Direct Mail

Direct mail in the digital age

Retail is rapidly changing—we see it all around us. Amazon is venturing into brick and mortar stores. Big boxes are wading deeper into e-commerce. Online retailers are mailing print catalogs. It seems like everywhere, brands are rethinking their business models and marketing strategies. Direct mail is right in the mix …

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The Millennial shopper: Deal-savvy and highly engaged

New research by BrandSpark International indicates Millennials may be savvier shoppers than we tend to give them credit for TORONTO — BrandSpark International has released A Consumer’s Path to Savings: The Role of Flyers in Today’s Digital World, a new research report commissioned by Metroland Media probing saving habits among …

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Blakely adds experienced industry veteran in key role

Amy Pawluk has joined fundraising experts Blakely as executive vice president, new business development, a role in which she will be heading Blakely’s US business as well as new business development here in Canada. With more than 20 years of accomplishments in fundraising and marketing, she is a Certified Fundraising …

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Updates from the National Association of Major Mail Users (NAMMU)

NAMMU establishes new working groups with Canada Post NAMMU and Canada Post have established three ongoing working czommittees. The goal is to improve the competitiveness of the mail channel by focusing on product and process. Initially the committees will be focused on identifying friction points in the mail streams and …

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Postal Code Targeting Q&A

Janet Brearton and Mike Badour share the story behind Canada Post’s first new mail delivery product in 30 years DM: Congratulations on the launch of Postal Code Targeting (PCT)! What was the impetus for PCT?  How did you perceive the gap in the market and figure out what sort of …

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The future of flyers is digital… and print

There aren’t many universal consumer truths today, but here’s one: consumers love getting a deal. It’s rational, for sure: more money in your pocket. But there’s also a deep emotional connection to the feeling of getting great value. Almost nine in 10 Canadians report feeling proud about finding great value …

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Celebrating the best in direct mail

Even in this digital age, some of the most successful and persuasive marketing messages are anchored by direct mail (DM). The reasons are simple: Fused with digital messaging, DM has a unique ability to convince and convert. It can magnify your marketing mix by engaging your customer’s sense of sight, …

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Canada Post’s lists help Quebec charity increase average donation by 30%

Combining Personalized Mail with sociodemographic data results in a winning campaign for Montreal’s Old Brewery Mission The Old Brewery Mission in Montreal has been on the front lines of the quest to end homelessness for more than 125 years. To continue its work through this century, the storied organization needed …

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Direct mail emerges as power channel in the digital age

Combining physicality, data and connectivity is like lightning in a bottle Direct mail is enjoying a renaissance with the nation’s brightest marketing minds, as new neuromarketing research extols the product’s virtues. Canada’s leading marketers actually view direct mail as a triple threat: It is effective on its own, it’s persuasive …

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Car dealer’s digital marketing campaign receives major boost from unaddressed direct mail

Sherwood Chevrolet increases new customer leads by 134% with direct mail complementing its digital marketing strategy Saskatoon’s Sherwood Chevrolet had been experiencing good growth since the economic crisis of 2008 but, like all car dealerships, it recognized that brand loyalty fades easily and competition is fierce. Especially since the quality …

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