Category Archives: Direct Marketing

5 Ways to Make the Most of Online Marketing

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Marketing online is much more than opening a website or starting a social media account. While it is true that these things can help you reach your audience, there’s an art to bringing in new visitors. Too many business owners have the idea that an online presence will bring in sales or new clients within… Read More »

Cleaning Authority Does QR Codes Well

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I am seeing more and more direct mail campaigns with QR Codes done well. Cleaning Authority provides yet another example of how you can use QR Codes to help your customers boost their direct mail results. Cleaning Authority is a national housecleaning service, and the other day, I received a simple self-folding mailer with a… Read More »

Why You Need to Know Your Forest Stats

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Earlier this week, I stopped into my local Verizon Wireless store to pay my bill and save a stamp. After making my payment, the salesperson went to print my receipt, and while he was away from the desk, I received one by text. When he got back, I joked about the double receipt and said… Read More »

Chasing AR from behind

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The other day, I had a conversation with MJ Anderson, CMO of Trekk, one of the companies on the forefront of mobile technologies like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) with a focus on how they drive the world of print. A lot happened in that conversation, but there is one point I’d like… Read More »

How to Turn Your Website into Your Top Sales Rep

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The gap between your print business and the digital world is shrinking…fast. The fact is, your customers are out surfing the web right now, sharing stories on social media, utilizing Web-to-print solutions and possibly researching your print business. An effective website not only sends your customers a message about your business and brand, it can… Read More »

What’s Your Company’s Value?

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When considering how you’re going to market and position your business, always keep in mind one simple fact: your customers want you to make their companies and lives better. Does your marketing clearly let them know how you can do just that? Or are you merely telling them facts about how great your products are… Read More »

Do You Know What’s Happening in the C-Suite?

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As printers increasingly transition into marketing services providers, it’s critical to understand what is happening in the C-Suite, or the senior executives within a company. Specifically for our industry, we are interested in the marketing and business development executives. To this end, IBM’s “Redefining Markets: Insights from the C-Suite Study,” provides a mother load. The… Read More »

Stasis in Direct Mail Formats . . . An Opportunity?

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Mintel Comperemedia, which aggregates and analyzes direct mail data from around the industry, recently did an assessment of direct mail over a three-year period.  It looked at estimated mail volume, use of digital response mechanisms, and spend across nine sectors. The report, titled “Trends in Direct Mail and Digital Integration,” has one overarching theme—stasis. Considering… Read More »

Maintaining Consistency in Marketing

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In today’s modern marketing world, businesses of all kinds have cornered the ways to disrupt and attract customers from one competitor to the next. With information so readily available, anyone can track who and how a business attracts and maintains customers. Unfortunately, there’s no golden secret to uncover; when it comes to effective marketing in… Read More »