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5 Tips for Better Direct Mail Pieces

Want to create awesome direct mail? You must always carefully consider the list, the message, and the call to action, but other factors make a highly effective mail piece, too. These include things like the trim size, shape, and texture of the piece. Let’s look at five considerations for creating standout mail pieces.  Trim size…
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How Do You Really Measure Success?

What makes a great customer? Is it the one who places a huge order once, but never again? Or the one who places small orders but orders from you consistently year after year? We need to measure Lifetime Customer Value (LCV) to answer this question.  LCV is an important concept. Think about your loyalty to…
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Ordering Labels? You Need to Know These 10 Things

At first, you might see labels as a simple product. They need to stick to your folding cartons, envelopes, and corrugated containers. They need to look nice, give the buyer information, and reflect your brand. However, labels are more than attractive displays with sticky backs. There is a practical element to them, too. They must adhere…
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Practical Benefits of Color You Should Not Overlook

When designing any printed piece, it’s essential to think about the aesthetics of color. But did you know that color can have very practical benefits, too? Here are some crucial ways that color can boost your bottom line. Helps people remember. Not only do you want recipients to pay attention to your messaging, but you…
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Channel Preferences Matter More Than You Might Think

  There are many channels that allow you to communicate with your customers. From direct mail to email and social media, the options have exploded. But not every customer prefers the same channels, and depending on the type of communication, customers might prefer different channels for each.  Get the channel right, and you make it…
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Marketing Is Hard: Is the Extra Effort Worth It?

Let’s face it. Marketing isn’t easy. There are so many things to think about — creative, offer, list, personalization, and more. Are those extra hours of investment worth it? To find the answer, let’s look at the results of a classic study from The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).  Conducted in conjunction with Dr. Frank…
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Got Buyer Trust? Your Marketing Channels Can Help

Every time a buyer makes a purchase, they are placing a vote of trust. They trust that the product will do what the advertiser says it will do. They trust that the quality is good and that the product won’t break or malfunction when they use it. They trust that the value they are paying…
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Do You Know These 5 Loyalty Behaviors?

If you want to know whether your customers are loyal, there are five places you can look. These behaviors, called “loyalty behaviors,” are like breadcrumbs that customers leave that tell you whether they are loyal to you… or not. These are five behaviors you want to excel in! How would your company fare in each?…
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Specialty Techniques When You Need to Be “Extra”

Sometimes you want a little extra in your direct marketing projects. What you are doing may be great, but there are times when you need a little something more. When that happens, you can look to specialty techniques and processes. Here are five design techniques for when you need something to knock your audience’s socks…
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Who Determines Your Brand? Your Customers!

Brand image matters. It’s how consumers see your brand, whether it’s positive or negative, and whether it’s a brand they want to be associated with. What’s your brand image? Hip? Edgy? Socially conscious? Are you the “go-to” destination for people who love adventure?  While the brand image is critical, it isn’t determined by what you…
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