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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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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