It’s not difficult to scour the internet these days and find articles proclaiming the death of print marketing or, more specifically, direct mail. The common assumption is that digital marketing is more effective because some channels, like email, are essentially free. But what if your customers are not reading those emails, or they treat digital ads as noise? Studies are
Fun fact: According to the Advertising Specialty Institute’s 2016 Global Advertising Specialties Impressions Study, people typically keep promotional items for more than seven months. That’s an amazing statistic on its own, but the journey for promotional items doesn’t end there. The same study found that 60 percent of consumers pass promotional items along to friends, family and co-workers when they
Our alumni fundraising efforts need a boost, but we don’t have the technical capabilities or staffing flexibility to keep them engaged. There are too many channels to choose from. These are just a couple of the challenges higher education fundraisers face when trying to connect with and drive alumni behavior. At the same time, new marketing channels are constantly evolving.
Answer: As technology has advanced in recent decades, all three (especially direct mail) were left for dead by some experts. We now know, however, that those experts were wrong. The reality is that many people value items they can touch and feel. They want something tangible or nostalgic, like a record, or to simply enjoy leafing through the pages of