While the design and content of your direct mail postcard can have a huge effect on its response rate and profitability, no amount of eye-catching design or persuasive copy can make up for poor targeting.
In this post, we’ll compare two companies offering different levels of targeting for small business owners: the broad, route-based targeting offered by Every Door Direct Mail of the USPS, and the pinpoint targeting offered by QuantumPostcards.
Your direct mail postcards are generating leads and sales for your business, but are they as good as they could be? Unless you test your postcards using A/B testing, you may never know which headline, image or copy converts the best.
In this guide, we’ll cover one of the most important topics for getting the most from your postcard marketing company: split testing your direct mail postcards to learn which offers the best return on investment for your business.
As any experienced direct response marketer knows, successful marketing isn’t just about reaching a large audience, but about reaching a responsive audience.
Twitter’s advertising platform, which was recently rolled out for small businesses in addition to the company’s large base of corporate advertisers, is an excellent tool for small businesses seeking insights into their audience’s tastes and interests.
In this quick guide, we’ll look at how you can use Twitter to learn more about your audience’s tastes, interests, and passions, and use this information to think up great postcard ideas for marketing your business.
When it comes to building your email list, new technology isn’t always best. Most marketers agree that the money is, as they say, ‘in the list,’ but few can agree about the best way to turn cold prospects into email subscribers.
In this quick guide, we’re going to look at how one of the oldest and most effective forms of direct marketing can be used to build not just your brand, but your email list.
Marketing on Facebook can be a bit overwhelming for small business owners. Before you dive in, make sure to take a step back and first decide if Facebook marketing makes sense for your business. Think about your target audience. Are they active on Facebook? What are they doing on Facebook? Some users only log onto Facebook to see what their family members are up to and post pictures. Others are more actively engaged and enjoy interacting with brands they love via social channels. You may also want to do some research to see if your audience is actively engaged with your competitors’ Facebook pages.
There are a variety of mailing lists available for your small business direct mail postcard marketing needs. Before we dig into the options available, the let’s first back up a step and make sure you’ve created a buyer persona for your perfect customer.
Great question. I hope the information below helps and puts your mind at ease. For starters, the most common reason why First-Class mailed postcards get returned is what the U.S. Postal Service refers to as "Addressee not at address – unknown, moved, or deceased." First-Class Mail® comes with free forwarding and return service (one of the perks of this class of mail), so the undeliverable pieces are then returned to sender. Standard postage does not have this feature, therefore, your undelivered postcards will not be returned to you.
Before you tackle this question there is one higher-level question you might want to consider. That is, are you sending your postcard marketing to the right mailing list or audience?