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.(more…)
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November 19, 2021
October 18, 2021
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.(more…)
September 20, 2021
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.(more…)
August 27, 2021
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.(more…)
July 16, 2021
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!(more…)
June 15, 2021
Have you ever played a game of darts blindfolded? It usually ends up with something getting broken or someone getting hurt. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to win the game when you don’t know where your target is.
Similarly, it’s challenging to attract more customers to your small business if you’re mailing out postcards without a targeted mailing list. Your direct mail campaign can be sent to irrelevant recipients, wasting your marketing efforts. In this blog post, you’ll learn more about how to target your mailing list and how it can benefit your business.(more…)
May 14, 2021
You spend a lot of time and effort to design and finalize a postcard for your small business. You’ve carefully planned who will receive this direct mailer, and you anxiously hope that it will bring in more customers. But how will you know whether your direct mailer was the reason behind the increase in sales? How can you determine which sales are the result of the postcard? Through call tracking! Read on to learn how this marketing service can make a difference for your small business.(more…)
April 16, 2021
You’ve spent tons of time and energy to design and create the perfect postcard for your marketing campaign. It’s been working so far, but you want even better direct mail results. Is there a way you can increase your return on investment without having to make any changes to the postcard itself? Absolutely! Here are five ways you can make sure your marketing money is well spent bringing in as many customers as possible.(more…)
March 15, 2021
As a dentist, you’re already familiar with the power of a confident smile. Numerous studies have shown that those who smile are viewed as more successful, more trustworthy, and more friendly. They are also happier than those who smile less often, but it can be difficult to want to show off pearly whites if they’re not so bright.
Many people are interested in improving the appearance of their teeth for these benefits, but they may not be willing to take on a big investment like veneers or other more expensive procedures. Teeth whitening, however, is a simple, affordable way to achieve a brilliant smile. That’s the message you want to get out through your direct mail postcard.
How can you make your postcard about a teeth whitening special really stand out? Try implementing these three design elements!(more…)
February 8, 2021
After a lot of deliberation, you’ve discovered what makes your company truly special—your unique selling proposition (USP). You’re ready to start putting together a marketing strategy, right? Wait! First you need to learn about your competition and their USPs. If you skip this pre-marketing stage, you may realize too late that you’re focusing in the wrong area. Here are the steps you need to follow to make sure your small business marketing is effective and helps you stand out from the rest.(more…)