7 Reasons to Use Print Marketing in Your Mix

Amid the rise of digital advertising channels like Twitter, Facebook, and email, print marketing remains a time-tested strategy for boosting customer engagement and sales. In fact, 72% of corporations use direct mail advertising to build brand awareness effectively. As demand for print continues its upward climb, experts predict remarkable growth in the commercial printing market through 2025, giving this valuable marketing strategy even more momentum.

If you’re considering adding print marketing to your mix, this article will break down our seven favorite reasons to proceed with confidence:

  1. Trustworthiness
  2. Environmentally friendly
  3. Creative
  4. Cost-effective
  5. Time-efficient
  6. Convenient
  7. Personalized

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How to Choose a Higher Education Direct Mail Printer

Higher education marketing teams and administrators have long used direct mail for recruitment, fundraising, and branding because it’s a remarkably effective tool. However, a successful campaign extends deeper than mailing lists, printing presses, and postage. The printer you choose can play a vital role in advancing your initiatives, giving you peace of mind with a trusted partner in your court. So, how can you know whether your printer has what it takes to move the needle? The answer comes down to asking the right questions.

In this article, we’ll describe three questions to consider that can reveal whether a printer shares your dedication to achieving your mission – or they’re merely interested in landing another print job.

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10 Direct Mail Marketing Ideas to Earn Repeat Customers

Retaining customers is an extremely valuable part of your organization’s success. According to the book, Leading on the Edge of Chaos, just a 2% increase in customer retention affects your profit the same as cutting costs by 10%!

So, what’s the secret to earning repeat customers? Building loyalty. And print marketing is an excellent strategy for getting ahead.

In this article, we’ll explain how print marketing builds customer loyalty, discuss the role of direct mail marketing, and provide ten direct mail ideas to start earning repeat business for your organization – stat.

How print marketing builds customer loyalty

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Traditional vs. Digital Marketing: Which is Best for You?

Traditional and digital marketing are proven drivers of business growth. So, which method is best for your organization? In this post, we’ll argue that they both deserve a seat at the table. We’ll also introduce you to a new cutting-edge technology that blends the advantages of traditional and digital marketing into one ROI-boosting direct mail advertising solution that can dramatically boost your results.

First, let’s review a high-level summary of traditional and digital marketing to distinguish these complementary strategies.

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10 Direct Mail Marketing Myths Debunked

If you’ve dismissed direct mail marketing in favor of other tactics, you could be missing the many advantages of using this time-tested strategy, especially in today’s business environment. While direct mail marketing has always generated strong results, we explained in a recent article how it’s driven more digital activity and engagement since the pandemic began – and it shows no signs of stopping.

However, if you’re still on the fence, we’ve debunked ten common myths about direct mail advertising to prove that this trusty tactic deserves a spot in your organization’s marketing plan.

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4 Ways to Sharpen Your Direct Mail Marketing Strategy

While successful direct marketing campaigns hinge on tried-and-true practices, every strategy needs a little sharpening from time to time. Without it, your efforts can become monotonous, slowing results and flatlining return on investment (ROI). If you want to level up your marketing game, consider these helpful hints to keep your campaigns fresh:

  1. Fine-tune your target audience
  2. Hone your goals
  3. Polish your direct mail approach
  4. Track and evaluate the results

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How to Use the 40-40-20 Rule of Direct Mail Marketing

When implemented successfully, direct mail marketing can play an integral role in boosting customer engagement and sales, making it a worthy player in your marketing mix. As the bottom-line impacts of this strategy become more evident, we continually look for ways to maximize your results even more. In today’s post, we’ll introduce you to the 40-40-20 rule of direct mail marketing, a handy tool for helping to predict the success of your campaign.

What is the 40-40-20 rule?

The 40-40-20 rule of direct mail marketing says that the success of your campaign depends on three factors: your audience, your offer, and everything else.

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8 Direct Mail Marketing Tips for Success

We know that direct mail marketing is effective, cost-efficient, and trackable when paired with omnichannel technologies like IQ Mail, but not every mailer is designed for success. However, a helpful rule can shed some light on designing and writing your mailer to enhance the results, and it’s based on an easy-to-remember formula: the 3:33 rule.

What is the 3:33 rule for direct mail?

This time-tested formula suggests that you have:

· 3 seconds to grab the recipient’s attention

· 30 seconds to engage and entice them to read more

· 3 minutes for your prospect to determine whether to respond

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10 Ways to Use Direct Mail Marketing and Corporate Gifting and to Boost Customer Engagement

Direct mail marketing and corporate gifting strengthen the health of key accounts, helping to reduce the churn, increase customer satisfaction, and ultimately improve your bottom line. These strategies allow you to connect with your customers personally and express appreciation, which elevates customer engagement and profitability by:

· Strengthening customer relationships

· Increasing customer advocacy

· Increasing customer retention

· Driving more upsell opportunities

· Staying top of mind with customers

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