How does your business establish trust with its audience? From guarantees to great offers, businesses use a variety of marketing techniques to establish credibility with their audience and position their product or service as reliable and risk free.
These techniques are often incredibly effective, but they share one thing in common – they’re all messages from your business. Through guarantees, unique benefits, and the offer itself, your business is directly communicating its value to its audience.
No matter how accurate your claims are, customers will always view guarantees and selling points from a business that’s marketing to them with a degree of uncertainty and skepticism. After all, your business is hardly a disinterested third party.
Testimonials – reviews and recommendations from your business’s customers and clients – are a powerful tool that your business can use in its direct mail campaigns to establish credibility, build trust and massively increase your response rate.
From great copy to the perfect offer, a wide range of factors go into creating a great direct mail postcard. In this post, we’ll cover 10 direct mail essentials to include in your next postcard campaign.
Whether your business sells a product or a service, every customer or client that you do business with has their own unique needs. You wouldn’t sell to prospects with a one-size-fits-all approach, so why apply one to your direct mail campaign?
Advertising is often said to be “salesmanship in print.” Just like a great salesman modifies their pitch as they learn more about their prospect, the best direct mail marketers use segmentation to deliver a different message to different people.
List segmentation is the process of breaking your mailing list down into smaller segments. Segmenting your mailing list enables you to deliver a customized message to prospects based on their position in your company’s sales funnel.
The more deeply segmented your mailing list is, the more effective your direct mail marketing efforts will be. From service businesses to retailers, any type of business can benefit from segmenting its direct mail list into defined and specific groups.
There are lots of ways to segment a list, from separating big-spenders from small customers to segmenting cool leads from warm leads. In this blog post, we’ll share three simple but effective ways for your business to segment its direct mail list.
Direct mail marketing has a huge range of benefits. It's inexpensive, highly targeted and capable of achieving open rates that other direct marketing methods like email marketing simply can't match.
One of its biggest strengths is its ability to get your message inside someone’s home and keep it there. While email marketing or TV and radio advertising is fleeting and temporary, direct mail can – when used effectively – create a lasting impression.
In this guide, we’ll look at how you can use direct mail to extend the life of a multi-channel campaign and keep your message relevant and interesting to your target audience.
You’ve carefully analyzed your small business to work out exactly what its unique benefits are. You’ve crafted an incredible marketing message that commands your audience’s attention and gets them interested in your product or service.
You’ve perfected every aspect of your campaign, from getting a prospect’s attention with your headline to making them take action with perfectly crafted copy. The final step is making sure you’re sending your direct mail postcards to the right audience.
No matter how great your marketing message is, your campaign will fall flat if you send it to the wrong people. In this blog post, we’ll look at the importance of a great list and the effects targeting can have on the success of your postcard direct mail campaign.
Over the last five years, “growth” has become the buzzword of choice for marketers around the world. Acquiring customers has become the top priority for many of the world’s leading companies, as well as many small businesses.
What many marketers forget is that growth alone isn’t enough to sustain or develop your business. The cheapest, smartest and most effective way to grow your business is to focus on retaining the customers you already have.
One of the best ways to retain customers is with direct mail. Mailing direct custom postcards to top-performing customers, regular customers and inactive customers alike can be a great way to close new deals and increase retention and revenue.
In this guide, we’ll share three strategies for reaching out to inactive customers and active but underperforming customers using direct mail to increase revenue, build stronger customer relationships, and develop your business.
Ask any successful entrepreneur for the most important source of information they found while growing their business and you’ll get a familiar answer: their customers.
Customer feedback is a hugely important aspect of business growth. It’s one of the most important elements of the Lean Startup movement and a favorite of successful entrepreneurs and marketers the world over.
Getting customer feedback is relatively easy – that is, if your business has customers to ask for feedback. But what about if your business is small and only just starting to engage in the type of direct marketing that produces customers and income?
You were hit with a spark of inspiration and you’ve thought up a creative idea for a postcard marketing campaign. Now what? Before you can start your campaign, you need to be able to define its objectives, audience, and several other factors.
One of the easiest ways to define your campaign’s goals, audience, budget, and more is to ask yourself the right questions. Before you start preparing your campaign, ask yourself the nine questions below to increase its marketing efficacy.
Have you ever received work from a graphic designer that didn’t live up to what you had in mind? When you receive a creative that isn’t what you expected, the problem is often a mismatch between your expectations and your creative brief (or lack thereof).
A well-prepared creative brief is a roadmap for your graphic designer – an in-depth list of what to include in your direct mail postcard design. From your designer’s perspective, starting a project without a brief is like driving to a new destination without a map.
This mismatch between expectations and communication can lead to designs that don’t match up with your vision. The end result may be a less effective campaign than the one you had visualized, and often a design that doesn’t match your business.
In this guide, we’ll share four techniques that you can use to write a creative brief for your next graphic design project, whether you’re creating a brochure for your business or launching a small business postcard marketing campaign.
A lot of questions can come up when you start planning a direct mail campaign for your nonprofit. Should you mail to a wide audience or a targeted one? Should you aim to increase visibility and awareness or focus on encouraging donations?
One of the biggest decisions nonprofit direct marketers face is whether to use offset printing or digital printing for their nonprofit postcard marketing campaign. In this guide, we’ll look at both options to help you make the best choice for your nonprofit.