Direct Mail Ideas for All the Senses

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  Direct mail has always been a visual medium, and that’s never going to change. However, if your pieces are already working well on the visual front, then maybe it’s time to take your direct mail to the next level and stimulate one or two more senses? After all, the goal is to engage and intrigue.  If you can get your prospect’s attention on more than one level, you might be on to a winning direct mail strategy. Read More

Nonprofit Mailings: Stories Still Resonate

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If your nonprofit organization depends on donations, you know the importance of staying in touch with stakeholders on a regular basis. And while online reports and updates can be extremely helpful tools, direct mail continues to be an effective means of touching base with donors. Read More

10 Great Free Tools, Fonts and Tricks for Direct Mail Design

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  Many companies choose to design their own direct mail pieces. Some prefer to save money on the graphic design; others want to be in control of their brand. Whatever the reason, if you’re tackling your own graphic design, we’ve got a few great tools, fonts and tricks you can download and use for free! Read More

Direct Mail Musings: Does Your Mail Format Fit Your Audience and Product?

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  If you’re considering a direct mailing for your business or organization, you have a lot of options when it comes to formats. There are self-mailer brochures, conventional letter packages, postcards or even jumbo (oversized) self-mailers. So which format fits your mailing needs best? Read More

Sending Out Surveys: How to Ask Questions and Get Responses

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  There’s a universal rule in marketing: the better you know your customers, the better positioned you are to give them what they want. When you give customers what they want, you are guaranteed to get more business. It’s not a complicated concept, but it’s one many businesses struggle with, mainly because it can be tricky to get inside the minds of your prospects. Read More

Direct Mail Tips: How (not) to Pack a Postcard

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  The number of companies using postcard mailings as a part of their overall marketing strategies is constantly increasing. It’s easy to understand the appeal. Card mailings can be quick to produce and they are considerably less expensive than more involved direct mail packages. Read More

Look What’s Back: Chipotle and Direct Mail Postcards!

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  To say that fast-food giant Chipotle has been through a tough stretch lately is a huge understatement. After dealing with outbreaks of E.coli in some of their restaurants, the chain has some serious work to do in order to restore customer confidence and boost sales. Interestingly, a big part of that effort for Chipotle involves using direct mail to re-establish the brand in the minds of the public after its nearly crippling struggles. Read More

What Is Tree-Free Paper, and How Can It Help Your Direct Mail Marketing?

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  There’s no denying it: people are becoming more environmentally conscious. From electric cars to recyclable coffee pods, consumers are more aware than ever of green issues, global climate change and other environmental matters, and they are voting with their feet and their wallets. Read More

I Threw This Mailer Away 10 Times … Before I Read It

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  Last week I received a piece of direct mail I’d seen many times before. I knew I’d thrown this particular mailer away at least 10 times before—without bothering to read it—but this time I kept the mailer and read it. Why did I do that? Read More