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Is it content – or just copy?

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The term “content” is everywhere these days. For writers, designers, web developers and video producers, content (and the creation of content) has become a major new source of business. One that shows no sign of letting up.

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How you can – and why you should – use your website to teach

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For the most part, websites are used to showcase a company for its products and/or services. The goal has always been to impress, explain, demonstrate, persuade and, ultimately, to sell. But that shouldn’t be the end of it.

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How to Generate Qualified Leads with Lead Surveys

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The Dizzying World of Letter Mail

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Do you have an Information Kit?

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Gaps in your Email Schedule – and how to avoid them

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Direct Mail and Those Pesky Millennials

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For as a long as I can remember, marketers have turned themselves inside out trying to adapt to every new generation that comes along.

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Do you have the patience for content and inbound marketing?

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There are many good reasons to embrace content and inbound marketing as a strategy for building website traffic and generating sales leads. We use it ourselves and believe it’s an important long-term strategy for every business.

Direct Mail Mistakes – Measure Twice, Print Once

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I am not much of a handyman. In my house, if something needs fixing, the go-to people are my wife and my daughter. At Christmas, I give them tools for gifts. In fairness to me, I do change light bulbs and twice a year, I install and remove our air conditioners. So you can only [.].

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Direct Mail vs. Google Adwords (PPC)

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On the surface, Direct Mail vs. Google Adwords seems like an odd comparison. To be sure, these are two very different types of marketing programs. Direct mail is traditional offline marketing. Google Adwords is the cornerstone of online marketing. Apples to oranges, right?

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In Direct Response, All Roads Still Lead to the Offer

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You’re about ready to kick off a new direct mail campaign and you are hoping for the best response ever. Look at your offer. You’ve been running search ads on Google Adwords. You get plenty of clicks (sometimes expensive clicks), but your conversion of clicks-to-leads is very disappointing.

Where should you put your Call to Action?

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Advertising and marketing programs are supposed to generate results – measureable results. Too often, we forget that. Too often, we are led down the path of brand building and product awareness. We are seduced by creative ads, clever headlines and eye-grabbing graphics.

The hidden benefit of coupons in print advertising

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Print advertising may be old school for some, but for others, it is still a vital media channel. This is especially true for local businesses which continue to rely on local newspapers to reach local audiences.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Knowing your direct mail break even point

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It goes without saying that before you begin to use direct mail, you need to know your numbers – specifically, the direct mail break even point.

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How to create a direct mail test matrix

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Testing is the path to success in direct mail. Generally, testing involves just two elements – testing one item against another … such as two different mailing lists, or two offers, or two formats or two messages or two of anything else. This is known as an A/B split test.

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Why Remarketing is a MUST for every business

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We can always think of some reason not to do a particular marketing program. Not enough money” and “not enough time’ are the most common. With Remarketing, those excuses won’t fly. What is Remarketing?

Is a direct mail postcard enough?

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The direct mail postcard is hot right now. Check your mailbox and notice how many business mailings are postcards. Ask anyone who is considering direct mail, and their first thought is almost always to use a postcard. Do a Google search and see how many postcard companies are out there.

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The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

By using the power of intent data, capturing buyer interest has become more feasible for sales. Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

Thank you, online marketers, for preaching our gospel

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Whether they know it or not, online marketers are introducing direct marketing fundamentals to a much wider audience. . Rodney Dangerfield built an entire comedy career around a simple idea: “I don’t get no respect.”

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What I don’t understand about this failed email campaign

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I just finished reading an interesting article in B2B Online that provided details on a failed email campaign for Level 3 Communications, a multi-national telecommunications company.

How do you qualify an inbound lead?

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So you write a post, distribute it to your subscribers, share it on social media and then watch as visitors come to your blog or website and download your free report in return for their email address. This is how leads are generated through inbound marketing.

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15 Ways to Use Drip Email

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You’ve got to love drip email. I know I do. Anytime you can use automation to perform a critical step in your sales process – well, that’s a good thing.

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How ZoomInfo Enhances Your Database Management Strategy

Forward-thinking marketing organizations have continuously invested in a database strategy for enabling marketing processes. Download this ebook to learn how to maintain a strategy that includes refreshed information, database cleanses, and an accurate analysis at the same time.

Account-Based Marketing and Direct Mail

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Are you familiar with Account-Based Marketing? It’s a hot new trend in marketing these days. It’s a marketing strategy designed primarily for B2B companies that sell into larger companies (defined any way you want).

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Direct Mail Postcards – Which side is UP?

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If you’re using direct mail postcards in your marketing, let me ask you a question: Which side is the front? No, this is not a silly question. It goes to the mindset of the person creating the postcard. And it will impact your response. As most people and they will say that the “front” [.].

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How to build a Sales Lead Funnel

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As marketers, most of us spend a lot of time worrying about of the “front end” of our marketing efforts. Advertising campaigns … direct mail campaigns … email campaigns … search campaigns … PR campaigns … content marketing campaigns … trade show campaigns … etc.,

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An introduction to the 3 different types of search marketing

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What’s not to love about search engine marketing? As a direct response marketer, I spend a lot of time worrying about my target audience – trying to find the right list or the right media for my outreach campaigns.

How ZoomInfo Enhances Your ABM Strategy

For marketing teams to develop a successful account-based marketing strategy, they need to ensure good data is housed within its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. More specifically, updated data can help organizations outline key accounts for their campaigns. And to begin the targeting process, marketing teams must develop an Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) with appropriate firmographic and behavioral data to ensure they’re going after the correct audience.Download this eBook to learn how to start improving your marketing team's data!

Direct Mail Personalization – knowing the options and costs

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Personalization in direct mail – it should go without saying, right? I mean if your marketing to people on a one-to-one level, don’t you expect it to be personalized? Maybe today, but that wasn’t always case.

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The nuances of the free trial offer

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The free trial offer is one of the most common types of direct response offers. You see it everywhere – online, in print, on TV and radio. The free trial offer has been around forever. And for certain products or services, the free trial will always have great appeal. Here’s why: For consumers, [.].

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Direct mail vs. print advertising

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Long before the Internet, direct mail vs. print advertising was the critical debate among both B2B and B2C marketers. For some, it still is.

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A Two-Tiered Direct Mail Strategy

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Which direct mail strategy is better? Frequent mailings to the same audience or fewer mailings (maybe just one) to a broader audience? This is a common problem for many business owners and marketers who look at their market size and then look at their budget – and realize they can’t do both.

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The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

Generating a Lead vs. Buying a Lead

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I get calls occasionally from people who want to know what I charge for a sales lead. For a while, I was confused by this … because, frankly, I didn’t have an answer for them. I never know what it will cost to generate a lead for a particular client until after we’ve run some [.].

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