10 Advantages of DM
Why you should go for it?
Direct Marketing Tips by Mediapost Hit Mail
1. It’s Measurable
Hasn’t this always been the most
trumpeted virtue of direct marketing?
Now you can track long-term
customer behavior and value
of a name - one customer at
That means you now see the
longer term pay-off of any
The effects of this can be
Which wine is better? 2. Tests
You will know when
you test them all.
Testing is how you discover
what works, or what could
work better. The direct
marketing allows you to test
almost everything, as it
gives you permission to be
far braver in forecasting.
You know. You don’t guess.
3. Money and information
Every customer has two
things of value: money and
information. If they don’t
want to give you the first, ask
for the second. When you use
direct marketing, market
research is already included
in the price.
You can use direct marketing not only for selling stuff.
You can say “thank you” or “sorry”. You can say
“goodbye” or “welcome back”.
It’s called relationship.
Maybe you even value your customers as human
beings, not as wallets on legs. Wonders never cease...
4. Being personal
Maybe you have a target moment. DM lets you target
individual timelines, not just collective ones - birthdays as
well as Christmas. People who have just bought a house.
People whose insurance is up for renewal. People who are
getting married - or divorcing.
People also have a moment in the day - or week, which they
reserve for paying bills, answering queries, organizing
Miraculously, your direct marketing effort reaches them at
precisely this moment...
With digital print and e-mailing
software, it’s perfectly possible to
have as many creative variations
in a mailing as there are people
reading it. Some companies
recently wrote to people showing
an aerial photograph of their
business or garden.
Personalization is strong with its
sense of acknowledgement and
exclusivity. Use it.
Do you want a 30-second (e)mailing or a 30-minute
(e)mailing? Space and time constraints of other media don’t
apply to direct marketing.
Need to show a range, not a single
product? Or need to talk about the
intricacies of a financial product?
No problem - you can be as
detailed, precise, expansive,
loquacious, articulate or wordy as
you want. Or as brief.
Shape it as you want, but don’t
forget to check if it is working for
8. Cost effectiveness
(whether cheap or expensive)
The simple door drop is still the least
expensive way to reach every household
in the country. On the other hand, you
can send elaborate mail which looks a
million dollars investment and costs a
little less. Why? Well, it shows you care.
And people talk about it. One US agency
routinely produces mailings costing
$100 or more per head. The target
audience? Bloggers. Mail one person
nowadays and a million people may get
to hear about it.
People pay attention to the DM. Sure,
they chuck some of it away, we don’t
deny it. But when for example they
open the direct mail envelope, they
look at it. You can’t read your post
while surfing the web or driving a car.
Even if just for a minute, you do gain
someone’s undivided attention.
And curiosity is extremely powerful
tool for direct marketers.
10. Call for action
On a final, serious note,
most charities depend on
mail for their existence.
That’s not because other
media can’t do a great job
persuading people to save
the whale or the planet. It’s
because no medium can
beat mail for translating soft
opinions into hard action.
1. Why Do You Need Your Own Database?
2. How to Build a Database?
3. How to Manage Your Database?
4. How to Segment your Customers?
5. Tests - How to Run and Analyze Them?
6. The Deliverability Problem
8. Online & SMS Promotions
9. Useful Direct Marketing Tips
10. How to Launch Your CRM Program?
11. The Advantages of Direct Marketing (Summary)
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The Final Note...
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