4 Reasons to Send Small Business Postcards in January

Posted by QuantumDigital on December 11th, 2014 | Leave a Comment

January is a month of growth and progress. For marketers, it’s also a month that’s full of opportunities. From helping people achieve their New Year’s resolutions to marketing your B2B services, there are numerous ways to stand out in January.

In this guide, we’ve shared four reasons to send direct mail postcards to promote your business in January. Whether you’re a personal trainer, a B2B firm or a local bookstore, read on to learn how you can make January a mega-successful month.
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Quick Tip Tuesday: December 9 – In a Time Crunch? Holiday Mailings 2014

Posted by QuantumDigital on December 9th, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The holidays are almost here, and they’re coming fast. Whether you’re realizing you need to get some personal mail out the door, or promote an offer quickly to move some end-of-year inventory, these quick tips are for you.

For your time-sensitive personal and business mailings: first class postage is the best option for time sensitive postcards. The USPS estimates a 1 – 3 business day delivery time nationally.

For your end-of year or holiday offer: re-mail quickly – if you plan to do a follow-up mailing, don’t wait longer than three to five days. Otherwise, people will have completely forgotten what they received before.

Also, don’t forget to check when the post office will be closed or closing early. A list of their holiday closings can be found here.

 

Quick Tip Tuesday: December 2 – YouTube Marketing for Realtors

Posted by QuantumDigital on December 2nd, 2014 | Leave a Comment

As a realtor or other small business owner, YouTube is a great way to showcase your personality and get people to like you before they ever even meet you in person.

Watch this quick video to learn how to put YouTube to work in your real estate marketing strategy. Consider using an integrated marketing approach, using a direct mail postcard to drive traffic to your YouTube channel.

Are you using YouTube to introduce yourself to your prospects? Link to your channel in the comments below!

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3 Reasons to Send Postcards for Business in December

Posted by QuantumDigital on November 26th, 2014 | Leave a Comment

December is rapidly approaching. While the final month of the year can be a weak one for B2B companies, it’s typically the best month of all for retailers, local businesses and more.

From Christmas shopping catalogs to products and services that help people meet their New Year’s resolutions, we’ve put together a list of three reasons to send out direct mail postcards promoting your business in December.
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Quick Tip Tuesday: November 25 – Offer Expires December 5

Posted by QuantumDigital on November 25th, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Did the title of this blog post catch your attention? Good! Now you’re ready to learn why by reading this week’s quick tip.

If on your direct mail postcards you are offering free Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) or other real estate market reports, consider including a limited time offer or expiration period. For example: “This free CMA report offer expires on December 5th”. Limited time offers that use actual dates to motivate action work better than “This offer expires in 10 days”.

 

Quick Tip Tuesday: November 18 – Excuses to Stay in Touch Using Postcards

Posted by QuantumDigital on November 18th, 2014 | 1 Response

With the holiday season and New Year quickly approaching, many realtors and small business owners are using this time to plan for success in 2015. This is a great time to map out your direct mail postcard calendar to stay in touch with your farming list and sphere of influence. Watch this video for some ideas to stay in touch throughout the year using postcards that go beyond the typical birthday wishes.

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Need some more ideas? Check out these excuses to mail.

How to Reach Generation Y with Integrated Marketing

Posted by QuantumDigital on November 14th, 2014 | Leave a Comment

There’s an assumption among many that Generation Y – people born between the mid-1980s and the early 2000s – is extremely difficult to reach via traditional media and direct mail.

Like most assumptions, it’s equal parts true and untrue. While Gen Y is far more involved in digital media than previous generations, its members are also highly responsive to direct mail and other more “traditional” forms of marketing.

One reason for this is digital marketing overload. Like Allison Schiff mentioned in Direct Marketing News last year, many millennials face inboxes full of marketing messages, causing them to zone out of digital media and look to traditional media.

An impressive 50% of Gen Y finds print deals in newspapers. 33% of Gen Y uses direct mail to learn more about products, offers and brands. Far from being 100% digital, Generation Y pays attention to all marketing channels.

Since Gen Y pays close attention to almost all marketing channels, the importance of having an integrated marketing strategy – one in which your marketing message is consistent online, offline, in print and in direct mail – is greater than ever.

In this guide, we’ll share three effective strategies that you can use to combine your digital, print and direct marketing strategies to connect with Generation Y.
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Quick Tip Tuesday: November 4 – Use Colors That Sell

Posted by QuantumDigital on November 4th, 2014 | 1 Response

Whether you’re working on a new postcard direct mail campaign or revamping an existing one, reconsider the color palette you’re using. Here are a few quick tips all about choosing the best colors for your next campaign.

Color postcards are 25-30% more effective than black and white.

Postcards with two colors tend to have higher responses than ones with four colors.

Use colors that sell. Throw away your pastel swatch book. Use bold primary colors – red, yellow, blue. Avoid designer tones, especially earth tones. Agitate the reader, don’t pacify.

If you want more information about the psychology behind color in postcard marketing, read Playing with Color Basics: Psychology and the Technicolor Postcard.

Also, when you’re ordering your postcards don’t forget to add a protective UV coating. It helps your cards and colors look their best as the work themselves through the mail system.

Quick Tip Tuesday: October 28 – Networking for Realtors

Posted by QuantumDigital on October 28th, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Real estate is all about networking. It’s not what you know, but rather who you know.

Whether you’re a networking novice or pro, watch this quick video to brush up on some networking basics.

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How to Design a Real Estate Flyer Yourself Using Canva

Posted by QuantumDigital on October 23rd, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Whether you’re a homeowner interested in selling your property independently or a real estate agent searching for the perfect buyers, having the right real estate flyer available is a great way to market your listing.

Many realtors hire a graphic designer to design their real estate flyers. It can be an expensive and slow process – one that can be avoided if you design your own real estate flyer using an online design app called Canva.

Designing a real estate flyer using Canva is refreshingly easy. Better yet, once you’ve created your first flyer, you’ll have a template that you can use whenever you have a new property to market.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to design your own real estate flyer, from choosing the right background color to adding pictures of your property, persuasive copy, and your contact information.

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