Facebook is highly valued for its ability to deliver hyper-targeted campaigns with the push of a button, making it tempting to singularly focus on social media when reaching a very specific audience is imperative. What some marketers may not realize, however, is that the targeted information gathered from social media campaigns can be utilized for direct mail, too, ensuring your brand is in front of your ideal audience no matter the channel.
Customer relationship management (CRM), or the practice of managing and analyzing a company’s interactions with their customers, is a strategic blend of marketing efforts, sales, customer service and support. Because CRM relies on data, it is often solely associated with digital communications strategies. But using the data gathered from CRM systems is also highly effective for direct mail campaigns as an integrated, one-to-one approach to customer-centric marketing.
Your audience is the most important element of any communications campaign. Target the wrong people, and all your hard work will be forgotten in seconds... which is why a strategic mailing list is the one thing you must get right when sending marketing postcards, flyers or other direct mail pieces.
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Companies with strong omnichannel strategies retain 89% of their customers. This relatively new way of thinking represents a marketing shift that small businesses can implement into integrated campaigns that achieve high response rates and lasting brand/consumer relationships.
96 percent of marketers said that they believe personalization helps advance relationships with customers. What is personalization, and how can small businesses and organizations take the concept a step further?
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You may already use direct mail postcards to promote your small business’s events, offer discounts or coupons, or simply keep in touch with your customers in a unique way. If you're looking to up your game, or want to get started, there are a few design basics you should know that will ensure your mail is compelling and elicits the response you desire.
Years ago, postcards, flyers, magnets and brochures were the go-to when it came to marketing yourself as an agent. With the introduction of digital marketing, those strategies have been disrupted by social media, websites and email newsletters. All good things, but mailing postcards and other direct mail pieces, combined with introducing yourself to the neighborhood door-to-door, is still the most personal and most memorable way to build positive relationships with potential clients.
For small businesses and organizations, the holiday season is an annual opportunity to reach and deepen relationships with target audiences through thoughtful, personalized campaigns. Eager to optimize holiday promotional opportunities, marketers for brands and organizations are making their lists and checking them twice to determine the best channels, aiming to reach people at the right time, with the right message, via the right channel.
To be effective, marketing has to get inside the mindset of whomever your product or service is trying to reach, a best practice that's no different for direct mail campaigns. Before sending any kind of mailer, it's important to take a step back and think about the people that drive your business.