Direct Mail

Response Rates For Select Media [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Direct mail campaigns benefit from higher response rates than various other channels, finds the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) in a June 2012 study. Comparing rates over time, the report indicates that the response rate for direct mail to an existing customer averages 3.4%, compared to 0.12% for email. Interestingly, (letter-sized) direct mail’s relative…

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US Political Ad Spending By Media, 2008 & 2012 [CHART]

via emarketer.com Research firm Borrell Associates in March estimated that US political ad spending on the internet would total $159.2 million this year, thanks to all of the attention being paid to the presidential race. While that figure represents only 1.5% of total political ad spending this year, it’s also a massive 617% increase from…

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Customer Acquisition Methods, 2011 & 2012 [CHART]

via emarketer.com March findings from trade magazine Target Marketing shed insight on some of the customer acquisition tactics that US B2B and B2C marketing managers planned to use this year. Email topped the list with 86.3% of marketers planning to deploy this common digital tactic. Direct mail was also cited by 69% of respondents, followed…

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How Merchants Use QR Codes, 2011 & 2012 [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com While last year, merchants were divided on the best use of QR codes, this year, a clear hierarchy has emerged. 63.2% are using them in their print catalogs, while 47.4% are using them in postcards and/or other non-catalog mail pieces. About 2 in 5 merchants are using them as part of their marketing…

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Restaurant Marketing Channels [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com The vast majority (94%) of restaurant operators who have placed ads on TV say that the ads are either very of somewhat effective in increasing overall revenue for their restaurant, finds the National Restaurant Association (NRA) in a May 2012 survey sponsored by LivingSocial. Among operators who had used each of the various…

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Email Drives Virtual Event Registration [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Email is overwhelmingly the top driver of virtual event registration, according to an August 2011 survey from MarketingProfs and Trendline Interactive, sponsored by ON24. Data from “The Practicalities of Virtual Events” indicates 83% of virtual event attendees have heard about an event through email. Only 23% have heard about a virtual event through…

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More Than Three-Quarters Prefer Email For Direct Marketing [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com Email is by far the most popular channel among US online consumers for receiving permission-based promotional messages, according to [pdf] ExactTarget survey results released in April 2012. 77% of respondents chose email, with direct mail (letter, catalogs, postcards, etc. – 9%), text messaging (SMS) on a cell phone (5%), Facebook (4%), and phone…

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Marketing Budget Changes Due To Attribution By Channel [CHART]

via marketingcharts.com More than half of marketers and agencies say that the primary impact of attribution on digital spending is an increase in spending on some digital channels, according to an April 2012 report from Econsultancy and Google Analytics. And the biggest beneficiaries of that increased spend appear to be search and display. In fact,…

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