How to Optimize Your Direct Mail Letter

Posted by David Kindervater on Apr 17, 2018

In a world of emails, texts, and social media posts, people still look forward to checking what's in their physical mailbox each day. Approximately 41% of Americans, in fact. And not just older folks—those under 30 feel the same way. Research shows only about 6% of people discard mail without opening it.

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Topics: Direct mail

5 Ways Nonprofit Marketers Can Delight Donors

Posted by Alayna Frankenberry on Feb 1, 2018

According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the U.S. alone. When it comes to making donations, individual donors have a limited budget and an almost unlimited number of options. Creating and sustaining a healthy donor base requires innovative strategies, and leading nonprofit marketers are rising to the challenge. 

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Topics: Direct mail, nonprofit marketing

QR Code Popularity is Changing: What Direct Mail Marketers Need to Know

Posted by Alayna Frankenberry on Oct 25, 2017

Do you remember the last three QR codes you scanned? If you're shaking your head, don't worry—you're not alone. For awhile it's seemed like QR codes might just be another tech fad. While users and marketers alike first loved the codes and the world of digital possibilities they offered, interest slowly waned. Bring up the topic with your marketing team and you might hear the phrase, "Do people still use QR codes?"

The few extra steps it took to download and use scanning apps created a snag in usability. Like Palm Pilots and beepers, QR code popularity seemed destined to fade into tech obscurity. Then, on September 19, 2017 everything changed.

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Topics: Direct mail, Direct Mail ROI

A Very Merry Mailbox: How to Send Business Holiday Cards Clients and Customers Love

Posted by Alayna Frankenberry on Sep 18, 2017

The holidays are all about expressing gratitude, so there's no better time to thank your customers and clients for their continued loyalty. Holiday rewards and gifts to clients can set your business and brand apart from the competition. While gifts may not be a part of your company's yearly traditions, there's one thing that should be—sending holiday cards to clients and customers. 

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Topics: Direct mail, Holiday Mail

How to Create Direct Mail That Converts

Posted by Alayna Frankenberry on Jul 10, 2017

In our increasingly digitized world, there’s a reason why so many successful brands still deliver direct mail marketing campaigns: because they work. Here are just a few of the reasons why:

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Topics: Direct mail, variable data printing, Direct Mail ROI

Intelligent Mail Barcodes: What They Are and Why They Matter

Posted by Alayna Frankenberry on Jun 9, 2017

You’ve already seen Intelligent Mail barcodes. Whether you work in the printing and mailing  industry, or simply receive mail at home, an Intelligent Mail barcode has passed through your hands. To many people, these codes may just look like a series of black lines, but there’s much more to the coding system than meets the eye. What exactly is Intelligent Mail barcoding and how can businesses make the most of it? Read on to find out.

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Topics: Direct mail, USPS, Intelligent Mail

See Into Your Mailbox’s Future With USPS Informed Delivery

Posted by Alayna Frankenberry on Apr 27, 2017

What will you find in your mailbox tomorrow? You don’t need a crystal ball to know the answer. Now, USPS is pulling back the curtain to allow recipients a sneak preview of their mail before it arrives. Informed Delivery, the new post office tracking service, will change the way we receive mail—and the way direct mail marketers send it. Here’s what you need to know and how to benefit from Informed Delivery.

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Topics: Direct mail, USPS, Mailing and Shipping News

How to Save Time, Money, and Stress on Your Next Marketing Campaign

Posted by Alayna Frankenberry on Dec 9, 2016

 How much did you enjoy creating and delivering your last marketing campaign? While you may have loved its results, the process itself was likely less than delightful. Epic email chains of edits and approvals, learning and unlearning multiple digital tools, negotiating with printing and shipping companies—sometimes getting a simple message in front of the right customer takes weeks of frustrating work.

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Topics: Direct mail, Direct Mail ROI

Eight Insider Tips for Personalizing Direct Mail

Posted by Rory J. Thompson on Aug 17, 2016

In the late 1800s, American writer Mark Twain was reported to be in ill health, or possibly even dead. Tracked down by a reporter, Twain was found to be in fine shape and subsequently quoted as saying, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” The same can be said these days about the state of direct mail. While some naysayers and technologists deride the use of direct mail marketing campaigns as a throwback to a less technologically-savvy era, those with experience in the field know better. Direct mail works, and personalized direct mail works even better in the 21st century.

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Topics: personalization, Direct mail