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The Pros and Cons of EDDM
In today’s blog post, we are going to go over the Pros and Cons of Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM). We...
Targeted Marketing: Why Exclusion Is a Good Thing
Here at US Data Corporation, we are big fans of targeted marketing; it’s the only practical way to plan a marketing campaign, especially in today’s economy. No business can afford to target everyone, and let’s be honest: The less you target, the less relevant your marketing becomes to the people who see it. This is why we strongly recommend that every business spend some time defining their target market before embarking on a marketing campaign: It will both save you money, and render your marketing more effective. However, many businesses shy away from targeted marketing, because they don’t want to “exclude anyone”. While this mindset may seem to make sense on the surface, it can actually hold your marketing efforts back in a substantial way. Here’s why.
What Can Back-To-School Season Do For Your Business?
Back-to-school season is here, and with it comes a myriad of marketing opportunities for B2C businesses. Did you know that consumers will spend about $70 billion on back-to-school supplies this year? This is the second largest consumer spending event of the year, second only to the winter holiday season. As kids head back to school, their parents will be bombarded with back-to-school ads from every direction, so it is vital that you get your message out to them early!
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.
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.