• Why Our Brains Prefer Direct Mail Over Email

    Want to geek out on marketing science? Check out neuromarketing, a field examining consumers’ responses to marketing stimuli. Neuroscience looks at how the brain receives and processes information, and neuromarketing looks specifically at the impact of this process on the various marketing channels. Spoiler alert: These studies consistently find that while email is an important […]

  • Want Better Profits? Open an Online Storefront

    If you aren’t already using an e-commerce portal to archive, order, and manage your print materials, you are leaving money on the table. How? Let’s look at five costs associated with manual print ordering and management and how you save money using an online storefront instead. 1. Administrative time. How long does it take one […]

  • 5 Tips for Letting Psychology Propel Your Marketing

    Today more than ever, effective marketing is based on psychology. Whether you are using direct mail, email, or mobile, these five trends have been growing in importance over the past few years. Why do these trends continue to grow? Because they work. 1. Let your culture and personality show. Increasingly, consumers are looking at the […]

  • Turning a Bank from “Stodgy” to “Personal”

    Do you always need lots of data to make your mailings seem personal? No. Take the example of MB Financial, a Chicago-based financial institution that used segmentation to achieve great results. It’s a formula that any company can follow to make its mailings feel more personal and increase conversions without personalizing them down to the […]

  • Creating a Sustainable Package

    Consumers are increasingly showing a preference for products that communicate a sustainable message. Two-thirds of consumers say they will pay more for them.[1] Let’s look at some of the top ways you can be sustainable and communicate that message effectively on your packaging. 1. Support recyclability. There are multiple elements even to a “simple” paperboard […]

  • Explore New Technologies and Save on Postage

    The United States’ 2022 Emerging and Advanced Technology Program is here. The USPS always offers postal discounts to encourage mailers to add interactive technologies that give print even more life and excitement. By incorporating these technologies, not only do businesses get better results, but they save 2% – 3% on postage. If you are already […]

  • 5 COVID-19 Consumer Trends Impacting Packaging…for Good

    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way shoppers live, work, and play. Experts say many of those changes are permanent when it comes to packaging. COVID-19 has reshaped consumers’ shopping habits, and because many of these habits have longer-term benefits, these changes are going to stick around. What are these changes, and how do they […]

  • 5 Fun Stats to Inform Your Fundraising

    As a nonprofit, you know the importance of personalized direct mail. Most likely, you are already personalizing your mailers by the donor’s name, giving history, and often household income. But are there other data points that could help? Here are some exciting statistics that, while they may not all apply to your organization, illustrate how […]

  • Survey: Print Is Safe, Secure, Trustworthy, and Eco-Friendly

    If something is proven safe, secure, and trustworthy, you’d embrace it, right? Now add in that it is also eco-friendly, and you have a product anyone would love. There is such a product, and it’s print. After years of research on consumer attitudes and preferences, print remains consumers’ preferred channel for safety, security, trustworthiness, and […]

  • Paper Companies Invest in Doing Good

    There’s more to loving paper than what it does for your marketing. Did you know that many paper companies are regularly involved in sustainability and community initiatives that make a difference in the world around us? Here are five examples of the types of initiatives paper companies are involved in every day. 1. International Paper, […]