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Boosting Sales with Loyalty Programs

Everyone likes to be rewarded for their loyalty. That’s why more and more marketers are offering a loyalty program these days. Direct mail offers unique benefits for these programs because you can offer coupons, deals, and offers and encourage participation with high-impact visual imagery that reinforces the value of the offer and excites your customers…
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Tips for Getting People to Read Your Content

The buzz is all about content marketing these days. Direct mail, newsletters, white papers, social media, blogs. But more important than the channel used to deliver your content is the content itself. Are you giving your audience something they want to read? Here are give tips for developing content that will engage your customers and…
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Stand Out, Above the Competition

Stand out physically. A traditional 8.5 x 11-inch sheet will easily blend into a pile. Consider using different shapes and sizes to make your materials “harder to lose” and easier to notice. Make ‘Em POP! Various print and finish elements can increase the “volume” of your message over that of your competitors. We offer a…
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Demystifying Basic Paper Terms: Bringing Clarity to Print

There is a bewildering variety of printing papers available, and deciphering a print quote can seem like reading a foreign language. Here are some of the most relevant terms you need to know. Basis weight is the weight in pounds of a ream (500 sheets) of a paper at its basic size, or the size…
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Keeping Marketing Clean & Presentable

Have you ever seen a marketing piece so cluttered that your eye didn’t know where to focus? In which the marketer was throwing so much at you at once that the point of the entire message got lost? Especially when you have a great product, this is easy to do. There is so much to…
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Want Better Results? Get Scientific!

When it comes to marketing spend, there is value in trusting your gut. But more and more marketers are looking to the numbers. According to a new survey by Adobe, marketers are increasingly relying on data and analytics to guide their decisions. Creativity is critical, but that creativity needs to be guided by hard numbers…
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Counteract Commoditization with Creativity

Anyone can come up with a snazzy jingle or discount a product. Marrying great creative with insightful, database-driven personalization is more challenging. It also generates better results because the mailer is relevant, not just catchy. When one safety products company exchanged its static mailers for creative, highly personalized mailers, for example, the results were dramatic.…
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Print Remains #1 Motivator for Nonprofit Donations

With all the media channels available, the choices can be confusing for nonprofits. What is the most effective channel for soliciting donations? According to a new study by YouGov, it’s direct mail. The November 2013 survey of more than 1,150 U.S adults, found the following: One-fifth (21%) of respondents cited direct mail solicitations as the prompt for…
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Profile Before You Personalize

Want to achieve higher levels of success with your 1:1 (personalized) printing campaigns? Profile before you personalize! What does this mean? It means understanding what your customers look like as aggregate demographic or psychographic groups before you send targeted mailings or personalize to them as individuals.

Position Yourself as an Expert

No matter what business you’re in, you are the expert in something. Establishing yourself as an authority gives you a coveted status that places you head and shoulders above your competition. It also builds loyalty with your client base and generates interest from prospects. But how do you establish expert status? Here are a few ideas. Believe you are…
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