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INtelligent Direct: How the Rising Cost of Paper Impacts Direct Marketing

The increase for paper products, combined with less paper producers has created a paper shortage. The imbalance of supply and demand, amplified by a number of factors, contributes to higher paper costs.

INtelligent Direct: Direct Mail’s Impact on the Brain

While the popular opinion may be that digital marketing has taken over as the medium de jour for modern direct marketers, studies suggest that direct mail is more likely to influence a purchase or improve message retention over a digital ad.

INtelligent Direct: What You Need to Know Now About Postal Rates

The holidays are behind us and the USPS postage rate increase will take effect on January 27, 2019. There are a number of changes to be aware of that will affect postage customers when these increases take effect.

INtelligent Direct: Three Myths about Marketing to Millennials

With such wide-ranging opinions on the birth-range and research around Millennial’s values, marketers must diligently avoid assumptions and myths to find the proper mix of modern direct marketing to get their messages in front of this group of buyers.

INtelligent Direct: Three Competitive Advantages of Direct Mail Marketing

For a modern direct marketer, developing the best mix of channels to deliver your message is a critical part of the job. In print and online, there are countless options for executing an impactful, multi-channel campaign.

INtelligent Direct: Advertising Fatigue

It becomes exhausting and frustrating for the humans who have to consume ad impressions without asking for them, yet they are forced to accept it because they consume free content.

INtelligent Direct: Three Simple Ways to Lower Your Direct Mail Costs

According to the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) Response Rate Report, direct mail household response rate in 2017 was 5.1% compared to 0.6% email, 0.6% paid search, 0.2% display and 0.4% social.

INtelligent Direct: How to Make Your Direct Mail Stand Out in the Mailbox

While previous blog posts focused on the strategy, intelligence and tracking of your mail, this post will look at some ways to create a mailer that will look, feel and even smell different than the direct mail you find in your mailbox each day.