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The Power of Direct Mail and Print Advertising


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Direct mail and print advertising are two forms of marketing that can reach a large amount of people that are in your target market. Direct marketing is also a very cost effective option when choosing an advertising approach.

Direct mail and print advertising pieces can be a part of a bulk package, using cooperative efforts and they can also be sent out separately through individual efforts. These mailings often include advertisements, coupons, and letters that can be useful to recipients in that zip code.

A cooperative mailing effort can include collaborating with other businesses to reach a vast number of people. Teaming up with these other businesses can involve your ads or coupons being sent out in bundle along with the other companies that are representing themselves. The coupon packages are usually sent to specific ZIP codes so that areas that would be interested in what you are offering would receive the information

Although cooperative advertising is a lucrative way to market your business, individual direct mailing can sometimes get a higher amount of feedback. Direct mail and print advertising can be sent on an individual basis. Companies that specialize in this type of marketing are able to help you design your advertisement so that it targets the customers in the area that it is to be sent.

Direct marketing, which includes direct mail and print advertising, is different from traditional advertising or marketing because instead of using contributing media it sends its message directly to the consumer. This form of marketing is also able to track the responses to their advertisements or marketing materials through purchases made by the customer. Promoting your product or service in this manner is a measurable way to conclude whether or not this form of marketing is working for you.

The way that your ad looks and is presented can make the difference between gaining a new customer and having your ad disposed of. Recipients of an advertisement or direct mail piece will decide, in only a matter of seconds, whether or not it appeals to them. Customers receive a mass of competitive print advertisements on a daily basis and to ensure that yours if one of the few that is considered, it has to stand out.

The purpose of a direct mail advertisement is to be able to target your audience. Your target audience may be a group that lives in a certain area or ZIP code, a certain age group, a certain income bracket, men, women, etc. To be able to reach your target audience the advertisement must be geared towards their consumer wants and needs.

Direct mail and print advertising remains in demand amid the marketing community. A print advertisement can make a permanent impact on current customers, generate responsiveness from potential customers and emphasize your advertising efforts.

Kathleen Whitlow is a copywriter and marketing agent of Taradel. The Internet print advertising center provides planning, designing, targeting, producing, and delivering of ads. For more information on their Internet Print Advertising Center please visit their website.


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