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Did you know that six percent of consumers in the United States don’t have access to broadband? That 30 percent of Americans don’t use Facebook? Or that only 83 percent of U.S. adults have cellphones? Even the best email lists only reach 40–50 percent of your list...read more
Quick! If you had to identify the most important component of your marketing, what would you say? Here at PMI, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we would say our mailing list. If you said that too then good, we’re on the right track. Next question: Is it...read more
Do you put as much thought into the incentive as you do into your mailing list, your creative content, and your message? Does the value of the incentive match how much the response is worth to you? Here at PMI, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we know all about...read more
As a business, do you know who your buyers are? Marketing strategist Gary Hennerberg says buyers fall into 9 categories.
Each of them is looking for something different from you. Learn the 9 types of buyers to determine how best to appeal to them with your marketing.
Do you know what it takes to create an effective marketing campaign? Most marketers have a good grasp on a few marketing campaign components, but you might be missing some. Here are nine things every marketing campaign needs to be successful.read more
You’ve spent weeks developing the messaging for your Spring Fling mailer or your annual fundraising letter. You know your audience. Your message is on target. The call to action is compelling. You can’t wait to see what...read more
Designing a new direct mail campaign? Let the creativity flow! However, the basics still need to come first. Before setting your designer loose, take a step back and make sure you’ve covered the fundamentals. 1. Mailing list Is your mailing list current? Are you...read more
Customers want information when and where they need it. In today’s world, seamless and nearly instantaneous access to shopping methods, product reviews, or sneak peeks at new products and services is the expectation. Yet for many, the process is still...read more
If you think you can’t take advantage of personalized print marketing because you only have a person’s name and address, take heart! There are three highly effective approaches to personalization that you can deploy with just two data points. Let’s take a look. 1....read more
If you want to sell a kid a toy, invite him to play with it in the toy store. Once the child pushes the buttons, pulls the levers, and engages the gadgets, your chances of making a sale go way up. The same concept applies in print. When people receive printed pieces...read more