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October 2012

5 Tips to Optimize Your Mobile Landing Pages

It’s no secret that mobile marketing is one of the biggest trends in the marketing world today. Even direct marketing purists are beginning to incorporate mobile into their marketing strategies, because there is no denying that consumers are accessing web pages and making purchases directly through their mobile phones in astonishing numbers. That being the case, it is more important than ever to make sure that you create mobile landing pages that are optimized for conversion, especially if you are running a marketing campaign that features a QR code. Don’t let those mobile visitors slip away because you weren’t prepared for them! Here are 5 tips to ensure that doesn’t happen.

Relevancy: The Key to Lead Generation Marketing Success

In the direct mail marketing world, we have a common saying: “Junk mail is just mail delivered to the wrong person.” Now I know it sounds a little gimmicky, but there is actually truth in this saying, not just for direct mail but for all types of lead generation marketing. Junk mail ceases to be “junk” when the recipient actually needs or wants what that mail piece offers. At that point, it transitions into something useful, even welcome, especially if it solves a problem. The term “junk mail” refers, not to all promotional mailings, but to promotional mailings that were not relevant to the recipient.

Shelf Life of a Mailing List: Getting the Most Out of Purchased Lists

When businesses dip their toes into the world of mailing lists for the first time, they often unwittingly make simple mistakes that jeopardize the success of their marketing campaigns. We know that being a first-time mailing list buyer can be tricky, because you simply don’t know what the best practices are. One of the most common mistakes we see with novice list buyers is that they’ll purchase or rent a mailing list, sit on it for a long time before using it, and then are surprised when their response rates are low. Respecting the shelf life of a mailing list is crucial to running a successful direct marketing campaign, so let’s clear this one up once and for all.

Direct Mail: The ‘Diamond in the Rough’ of Luxury Branding

Marketing for luxury items is a very different game from most traditional marketing strategies. Most items can be sold based on the usefulness or efficacy of the product; luxury items, on the other hand, are not about selling a product so much as what that symbol represents, be it wealth, glamour, or power. Luxury brand marketing is first and foremost about branding, because luxury items have very little to do with necessity and a great deal to do with image and lifestyle. As it turns out, direct mail is especially suited to luxury branding; one might even say direct mail is the ‘diamond in the rough’ of luxury brand marketing. Let’s explore why.

Tips for Split-Testing Your Email Campaigns

When I was preparing to send out my very first email campaign, I remember thinking that email marketing would be so simple. Boy, was I wrong! Any seasoned email marketer can tell you that conducting an email campaign, and a successful one at that, is a very tricky process, full of hurdles and straight-up uncertainty. It’s usually pretty obvious when a campaign falls flat on its face, but for other campaigns that seem to do alright, it can be hard to tell if your email marketing is really living up to its potential. Even worse, if you suspect that your emails could be performing better, it can be difficult to figure out exactly what will improve them. If you’ve ever been caught in this predicament, you might want to give split-testing a try.