Author: Julie Ehrke

5 Steps to Create Effective Direct Mail for Omnichannel Marketing Campaigns

If it is good to see your message once, it’s good to see it multiple times. Omnichannel marketing campaigns are great for getting results. Here are 5 important things to consider when you incorporate Direct Mail into your next campaign.  PLANNING AND TIMING Clearly define your campaign goals and communicate these goals to your stakeholders.…
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Engage Your Audience with Unique Direct Mail Folds

According to data from the U.S. Postal Service, 98% of people check their mail on a daily basis. If you send something out, there’s a high likelihood it’s going to be seen, but how can you increase the “mail moment” of YOUR direct mail piece? Look for creative and unique ways to make your piece stand out from the crowd.  It will be the piece that they…
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6 Ways to Integrate Digital and Print Marketing

Social media is an effective tool for ongoing, person-to-person interactions. Customers may interact with a brand’s social network first as a means of research. But, if the relationship begins with print, the social media network is where the customer can land after the first contact and where the brand can nurture the customer relationship.  6…
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DATA IS KNOWLEDGE, KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! The Basics of Data Appending

So, what is data appending?A data append is a process that involves adding new data elements to an existing database. An example of a common data append would be the enhancement of a company’s customer database. Companies often collect basic information on their clients such as phone numbers, emails, or addresses. A data append takes…
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Pushing the Envelope

Mailing experts often share ideas for getting your envelope opened, but the best way to know what works for your organization is to Test. Test. Test! Everyone’s audience is different. If your direct mail needs a little ‘lift’, consider asking yourself: Should I be putting teaser copy on the outside of the envelope?Many think that…
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Mobile Shopping Promotion

Get double duty out of your direct mail piece by providing a direct link to your mobile site. The 2020 Mobile Shopping Promotion, for USPS Marketing Mail and Nonprofit USPS Marketing Mail letters and flats, encourages mailers to combine mobile technology with direct mail to create a convenient method for customers to do their online shopping. Your mail piece…
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2020 USPS Postal Promotions

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced the postal promotions for 2020 will be a repeat of the 2019 promotions. A summary of the 6 promotions is described below. Go to postalpro.usps.com/promotions/2020promotions for more detailed information, program requirements and industry webinar information. You can register for your promotions at your USPS Business Customer Gateway…
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3 Ways Non-Profits Can Build Email Lists That Inspire Engagement

When you think of integrated marketing, does email come to mind? Email might not be as trendy as other marketing channels, but it has an important place in your integrated fundraising and marketing strategy. With a little planning, you can build your email database and take advantage of this low cost, effective communication tool. What is…
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