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So far Joan Piantadosi has created 128 blog entries.

How and Why Targeted Mailing Lists Lead to Better Campaign Results

We’re starting today’s post with a crazy direct mail fact:  You’ll make more money sending fewer mailers.  Yes, you read that right.  Fewer mailers = more money.  It sounds counterintuitive and hard to believe, but it’s true.  Still confused?  Allow us to explain. By “sending fewer mailers” we mean using a targeted mailing list.  We [...]

By | May 16th, 2017|Direct Mail|

How Credit Bureau Data Can Increase Your Sales

Direct mail is very competitive. You probably already know this if you’ve been the business for a while. Companies who use direct mail are always looking for the next best way to beat the competition.  Many think that the solution is using better graphics, making offers more enticing, and hiring professional copywriters.  Do those things [...]

By | May 10th, 2017|Data Lists, Direct Mail, Direct Marketing|

Why B2Bs Need Direct Mail Marketing

Do you ever feel like B2Cs have it made when it comes to marketing?  It seems like it’s so much easier to come up with cool ad campaigns for a B2C product than a B2B.  After all, Salesforce has 32,000 Instagram followers compared to Nike, which has 71.6 million.  B2B marketing can feel tricky and [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|Direct Mail, Direct Marketing|

Postcards- The Hero of Direct Mail

Postcards are arguably the most popular direct mail format - and rightfully so. Here are the top seven reasons why postcards are one of the most effective mailers and should be considered the hero of direct mail. Affordable Postcard Postage Direct mailskeptics’ biggest criticism of sending mailers is the cost of postage. Postcard postage rates [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Direct Mail, Direct Marketing|

Can You Trust Your Mailing List?

When you buy a mailing list, you want to feel confident that it can help you meet your campaign goals. Data lists aren’t created equal, making it hard to know whether or not you can trust your list. Ask yourself the following questions to test the reliability of your direct mailing list. If you mainly [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Data Lists, Direct Mail, Direct Marketing|

Best Practices for Boosting Your Direct Mail ROI

Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I make more money with my direct mail campaigns?”  If you’ve run a few campaigns, you’ve probably seen that some have performed better than others.  Successful direct mail campaigns are the result of planning and strategy.  Here are three simple ways that you can boost your direct mail [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Data Lists, Direct Mail, Direct Marketing, Bulk Mailing|

Fundamentals of Successful Mortgage Marketing

Are your marketing campaigns generating leads and sales and creating awareness of your business? If not, it’s time to rethink and change up your strategy. Like most things, the most successful marketing campaigns are ones that are planned carefully. For mortgage lenders, a combination of digital and direct mail marketing can be very effective. Here [...]

Choosing Your Data List Broker- What You Need To Ask

Finding the right data list broker for your direct mail campaign can be overwhelming. If you search it on Google, you’ll see thousands of results. They all claim to have the best data, making it hard for you to know which to pick. The truth is that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to finding a [...]

By | April 6th, 2017|Data Lists, Direct Mail, Direct Marketing, Bulk Mailing|

Postcards vs. Letters – Which Is Best For Your Business

Postcards and letters are two of the most commonly used direct mail formats. If you’re a direct mail rookie, you may struggle with picking between the two. To help with your decision, we’ve outlined the benefits of each format and their common uses. Postcards Postcards are a great teaser to generate interest in your business. [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Direct Mail, Direct Marketing, Graphic Design|

Steps to an Effective Direct Mail Campaign

Do you want your next direct mail campaign to create awareness about your business, generate new leads, and deliver a high ROI? We’re going to assume that you answered an enthusiastic “Yes!” to each of these questions.  In order for your campaign to do those things - spread awareness, generate leads and sales - you [...]

By | March 24th, 2017|Data Lists, Direct Mail, Direct Marketing|