Given the pandemic we’re all enduring right now, the majority of business executives have relocated their place of work to the spare bedroom. Many of these executives are decision makers for the businesses that employ them, but reaching them with direct mail offers while mailing to the business location is a lost cause. So, how do Business to Business marketers find and reach these valuable decision makers if they’re working from home? They do so by using the Exe... Read More
Postcard’s can be an effective and inexpensive marketing tool to generate sales leads for your business. Some postcards are more effective than others, so pay close attention to the “in’s and out’s” of the following postcard mailing recommendations.
Postcard Mailing Fundamentals
Some mailers use a response file, while others use compiled file data. Knowing the difference between these two files will help you become a better marketer.
What are they?
Subscriber files are very much what they sound like. They are a list of current subscribers of a particular magazine or publication. Database marketing professionals test a variety of subscriber files, measure the performance, and seek ways to improve response performance on those bette... Read More
A very common challenge with small business marketing is that they struggle with differentiating themselves among the potentially many competitors within the same geographic footprint. There is a finite number of prospects within your geographic footprint, so knowing how to position company and brand is key to growing your business.
The answer to this challenge is to become an expert on your competition. Ask yourself, “Who are your competitors and what do they say about themselves? How do they position themselves among the companies and brands within this common space?&n... Read More
While there are many providers of mailing lists available, you're likely going to have your mail pieces printed and mailed. Very often, this same company doing the printing and mailing will be able to offer you a targeted mailing list. At BB Direct, we get requests directly from the mailer because they want to piece their campaign together to control the costs and also get the best targeting for their marketing investment. &... Read More
The marketing goals for all businesses is ultimately to continue to thrive, sustain, and grow. This may be the development of sales lists to a sales team, or inviting a select number of people who want to learn about their financial retirement planning. It may also reinforce the existing relationships with customers or communicate to your customers and prospects what steps the company is taking to thrive thru the Covid-19 pandemic. In all cases, the business wants to communicate, at all times, how the business wants its public to view them. Regardless of what the message is within ... Read More
Many new business owners neglect to properly measure their first direct marketing campaign. It’s a simple thing to ignore with so many other pressing duties. In effect, they’re marketing blind. What could be a great learning opportunity, ends in more confusing and costly sales lead flow. This is especially true for Business to Business sales.
Why many businesses fail to measure response:
If you haven't started collecting names, addresses, phones, emails, of your customers, START NOW! This is easy to start, but also easy to neglect. But as you will see, it will be more and more helpful as your business grows. Not only will your marketing become more effective, your marketing will become less expensive.
What's it worth? Singularly, for many busine... Read More
How much time should you give yourself when preparing for a direct mail campaign?
Well, there are several key steps that affect the lead time needed to execute a campaign. Today we’ll discuss the process from start to finish so you’ll be ready, they’ll be no surprises, and you’ll be able to estimate the lag time needed from inception to response measurement.
Born between 1946 and 1964, this segment of the population exceeds 75 million people and represents more than 70% of all disposal income on the US. Due to the sheer wealth of this generation, it’s vital that you cater to this audience as best you can.
Dubbed the “Me Generation” in the 1970’s, today they are considered the “Most Valuable Generation”. They were the Me Generation because since there were so many within this consumer segment, a lot of attentio... Read More