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Direct Marketing More Relevant Than Ever

Direct Marketing More Relevant Than Ever | Milestone 2 ( Direct Marketing) | Scoop.it
Burgeoning digital channels and new avenues of customer insight give marketers new opportunities to build affinity and sales through direct marketing.

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Norman Vaz's curator insight, September 26, 2013 7:49 PM

This article was very interesting as it talked about the increased importance of direct marketing and how it engages the consumer.The article states 'direct marketing tools can enable marketers to develope and ehance emotional bonds with individual consumers, and customer groups to grow the value of their customer base in real time'. In my opinion this statement could not be further from the truth as building a relationship with a brand and its consumer is key to growing their custpmer base and with that would come increased coustomer loyalty and soo forth.

Anna Kong's comment, September 26, 2013 9:33 PM
goood article jianwang
Ahmed Salman's comment, September 26, 2013 9:39 PM
I agree with your insight shay. i like how this article is relevent to imc concepts
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Direct Mail Marketing, Direct Profit? [Infographic] - Profs | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert

Direct Mail Marketing, Direct Profit? [Infographic] - Profs | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert | Milestone 2 ( Direct Marketing) | Scoop.it

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Dhanniya Sena's curator insight, September 24, 2014 7:29 PM

I think this is interesting for companies to note because though print advertising and media may be declining in the modern world, direct mail marketing can still lead to direct profit for businesses. This is because the direct mail is delivered to loyalty customers or consumers who have an interest to the company's products and the industry they are in. 

heeyeon yoon's curator insight, October 2, 2014 8:29 PM

Consumers today are more reliant on online browsing and they like to receive letter to email because, it is easy to check and marketer can reduce cost of money for send their information.

 

From the result by Bolt Insurance, direct mail marketing is increase. In 2011, direct mail spending $47.8 billion. Direct mail spending has been increasing in 2013 and will achieve a 3.6% growth through 2014, according to the projections cited by Bolt. On average, 6.5 in 10 people who receive direct mail marketing make purchases or otherwise engage with the business. These are the reason why direct mail marketing successes. Direct mail marketing is preferred way of receiving information. There are some examples of top areas in which people prefer direct mail marketing;

 

-Sensitive health information
-Treatment for a specific condition

-Financial services

-Mail-order shopping

-Insurance

MailShark's curator insight, February 19, 2015 3:08 PM

Awesome infographic with direct mail ROI statistics.

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8 Direct Mail & Social Media Marketing Mistakes Your Small Business Is Making

8 Direct Mail & Social Media Marketing Mistakes Your Small Business Is Making | Milestone 2 ( Direct Marketing) | Scoop.it
Who says direct mail is dead? Many small businesses are spending their hard-earned money on direct mail campaigns to help drive traffic through their doors. But, with social media being where the “fish are”, I expected most small businesses use social media with their direct mail marketing. To dig a little deeper into this hypothesis this weekend, I opened up one of my hometown coupon packages that I found in my mailbox. I wanted to see how local small businesses, such as the ones in the Collegeville, PA area, were using social media to meet their business goals. I expected that every small business was using social media and making sure it was integrated into everything they did make sure their business was successful.

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Daryl Peterson's comment, September 26, 2013 9:24 PM
Yes matt this article is indeed very insightful and describes in detail what small businesses are doing wrong by using direct marketing with older methods. They should instead be taking into account exactly where all the consumers are which are on social media sites e.g facebook and consider advertising on there, making a page to get their brand image out to consumers within their segemented targer market. In doing so will have much better luck of succeeding using a modernised version of communication which is quick, efficient and effective in the world today.
Jarrod Gardiner's curator insight, September 26, 2013 10:16 PM

This article looks at ways a business can improve its direct marketing. The following is a list of ways it can improve its direct marketing:

Promote Your Social Media Channels

Always Link To Your Business’ Social Media Channels. 

Social Media Logos. 

Keep Your Social Media Pages Updated.

Tell Me Why I Need To Scan A QR Codes.

Add More Contact Information On Your Mailer.

Use Google Plus To Make It Easier To Be Found. 

Find A Part-time Marketing Coach To Add To Your Team. 

 

heeyeon yoon's curator insight, September 29, 2014 7:45 PM

People think direct mail is dead, but many small businesses are still spending money for direct mail campaigns and a lot of small businesses are using social media with their direct mail marketing. From the research 9 of the 51 small businesses integrated social media with their shared mailer tactic and 20 of the 51 advertising businesses did not include their social media channels. 

There are some advice to social media advice for small business when using direct mail;
-promote your social media channels
-always link to your business' social media channels
-use more than social media logos
keep your social media pages updated
-add more contact information on your mailer
-use google plus to make it easier to be found
-find a part-time marketing casch to add to your team

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Say Hello to “Demand Tagging,” The Next Generation of Direct Marketing

Say Hello to “Demand Tagging,” The Next Generation of Direct Marketing | Milestone 2 ( Direct Marketing) | Scoop.it

The retail industry is experiencing a fundamental shift in consumer expectations as mobile technology nears ubiquity.


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Maybelle O'Connell's comment, September 26, 2013 5:06 AM
I agree with Angela Kim that "demand tagging" is a good idea. demand tagging is when customers talk about a particular product on social media cites such as Facebook and twitter company’s are then able to directly target those consumers with discounts and offers. This is a new and innovative way of direct marketing.
Amy Davidson's comment, September 26, 2013 8:18 AM
I agree with Candace, the importance of "demand tagging" is higher priority now as it allows the marketers to market their products to consumers who they want to attract, and loyal consumers already within their base. It is an experienced and developed way of marketing directly and appealing to the customers needs and wants.
Yangyu Wang's comment, September 26, 2013 4:55 PM
It seems form me that the demand tagging strategy is a part of the market research and analysis. The company must know what their target market is and what they really want. I think this is the basic ideology which leads their bossiness to success. And the use of demand tagging strategy is a double win situation on both customers and companies. It save them both troubles on knowing each other’s needs.
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The Role of Direct Mail in the Modern Marketing Mix

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Emily Gavigan's comment, September 26, 2013 11:09 PM
Great article Danielle, like you say bombarding people with flyers in their letter boxes won't create a response from consumers but setting in place a strategic marketing strategy to work out how they can effectively target their customers, will have much more of a positive response. A marketing strategy is essential in using direct marketing as a communication tool because without it the effectiveness of the campaign is lost.
Maggie Zhang's curator insight, September 27, 2013 12:08 AM

As today, more and more companies start to realize the importance of the direct marketing. Direct mail, as one of the most important tools for direct marketing, still plays a big role communicating with the customers. The research showed that 83 percent of direct mail is opened in comparison to average email open rates of 11 percent in UK and 44 percent of consumers have visited store, purchased or enquired the product after received the direct mails from the company. The research tells us even nowadays more and more companies chose using direct email instead of direct mail, sending mail is still an important tool to reach certain consumers. 

Rachel Chen's curator insight, October 3, 2014 12:00 AM

Direct mail marketing is seen as a dieing source. Within todays modern technological society, social media, email, internet etc. is seen to be such a better and more advance way to market a company or product that it has left many wondering if there is a future for mail marketing. Response is carefully measured in an attempt to take the waste out of marketing and should be part of your long-term strategy. Activity through virtually any media can be classed as direct marketing.