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Does direct mail have a powerful role in your 2024 marketing mix?

Here are 5 reasons it should. In a world of ad blockers and spam folders, direct mail feels like a safe haven for marketers and consumers alike. Even new brands are turning to direct mail to make a larger impact on key audiences. In a USPS survey, 72% of Gen Z respondents said they're "excited to discover what the mail brings every day."   Let’s hit the pause button on the AI and social media hype and rediscover the power of direct mail. You may want to reshuffle the marketing mix for your 2024 campaigns.   Reason #1: High Open Rates. According to Earthweb, the average person receives 100 to 120 emails per day with an open rate of between 20 and 40%. On the other hand, people in the U.S. receive an average of just 2 pieces of marketing mail per day. The Association of National Advertisers reports that up to 90% of direct mail gets...

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5 TOP TRENDS THAT RESHAPED MARKETING IN 10 YEARS

Our undying love of digital media over the past decade has driven a historic revolution in marketing. Such massive transformations are rare but not unprecedented. The shift from outdoor signage to print (16th century) and then print to radio and TV (20th century), were also driven by new technology.   Welcome to the New Age, to the new age…   That refrain from Imagine Dragon’s Radioactive in 2012 couldn’t have been more on point. The digital media revolution was in full swing and by 2019 it had surpassed print and television as the dominant advertising medium.   The fact that we witnessed the shift to a new age of advertising is amazing and challenging. The digital age is unlike any other in its worldwide scale, diversity of channels and mind-bending rate of change. To help us all stay ahead of the curve, here are the top 5 trends that have re-shaped marketing over the past 10...

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Who do you follow for inspiration?

Ideas and advice can come from anywhere outside of your own brain. The challenging part in our age of information overload is separating the wheat from the chaff as the old expression goes (and as expressions go, that’s one of the oldest with roots in the Bible).   We’ve filtered out a lot of noise and distilled our list of experts down to a comfortable number of sources to follow. Whether you’re in a creative rut and need some inspiration, looking for latest marketing trends, or simply want to spend your screen time reading something that will enrich your career/business, this is for you.   Mostly Creative:   Design Taxi: Since 2003, we’ve been gaining inspiration from brilliant ad campaigns and new product designs featured on their website. It’s no surprise that they have over 400,000 followers. If you crave new ideas or fear missing out on the innovative campaign everyone is talking about, tune in. Twitter   Creative...

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Top Fictional Movies and Series with an Advertising Spin

Among the many professions that are overly used among TV and movie characters, advertising professional is right up there with architect, lawyer, and doctor. Maybe it has to with so many copywriters making their way to Hollywood as screenwriters or perhaps it’s just a sexy occupation (on the surface and among those NOT in the biz).   Check out our top picks for movies and series with a marketing and advertising focus. We’ve excluded documentaries from this list for the simple reason that we wanted to provide you with some light-hearted summer fun. Here’s our countdown to #1 (which we hope you’ve already predicted).   8. What Women Want (film 2000) stars Mel Gibson as a chauvinistic advertising executive who gains the ability to hear women's thoughts and uses this newfound power to his advantage. At its heart, the film is a timeless and star-studded (Gibson, Helen Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Alan Alda) romantic fantasy...

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SUMMER MARKETING SURVIVAL TIPS

Keep your momentum with distracted consumers School’s out and vacation is in! While the airports and airbnbs are busy, many other businesses may experience a slowdown. Add to that a layer of recession fears for the second half of 2023, and you have good reasons to try and build momentum among your customers and prospects. Here are some easy-to-implement tips:   1) Tie your product or service to the season. Get creative with sales events or simple language that engages your audience. While marketers are sure to latch onto Independence Day, consider some lesser events that tie to brand like July’s National Freezer Pop Day or National Hotdog Day. Here’s a fun idea from a local animal hospital in Missouri: 2) Give your socials a summer spin. Maximizing social is an easy choice for any business given the options of free, organic posts in addition to paid ads to engage your audience. Sometimes all it...

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Gettin’ GIFFY Part 2: Social Media Marketing

How effective are GIFs in social media marketing and how should you use them?   The short answer: They are highly effective and you should promote and share them everywhere you post and respond to customers.   Now, for the long answer: Yes, using a GIF over a static image is going to grab more eyeballs. It’s well known that GIFs are a simple and powerful way to show off products, highlight a special offer and latch onto popular trends.   That’s all wonderful but the GIFs largest potential lies in people sharing your brand.   For those unfamiliar, the ideal situation goes something like this: Your brand creates and shares some highly appealing GIFs possibly through your GIPHY channel. If your GIFs gain traction, people looking to add cute little GIFs to their Instagram stories, text messages, etc., will find your GIF in top search results. Very suddenly, your GIF could be reaching millions of people.   You’ll find...

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BRING IT ON!

Embrace 2019 with Marketing Savvy. What will the new year bring us? That depends on what we bring to the new year. Looking back on 2018 as a 365-day learning experience, we have plenty of marketing knowledge to carry us forward. Consider these five facts as you finalize your 2019 marketing strategy.   Direct mail delivers:  In 2018, we saw an increased demand for oversized and dimensional mailers among our B2B clients. Smart marketers continue to invest in direct mail because the ROI is strong thanks to campaigns that are increasingly data-driven and micro-targeted. In addition, digital marketing overload has made direct mail more personal, novel and interesting, especially among Gen-Y audiences.   Video views are rising: This is a trend that shows no sign of slowing down. Adding video to a website or landing page keeps visitors engaged with your site longer which leads to two important outcomes – better connections with your audience...

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To celebrate the sentiments of peace, love and understanding, this year we are contributing to the Greater Philadelphia Veterans Network, who work to make our city the best place for Veterans. Happy Holidays from Direct Choice Inc!
#Phillyvets #GPVN #HappyHolidays
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A fun time and great food at our annual holiday luncheon and gift exchange held @autographwayne! Many alcohol-related gifts beginning with the letter “I”! Thanks Nick! (We missed you Beth!) #happyholidays #whiteelephant #funholidaytimes ...

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Had a fun and informative time at the @BCAPhilly Hospitality Breakfast last Friday. Speaker @TarynSouthern gave a thought-provoking presentation focused on how AI is changing our world. #ai #aimarketing #bcaphilly ...

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Proud to report that Direct Choice picked up 2 Benny Awards last night in the digital/social media marketing categories - Congrats to All!! #pdma #bennyawards #socialmediamarketing #digitalmarketing ...

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This holiday season, we’re continuing to support @philabundance to help them end hunger in our local communities. Happy Holidays from Direct Choice Inc! #philabundance #happyholidays ...

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Kudos for Direct Choice at the PDMA Benny Awards last night. DCI won the top award in 3 categories PLUS WON BEST IN SHOW! Congrats to ALL #PDMA #bennyawards ...

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Here`s something many of us can relate to in the era of virtual meetings - enjoy a good laugh and Happy Holidays from the DCI team! #virtualbloopers #Happyholidays #happyholidays2021 ...

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