Category Archives: Direct Marketing

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 »

Content Marketing Outline

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There’s no question about it. To succeed in today’s digital world, your business needs to have a content strategy in place. A content strategy allows you to create, manage, and measure all of your content marketing efforts to make sure your organization is producing effective and relevant content consistently to your audiences. That’s why where… Read More »

MINI Cooper: Covert Data Gathering

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I recently read a case study on a smart multichannel campaign by BMW utilizing personalized URLs. It’s an older campaign, but a good one, and there is an interesting lesson about the use of survey questions that we can all draw from. It’s true that consumers are becoming more and more comfortable giving out personal… Read More »

Want More Print Jobs? Add Mobile

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Mobile is all around us, but too few printers are integrating mobile into their clients’ multichannel marketing campaigns. As the marketing environment continues to fragment, not offering the ability to integrate mobile is like sending your competition a hand-addressed invitation to woo your clients. Offering mobile integration in a multichannel world is a must. Here… Read More »

Tips for Creating a Content Calendar

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Fresh, well-written, and relevant content is an integral part of a successful marketing plan of any modern business. Effectively managing content is also essential, however. Content management strategies include releasing the right content at the right time, using content designed to speak to a specific audience, and making certain that you’ve got a healthy supply… Read More »