We live in interesting times. Marketing, which was considered black magic with advertisers playing grand wizards, is fast becoming a field for technology specialists. Information about individuals is the key nowadays. Integration of data, processes, channels and marketers is already a reality. As their focus is on delivering the right message to the right person at the right time, it requires formats to be tailored to the audience’s physical and virtual locations.
Data is more than just customer name, age and
Audience in the Digital World
Traditional Mass Media like TV commands an audience of millions for a single content piece like a TV show. Newspapers too have a staggering audience for their front-page articles. The economics of these media works on sheer numbers. In the Digital Media, the audience is highly fragmented. It is quite impossible to get such concentrated, sizeable audiences for a single web page. Even Social Media like Twitter, which leverages Trending News, will garner and audience that
These days, the market is abuzz with a lot of B2B activity. Start-ups, especially those related to online businesses and the digital environment, are receiving seed/angel funding or are being acquired like never before by large business enterprises – both international and domestic. Acquisitions and consolidations are taking place at a frenzied pace, and the Indian corporate environment is rapidly changing its colours.
Now, more and more marketers, across various industries in India, are seeking professionally collated, trustworthy, tried and tested
When it comes to sending out a piece of Direct Mail to elicit a favourable response, the one that carries an Offer versus the one which doesn’t – emerges the winner! Simply put, no offer means no response. A classic example of mailers containing offers are those designed by Reader’s Digest – they always pulled in the desired response.
When you have a good offer going, shout it from the rooftops; not in the by-lanes of your text. Be upfront about
In an insightful analysis of Fund-raising through the medium of Direct Mail, Mal Warwick & Associates Inc. shared some interesting data. It was their conviction that donors are discerning and intelligent; that they understand far more about the process of Fund-raising. They also found that Fund-raising through Direct Mail served a very useful purpose of public education – their research had shown that for a great many people, Fund-raising letters were a more trustworthy source of information.
The First Benefit