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Making Your Direct Mail POP

In a day and age where the average adult receives 41 pounds of “junk mail” each year and throws 44% of it away unopened, direct mailers must stand out from the crowd to have a chance at reaching their target audience. The immediate first impression your mailer makes plays a huge role in whether it…

Promotional Pop-Up Mailer Design Tips

Direct mail promotions have entered a new era. In the second decade of the 21st Century, direct marketing has transformed, and now it is all about options. Marketers and brands have a unique, uninterrupted vehicle to reach customers and prospects alike with direct mail pieces that engage and impact. The key to direct mailing is…

Innovations in Direct Mail that are Changing the Playing Field for Marketers

The direct mail industry may have been around for a while, but innovation is no stranger to the industry. From using various stocks and structures to incorporating specialty 3D or interactive features, innovation in the direct mail industry continues to push the limits on what’s possible. Let’s explore some of the latest direct mail innovations…

Combining Structure & Design in Packaging Creation

The development of effective, impactful packaging for a new product necessitates the collaboration of a talented and dedicated team, including brand experts, marketers, packaging engineers, creative designers, and print vendors, to name a few. For a packaging solution that will simultaneously protect, showcase, and advertise your product, you’ll need a team with extensive experience and…

Turning the Traditional Direct Mail Envelope into Something Unique

Some direct mailers are designed as postcards, with the content displayed directly on the piece, but many still use envelopes, particularly when more information needs to be conveyed than can fit on a postcard, or when the mailer has multiple elements. If you choose to use an envelope, it is important to keep in mind…

Why Direct Mail Paper Selection is Crucial to Success

Direct mail plays a crucial role in many marketing efforts, but it can be difficult to create a substantial impact. Consumers often reflexively throw away what they see as “junk mail” before even checking the contents, and it is crucial that your piece stands out as being different from the rest of the stack. Text,…

Automotive Mailers That Work

Consumers are continually bombarded by advertising messages, and to be effective, a mailing piece must be above and beyond in quality, design, and appeal. Mailers play an integral role in the automotive industry, but the typical low-quality mailers with subpar graphics and dull colors will be immediately tossed out by consumers in the stack of…

Why Color Matters in Direct Mail

Successful direct mail campaigns rely on a variety of elements to drive open rates and response rates. Multiple studies, however, have identified color as playing a critical role in increasing the success of a direct mail campaign. When white is out the window, what can color do for your next direct mail campaign? Color is…

How Can Using Market Data Affect the Success of Direct Mail Campaigns?

Nowadays, successful marketing campaigns involve a lot of research and trial to ensure that the finished product and materials deliver return on the investment. To learn more about how using data about consumers can help create more targeted, and in turn, more successful, direct mail marketing campaigns, we talked to our resident direct mail experts…

Personalized Financial Direct Mail Turns Prospects Into Customers

For decades, the financial industry has relied on direct mail campaigns to acquire new customers. According to statistics, insurance and financial services are among the top users of direct mail. In fact, many of the top direct mailers include some of the largest financial brands. Whether they are looking to attract new business, increase credit…