Print Drives More Shoppers than Social or Mobile ads
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What types of campaigns are most likely to drive in foot traffic? Print gets it done, ranking #2 overall. Timetrades’ 2016 State of Retail Report contains some surprises for marketers who are leaning heavily on social and mobile advertising. “Special...
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Go Big or Go Home with Direct Mail
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Want to improve your DM results? It’s time to step waaaay outside your comfort zone. We all know the old saying about the definition of insanity. And yet, marketers consistently fall into the trap of striving for different results without...
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Stop Cataloging Like It’s 1999
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If you’re still sending catalogs like you did 10 or 15 years ago, you’re probably doing it wrong. Earlier this year Penney’s reintroduced their print catalog and sales went up. They weren’t alone; retailers last year sent almost 12 billion...
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Porter to recognize 100 Incredible Women
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The luxury retailer’s print title is again making news with a special feature on women who inspire, lead and empower others. The fashion industry has long been about much more than looking good in the latest creations. For many brands,...
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Direct Mail Called “The Most Direct Pipeline” to Consumers
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Just as the first iteration of direct mail disrupted retail, so too will direct mail 2.0 disrupt and transform the industry. Budget troubles at the USPS aside, there is plenty of innovation going on in direct mail these days and...
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Why So Many Retailers are Turning to Print
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Just selling products these days isn’t enough… the truly successful retailers are selling a lifestyle. It’s been called the “secret weapon” of luxury retailers, as more and more online merchants turn to editorial content, and particularly print magazines, to help...
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Five Lessons on Content Marketing from SkyMall
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[responsive][/responsive]The reaction in the Twittersphere when SkyMall announced its bankruptcy was both hilarious and heartfelt. And we all got a little giddy when it was announced that SkyMall is making a comeback. Clearly the iconic in-flight catalog had earned a...
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The Art of Lingering
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Margie Dana is an unabashed catalog fan, and admits to lingering over the pages of her favorites. “I love catalogs. I love good catalogs. I love beautifully printed and designed catalogs. I particularly love catalogs that deliver more,” the marketing...
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7 Good Reasons to Use Catalogs
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The catalog – long a staple of the direct marketing industry – has undergone a significant shift in the past several years. No longer simply a listing of products available, today’s catalogs are designed to engage, inspire and tell a...
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The Print Catalog that Hit the Social Big Time
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Loren Mattia knew the challenge. The social media specialist for upscale furniture brand Z Gallerie knew that her customers were heavy into social media, and to reach them she needed something really special. She also understands that shopping for furniture...
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