Direct Mail ROI – Direct Mail Response Rates

Direct mail continues to be one of the most popular advertising channels and for many good reasons.  Direct mail provides reliable returns that often surpass digital channels. According to the 2018 ANA/DMA Response Rate Report, direct mail response rates were 9 percent to a house list and 5 percent to a prospect list. In 2017, […]

Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) Limitations

Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) from the USPS is a popular, broad-reaching direct mail option. However, it utilizes an approach that lacks specification for the demographics you may want to target for a more effective ROI. Targeting your perfect audience is essential for every direct mail campaign because you want to reach people who are […]

Direct Mail Messaging: 5 Tips to Make Direct Mail Unique

The key to a strong direct mail marketing campaign is creating a piece that will grab the recipients’ attention. Some of the most innovative and efficient advertising delivers through the mail. Your organization needs to stand out among the crowd. You want to attract and captivate your audience. Designing a unique mailer with a targeted […]

The Importance of Direct Mail Marketing in a Down Economy

Many organizations have started pulling back on their marketing efforts, but now is the time to stay the course — or increase your marketing budget. Your organization should refine your message and devote more budget to advertising, especially through direct mail. During a down economy, people set stricter priorities and reduce their spending habits, but […]

QR Code Trends for 2020 Include Direct Mail QR Codes

QR codes are scannable 2D codes that initiate a particular action. Scanning the code can lead to a website visit, help someone download an application, or direct a person to a social media profile, among other options. QR codes first became popular around 2011 when smartphones were becoming more heavily used. The little squares were […]

2020 Direct Mail Marketing Beginner’s Guide, Part 4: Designing Mail Pieces

Design plays a crucial role when it comes to creating a great direct mail piece. Designing direct mail involves more than just colors and imagery. A practical design guides your prospects and members through your advertisement and drives home your marketing message in a visually appealing manner. A great design also adheres to your brand […]

How to Use Direct Mail in the Buyer’s Journey

No matter where they are in the buyer’s journey, direct mail is one of the most impactful methods to market to your prospects. Whether you are educating prospects during the awareness stage or upselling them in the post-decision stage, direct mail connects you with prospects in ways other channels cannot. It also helps build trust […]

Direct Mail Marketing Beginner’s Guide, Part 2: What Is a Mailing List?

Your mailing list is a vital aspect of your direct mail marketing campaign. You can’t design an appealing offer or create a great piece without knowing who you are mailing to. You also risk alienating prospects and wasting time and money when you send pieces to the wrong audience. The wrong mailing list can make […]

How to Avoid Alienating Your Direct Mail Recipients

Direct mail captures attention, but what do you do with that attention? Countless things can go wrong with a direct mail campaign. Poorly planned or delivered direct marketing tactics can offend potential and existing members. Before you plan your next campaign, see that you are not making any mistakes that can not only cost you […]

Direct Mail Marketing Beginner’s Guide, Part 1: What Is Direct Mail?

Direct mail is a popular marketing technique that allows any organization to mail content to their prospects and members through the USPS or other delivery services. Most marketing is digital now, but when done right, direct mail marketing can work with your other channels and make your organization stand out. Direct mail is interactive, memorable, […]