Category Archives: Direct Mail

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 »

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 »

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 »

Comcast Bills Call Customers Nasty Names

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Your client’s customer database — its most precious resource. Used for invoicing, customer communications, and as a critical source of data for their marketing list, the customer database is your client’s lifeblood. How easily can it be compromised? A recent Comcast horror story shows just how easily. One customer, Mary, continually had trouble with her… Read More »