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September 2012

Trick or Treat: Tips for the Halloween Marketing Season

Fall is quickly approaching, and with it comes that ghoulish holiday where jack-o-lanterns gleam from porches and people disguise themselves in elaborate costumes for one night. That’s right, Halloween is almost here, and if your business hasn’t at least considered adding a Halloween marketing campaign to your agenda, then you’re missing out! Halloween is expected to drive over $7 billion in retail sales in 2012, so make sure you capitalize on this holiday before it’s too late!

How to Measure Your Direct Mail Marketing ROI

Direct mail marketing campaigns can become expensive if not executed correctly, and especially during times of economic hardship, it is particularly important to back up marketing decisions with solid numbers. The most commonly accepted method of quantifying the success of a direct mail campaign is to calculate its Return on Investment (ROI). It’s not enough to simply know how much a campaign costs up-front; you also need to know how much revenue that campaign brought in, to determine whether or not it was financially worth the investment. Let’s walk through the process of calculating your direct mail ROI.

6 B2B Marketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

B2B marketing can be a tricky proposition; while it comes with its unique challenges, it can also bring in huge rewards if done correctly. Part of this process is learning from your mistakes. Luckily, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel! Check out these 6 B2B marketing mistakes and how to avoid them for your next campaign!

3 Ways to Spruce Up Your Email Design for Fall

Fall is here, which means that businesses and consumers alike are emerging from the summer lull and kicking back into full gear. This is the perfect time to revamp your email marketing efforts, and one way to do this is to give your email design a makeover. If you’ve been using the same template for your newsletter for months or even years on end, it might be time to improve your email design, or simply switch things up and give your subscribers something fresh to keep them engaged. Play around with some of these email elements to keep your email design from getting stale!