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​Top 8 Postcard Marketing Tips for Small Businesses in 2016

May 4, 2016

More businesses will witness the value of postcard marketing as part of their conversion funnels in 2016. In a world where technology is ever-present in our lives and we are bombarded with countless emails and advertisements every single day, it often takes something tangible to stand out from the crowd.

Postcard marketing, or direct mail, remains one of the most consistently effective means of marketing to customers. One of the greatest features of this form of marketing is the fact that, done right, it resonates across a wide variety of demographics.

The Ins and Outs of Ad Blockers

April 6, 2016

The advertising world is hotly debating Ad Blockers and what it means to businesses and consumers alike. In this blog post we will explore 'What is Ad Blocking?, 'Who do Ad Blockers affect?', and 'How businesses and advertisers can work around an Ad Blocker.'

The Ultimate Guide to Direct Mail

March 8, 2016

This guide is designed to give our readers a comprehensive overview of direct mail as an advertising medium and how it can be used by businesses to maximize their company's profit potential. In it we outline what direct mail marketing is, how to successfully deploy mail as part of an integrated marketing campaign, and what the future holds for direct mail and marketing as a whole.

Marketing and advertising is one of the oldest institutions in the world and, without it, the world would be entirely different place. Direct mail is one of the most integral pieces in the wider marketing puzzle and is seeing a renaissance of relevance and effectiveness in an otherwise increasingly digital world.

If you're unsure, proof of the importance of direct mail marketing to the advertising world is in the millions of dollars spent each year on direct mail campaigns and moving forward, advertising budgets are only expected to increase as brands see positive results of modern direct mail technology in their marketing mix.

For any marketer looking to maximize his efforts in 2016, this guide will hopefully serve as the a resource for seeing his campaigns exceed expectations and realize the full potential of what is one of the most valuable and relevant forms of marketing currently in existence.

10 Biggest Challenges Facing Direct Mail Marketers and How to Overcome Them

January 7, 2016

The world of direct mail is ever-evolving. New advances, innovations, and technologies inevitably emerge each year that typically enhance the effectiveness of direct mail marketing campaigns. However, these innovations can sometimes give rise to new challenges for marketers and understanding how to overcome these will be imperative in 2016.

2016 is sure to be another impressive year for direct mail and there's no doubting it will remain one of the most pivotal cogs in any company's marketing machine but it is important to be aware of potential obstacles and challenges marketers face in the world of direct mail because "forewarned is forearmed," as they say.

​Taking a Look at the Future of Direct Mail Marketing

December 4, 2015

As with many forms of marketing, direct mail must evolve in order to remain as effective and efficient as it's been traditionally. This is especially true to keep up with the ever-growing realms of digital and social media marketing.

Direct mail is one of the oldest and most successful forms of marketing to specific groups of consumers. There are multiple factors that have allowed it to remain a leading strategy for many companies whose goal is to achieve the optimum return on investment.

For objectives such as building brand awareness and encouraging consumers to take action, direct mail marketing still delivers results and offers innovative advancements to the tried and true method. Thanks to integrations with CRM and tracking tools, direct mail marketing maintains a strong and effective position among the many tactics offered to businesses today.

Lesser Known Lucrative Careers for Specific Personalities

November 18, 2015

Whether you're considering your career path or looking to make a career change, deciding what career is best for you can be overwhelming and even intimidating. It takes self reflection and an understanding of your strengths to point you in the right direction, but sometimes there are less obvious job options that you may not know to consider. If you're called to travel or you love math, there are ways to make a living using your talents. If you love what you do, you will do it well and the success will follow. QuantumPostcards salutes the entrepreneurs and business people who follow their dreams. We encourage you to push through doubt and make things happen.

How to Combine Your Direct Mail Campaign with Your Digital Strategy

November 16, 2015

It goes without saying that marketing can make or break a business, as it is essentially the business' voice to its intended audience. Therefore, marketing is instrumental in getting your company recognition within your industry.

Regardless of industry, business today can be a minefield fraught with obstacles that need to be overcome and/or negotiated. One of the best tools any company has in their arsenal for competing effectively is their marketing department. However, marketing is a multi-faceted bow with a multitude of different components that all need to work in perfect harmony to be truly successful in driving your company's brand awareness and revenue forward.

​Using Direct Mail to Increase Brand Awareness

October 27, 2015

Being a successful business in this day and age is becoming increasingly difficult as more and more competitors inevitably emerge within your marketing space. Standing out from the crowd can often seem impossible.

This, of course, is where marketing comes into play. Grasping a number one position in the public consciousness may be your ultimate goal. You want your business brand to be top-of- mind when making purchasing decisions. This calls for multitude of strategies, but it is essentially about building brand awareness.

However, there are a variety of marketing endeavors that companies can undertake to enhance the recognition of their brand and few are as effective as direct mail marketing. It really can solidify a brand's message into the mind's eye of the consumer.

How to Segment Your Direct Mail Database to Achieve Better Response Rate / Engagement

October 7, 2015

There are a lot of levers that need to be kept in mind when it comes to successful direct mail marketing campaigns. But few are more instrumental than making sure that you've effectively segmented your database.

Making sure you correctly segment your database of customers is something that, in principle, sounds simple. But in actuality, it requires some strategic thinking and work to ensure you send the right direct mail communications to the right customers.

With a variety of ways and methods that can be employed to properly segment your direct mail database, it's important to consider them all. Then, make a decision based on the merits of each method and how they will best suit your market segments.

Free Motivational Poster Designs

September 29, 2015

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Looking to bring motivation to your workplace or home office? We've created some poster designs to keep you going. Season 5 of Scandal kicked off last week, and if you're a fan of Kerry Washington's character, Olivia Pope, one of these designs is for you!

If you think you could use some inspiration hanging on your wall, here are three free poster designs you can download. Let QuantumPostcards print your ledger, large, or extra large posters, and bring a little motivation into your work space.