketing should play an important role in your marketing plan. With nearly 64% of American adults owning a smartphone of some kind, businesses are bound to take their marketing mobile. According to an eMarketer study, only five years ago, 2.1% of all digital… Read More »

Non-Smartphone Users Not Wanted

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When it comes to the battle of print vs. e-media, some companies just need to go through the cycle. Over the years, there have been many examples of companies (retailers, in particular) that have eliminated their catalogs or other print marketing materials to go exclusively digital. However, when sales take the inevitable dip, their print… Read More »

Integrated Marketing Software: A Must-Have for 2015

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No matter what type of industry, the ultimate goal is creating an organizational structure that is as efficient as possible. That’s where integrated marketing software comes in. Every print, mail, and fulfillment organization needs effective marketing that powerfully portrays their products or services, and captures their data and information in a central repository. However, with… Read More »

Test Me, See What Grabs Me

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I get a lot of nonprofit solicitations, and it’s not often that one really grabs me. This one did. It was from the March of Dimes, and what grabbed me was how different it was from the others. Usually, I get dimes and address labels. Sometimes I get dimes and a notepad. Sometimes I just… Read More »

We Know Multichannel Works . . . Now What?

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We all know multichannel marketing works. The question is no longer the value of that approach. It’s the challenges of selecting the right channels, integrating those channels, and the costs associated with doing it well. How much additional benefit do they get from adding channels in light of the amount of time, effort, and expertise… Read More »

3 Metrics to Improve Your Cross Media Campaigns

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When increasing the success of your organization’s marketing efforts, cross media marketing has proven to be a useful tool. Everyone is looking to increase the ROI that they receive from the things they create and distribute – including emails, landing pages, mobile campaigns, mailers, flyers, and more. By integrating those pieces with other offers and… Read More »