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#1 Marketing Lesson Every Business Owner Must Learn

May 11, 2023

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When you’re a small business owner, you have many lessons to learn about how to succeed. Sometimes you have to learn them the hard way by doing it yourself, but other times, you can learn from the experiences of others without making the same mistakes. Throughout most industries, there’s one marketing lesson every business owner must take in at some point. What is this lesson?

If you cut your direct mail marketing budget, you will see a fall in your new customer base.

In this post, you’ll learn how companies can learn this lesson the hard way and how to avoid making the same mistakes.

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4 Signs That Your Logo Needs to Be Updated

April 12, 2023

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Imagine that you have only a few seconds to make a powerful impression on a customer because in many cases, it’s often true! You must communicate as much about your company as possible quickly. How can you accomplish this? With a well-designed logo on your website and direct mail marketing materials. But if your logo fits any of the following, you may need to update or change it to attract more customers.

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How Special Offers on Your Postcard Can Bring In More Patients

March 13, 2023

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Would you like a simple way to attract more patients to your dental practice? Of course, you do! Here’s a seemingly crazy idea that just might work—mail out a postcard that offers special deals on certain services. According to business studies conducted by MailShark, 41 percent of consumers are very likely and another 41 percent are somewhat likely to act on a special offer they receive in the mail. That’s a lot of potentially interested customers!

Clearly, special offers are worth further consideration. Get the answers to your questions about making this bold move in the content below.

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Reach vs. Frequency: Which Will Get You More New Customers?

February 10, 2023

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If your business is like most, you don’t have an unlimited marketing budget. Your finite funds have to be spent wisely to garner as many new customers as you can. In pursuing this goal, you have direct mail postcards that you want to send out, but you run into an important question: should you send one round of postcards to a large number of people, or should you send multiple rounds of your postcard to a select group of potential customers.

In other words, should you focus on reach or frequency? In this post, you’ll learn the difference between these concepts as well as find out which could be the most beneficial for your business.

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Old Website? Why You Should Update to a Custom, Professional Website

January 9, 2023

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In your brick-and-mortar business, you strive to serve customers as efficiently as possible and make their time with you enjoyable. Maybe you’ve even purchased cutting-edge technology or redecorated all in an effort to bring in more revenue. But there’s a problem—you have the physical face of your business down, but you need a digital one as well.

Even if you consider yourself “old fashioned” or “old school,” or you want your business to have that kind of vibe, you won’t get far without a modern, professional website. Learn why you should update your website and why it is worth the investment in this blog post.

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3 Ways to Help Your Small Business Cut Back and Survive Inflation

December 8, 2022

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It affects nearly every industry, and small businesses are often hit the hardest. Inflation can deter customers from spending money, making an already challenging situation worse. As an owner, you have to consider economic problems like inflation and respond wisely so that your business can survive, but what are some ways you can keep your head above water amid the turbulent economic storm? Here are just three things you can do!

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4 Common Mistakes in Holiday Postcards and How to Avoid Them

November 7, 2022

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woman who has made common mistakes in holiday postcards

Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Day—regardless of what holidays you do or do not celebrate, December is a popular month for businesses to send out festive cards to their existing clientele as well as to potentially new customers. But there are several ways that this thoughtful gesture could backfire on you. Here are four common mistakes in holiday postcards and how to avoid them.  

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Want to Increase Website Conversion? Try These 3 Tips!

October 4, 2022

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You spend a certain amount of money every month on marketing, hoping to draw in potential customers. These days, when so many people spend most of their time online, your marketing budget goes to bringing people to your website. You probably have invested quite a bit in getting your custom website up to date and making it look professional, but simply having more people go to your site isn’t the ultimate goal, right? How can you get more visitors to convert into revenue and actually make an appointment? Keep reading to learn three techniques to increase website conversion.

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Checklist of 5 Essential Elements for a Successful Postcard

September 8, 2022

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Postcards come in all kinds of colors and designs. However, after a while, they can all start to look the same, but if you pay close attention, some are effective while others are not. How can you make sure yours stands out from the rest and has a higher response rate? Your direct mail postcard must have all five of these essential elements to make it successful. Keep reading to learn how to incorporate this checklist into your postcard’s design.

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Good and Bad Postcards: How to Tell the Difference

August 5, 2022

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You may be an expert in your field, but maybe marketing isn’t “your thing.” Although you can see the slightest change in a tooth, you can’t tell the difference between a good and bad postcard. Direct mailers are more than just fluff mail that gets thrown away immediately. They are powerful tools that can help you bring in more patients and profit. So how can you know that you’ve got an effective postcard? Keep reading to find out!

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