The Ultimate Guide to Direct Mail

Hubspot Sales

What is direct mail? Direct mail is a marketing strategy that involves sending a physical letter, package, mailer, brochure, postcard, etc. Although direct mail’s response rate has dropped over time, it’s still a valuable tool for marketers and salespeople.

Direct Mail Is Hot Again: 8 Ways to Write a Winning Sales Letter

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Think direct mail is an outdated sales tactic? Now's the time for Sales and Marketing to work together to create direct mail prospects can’t help but respond to. How to Write a Direct Mail Letter. Think again.

Direct Mail: The Forgotten Outbound Channel That STILL Works In Sales Today

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It’s been dubbed ‘junk mail’ or ‘spam mail’ for years, and we thought that everyone had abandoned the practice. However, direct mail has been making a huge come-back as an effective sales tactic. Direct Mail. What Does Direct Mail Consist Of?

Attributing Revenue to Non-Digital Interactions

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For example, as a B2B marketer you want to track revenue attribution. “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Albert Einstein’s famous aphorism originally applied to scientific principles but it’s valuable in many walks of life.

Sales Prospecting in the 21st century - Part 3

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In yesterday’s mail I received a direct mail piece from a realtor with whom I had an extended conversation. His latest direct mail marketing message which was a duplication of the first direct mail piece totally ignored that sales conversation. For example, how many LinkedIn invitations (electronic direct mail) have been customized instead of the basic template?

Realtors – Leading with Price Is a Bad Sales Strategy

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For example, after listening our home as For Sale By Owner (FSBO) one of the first marketing direct mail pieces I received from a local realtor here in Northwest Indiana had the following headline: How about 3%?

Are Your Real Estate Marketing Messages Missing the Sales Target?

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Probably because these real estate marketing messages have worked in the past with less educated sellers, realtors continue to engage in the same marketing channels such as direct mail postcards, advertising banners on Internet real estate for sale websites.

Real Estate Marketing, Are Self-Portraits Really Necessary?

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In real estate marketing, the use of these self portraits not only dots the billboards, but business cards and direct mail pieces. One example is a LinkedIn profile. The majority of direct mail marketing pieces I have received included self-portraits.

Being Real About the Re-Start Sales Mentality

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Example of Re-Start Sales Mentality. I have witnessed these reactionary behaviors to marketing actions by SMB owners and salespeople: “We sent out 20 direct mail post cards and did not receive one response.” We all know the Einstein’s definition of insanity.

How to Improve Your 2016 Real Estate Marketing Messages

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Sometimes these direct mail campaigns can last for a week or several months. Here is one recent direct mail piece I received. Overall this direct mail postcard had a few pluses, but far more negatives.

Emotional Intelligence Engages the Senses

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A study recently released by Epsilon Targeting suggests that the United States Postal Service is still the preferred vendor for direct mail. Sixty percent of the respondents reported receiving an emotional surge because they “enjoy checking the mail box for postal mail.” ” Direct mail provides many opportunities for the senses to connect. Second, touch through the hands are present as the mail is taken from the mailbox and sorted.

GDPR lawful data processing – why is insight so important? [Here’s Why]

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For example, a customer that previously downloaded a white paper or ticked the box to receive further information after a webinar or conference cannot be assumed to have “opted-in”. Take financial services for example. GDPR lawful data processing – why is insight so important?

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Where is Marketing Going. and Growing. in 2015? [PowerViews LIVE Highlights]

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On March 3, 2015, Direct Marketing Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Ginger Conlon, joined me on PowerViews LIVE to talk about “Where Marketing is Going … and Growing … in 2015.” Take this opportunity to find out how you can direct your marketing and sales organization’s course for 2015.

How Your Marketing Turns on Sales Objections – Part 01

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From a firm handshake, a friendly smile, a well crafted telephone script, a television commercial to even direct mail, all of these marketing actions are designed to turn on a positive reaction. My first direct mail piece was a copy of a copy as was the third direct mail piece.

