this months advertising tip - boosting your direct mail success

When you spend your advertising dollars on a direct mail piece, you want to be sure to get your moneys worth. Good design is part of that, and I can help you come up with a winning design. But there are other steps you can take to make sure and boost your responeses.

Make sure your brochure has a clear purpose. That purpose is usually a way that your business or service can help the recipient of your direct mail piece. Stick to that purpose throught the piece. Though its tempting to list all your services, your are better served by giving great detail on the one area that you are trying to get them interested in. Focus on that one area and use design and images that fit that focus.

Mail the same item to different titles throughout the company. In large companies, it often takes more than one person to make a decision. Make sure to address all the people in a company who may be part of the decision making process. You may even want to refine your piece for each department to get everyone on board.

Be sure to include complete information. Business decisions take time. Make sure your mailing gives complete details on why your product or service will work for your target. If your direct mail piece is sucessful, your target will look further into your company. Direct mail is a way to start a conversation with prospective clients. A successful mailing doesnt always end in a sale, sometimes its the start of getting someone interested in your company.

September and October 2011
Are you looking for a cheap, effective way to advertise your small business? Use your vehicle to advertise for you! When you put your companies logo and website URL on your vehicle its a great way to advertise your business everywhere you go. Better yet, using vinyl to add these things to your vehicle is inexpensive, long lasting and easy! Vinyl comes in an almost unlimited variety of colors and styles. You can add your logo and information for $25 or less depending on how large you want it to be. Considering you are displaying your business's information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, that is a large return on a small expense. For more information on having vinyl designed and created for you check out my vinyl page.

August 2011
In this day and economy, almost everyone is looking for ways to make their advertising budget go farther. One way to cut expenses that is often overlooked is split advertising costs with the people who sell to you. Vendors and manufactures are always looking for exposure. Let them know you will be advertising or featuring their products in your advertisement if they will help you cover the cost.

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