With social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram gaining immense popularity, it’s quite easy to see why advertising is now focused more on social media and other newer platforms. But as effective as this may be, sometimes, the good old direct mail marketing strategy hasn’t yet lost its place. But wait, there’s a catch. It has to be done right.
How do you keep track of your numbers? How do you eliminate uncertainty? These are the two questions that make direct mail campaigns a tough nut to crack for people looking to expand their brands and grow their businesses. Does this sound like you? Here are top tips to optimize your direct mail campaigns for skyrocketing results.
Send Many Direct Mails
Not to say that you should bother the people on your mailing list by hoarding them with tons of emails telling them the same thing. However, it doesn’t hurt to send a person at least three emails per week to either inform them of your services and to remind them to purchase, call, or act.
Even when your mailing list spans over a thousand people, directly sending one mail won’t do. Remember, you want to push the reader to act, sometimes it takes more than one try to get them to budge.
Use Personalized URLs
A personalized URL is a convenient way of monitoring your progress as well as your mail recipients’ activities on your site. Consider using personalized URLs and add-on tracking software simultaneously. This way, you get actual numbers on how many people opened and read your direct emails, see who these people are, see whether or not they went on to your site and get tons of other information.
With this insight, you can then figure out the best marketing campaigns to use and know who to target for the most success.
Always End With a CTA-Call to Action
What is your end goal? Want more people to visit your site and purchase your products? Want more people to call for enquiries on the services you offer? Or you just want people to follow you on your social media pages? Whichever it is, be sure to end your emails with a call to action asking or compelling people to do something/take action.
It always helps to attach an exclusive offer or a gift in the CTA to maximize your results.
Test Different Strategies
Different marketing strategies appeal to diverse audiences. If you want to reach the middle-aged to older-aged audiences, then direct mail will get the job done. However, if you’re going to reach a much younger audience, you may have to explore other modern marketing strategies. Such an audience tends to be more visual. You will, therefore, get more responses if you use good quality videos and pictures as part of your marketing campaign.
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