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Words Matter - Strategy for Your Direct Mail Postcards

August 31, 2015

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Using postcards in your direct mail marketing campaign is an effective tool to get a message across to specific people you are targeting. While visuals are necessary for branding and setting the stage, your messaging is what tells the story and may or may not get your audience to act. Here are some quick tips to be sure your message is strong and inspiring.

When to Include “Or Current Resident” on Postcards

August 27, 2015

When to Use "Or Current Resident" on Your Direct Mail

When you send a direct mail postcard campaign, how can you make sure you don’t mail to names and addresses that are out of date?

There are several ways to ensure your message reaches the right addresses. One of the most effective ways is to make sure you use a mailing list that’s recent and 100% up to date, as opposed to an older mailing list that may contain out-of-date entries.

Another way is to use “Or Current Resident” in the address field of your direct mail campaign. You can do this by checking the “Print Or Current Occupant” option when you use our direct mail postcard printing and delivery service.

Customer Postcard Spotlight: Announcing a New Location

August 20, 2015

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Getting the word out about a new location or a grand opening is key to business success. Marketing campaigns like these benefit most from messages that are relevant, timely, and convenient to the audience. One way to ensure your message gets to the right people is through direct mail marketing.

Guide to Great Postcard Copywriting

August 17, 2015

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The copy that you use in your direct mail postcards will have a huge effect on your campaign’s response rate and profitability. While great copy can make a campaign an incredible success, poor copy can make even the best offer unappealing.

If you’re just getting started with direct mail marketing, separating good copy from bad can be challenging. Writing great copy for your own direct mail postcards can be even more of a challenge, especially as an absolute beginner.

Are you struggling to write great postcard copy for your campaign? Read on to learn 10 simple principles of great postcard copywriting to help you hone your marketing message, engage with prospects and maximize your campaign’s response rate.


Retail Boutique Postcard Marketing Ideas and Inspiration

August 9, 2015

Retail Boutique Postcard Marketing Ideas and Inspiration Would you like to increase sales and create attention for your retail boutique? The most successful retailers don’t wait for customers to come to them – instead, they use marketing channels like direct mail to communicate with their customers. When used effectively, direct mail can be an extremely profitable marketing channel for your retail boutique. The key to a successful campaign is a compelling offer that gives recipients a reason to become interested in your store. From exclusive discounts to a brand new collection, a wide range of offers can help your direct mail postcard campaign achieve its goals. Read on to discover four ideas for your retail boutique’s next direct mail marketing campaign.

How to Set Your Business Apart From its Competitors Using Postcards

August 3, 2015

Stand out with small business postcards

Each and every day, the average American views, hears, and reads more than 2,000 different advertisements. Is it any wonder that, given the chance, most people tune out to advertising instead of paying attention? 

As a business, standing out as an engaging, interesting signal amongst the constant noise of other advertisers is difficult. With all that noise, how can you ensure your target audience hears your message? 

More so, how can you reach out to your target audience and make it clear that your message is worth their time?

For a Better Postcard Campaign, Remember It’s Not About You

July 27, 2015

For a Better Postcard Campaign, Remember It’s Not About You

Have you ever prepared a brilliant postcard design, spent days writing the perfect marketing message, and taken every step to ensure your targeting is as relevant as possible, only to have the campaign fail to make an impact? 

It’s time for some hard truth, marketing style. Your prospects primarily care about themselves. They care about their wants, needs, and interests. They do not, however, care about you, your company, or your objectives.

Establish Credibility to Increase Readership and Response

July 23, 2015

Establish Credibility to Increase Readership and Response

When a prospect pulls your direct mail postcard or flyer out from their mailbox, he or she will ask a series of questions: 

  • What is being advertised?
  • Is it something I need?
  • If it’s something I need, who is offering it? 

The last question – who is offering it? – brings your credibility into the spotlight and makes your reputation essential. It’s also a double edged sword – you need to reveal just the right amount of information, all without wasting valuable space. 

Focus on Benefits, But Don’t Forget Features

July 20, 2015

Focus on Benefits, But Don’t Forget Features

If you’ve studied copywriting or marketing in any respect, you’ve heard the phrase “focus on the benefits, not the features.” 

While the benefits of your product or service can have a huge positive effect on the success of any marketing campaign, it’s important not to forget about the immense effects that a product or service’s features can also have. 

Benefits are crucial – no doubt about it. Your prospects will only sign on the dotted line once they’ve understood how your products or services can benefit them. But the details and features of your product or service are important, too. 

10 Reasons to Start Using Direct Mail Postcards Today

July 6, 2015

10 Reasons to Start Using Direct Mail Postcards Today

Today’s small businesses have a huge amount of choice when it comes to marketing channels. There’s online, print, radio, television and a huge range of other options to choose from, even for the smallest or newest of businesses.

While other marketing methods may be more glamorous or trendy, one of the most effective ways to raise awareness for your business, create action, and generate real results is by delivering direct mail postcards to your target audience.

From prompt delivery and an immediate impact to value for money, read on to learn how direct mail – and in particular, direct mail postcards – can give your business a steady flow of leads, sales, and loyal customers.