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  • Get Rid of Annoying Robo Calls with These 3 Easy Steps

    May 17,2018

    BB Direct understands the annoyance that surrounds receiving random calls from unknown people and businesses. No one likes sitting down to dinner or an important meeting and our phone buzzing in our pockets. We of course are so connected to our phones that we have to check because it could be an issue with one of our children or maybe grandma fell, but when we check our cell phone screens flash “SPAM CALL”.

    And the problem is only growing worse. In 2009, the monthly average for robocalls placed was a mere 63,000. But by 2017 that number had steadily increased to a whopping 375,000 average calls per month!

    Throughout our many years in the direct marketing industry, BB Direct has not supported and implemented such practices.  If you dislike robocalls as much as we do, here are some helpful tips to help your ... Read More

  • New Look. Same Consistent Accurate Data.

    February 27,2018

     

    For many years BB Direct has been a staple figure in the direct marketing industry, providing several data related products and services. And for over 15 years, we have witnessed the direct marketing industry’s everlasting evolution. Throughout this evolution, new products, services, technology, digital platforms and social media outlets have been tested with various degrees of success. 

    It is no surprise then that BB has embraced this evolution. After continually improving our list of products and services, it has become apparent that we’re more than just a provider of direct mail data, and that we have acquired the tools necessary to offer our clients multi-medium campaigns. As we came to this realization, we also found it was time for our brand image to grow and evolve along with our business.

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  • Smarter Marketing is Vital to Weather Auto Dealership Slump

    September 20,2017

    Auto marketingWhen you look at the US auto industry by numbers, you would think that all is well and business is booming.

    In 2016 over 17.55 million new vehicles were sold in the US. These numbers top the pre-financial crisis numbers from 2005 which peaked at 16.98 million vehicles.  But, the auto industry being profitable isn’t about the volume of vehicles sold, but the breakdown of SVUs and light trucks.  The percentage of these types of vehicles plays a large part of total vehicle sales.  A record high of 64.5% was reported in June of 2017.

    The fact of the matter is this; automakers make a much higher profit on selling trucks and SUVs over selling smaller cars.  Current retail prices for vehicles in the US are:... Read More

  • Direct Marketing Cheat Sheet

    May 29,2015

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    Whether or not a business is limited to a so-called ‘niche’ customer base, or able to market its goods and services to a broad spectrum of prospects, depends on a complex set of variables. Economics, politics, and social factors all play determining roles, and nothing in the free market system is ever static, or certain, or permanent.

    That’s why it’s incredibly important for marketers to stay up to date, not just on the latest technological developments in marketing channels like the recent ‘mobile-geddon’ for example, but also on best practices for employing those channels as well as the potentially shifting tastes and preferences of target audiences.           

    Those who work in the marketing industry understand t... Read More

  • B2B Marketing- Upcoming Trends

    May 15,2015

    Posted by Brian Berg Google+

    Whether you’ve been a B2B marketer for a year, a decade, or a quarter century, you know that our industry is changing at a pace that’s both thrilling and intimidating.  Marketers and vendors have done an admirable job of innovating to integrate these changes into business mailing list marketing.  As we become more informed on how to target, engage, convert, and measure our key audiences, we are gaining a deeper understanding about buying behaviors.

    It truly is an amazing time for B2B marketing.  There have been so m... Read More

  • Using Predictive Analysis to Increase Direct Mail Effectiveness

    May 08,2015

    Posted by Brian Berg Google+

    Marketing is one of the biggest expenses for successful business owners. Digital marketing has become a cornerstone of every company’s marketing strategy, and when you consider the cost effectiveness, it’s easy to see why.

    Business owners using consumer mailing lists in a ZIP code with 5,000 homes can spend anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000 every month to reach those residents.  Unfortunately, most of that money is spent reaching consumers who are not currently in need of your businesses product or service.

    Wi... Read More

  • Making Email Marketing Work for Your Small Business

    May 02,2015

    Posted by Brian Berg Google+

    All marketers know, each business has unique marketing needs.  Each industry and niche requires its own set of marketing tools whether it is a business mailing list, email marketing, social media or one of the many other marketing tactics available.  The needs of small businesses are by far the most unique.  Small businesses might be nimble, but in most cases they also lack the financial strength to sustain the consequences of marketing missteps.  Not only is your time and money at stake, but your ability to continue ... Read More

  • Targeting Women in Automotive Mailing List Campaigns

    April 25,2015

    Posted by Brian Berg Google+

    Women represent a huge opportunity for the automotive industry.  Targeting women through an automobile mailing list is a lucrative venture for any auto dealership.  In the US alone, 500,000 women are "in the market" to buy a car within a one to three month window.  We know that women heavily influence car purchases (up to 85%) and yet 74% of women feel misunderstood by auto manufacturers.  Additionally, women are becoming primary breadwinners in American households and make more buying decisions.

    The changing mar... Read More

  • Marketing Tips for Today’s Real Estate and Mortgage Expert

    April 17,2015

    Posted by Brian Berg Google+

    Consumer mailing list data can be a critically important component of an all-encompassing marketing strategy for real estate and mortgage specialists, giving professionals a cost effective way to send action-oriented, personalized messages to key market segments and to continually improve that messaging based on results.  The reports of direct mail's death have been greatly exaggerated.  In fact, direct mail is alive and well, but it's changing.  If you've tried direct mail and not achieved the resul... Read More

  • Challenges to the Modern Marketer

    April 10,2015

    Posted by Brian Berg Google+

    Marketing technology in business mailing list, email marketing and digital has made great strides for organizations of all types, but  marketing technology is not only driving the role of marketing to greater heights within organizations- it is the force that is moving businesses forward.

    Yet, regardless of whether your marketing goals are aligned to B2B or B2C purchase decisions, there are universal challenges among marketers.  These challenges will continue to push marketers to devise innovative strategies and tactics, ultimately leadin... Read More

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