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How to Use Demographic Targeting

September 30, 2013

How to Use Demographic Targeting Let me begin by stating that my purpose in writing this post is not to convince you why you should use demographic targeting in your direct mail campaigns—its effectiveness is a firmly established and well-documented fact—but how you should use it. For the following example, we’re going to assume you’re a B-to-C company.

Make a Lasting Impression with Magnets

September 23, 2013

Make a Lasting Impression with MagnetsAs businesses get creative in their marketing strategies, they are using magnets to promote themselves. You can make a long-lasting impression by handing out a magnetic business card or branded calendar. These can be put on refrigerators, filing cabinets, magnetic white boards, or any other magnetic surface. This ensures that your information is constantly visible. The more your recipients see your information the more they will remember you. Another clever way to use magnets for your business is to simply adhere a small one to the end of a printed piece. For example, a printed postcard with coupons or a calendar of upcoming events at your location.

Small Business Startup Basics

September 16, 2013

New Business Start up BasicsThere are numerous advantages associated with starting and operating your own business. For instance, you manage your own schedule, you answer to yourself, and you get enjoy all the profits from the business, among other benefits of entrepreneurship. However, owning and starting your own business is also challenging and takes a large amount of consistent motivation and self-discipline. The success or failure of your business rests entirely on your shoulders and can be impacted by how you establish it. With that in mind, before you venture towards starting your own business, you must evaluate whether you possess the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur as well as ensure that your business is set up for success. Let’s dive into some of the major first steps in forming your own business, beginning first and foremost with qualifying yourself as an entrepreneur.

Direct Mail Design and Best Practice

September 9, 2013

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QuantumDigital, Inc. makes targeted direct mail simple and fast. By combining 24-hour turnaround speed, easy-to-use tools, geo-mapping, and an affordable turnkey approach, QuantumDigital helps real estate professionals and small to medium-sized organizations target their marketing and reach customers faster. A provider of printed postcard marketing, direct mail marketing, and on-demand printing services, QuantumDigital is also the creator of QCards, the first direct mail marketing iPhone app for small business.

3 Ways to Use Direct Mail Postcards for Building Leads

September 2, 2013

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Direct mail is a meaningful, interactive, and crucial part of a real estate or other small business marketing campaign. Postcards and other forms of direct mail can be used to direct qualified leads online to interact with a business via its website and / or social media profile. Direct marketing efforts can also be used to gather additional consumer data with which to further qualify them as a prospect. Also, because technology has evolved to allow direct mail and postcard marketing to be more targeted than ever before, sending postcards on a consistent basis is one of the most affordable and cost-effective consumer marketing tactics.