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Direct Mail Creative Ideas

Today's high-clutter environment demands that your Direct Mail packages generate results. To help your mailing piece do more consider the following creative ideas:

  • The OFFER: "What's in it for me?" Remember - these are busy people - the reader must know what you do, what you are offering and how to reach you in 3 seconds or less.
  • FREE is the best offer (No strings attached).
  • Use a non-related offer to obtain the highest % response. For example: an electrician could offer a box of chocolates or movie tickets as a free gift.
  • Use an expiration date for your offer - it requires quicker customer action.
  • Keep it simple - the less wordy the better. Remember a picture is worth 1,000 words.
  • Your PHONE number must be LARGE - don't make them search for it.
  • Your mail piece should be designed to get your prospect to contact you, so you can sell your products or services. Your mailing piece alone should not sell your products/services. You can overcome objections much better in person.
  • Consider printing a line map to your location.
  • Direct traffic to your website.
  • Be patient. Direct Mail leads may take a few months to build up a steady stream of customers.
  • Don't be afraid to test a variety of offers until you find one that gives you an acceptable response. It may take you three different offers before you hit the winning combination.
  • DON'T stop mailing!

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