The Power of Simple Graphic Design

The Power of Simple Graphic Design

In marketing, a well-designed logo or website can differentiate between a successful campaign and one that falls flat. But what makes for good design? Often, it’s simplicity. The most straightforward designs can be the most effective. Here’s a look at how simplicity can generate trust and credibility. The Role of Color Color is one of…

Use the Power of Positive to Boost Conversion Rates

Use the Power of Positive to Boost Conversion Rates

Did you know that the words in the marketing copy of your emails and direct mail pieces can be seen as positive or negative? According to MECLABS, which researches how people make buying decisions, if your positive words outweigh the negative ones, you can boost your conversion rates substantially. MECLABS gives the following examples from…

Start Planning Now for the End of PostScript Type 1 Fonts

Start Planning Now for the End of PostScript Type 1 Fonts

It’s the end of an era. Adobe will stop supporting PostScript Type 1 fonts in January 2023. When the clock turns over, your Type 1 fonts will no longer appear in the font menus, and existing Type 1 fonts in your documents will appear as “missing fonts.” While this might sound like the plot line…

5 Tips to Save Money and Still Get Great Results

5 Tips to Save Money and Still Get Great Results

What is your best strategy for managing your marketing budget in times of economic uncertainty? Is it to put your mailings on hold until things get better, or is it to get creative and take advantage of existing opportunities? Our experience is that, even when the economy tightens, businesses get creative with their marketing and…

Avoid This Content Marketing Mistake

Avoid This Content Marketing Mistake

According to research from Parse.ly, 68.7% of content marketers’ decisions come from other teams’ requests. The sales department wants to support the latest product rollout. Management intends to defend its year-end goals. Everyone has a finger in the pie. To be successful, content marketers must do more than fulfill everyone else’s wish lists. By setting…

Effective Direct Mail: Short & Sweet

Effective Direct Mail: Short & Sweet

Want to know what’s moving and shaking in the direct mail market? You can’t go wrong by looking to Who’s Mailing What!, a database of nearly 200,000 direct mail pieces scanned and analyzed by text, images, vertical market, and more. Recently, WMW! analyzed its database and found that the copy used in direct mail today…

Personalized Print: 5 Things to Watch

Personalized Print: 5 Things to Watch

By personalizing your direct mail pieces, you can increase response rates and cart sizes, too. But if you’re new to personalization, the design process can seem intimidating. Here is a short “to do” list of common oversights to watch for. Use the correct data, not more data. The more data you have on your customers,…

Direct Mail and Social Media: Better Together

Direct Mail and Social Media: Better Together

Are you planning a multichannel marketing campaign? Automatically assuming you will be pairing direct mail with email? How about pairing direct mail with social media instead? Haven’t thought about it? Maybe you should. What makes direct mail and social media so complementary? Higher levels of customer engagement, regardless of channel, lead to strong customer loyalty…