B2B Sales Emails that Open Conversations with Executives

Sales and Marketing Management

For example: “3D2B recently helped an enterprise software company generate 17,000 qualified leads. Include a P.S. Direct mail letters always have a postscript (PS).

Direct Content Marketing is Born – Prepare for 2013

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The biggest impact to acquiring new customers in 2013 will be Direct Content Marketing. This is the adoption of Content Marketing principles into outbound direct marketing. Direct Content Marketing is born. Below is an example of an integrated campaign. Direct Email.

Buyers Don’t Have To Take Your Call

The Pipeline

And guess what, it led to a scheduling of a further meeting with the key executives’ direct involvement, direction, and blessing. One opportunity to go beyond is snail mail. I am still struggling to understand why more sellers don’t text as an example. By Tibor Shanto.

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The Traps of ‘optimizing’ by Lead Source

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Conversion rate of Lead to Opportunity segmented by source or mode (Email, direct mail, social media, field event, etc.). The following is an example scenario to demonstrate the trap involved. In this example, the Google Adwords have a Cost per Lead of $552.

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Lists and the Rest of the Story

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As an example, I have seen senior executives authorize $10, $15 even $20 for a “lumpy” or “dimensional” mailer and then argue over $.25 They get away with it because in many cases the buyers of the list, which was used to send emails or direct mail, have no idea what percentage of the list got delivered. Of the remaining half, 20% had no contact name associated with the record (the mail house would have mailed it anyway – and it would have gotten dumped).

Lists and the Rest of the Story

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As an example, I have seen senior executives authorize $10, $15 even $20 for a “lumpy” or “dimensional” mailer and then argue over $.25 They get away with it because in many cases the buyers of the list, which was used to send emails or direct mail, have no idea what percentage of the list got delivered. Of the remaining half, 20% had no contact name associated with the record (the mail house would have mailed it anyway – and it would have gotten dumped).

Are You Trying to Complete the ABM Marathon – Before the ABM 5k?

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An example ICP if you sell compliance management software might be: $75m+ revenue and growing at 13%+ annually. This is how straightforward it can be: Take the example of Clinton Reeves, a DiscoverOrg power user at Pivotal, a software services company. Direct mail campaign.

Top 3 Tips on How to Validate, Calibrate Marketing Automation

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times more likely to respond to a quality multi-touch campaign (calls, voicemails, emails, and in some cases direct mail) than are their direct reports. Whether or not they have assigned junior staff to do research, it pays to reach out directly to your decision maker—in the way he or she prefers. direct mail and personalized tele-prospecting outreach).”. How can you dramatically improve ROI on marketing automation investments?

Sales tactics encyclopedia: 15+ strategies for prospecting, qualifying, and closing

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To point you in the right direction, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best and most popular B2B sales tactics from general practices to specific sales techniques you can use to close more of your deals. 26 Cold Email Examples Broken Down To Help You Write Your Own” by Criminally Prolific.

Why Are You Trying to Sell Me? Quit Sending Me Stupid Emails. You Don’t Know How to Sell.

The Sales Hunter

Here is just one example of what I received recently: “Our markets are promising. This is worse than direct mail! Every day I receive at least one email from some salesperson with some “major breakthrough” that is going to change my life, my business, or both.

Start with Social Marketing in B2B, Stop with Social Selling

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Now social marketing specific to B2B is a subset of marketing just as direct mail, advertising, business to business networking and promotional items all are. Yet all the examples they cited are marketing.

10 Must-Have Business Development Strategies for Staffing & Recruitment

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How to get creative with direct mail. First thing first: If you have direct access to decision-makers with budgetary discretion, such as DiscoverOrg’s signature org charts, how do you start honing in on the people we should be contacting? How to get creative with direct mail.

