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.
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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.
Social media engagement is more than likes, and follows. True engagement also goes beyond sharing a post. It is actual interaction between your company and your followers. You want to encourage conversations and participate in them. People want to talk to real people so make sure your social media reflects that. Remember that social media has multiple purposes such as customer service, brand awareness and sales.
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.
Combining mobile marketing with direct mail is a win-win! Augmented Reality overlays the physical world with digital content in order to drive response. You can turn static direct mail into an interactive experience and engage people for longer on their mobile devices. This allows you to capture a purchase in the moment of passion with an easy to click purchase button. This faster response usually generates more sales.
Driving response is the biggest challenge for marketing no matter the channel. One of the best benefits of direct mail is that it has an easier time overcoming the resistance to responding. Of course, not all direct mail works. How can you get your direct mail to drive a better response? Let’s look at 4 tips.
The reality is that when a prospect visits your website, they are not ready to buy. Email marketing can help nurture those prospects to become customers. This is not just any old email though; you need to send emails that are specific to their needs. Automation of this email program is called triggered emails. This sends emails to prospects based on actions that they take. So how can you make this work for you?
So what do I mean by memorable direct mail and why should your direct mail be memorable? By memorable I mean direct mail that really resonates or makes an impression on your prospects and customers. When this happens they are more likely to respond to your offer. After your first hurdle of grabbing attention so that your mail piece does not end up in the trash, your next hurdle is drawing them into your messaging. This is where the memorable part takes place.
Your social media strategy constantly needs to change. The best social media strategies will have flexibility and ongoing changes throughout the year. There are several things you need to be looking for in order to get the best results.