Response Rates For Select Media [CHART]

via 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 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 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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