• What Is Reciprocity? How Can It Boost Sales?

    It’s happened to all of us. We receive a fundraising mailer that includes a set of free address labels or an inexpensive bookmark. There is no obligation to donate, yet we feel compelled to give anyway because of the gift. This is the power of reciprocity. Reciprocity is a powerful psychological principle that works as […]

  • Get the Most Out of Personalized Print

    You increase your response and conversion rates by personalizing your message, whether in print or email. But “personalizing” doesn’t just mean using data to swap out images and text based on information you have in a database. Personalized printing has to feel personal. Let’s look at four best practices that must be the foundation of […]

  • Personalization Spells “Respect”

    You come home from work and discover that you received a direct mail piece. Nice! We all love mail. But then you talk to your neighbor, and they got the same piece in their mailbox. Then you talk to another neighbor, and they got one, too. So did the neighbor across the street and the […]

  • 5 Ways to Maximize Your Print Investment

    Have a limited print budget and want to make the most of it? Even if your dollars are limited, your impact can be significant. Start with focusing your efforts on the customers most likely to give you the best return. Let’s look at four strategies to help you make the most of your investment. 1. […]

  • Not All Targeted Marketing Looks the Same

    Targeting is the foundation of any highly effective marketing campaign, but there are different ways to slice and dice your list based on your marketing goals. Here are four different ways to target your audience. Which approach might work best for your next marketing campaign? 1. Demographics.  Demographics such as age, gender, ethnicity, and household […]

  • Keep Them Thinking About You

    In marketing, there is one thing worth more than gold. It is top of mind. Being top of mind means that when someone thinks about your product category, they think of you. Delivery services? Most people think of FedEx and UPS. Soft drinks? They think Coke and Pepsi. Laundry detergent? Tide. Are you top of […]

  • “Do You Really Know Me?” From: Your Customer

    To create genuinely personal communications, you need to know your customers. This requires more than knowing basics like name, address, and gender. It requires knowing more about who your customers are.  Let’s take an example from the world of sports. For example, when we think of hockey fans, we might think of demographics such as age, […]

  • Silos Are for Farmers, Not Marketers

    Got a silo problem? If you’re like most companies doing targeted and personalized marketing, you do. You may have plenty of customer data, but it might be in different places (silos), and these places often aren’t talking to each other. As a result, your marketing is less effective than it could be.  Here are some […]

  • Customer Retention Ideas That Don’t Involve Price

    Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses have faced challenges due to the growing instability in brand relationships. Especially during the early days of the pandemic, buyers often switched brands due to changes in availability, logistics, and their own economic situations. This quickly challenged businesses’ assumptions about their customers’ loyalty and spotlighted their customer […]

  • 5 Tips for Maximizing Trade Show Marketing

    Did you know that 76% of B2B marketers consider event marketing to be their most successful top-of-funnel marketing tactic? If you are one of them, this number doesn’t surprise you because you know how effective trade shows can be. But not every company that does trade show marketing is getting the most out of it.  […]