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What is Programmatic Direct Mail? Here are the FAQ's (and Answers!)

By Greg Schnieders on Aug 16, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Programmatic Direct Mail (PDM) was created to transform real-time online activity into personalized, dynamically rendered direct mail postcards or catalogs that are delivered into the postal mail stream within 12-24 hours of the online shopper's activity every day. Yes, within 12 to 24 hours of your web browsing, you could have a personalized catalog with your preferences on its way to you. To find out more, read on.

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Medicare Marketing and You: Working with CMS 101 + New Guidelines

By Lila Swedarsky on Aug 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM

While most direct marketers will tell you about the importance of creative and word choice in crafting any type of direct response advertisement or marketing piece, the importance only increases when you need to work within the guidelines of a government oversight agency.

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Financial Services Marketing to Gen X Home Buyers

By Nadia Dahdouh on Jul 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

While the baby boomer and millennial generations have been an endless source of media fascination from past to present, there is an important “middle child”, so to speak, generation sandwiched in there, and its name is Generation X. Gen Xers are unique, and so are their buying habits. Specifically, we'll talk about Gen X home buying attitudes and what they mean for financial services marketers.

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Tracking Social Media: Vanity vs. Actionable Metrics

By Kate Gauthreaux on Jul 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Social media has become a key component of a direct marketer's integrated marketing mix. When utilizing social media, it's crucial to determine goals and success metrics. Here's the scoop to help you define those actionable metrics.

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Ted Talks: Anderson Origins

By Lauren Gulley on Jun 21, 2017 11:00:00 AM

If you're curious about how Anderson Direct & Digital came to be, we've got a quick rundown for you direct from our owner and CEO Ted Tietge (complete with those fun throwback pictures we all love to see).

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Happy Pride Month: LGBTQ Inclusion Marketing Rundown

By Lauren Gulley on Jun 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

It's June, and you know what that means—happy LGBTQ Pride Month! In celebration, we take a look back at our series on marketing strategies that help ensure that you, as a savvy marketer, are including the LGBTQ community in your marketing efforts.

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5 Keys to a Successful Bilingual Campaign

By Linda Harloff on May 25, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Are you hesitant to develop a bilingual campaign? Overwhelmed or concerned about the time it will take and if you're approaching it correctly? With the population who speaks a non-English language at home almost tripling in the past 30 years, it may be time for you to consider developing a bilingual marketing campaign.

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Building Your Pipeline with Instagram: 8 Quick Tips to Ensure Success

By Allison Whitmer on May 18, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Instagram is one of the largest social media platforms, boasting 600 million active monthly users. Nearly 60% of users say they discover new products on Instagram and 75% take an action in response to a post.  That’s a large audience of potential clients ready to interact with your brand, but are you ready to take on the ‘gram? 

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5 Critical Tips for Medicare Direct Mail

By Melinda Risolo on May 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Since most Medicare marketing takes place during two time periods—when prospects turn 65 (Age-In) and the Annual Election Period (AEP)—prospects are hearing from you and your competitors. Here’s how to make your creative work extra hard to break through.

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Value In Use: A Nurture Tactic for Today's Consumer-Centric World

By Melissa Martinez on Apr 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

There are many tactics that can be used to entice a consumer to buy your product and/or service. Such tactics include: a free gift with purchase, a free 30-day trial, satisfaction guaranteed or your money back, respond now and receive a free gift, and so on.

Being a marketer for over a decade, I’ve used many of these tactics for my clients. However, in today’s world, gaining a consumer’s trust BEFORE they purchase your product or service is key in earning a lifetime customer . . . or in some cases, a customer at all! And part of this nurture tactic could include providing your consumers a service that isn’t even the product or service you’re actually selling. This concept is called “Value in Use.”

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