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Category Archives: Direct Response
I believe in the old “40/40/20” rule of direct response marketing which states that 40% of the performance of a campaign is dependent on the the list, 40% on the offer, and 20% on everything else. You can also think of it as the “Three Rights” which you must do correctly to for successful digital performance marketing campaigns. Continue reading
The digital tsunami continues. Word today is that Snapchat is asking for commitments from the big agency holdcos for commitments to spend as much as $200 million on buys in 2017. That’s advertiser money, by the way. Why is Snap … Continue reading
Digital advertising is a mess. Your ads aren’t likely to be seen because: Ad fraud is out of control and getting worse Most of our ads are shown to bots Only 35% of ads actually shown to humans are viewed … Continue reading
A straight razor–used properly and with care–can do the job as well (or better) and far more cheaply than one of the newfangled five blade gizmos being sold by the big consumer products companies. Likewise, sometimes the best targeting and … Continue reading
More proof that even programmatic media needs to be sold, and is not just bought. I received an email from Kantar Media that looks just like the ads I used to see in DM News touting new-to-market files. The email … Continue reading
I get a kick out of articles like this one. The BBC author appeared surprised that A/B testing for marketing was invented–I’d say perfected–in direct mail. I guess us old dogs are responsible for some “new” tricks after all! Takeaway: … Continue reading
You’ve labored mightily at your marketing efforts. Hours of careful thought about marketing objectives, followed by careful analysis of past test results. Then, even more analysis of lists and target audiences, followed by agonized copywriting and creative development. Lastly, double- and … Continue reading
Most direct mail these days stinks. Yes, that means the stuff your company is sending me. Generally it lacks: A strong offer Segmentation Good merge/purge I get too much mail in blank white envelopes without anything interesting on the outside. … Continue reading