Though direct mail marketing is an offline channel, digital design is the standard way of creating the campaign’s materials. However, you can’t just have a designer mock something up and assume that the printed material will look good.
Direct mail campaigns can be powerful marketing tools but there is a perception that they’re not so good for the environment. The reality is that their impact will be directly controlled by the people in charge of the campaign. The decisions that you make throughout will affect how eco-friendly your materials can be.
Over the past decade, more firms than ever have begun allocating an increasing amount of budget and resources to digital marketing in order to achieve strategic goals, while traditional marketing efforts become more and more scarce. In short, this shift is based on the recent evidence that online marketing efforts can be cheaper, easier to measure and analysed, as well as providing a greater insight into a company’s active clientele base. This, in turn, provides answers to the age-old marketing question of how to build a brand.
Using a specialist print finish can make your printed artwork stand-out and can be the perfect addition to your direct mail campaign. There are a wide range of finishes you can apply to your design. Have you ever considered adding a Spot UV varnish, embossing, hot foil or lamination?
The work your print supplier produces for you will only be as good as the brief you give them. Therefore, it’s important to give them as much information as possible to ensure a great result. It might be worthwhile (and certainly more cost-effective) to have several print jobs done at the same time e.g. brochures, mailers, letterheads, flyers, etc., so have a think about all your printing requirements that could possibly be done at the same time.
After the high of national and international events in 2012 and 2013 which saw some huge graphic design projects including the Olympics and Golden Jubilee Celebrations take place. 2014 is shaping up to be a year of budget sensitive, smaller design and marketing projects for many businesses. This is influencing the way printing jobs are approached and designed, which in turn is affected by technological advancements in printing techniques.
Look in to your office store cupboard; we’re willing to bet that there is some unused print collateral in there; anything from dusty, out-of-date brochures, through to unused stationery with the wrong address on it. Take heart, you’re not alone in having a surplus of unused print collateral. Not only is unused print costly it’s also wasteful and impractical - what else could you be storing instead?
A print management company can help your business make money and save money by designing, creating, printing, warehousing, and distributing all the printed suppliers, sales materials, and promotional materials that a business uses on a daily basis.
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