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5 Tips for Waking up Tired Mail
Is your marketing getting tired? Is your target audience tuning out your mailings because you’re sending the same campaign over and over? Maybe it’s time to mix things up. Here are five ideas to get people noticing your direct mailings again.
1. Get creative with envelopes.
Envelopes can be a lot of fun. They come in a variety of sizes, colors, shapes, and formats. Instead of sending the same old white envelope, consider using one in a bright, fun color.
2. Add a teaser.
Did you know we can print personalized messages on the outside of your envelopes, too? These are called teasers. “Special Offer Just for Bob Johnson!” or “Suzie, you won’t believe what’s inside!”
3. Think beyond the envelope.
Think beyond the traditional envelope. Try self-mailers, postcards, or faux Express Mail or Air Mail designs on occasion.
4. Change your offer.
Your offers can get tired, too. So mix it up. If you’ve been offering a discount, try a free trial instead. If you’ve been doing the hard sell, try a softer approach, such as allowing people to ask for more information first.
5. Add a time limit.
Time limits are powerful motivators. Use a personalized message on the outside of the envelope (“Ben, offer expires in 5 days!”) or create a piece of art that looks like a rubber-stamped time limit across the top. Time limits also give you an excuse to send a follow-up. “Robert, your offer is set to expire. Respond now!”
Every direct mail campaign needs a refresh now and then. Maybe it’s time to try something new.
Need ideas? Let’s brainstorm together!
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