If you read our first installment of strategic planning for business owners, by now you have hopefully carried out the first step; reviewing and asking ‘why’ things happened the way they did. Now it’s time to focus on really understanding the operations of the company. This is the next logical step after we’ve taken the […]
The start of a new year is an ideal time to reflect on the previous year’s performance and devise a plan for achieving success over the next 365 days. Without a healthy measure of planning and strategic thinking, the only way to achieve success is through sheer luck! Let’s be honest, as business owners, who […]
What does 2019 have in store for us and how can we align our marketing strategies in preparation? When we hit the new year it’s almost like a reset button has been pressed and we’re ready to embrace change, dive into new projects or re-focus on areas of the business we’ve previously neglected. We hope […]
How should you handle professional gifts and communications during the holidays? Many businesses are worried about pitching too hard around the holidays when most people are distracted by festivities, Christmas events or vacation time away. It’s true that December tends to be a jam-packed month for most of your customers. So what’s the right way […]
Your business survives and thrives on customer acquisition and retention. You know the saying… “if you’re not growing you’re shrinking”. Even if you feel like things are ‘maintaining’ well, your business is getting smaller. Whether you see it now or whether you start to notice this in a few months, or years. Growth is crucial. […]
The holiday season is one of the best times to connect and build rapport with your customers. Many are in festive spirits, ready to purchase, interested in offers and exciting deals. Christmas really is the perfect opportunity to let your customers know that you care and appreciate their business. Let them know they are a […]
When you run a marketing campaign of any kind, be that online or offline, you’re looking to generate a response. That response could be in many forms, depending on the nature of your business and the lead itself. Sending people to your website is one very common approach. Even if your aim is to get […]
Whether you’re a designer who’s been tasked with the challenge of designing a postcard for a mailing campaign, or you’re the business owner who wants some creative input in the design, these tips are for you! Striking Images If you’re going to use a photograph on the visual side of your postcard it’s absolutely vital […]
Whether you own a B2B or B2C business, there are often similar small things that you can do to have a significant impact on sales. Sometimes these are less than obvious. When you’re focusing on a wider marketing strategy it’s easy to forget the simple things. Here are four easy ways to rack in more […]
When you send out a direct mail campaign you’re typically looking at two things to determine the results. The cost per lead and the cost per sale. ROI (return on investment) is your number one priority. Typically, when a campaign proves profitable, those initial leads that did not convert are lost or forgotten. Sure you […]
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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