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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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A New Year Assessing What Did & Didn’t Work

A 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 campaigns is simple. Direct mail pieces need a hook, memorable and convincing content, and a way to respond. The hook is usually some form of irresistible offer. The same recipe applies to any direct response marketing tool (i.e., email marketing, social media marketing, direct mail…). Each element will present […]

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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 Millennials Listen?

There seems to be this misconception that Millennials 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 Your Business

Differentiating Your Business and establishing a strong brand is crucial for success. If you can’t differentiate your business 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 thrive.  […]

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Tips for Local Business Marketing

Tips for Local Business Marketing

Local business marketing is more specialized and requires a different approach than selling to the masses. Of course, we would always recommend a targeted approach to marketing on any scale (large or small).  Local marketing also requires a more personal touch and process. We hope these tips will put you on the right path 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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