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Stop These Four Bad Business Habits in 2020

Bad habits lead to bad outcomes and the same can be said for business. These four bad habits could seriously be impacting your growth, so we’ve taken the time to highlight each one.  Failing to Strategize We often write about forecasting and business planning on our blog. In the past, we have shared a 3 […]

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How to Build a Business With Direct Mail in 2020

There are some modern marketers who have never considered postal direct mail.  This is often because digital marketing is seen as less expensive and more immediate. Direct mail, email, search engine marketing, print ads, and even water closet media, are all forms of advertising.  They are tools that we can use to interrupt, inform, persuade, […]

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Break Through The January Business Blues

We discovered some reassuring news…the January blues are a real thing! If you’re in a January slump, you’re quite possibly not imagining it! The blues don’t just hit us as employees heading back to work, they can also strike business owners too! SO if you’re reading this feeling a bit lost, unsure of where to […]

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New Year Assessing What Did & Didn’t Work

Now as 2020 is officially underway it’s the optimal time to look back over the past year and assess what did and didn’t work. This is a crucial part of business growth; giving you the ability to successfully move forward. However, you should take this a step further and investigate why something worked so well, […]

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Direct Mail – Postcard Tips for the Holidays

The holidays are getting closer and closer, which means if you’re seasonal business who does a lot of trade over this period, now is the time to get your promotions in front of the right people.  Are you considering direct mail marketing in the form of Holiday Postcards? This is a great choice for a […]

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The Direct Marketing Recipe for Success

The recipe for good Direct Marketing is simple. A hook + memorable, convincing content + a way to respond. The hook is usually some sort of enticing offer. Together, these three elements create the ideal form of direct marketing. The same recipe applies to any marketing channel; email marketing, social media marketing, direct mail. Each […]

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Time to Nail Conversion Tracking

Every business knows what counts as a conversion. It’s the goal that’s trying to be achieved after all. A conversion could be the final, the closure of a sale, the purchase of a product. In specific campaigns, a business might class a ‘conversion’ as a lead. A second campaign or process then might try to […]

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Can We Still Make Millenials Listen?

There seems to be this misconception that Millenials don’t respond to direct mail because they are the ‘device’ generation. Millennials are often perceived as being constantly glued to their mobile phones, so how could they possibly engage with direct mail or care enough to open it in the first place? If you’re of this mindset […]

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What is the Best Day to Send Mail?

With marketing communications comes the need to deliver the message at the optimal time. Even the ultimate messaging/offer and swanky design can benefit from being delivered at the best time for that audience.  In the online world, it’s easy to monitor ‘optimal time’ down to the exact minute. You can schedule your email marketing and […]

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4 Ways to Differentiate Yourself as Business

Standing out as a business and establishing a strong brand is crucial for success. If you can’t differentiate yourself from other similar businesses and brands, ultimately you will lose ground on the competition. For local businesses, competition can be very fierce within a small sandbox, so highlighting your unique qualities is the only way to […]

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About the Author

Wilson Zehr is a Direct Mail Industry Expert, Direct Marketing Specialist, and CEO of Cendix (www.cendix.com), the leading provider of Web-to-print solutions that increase sales both online and offline. He is also the founder of Zairmail (www.zairmail.com), the company responsible for many "industry firsts" in direct mail.

 

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