The best way to get attention and drive response with direct mail for the holidays is to have some creative fun with it! If you are not currently being extra creative with your direct mail pieces during the massive influx of advertising mail this time of year, you are missing out on a huge opportunity.
Yes! Funny direct mail drives results. Some marketers are worried about offending someone, but you can be funny without being offensive. When you want to use humor, you will want to get a really good idea of who your customers and targets are to find humor that fits them. Stay away from hot button subjects like religion and politics. Humor is a great way to engage people and get them to share, when you do it correctly. So what are the best ways to add humor to your direct mail?
Direct mail marketing works best when you send the right message to the right person. Ideally you want your message to get the recipient to buy from you quickly. The most common marketing tactic is manipulation. However you do have other choices that may help you increase your results.
In 2019 let’s spice up your direct mail with Augmented Reality. What is augmented reality? (AR) is, as defined by Webster; an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device such as a smartphone camera. What does that mean for your direct mail? It means that you can make your direct mail marketing come to life! Your customers and prospects can scan you mail piece with a mobile device and launch things like a video, animation, 3D interactive images and so much more.
In our last post we discussed layout, if you missed it go check it out now. We now turn our focus to the next section with color and images. These are important choices in direct mail design.