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August 2018

Direct Mail Industry Findings: Our Review of The DMA Statistical Fact Book

The Marketing Team, Modern Postcard

Every year, marketing professionals specializing in single or multi-channel disciplines anxiously await the latest findings from The Data & Marketing Association (DMA) Statistical Fact Book, which is the industry’s ultimate resource for insights on consumer engagement and data-driven marketing. With nearly 300 pages of graphs, stats and key studies, the Fact Book is designed “to collect, curate and compile only the most essential statistics from across our base of over 1,400+ member brands, recognized industry leaders, and state-of-the data practitioners,” per thedma.org. In order to help businesses of all types keep an eye on recent trends in the direct mail market, Modern Postcard has summarized valuable commentary, expertise and learnings from the 2018 and 2017 editions.

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8 Direct Mail Fails and How to Avoid Them

Jessica Biondo, Marketing Communications Manager, Modern Postcard

Not every business lives and breathes direct mail quite like Modern Postcard. And that’s okay, because we likely aren’t experts in your field either. Since our team manages a plethora of marketing campaigns every day, we’ve seen the good and the not so good when it comes to design, content, customer targeting and more. Here are some of the top marketing fails we consistently observe, plus improvements you can make in a snap to get the most respect and response out of your direct mail efforts.

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