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5 Surprising Ways to Market with Packaging

If you are selling products on the retail shelf, packaging is one of your most important faces to market. When buyers are making a decision between two products, labels and product packaging can be the deciding factor. When buyers plan to purchase one product, great labels and packaging can entice them to purchase another.  DESIGN…
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Direct Mail: A Better Way to Re-Engage Abandoned Cart Shoppers

Studies show that 70% of online shopping carts are abandoned. Whether you are a corner bakery or the neighborhood auto parts store, this matters—a lot. More and more sales are going online, and you need to convert every cart to a sale. Abandoned carts are not always due to shoppers losing interest. Sometimes they just…
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Avoid the Content Marketing Disconnect

Regardless of the channel you use, relevant content is critical. Uberflip, a content delivery platform, recently conducted a survey of B2B buyers and marketers to find out. It compared buyers’ needs and expectations regarding content to the content that marketers are actually delivering. The results? Marketers are sending content, but not always the content B2B…
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9 Tips to Increase Snail Mail Open Rates

Even the best written sales letter will be ineffective if it’s never read. This is why the envelope can be the key determining whether your direct mail gets opened or tossed. Here are some ideas for making your envelopes more enticing: Oversize it. Anything outside of the standard #10 envelope will set your piece apart. Make…
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Fonts Set a Tone & Shape a Story

Good typography equals good communication. We have thousands of typefaces to choose from. What does your choice of typography say about you? Historically, typographers designed almost all of the classic fonts for specific purposes. Let’s look at the history of some of our favorite fonts. Venetian book printer Aldus Manutius invented italic type not because…
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Don’t Just Design- Stand Out

Your customers are buried under an avalanche of conventional and uninteresting print materials every day. How can you elevate your marketing collateral, direct mail, and displays with simple design changes, no matter what your budget? By creating a unique visual identity. Being unique doesn’t mean throwing out the basic tenets of marketing and design. But…
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What Do Your Mailings Say About You?

Remember the old phrase, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”? That’s true in marketing, too. What do your marketing campaigns say about you? Let’s look at two different approaches. Dear homeowner, We’re having a big sale! Come into our showroom this weekend and check out our wide variety of merchandise.…
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Rally Sales with Drip Marketing

What is drip marketing? It is a powerful form of marketing in which marketers gradually drip content out to customers and prospects over time. Drip marketing includes a wide variety of channels, including direct mail, email, newsletters, and social media. It can be used for brand building, product introduction, cross-sells, and a variety of other…
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5 Reasons to Beef Up Your Visual Content

Is your marketing content heavy on the text? Or graphics? If it’s the former, you might want to change your strategy. Today’s marketing content, whether in print or electronic media, is increasingly heavy on the visual content. Here are five facts supporting the importance of graphics and images that every marketer ought to know. Ninety-three…
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Increase Customer Loyalty and Impressions with Surveys

One of the best uses of your marketing dollars is to protect your existing customer base. You’ve worked hard to earn their loyalty. Now you want to keep it. Consider the benefits of utilizing customer surveys. Let’s look at an example: A regional grocery store chain was experiencing increased competition from a large national chain…
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