5 Tips for Better Direct Mail Pieces

Do your clients want to create awesome direct mail? They must always carefully consider the list, the message, and the call to action, but other factors make a highly effective mail piece, too. These include things like the trim size, shape, and texture of the piece. Let’s look at five considerations for creating standout mail…

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Practical Benefits of Color You Should Not Overlook

When designing any printed piece, it’s essential to think about the aesthetics of color. But did you know that color can have very practical benefits, too? Here are some crucial ways that color can boost your bottom line. Helps people remember. Not only do you want recipients to pay attention to your messaging, but you…

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Got Buyer Trust? Your Marketing Channels Can Help

Every time a buyer makes a purchase, they are placing a vote of trust. They trust that the product will do what the advertiser says it will do. They trust that the quality is good and that the product won’t break or malfunction when they use it. They trust that the value they are paying…

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Marketing Is Hard: Is the Extra Effort Worth It?

Let’s face it. Marketing isn’t easy. There are so many things to think about — creative, offer, list, personalization, and more. Are those extra hours of investment worth it? To find the answer, let’s look at the results of a classic study from The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Conducted in conjunction with Dr. Frank…

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Need a Logo Refresh? Design for Today, Not Yesterday

When you see the logo of well-known brands like Starbucks, Target, and UPS, you instantly recognize the company and what that company is all about. That’s the power of a great logo. But no matter how well designed, logos need an update now and then. Color trends change. Design styles evolve, and businesses evolve, too.…

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Top Customer Loyalty Factors: How Do You Stack Up?

Do you have loyal customers? Do you even know? According to experts, there are “loyalty behaviors” that, when tracked, can help you understand how loyal your customers are. Once you have the answer, you can develop marketing strategies to improve loyalty where necessary and keep those customer relationships strong. Here are the five behaviors of…

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5 Reasons Print Is Still Thriving

Remember all of those forecasts about the demise of print? They haven’t come true. Like most offline channels, direct mail took a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is still remarkably effective. Research by PFL found that, even during the pandemic, marketers were 18% more likely to see “good” or “very good” ROI when…

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5 Best Tips for Ordering Branded Products

If you haven’t added promotional products to your marketing mix, you are missing an opportunity. Promotional products like branded pens and refrigerator magnets, or even more unusual items such as branded toys or back scratchers, reinforce your brand every time the recipient sees or uses them. Branded promotional products also tend to be kept for…

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