Let me ask you something… when you happen to receive some correspondence, whether it’s a letter or an email, where do your eyes go first? If you’re like most people, you likely follow something known as the “reading curve.”
We recently talked about what you need to do to get started putting together your own printed newsletter from scratch. Now, we’ll go over some extra things you can do to add a personal touch to your newsletter, and what you should be doing before your newsletters get printed and sent out to your mailing list.
These days you may think that direct mailers are a thing of the past. However, we would like to point out some great reasons to add a print newsletter to your MSP marketing strategy. With most businesses moving to digital marketing, we like to remember how important it is to send out direct mailers - in this case, printed newsletters - when you can.
We previously wrote a blog article about why direct mail isn’t dead. As a follow-up, we’d like to tell you how your company can effectively use direct mail pieces in your next MSP marketing campaign.
Print marketing is alive and well, and sending direct mail pieces through the mail can be an effective way to target leads, prospects, and clients.
As a part of the tech industry, you probably find it very tempting to steer away from most - if not all - forms of print marketing. A lot of managed service providers feel this way, and won’t bother to promote their company with anything but digital means.
How many businesses in your service area do you think are out there that fit your ideal customer profile, but aren’t yet aware you exist? How many know of you, but aren’t yet aware of what managed services is, and how an outsource IT provider would benefit their business operations?
There are a few different ways that you can reach new potential clients who don’t know your business exists yet. One of those ways is by sending these clients direct mail pieces. Direct mail marketing is not only a great way to reach out to these new potential clients, but it can be used to touch decision makers at all stages of the buying process - even those who are already clients of yours.
Monthly newsletters are a common marketing tactic used by small, medium, and large businesses alike. But, what exactly makes a ‘good’ company newsletter? What sort of content is going to keep people subscribed and reading your newsletter each and every month?
In a survey conducted by eMarketer in 2017, 71% of respondents said that ads are more intrusive now than they were 3 years ago. And, they probably are. I’m sure you’ve noticed an increase in ads on your social media pages and as you browse the Internet. Part of this is because of how easy and affordable it is to advertise in the digital space. So, many different companies are dedicating the majority of their marketing budgets to digital marketing efforts.
Postcards are a highly effective direct mail piece that, if designed and utilized properly, can help a business get the results they are looking for. But, like many types of direct mail marketing, they are overlooked by small businesses who don’t see them as a feasible option.
But actually, achieving success with them is a more attainable goal than you may think.
In part five of our 6-part blog series, we’ll examine the top five metrics you should be looking at in regards to your direct mail marketing efforts, and give you suggestions of how to improve what you find.
In a world where so much of your marketing efforts are now conducted online, going back to producing physical marketing materials can seem a bit antiquated, especially when it comes to direct mail campaigns. Why should you waste money on marketing efforts that can only go to a limited number of people? How is it still possible in this day and age to achieve a ROI utilizing ‘snail mail’? Wouldn’t it just be easier to send an email?
While digital marketing is a powerful avenue to utilize, it can often be supplemented with physical marketing initiatives. These physical initiatives can be a powerful means of marketing in their own right, and can serve as a powerful addition to an inbound strategy. We’ll explore some examples of physical marketing, and how they can be used to boost your overall efforts.
Chances are, you’ve received direct mail marketing, and it may have led you to consider utilizing it as a marketing tactic yourself, but you might have questioned how effective direct mail would be, and how you could possibly track its return on investment. The good news is that (if planned correctly) direct mail can have a significant, measurable influence on your marketing.
One of the topics that our marketing team is asked about the most is marketing lists, and how to build and maintain them. Keeping these lists updated is very important to your marketing endeavors, as the list’s contacts need to match the targeted audience for your marketing initiative. With the new year here, it’s a great time to review and revise your list. We’ve broken out a few of the major issues we run across.
With all of the marketing options available to businesses, it can be easy to lose sight of some basic but effective methods of marketing and sales. These fundamentals are usually simple in their execution and, compared to many marketing campaigns, are time-friendly. Have you and your MSP accidentally abandoned these marketing basics?
It seems now that nearly all business and marketing practices have gone digital, however the “old school” marketing method of sending direct mail is making a comeback. It is a surefire way of grabbing the attention of your leads.
These days the likelihood of an email being deleted before being read or being overlooked is very high. With direct mail you have a greater opportunity to create a lasting impact, giving the recipient the ability to directly see and touch the information that you send. The simple fact is that people like to get mail!
Direct mail is a measurable, targeted marketing strategy for reaching both your potential and existing customers. If you've tried direct mail in the past and only received mediocre results, don't be afraid to try again and again revising your approach. Use the tips below to help ensure your direct mail piece gets noticed!