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How To Successfully Do Direct Mail Marketing

Aug 17, 2007
Direct mail marketing has been shown to be effective in reaching customers. This method is so effective that it's been around for centuries. And I'm sure you have experienced it personally since I'm sure you've gotten many direct mailing in your mail box. Direct mail is a powerful tool but it's only true, though, if your direct mail marketing plan is a good one. By keeping the following tips in mind, you can ensure that your direct mail marketing plan will result in success rather than just piles of letters in customer trash bins.

First of all, your mail marketing should happen constantly. This means you need to be sending out mailings pretty often than just once a month. You should be sending your mailings with a large amount of frequency. This MAY sound like a way to annoy your customers, but it isn't if you do it correctly. You need to make sure that you vary the format of your direct mail marketing letters. You can do this by sending catalogs, letters, and brochures etc, so that they are not just seeing the same old thing from you all the time. Make sure the format changes with each mailing so that the customer gets a new format each time.

Secondly, mail marketing should always contain certain parts or should always have the following sections. Whenever you send a letter to customer it should have both a P.S. and a catchy headline. A P.S. is usually added to the end of the mailing and would either recap the benefits of your mailing or create a sense of urgency. A catchy headline is what gets the customer to open the mail in the first place. These are the two things most likely to get read so make sure your message is clear and catchy in those two locations.

Direct marketing should always rely heavily on what is going on in the business world and real world at the same time. Don't be afraid to piggy back your direct mail marketing off of current events. This is both a requirement AND good business sense. If, for instance, spring is upon you, then send out a letter that either works off of or is themed around spring. You will be surprised at how effective such mailings can be. Themed mailings have a much better chance of being open than regular mailings.

Direct mail marketing should have some form of tangible benefit for the customer. Ask yourself "What's in it for the customer?". Make special offers in your mailings so that it is worth their while to open them up. Also, try to include as much information and as many offers as possible in each and every direct mailer you send out. The customer won't open your mail if it isn't worth that effort.

There are many things you can do to make a direct mail marketing plan work. By using these tips, though, you will be off to a good start that may just help your company take off.
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