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5 Strategies for Planning Your Next Direct Marketing Campaign

Effective and memorable direct marketing campaigns do not simply materialize based on luck; they require lots of hard work, planning, and strategizing. Don’t jump into your next direct marketing campaign with blinders on. Follow these 5 strategies to ensure your next campaign’s success!

Direct Mail: The Fundraising Champion

Fundraising is an integral part of many businesses and organizations. However, convincing people to donate some of their disposable income to your cause is not always an easy task, and it has been made even more difficult by the economic downturn. Luckily, direct mail is here to save the day. Direct mail is an extremely effective fundraising tactic, and any organization that depends on fundraising as a major source of revenue should absolutely be utilizing this practice.

Why EDDM Is Bad for Business

What’s more important to the marketer – Expense or Profit? How about BOTH! Take a closer look at EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail)… Can you say “junk mail” at its worst? The post office would have us believe that you should not send marketing messages to the “right target at the right time”… You should send your message to “Everyone – Every door – Every time”. Let’s look at both sides of the question above.

Telling Your Story with Direct Mail Marketing

Storytelling has been an integral aspect of society since the earliest civilizations. Passed from generation to generation by word of mouth or written word, stories have always shaped the way we view the world and relate to each other. Why are stories so powerful? They connect with us on an emotional level and tap into our desires and fears; stories remain in our memories long after cold facts.

Email Marketing: 10 Sure-Fire Ways to Lose Subscribers

Email marketing is a delicate game to play. While businesses certainly need to get their message out to potential customers, failing to adhere to CAN-SPAM laws, or even designing your email marketing campaign in a “spammy” way, can get your email deleted, marked as spam, or even blacklisted. Here are 10 sure-fire ways to annoy your email list enough to lose tons of subscribers. Make these email marketing mistakes at your own peril!

Internet Usage: Implications for Direct Mail Marketing

Smartphones. Tablets. Google Glasses. With all of the recent buzz about new ways the Internet can make our lives easier, it often starts to seem as if everyone is perpetually connected to the Internet. The world of online marketing certainly doesn't refute this impression; these days, it seems that most marketing news revolves exclusively around Internet marketing strategies, be it social media, mobile marketing, or gamification. However, Internet usage may not be quite as universal as the online marketing bubble leads us to believe, and traditional marketing strategies, such as direct mail, may still have the last word.

Direct Mail: 2012 Presidential Candidates Use Tried-and-True Marketing Methods

Presidential candidates have a lot at stake when it comes to the success of their marketing campaigns, and it seems that, in the upcoming election, direct mail is still the marketing backbone that candidates turn to in times of need. Amidst accusations that direct mail has become obsolete, the 2012 presidential candidates’ marketing efforts paint a very different picture: Direct mail is a key component of every single candidate’s strategy.