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5 Direct Mail Blunders To Avoid

Click to Share5 Direct Mail Blunders To Avoid For the last 29 years we have worked with customers to send really good direct mail. Of course, during that time there have been some bombs for many different reasons. We have learned much more from the bombs than the...

Don’t Forget About Direct Mail

Direct mail is a powerful tool in Marketers back pockets. Many marketers have forgotten the gift of direct mail and what it can do to their ROI. Are you one of them? With so many channel options and a focus on a more digital strategy it is not really so surprising that direct mail is left in the pocket. You look at the cost of postage alone and it can be a real turn off. However, if you are not using direct mail you are missing out! Why you say?

How To Create Influential Direct Mail

Influential direct mail increases your response rates. How is your current direct mail influencing people to buy from you? Are you getting the results you expected? What if you could increase them by changing your narrative? The normal facts based approach is not the best way to reach people. In order to best illustrate the value of your product or service, you need to tell a compelling story. Why? Because emotion trumps logic every time.

How to Make Your Direct Mail Letters Great

Don’t make the same mistake as other marketers, direct mail letters can be great! Recently direct mail letters have a bad reputation, but a good letter can really generate fabulous sales. So how do you know if you have a good letter or not? We will break it down for you here.

Create Effective Direct Mail Communication

Too many times marketers are so focused on design that they lose sight of the importance of good copy for great direct mail communication. They end up with direct mail copy writing that is talking at someone instead of to them. This is not effective communication. This is seen as preaching to your prospects and customers. There is no value in that. Don’t waste your time on copy that will not sell, after all that is the whole point to sell your product or service. Let’s look at how to make your direct mail copy sell.

Good Direct Mail Requires Grit

Direct mail is not always an easy marketing channel to do right the first time. It takes persistence and perseverance to get the results you want. Angela Duckworth has written a book called Grit The Power of Passion and Perseverance. This book has many great take a ways for how we can improve our lives, but it is also very applicable to good direct mail marketing. Grit means committing to make things better, not waiting to see if it gets better. Grit takes control of a situation and makes things happen.