The key to the most effective direct mail is perspective. Since perspective is a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view, this is very applicable to direct mail. Why is this so important in direct mail marketing? Knowing your audience and how they will perceive your message can make or break your ROI. Many marketers spend all their time focused on the list and the creative, leaving the messaging as an afterthought. This does not work. All three components work together to get you top results with direct mail. So, how can you create better messaging?
There are many, many times when we get asked, “Is sending a letter better?” With the fast paced world now, many people are worried that a letter will go unread, so sending a postcard would be better. Here I will attempt to answer that question, beyond just, “Well…that depends.” So let’s take the time to examine letters and self-mailers/postcards, keeping in mind that there really is the option that it may depend.
How effective was your last direct mail marketing campaign? That’s the question that you need to answer in order to make the most of your direct mail marketing. Focusing on what works best and spending your budget in the most effective way is key to better direct mail. Before you launch your next direct mail campaign, set a system in place that will allow you to track the results.
Before we really get started let’s define what personalization in direct mail is. It is more than just putting the name and address on the piece. In 2019, even just adding dear name or just a name is no longer the best way to personalize your direct mail. Don’t get me wrong, you still need to have the name, but you can get so much more creative than that now. So don’t just stop there, get more personal with offers, images, landing pages and more.
Make your direct mail come to life with video screens! These mailers have an audiovisual player that is embedded within them. Check out these tips!