Marketing

4 Things Westworld Taught Me About Business

Have you ever questioned the nature of your own reality? It’s a question frequently asked on the new futuristic HBO show Westworld, which finished up its first season on Sunday. Westworld has all the…

4 Ways to Extend Your Appreciation This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is drawing near and, unsurprisingly, the main theme that comes up around this time of year is being thankful… thankful for delicious food, good company, a warm place to sleep, the list…

Data

Why Your Direct Mail Campaign Needs RFM Segmentation

Are you up for a challenge? Take out your phone and open up your contacts. Can you predict the percentage of contacts you have that you’ve talked to recently (via text or call) or received updates…

Marketing, Mail

Don't Ditch Your Holiday Print Ads This Season

When I was little, I remember going through the catalogs sent to our home and earmarking pages that had items I wanted to put on my Christmas list. From a Barbie Jeep to a Sno-Cone machine, believe me…

Marketing

Going Cookie-less: The Benefits of IP Targeting

Leave it to the internet to devise a way for us to hate what would normally be a favorite dessert of many: not warm, chewy in the center or made from a secret family recipe that goes way back, we’re…

Data

When Your Data Isn’t Working for You

As data experts, we frequently field questions about issues companies are having related to their data quality. The three most common we get are: 1. Why am I not getting a better response rate from my…

Marketing, Mail

3 New Ways to Combine Technology & Print

This week, Snap Inc. (it’ll always be Snapchat in our hearts) launched Spectacles: limited-quantity sunglasses that can record videos and directly upload them to your phone. It’s a brave move…

Mail

Mailing Services: Selection and Partnering Tips

This checklist should help you pick a mailing service provider (MSP) right for your needs. And there are a few tips on working smoothly with your mailing services partner as well. What does a mailing…

Mail

Direct Mail in One Minute

If you have 60 seconds or so, here's a broad strokes introduction to managing a direct mail campaign. Scrub it. Build a list from your subscriber base, or rent a list from a broker.  List hygiene is…

Mail

How to Avoid Duplicate Barcodes in Mailings

The Problem: Costly Duplicate BarcodesData departments are generating duplicate barcodes for some of the mail their Lettershops are giving to comminglers. This is a serious problem that’s burning…