As the VP of Marketing for print communications solutions provider, Universal Wilde, I focus on uncovering the latest techniques, tips, and perspectives about the latest print communications trends and it's role in omni-channel marketing. It's been said in recent years that print is dead, but I'm here to rally around the fact that it isn't! In my discussions with industry peers, experts and evangelists, they all say that print isn't dead, but rather has become smarter in order to compete in the digital age.READ MORE +
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Email communication can be a very successful vehicle in getting your message to your customers or potential customers.
However, it’s 2018 and as everyone knows, we get a LOT of emails on a daily basis. Everything from fundraising requests for your favorite political candidates to the latest deals and offers from your local hardware store – our inboxes are flooded with electronic mail.
According to a report by The Radacati Group, last year globally, there were on average 205 billion emails sent and received per day. PER DAY!
So with your customers receiving so many emails each day, how the heck are you supposed to break through all that clutter and get your target to open your email? Everyone knows there’s no magical phrase, a la “open sesame” that can ensure your emails are being opened, so how do we do it?
Effective subject lines, that’s how! So, here’s a list of some “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for putting together successful email subject lines.READ MORE +
What communications topics are data-driven marketers focused on in 2018?
Universal Wilde wanted to understand this, and recently commissioned our 2018 Marketing Priorities Survey, in which we asked data-driven marketers what their priorities and challenges are for the new year. One question focused on what are their most important communications topics for the upcoming year – and three topics came out on top:READ MORE +
For many it is the happiest time of the year. For some, it causes stress and anxiety. For all, there is no doubt when the holiday season is back in full swing. It seems that every year (similar to back to school) retail stores and TV commercials alike are pushing the boundary of when it is acceptable to start rolling out the holiday "cheer". As marketers, we have learned to take advantage of the holiday-based interests and needs of our customers. Whether it be Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hanukkah, or New Year's, selection of which specific holiday marketers want to base their campaign around is important.
Marketers' next choice is what is the offering/message based on their customers' needs/behaviors; and lastly, what channels to use to reach these valued customers. Since consumers are using an average of 5-7 channels before making a purchase, an omni-channel marketing approach with a strong direct mail component may be a wise strategy.
The USPS estimates 15 billion pieces of mail will be sent this holiday season. See below a helpful infographic on USPS facts and deadlines for the 2017 holiday season:
Who doesn't enjoy a personalized, dynamic mail piece around the holidays? After all, Santa's main form of contact is a wish list sent by letter to the North Pole! As marketers, we need to embrace this concept to ensure the best response from our valued customers.
Below are four guidelines to follow when designing and implementing your holiday-focused campaign.READ MORE +