In: mailing lists
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.
5 Strategies for Planning a 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!
Growing Your Marketing List With No Effort
In-house marketing lists are invaluable assets to any business. Internal lists tell you who your past and present customers are, allowing you to build long-term relationships with them, gaining their trust and loyalty and transforming them into dedicated repeat customers. However, relying solely on your existing in-house marketing lists will simply maintain the status quo, and that isn’t enough by itself. Businesses need to see growth in their customer base, and for that, you will need to grow your marketing lists.
Response Lists vs Compiled Lists: Which Is Right For You?
The world of mailing lists can be a complicated one, especially as a first-time list buyer, and it can be difficult to know which kind of list is right for your business. In an effort to demystify the process, let’s break down a couple of data buzzwords you’ll often hear: response lists and compiled lists. Understanding these types of data and their uses could be your first step towards marketing success.
5 Tips for Saving Money on Your Direct Mail Marketing
These days, direct mail is often dismissed as an antiquated marketing channel while email marketing or social media are becoming ever more popular choices. Despite the current popularity of “new” media, there is ample evidence to show that direct mail is still the return on investment champion, so what is the real problem here? In most cases, it comes down to cost. Direct mail costs more per message delivered and consequently requires more of an up-front investment than online marketing channels. There are, however, two cold doses of reality to face when it comes to direct mail. First is that planning a marketing campaign on the basis of savings instead of on return is never a good idea. Second is the hard truth that, if your direct mail campaign is breaking the bank, you’re probably doing it wrong. Here are 5 tips to keep those campaign costs down.