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The Importance of Postal Addresses in Data Driven Marketing

The German marketing magazine One to One recently published an article about the importance of postal addresses and their relevance for some industries. The magazine interviewed several address providers to gain insights into the industries their customers come from and how they use direct mail marketing. All interviewees agree that address data is the important…

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A New Guide to Direct Marketing with a Global Reach

The IPC, a leading postal organization, has published a guide to direct marketing that addresses three topical industry issues: GDPR, programmatic direct mail and geomarketing. The International Post Corporation is an association of 24 postal operators in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Some will be well-known to our blog readers: USPS, Deutsche Post DHL,…

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Growing New Print Business with Geodata

Many businesses turn to their print and marketing service providers when it comes to campaign data management. For print service providers there’s an easy and effective opportunity to get one step ahead of the competition by processing address data to implement a new range of services for their customers! Geodata is hidden in every single…

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GDPR Pushes Direct Mail’s Comeback

As consumers receive a wave of re-opt-in emails—marketers are facing massive declines in email marketing results. A recent study shows that email response rates plummeted by over 55%. On May 25th the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect—changing the methodology and marketing approach of many marketers not only in the European Union…

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“Everything IS Possible in Print …”

Everything is possible in Print. This was the theme and key message of an event in London this month at which I was fortunate to be asked to contribute a 10-minute ‘inspiration’ to an audience of 150 brand marketers, printers and their suppliers. As one of the keynote speakers, Simon Biltcliffe, the self-confessed “Marxist/Capitalist” CEO…

How Print Remains Relevant in Today’s Marketing World

To keep print in the marketing mix, printers must find new ways to deliver the power printed communications brings to their customers. In a recently published blog article print expert Heidi Tolliver-Walker talks about direct mail trends print service providers can take advantage of to leverage the value of print—and the opportunities that are lost…

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Customers Prefer Shopping Local

A recent study revealed that, in times of digital consumption, a majority of customers still prefer to do their grocery purchases in physical supermarkets instead of online shops. One reason why shoppers prefer to shop local is the proximity of shops and convenience to purchase products and services regardless of delivery times and costs. Many…

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Master Decreasing Attention Spans with Direct Mail Automation

Research found that the human attention span is decreasing. Human Attention Span in 2000: 12 seconds Human Attention Span in 2018: 8 seconds Goldfish Attention Span: 9 seconds Stating that we no longer live in “a world of Gutenbergs but in a world of Zuckerbergs,” Gerhard Märtterer, Eversfrank, highlights the focus our society sets when…

The New Role of Direct Mail in Digital Marketing

locr partnered with Josera, a German pet food retailer that uses online data to create customer-centered highly-personalized direct mail. The company feeds locr visitor data from their website. From this data, personalized maps are created, printed and sent out together with welcome packs to introduce new customers to the brand and direct them to a…