5 Ways to Create a Crazy-Successful Sales Campaign [+ Templates]

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For example, if someone clicks your email and visits the pricing page, you might trigger a text alert to the relevant BDR, so they connect with the prospect to field questions and qualify the opportunity. Direct mail campaigns.

Realtors – Your Marketing Message Sucks – Part 04

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The marketing message for any realtor goes beyond the direct mail piece or even social media contact. The other four real estate agents who contacted me by direct mail, phone calls or social media never followed up.

3 Mistakes in Sales Improvement

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The acute issues of 5-10 years back (sales process, CRMs, dialing or direct mail leads, etc.) For example, other SMs didn''t adopt the new hiring profile. Worse, the sales force now had another example of a “program du jour”.

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The Spray and Pray Tsunami of Social Selling

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For example, this morning I received an email from a complete stranger wanting me to sign up for a one day seminar on time management for the unbelievable price of $700. Buy a list, send out direct mail pieces and reap the rewards. Messages like this are smaller examples of spray and pray marketing. Social selling appears to have taken the spray and pray sales approach to tsunami proportions.

7 Quick Wins for Sales and Marketing Alignment

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Marketing then gives them the Account-Based treatment, by remarketing to them: Put them into a nurture email campaign, serve them display ads, target them with direct mail … then have Sales start calling again.

The Rampant Virus of Spray and Pray Communication In Small Business

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Effective communication in small business is critical be it an email, a phone call, a direct mail piece or a face to face conversation. For example, an executive sales coaching client with a Fortune 500 Global organization is looking to sell in a new vertical.

Taking Your Prospecting to the Next Level

Understanding the Sales Force

First Class Mail. Remember that until we had dependable mail, companies could not mass market. Years ago, much of the mass marketing that didn''t appear in newspapers and magazines was in the form of direct mail campaigns. Understanding the Sales Force by Dave Kurlan.

8 Creative Sales Prospecting Ideas You've Never Tried Before

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Try a Direct Mail Campaign. For example, suppose you sell accounting services to startups. Mail the book, along with a note explaining why you think it may be valuable, to the buyer’s company. Most mail carriers let you request a signature upon delivery for an extra fee.

10 Must-Have Business Development Strategies for Staffing & Recruitment

DiscoverOrg Sales

How to get creative with direct mail. First thing first: If you have direct access to decision-makers with budgetary discretion, such as DiscoverOrg’s signature org charts, how do you start honing in on the people we should be contacting? How to get creative with direct mail. “We’re

31 Simple, Yet Brilliant Lead Generation Techniques to Supercharge Your Sales Pipeline

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Even better, I can go directly to the leads that are most likely to convert. In the above example, Jim Keenan of “A Sales Guy” has done the following: Used a cover image to showcase his book (authority). For this example, a “how-to” guide would deliver the most value.

Insufficient Leads? How to Boost Campaign Effectiveness

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For example…. Direct Mail. Some examples include list quality, content and timing. In this step, do some research and identify your direct & indirect competitors. Insufficient lead generation – every marketer’s worst enemy.

How Your Marketing Turns on Sales Objections – Part 04

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One of the bad direct mail pieces I received from a local real estate agent here in Northwest Indiana made this statement as a headline: How About 3%? This direct mail piece immediately jumped to price.

Excellence Accelerator – Unlock the Potential of Your Marketing Team

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For example, Google Adwords is a proven tactic in all SBI demand generation programs. In contrast, printed direct mail may rate medium to high impact, but would definitely rate low in terms of Ease of Execution. For example, a new request from a division leader can be accommodated using this tool in two ways; Evaluate the new idea with them. Acquiring new customers is a marathon event made up of quarterly sprints.

A Multi-Touch, Multi-Media, Multi-Cycle Strategy Multiplies Results

Pointclear

As an example of a touch cycle, an extreme one, a couple of years ago we provided our services to a global business process outsourcing company that asked us to reach the CFO at the top fifty utilities in the USA.

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