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Finding Your Perfect Match for Direct Mail Marketing

April 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — strategicmarketingdesigns @ 4:47 pm
direct mail marketing person holding puzzle pieces showing a perfect match

When trying to find the right romantic partner, you probably have a list of things they need to have. Whether it’s looks, smarts, athleticism, musicality, or any other requirement, these are important traits to you in a partner. Well, in many ways, you should be just as discerning when picking out a marketing company to work with.

Although there are certainly others that are nice to have, here are the required traits that you should be looking for when searching for the right direct mail marketing partner.

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Why Knowing Your Target Audience Matters for a Custom Mailing List

March 11, 2022

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hand holding target audience for custom mailing lists

Imagine you’re trying to shoot an arrow at a target—blindfolded. As you release the bow string, you can only hope it gets in the general area of the bullseye, but you have no idea whether it will hit the target at all. That’s what it can be like when you send out a marketing postcard without a custom mailing list.

Before you can contact customers, you first need to determine your target audience. Here, you’ll find more explanation about what a target audience is, why it’s crucial to find it, and how to do it.

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Response Rates: Why Direct Mail Marketing Is Best and How to Improve

February 11, 2022

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hand retrieving mail with direct mail marketing

You’re starting a new chapter in life and opening a small business of your own. You know that marketing is essential to bring in customers and help your business grow and succeed. While creating an online presence may be high on your priority list, your focus shouldn’t be exclusively on digital marketing. In fact, direct mail, specifically postcards, can help you the most out of any type of advertising. It’s true!

Keep reading to learn more about how this “old-fashioned” strategy keeps outperforming digital marketing and how you can make your direct mailers work even more effectively!

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New and Existing Patients: How 2 Direct Mailers Brings in More Business

January 14, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — strategicmarketingdesigns @ 2:57 pm
woman checking the mailbox and finding a direct mailer

As you look at your patient numbers, you realize that you need to start a direct mail marketing campaign. Sending out a well-designed postcard can help you get more business. But do you want to attract more new patients or reach out to your existing patients? Did you know that you may not want to treat them the same?

A key part of any successful campaign is knowing your audience, but if you are grouping new and existing patients together, you could misfire for both. Keep reading to learn how you can customize your direct mail campaign to target these two groups and make your direct mail campaign have a higher return on investment.

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Every Door Direct Mail Limitations: Why You Should Use a Targeted Mailing List

December 15, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — strategicmarketingdesigns @ 5:05 pm
dart board symbolizing the importance of targeted mailing list over EDDM

You’ve spent a lot of time designing and perfecting your direct mailer. You spend a pretty penny to have the postcard mailed out to a potential customer base, and you hope that those who look at it will contact your business and lead to conversions. However, unless you’ve taken advantage of a targeted mailing list, your marketing money could be wasted. In this post, you’ll learn about EDDM marketing, its limitations, and why you should consider using a targeted mailing list.

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3 Steps to Integrating Direct Mail and Digital Marketing

November 19, 2021

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woman holding mail and smartphone

Unlike huge corporations with large advertising budgets, your small business has limited funds. Plus, your potential customers are surrounded by the noise of ads trying to earn their business. How can you possibly compete? If you focus your marketing efforts wisely, you can still be heard and get your brand out there in front of the right customers. How? By combining direct mail and digital marketing! Read on to learn why and how you can help your business thrive with these methods.

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Designing the Perfect Direct Mailer

October 18, 2021

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woman designing a direct mailer on her computer

Before the holiday season hits, you’ve planned a big special offer from your business, and you’re hoping to spread the word with a postcard. But is your direct mailer well designed? A lackluster postcard won’t do you much good because people won’t read it. Read on to learn some design principles that can help you as you create an effective direct mailer that won’t be thrown directly into the trash.

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Benefits Over Features: Highlighting What’s in It for Your Customers

September 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — strategicmarketingdesigns @ 3:50 pm
woman smiling while looking at a direct mailer

As the owner of a small business, you may find it challenging to reach your target customers. They are bombarded every day with so many messages and ads from various industries and companies that it can be difficult to make yours stand out in your direct mail marketing campaign. However, one way you can do this is to focus on the benefits of your product or services instead of their features.

How can you use the benefits of your product or service to your advantage in direct mailers? Before answering that question, you need to know the difference between features and benefits and how benefits can be more effective in marketing.

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Timing Your Direct Mail Campaign for Busy Seasons

August 27, 2021

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calendar showing busy season

This year has flown by, hasn’t it? Can you believe 2021 is more than halfway over? For many industries, we are now entering the time of year when business really picks up. For instance, dental practices usually see an influx of patients trying to get ready for school with checkups and cleanings, and many patients rush to use their insurance benefits before the end of the year. Retail stores are also gearing up for the profitable holiday season. In other words, it’s almost busy season for many businesses out there!

But what does this mean for your company’s direct mail campaign? How can you maximize your investment in marketing efforts to have a successful busy season? Read on to find out.

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4 Tips for Marketing to Low-Income Customers

July 16, 2021

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person reached through marketing to low-income customers

As a small, local business, you depend on certain areas around you. Especially in the case of dental practices, as much as you’d like it to happen, you can’t necessarily expect affluent customers to travel from far away to your office. In your geofencing and marketing efforts, don’t forget to target an important group that often gets overlooked—low-income consumers. At first, targeting this demographic may seem simple or unnecessary, but it often has untapped potential and requires a more creative approach. How do you convince this audience to spend their limited funds on your product or services? Read on to find out!

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