Are You Giving Your Mailing List Enough Love?

Quick! If you had to identify the most important component of your marketing, what would you say? Did you say your mailing list? If so, make sure it gets enough love. Let’s look at some basic steps you should be taking regularly to keep your list in top shape. Address correction. If you do bulk […]

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Why We Love Print: A Proven, Powerful way to reach Prospects

Having a hard time successfully connecting with your prospects?  In today’s online world, your target market can easily become overwhelmed with immense amounts of email promotions and online advertisements. More than likely, your online marketing efforts are being mindlessly scrolled past or automatically sent to the junk folder. It’s time to trade their inbox for […]

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Before You Personalize, Do This!

Want to rock the results of your next personalized marketing campaign? Profile before you personalize! What do we mean by that? We mean understanding what your customers look like as aggregate demographic or psychographic groups before you send targeted mailings or personalize to them as individuals. As a very simplified example, let’s take age. Each […]

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Omni? Multi? Cross? Integrated? What’s the Difference?

When it comes to using multiple channels to communicate with your customers, there are many terms thrown around. Is there a meaningful difference between them? If so, what is it? Let’s take a look. Multichannel: Multichannel marketing is just as it sounds: using more than one channel to talk to your customers, whether the channels […]

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Closing the Customer Perception Gap

Ever wonder what your customers really think about you? Instead of guessing, it’s a good idea to ask. Customer surveys sent by direct mail, email, and online can give insights that make the difference between steering the company in the right direction and missing the boat. Research shows that there is a huge perception gap […]

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5 Steps to Customer Loyalty

What does it take to create customer loyalty, the kind of commitment that makes customers stick with you, even when your competitors become more aggressive, and price competition intensifies? Here are some tips from the experts. Profile your customers. Customer bases are not homogenous. They are made up of different demographics, with different needs and […]

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What Marketers Can Learn from Magazines and Newspapers

Digital marketing channels have an important place in the media mix, but as marketers have learned, ubiquity of presence doesn’t necessarily translate into greater profitability or effectiveness. Recently, an article in USA Today reinforced this conclusion. It discussed the hard copy vs. digital issue from the perspective of traditional print media, and there are important […]

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3 Secret Benefits to Print Over Digital

In a world infatuated with digital, print marketers have a secret in their pockets—print. Here are three reasons why print still packs a wallop, even in a digital world. 1. Digital channels aren’t as inexpensive as you’d think. Just because there isn’t a print and mail cost doesn’t mean that digital channels are less expensive […]

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Pantone’s Color of the Year: Living Coral

It’s here! Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019. It’s Living Coral, Pantone 16-1546. After considering trends in everything from fashion to décor, Pantone announced this vibrant, yet warm color as its top pick. In a world filled with uncertainty, Pantone chose Living Coral for its warmth and optimism. After all, what better to represent […]

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