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 +
Universal Wilde Blog
The Universal Wilde blog features the latest news on marketing, printing, fulfillment and distribution. Here you'll find posts on emerging trends in marketing services.
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I sat down with Universal Wilde's new summer marketing intern Meg Ennis to get her perspective, as a millennial, of the print industry and thoughts of the UW Company.READ MORE +
There was a time when understanding how your customers make decisions required guesswork, dart throws, or focus groups that, more times than not, did little to increase ROI, cash flow and margin.READ MORE +
More than 60 data-driven marketers gathered at our headquarters in Westwood, MA on Thursday, January 25th to discover how print and mail are evolving to take advantage of tomorrow’s data and technology. In addition to being treated to lunch and tours of UW’s processes and technologies that deliver complex communications programs, attendees listened to two industry leaders who engaged the audience with the latest innovations and strategies involving print. Here are some of the most compelling takeaways from the event:READ MORE +
Categories: marketing, personalization, trending, print industry, statistics, direct mail campaign, marketing campaign, content marketing, QR codes, Augmented Reality, variable data print, data and technology
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 +
Marketers have become infatuated with the demographic of millennials. This demographic includes a group of young adults that tend to be tech-savvy and free spirited. Through trends like content marketing, purpose-driven marketing, big data, and data privacy; it is evident that marketing to millennials is becoming more essential. Even though millennials haven't hit their peak purchasing power due to economic barriers such as student loans and starting a family, marketers are finding ways to target this huge demographic. Marketers are eager to get in front of this demographic because when they have the money to spend, marketers want them to spend it on their product. The consulting firm, Accenture, found that millennials will spend $1.4 trillion annually by 2020. As a millennial myself, I was interested to see what 2018 will bring for marketers. 2018 will be jam-packed with new trends and ideas, and here are some of the important trends to keep an eye out for this year.READ MORE +
There are many best practices to consider when implementing email as part of your integrated marketing campaign efforts. Leveraging customer data to deliver a highly personalized and relevant message is one of them. But if you have poor data, poor testing or both, it can work hurt your brand and your relationship with the customer. Email marketing presents many challenges, including getting the attention of the recipient who is inundated with emails every day.
Jay Schwedelson, President & CEO, Worldata, shared the latest Worldata research in his presentation “Data-Driven Email Marketing: What’s New, What’s Next” at the recent &THEN DMA Annual Event. It was chock-full of proven email best practices and tactics to use, backed by their latest quantitative research, which will help yield higher response rates based on metrics from email marketing campaigns executed in the past year.READ MORE +
The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently rolled out a new service available to consumers and marketers called Informed Delivery Service. I learned about this at the recent &THEN DMA Annual Event in New Orleans. I was intrigued with the idea because it integrates digital and mail channels, and I wanted to understand how it will benefit consumers and marketers. First, here’s how it works:
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Where does one begin with the higher education market? It’s highly complex and marketers need to keep an eye on trends and customer behavior patterns to stay relevant and competent in the field.
I was delighted to discover Sappi’s incredible guide for higher education marketing professionals, The Marketing of Higher Education, which seeks to simplify everything for marketers in this field. Sappi provides a slew of information including industry stats, case studies with full spreads of creative, myths and facts to be cognizant of in marketing, and a jaw-dropping, 5-page pullout brimming with ideas for crafting a multi-channel approach.
Although there are many impressive things about the guide, I’ve distilled my top 3 insights for why you should read it and keep it for reference: