9 Steps To Increase Your Direct Marketing Campaigns Success
Traditionally direct marketing campaigns came in the form of direct mail and telemarketing. But as we are now in the digital age, email marketing and social media has transformed direct marketing. Meaning you can now approach your customer base in real-time.
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Here are our top 9 tips.
Your Objectives should be clear.
If you are targeting new customers or using the customers you already have, you will need to adapt the message depending on the purpose of your direct email marketing campaign.
Include a Call to action.
You should also include a call to action to prompt your audience to act on your marketing. For example, you can include a phone number or an email address. Thus, providing your audience with an easy way to contact you. Such as a business or personal email address, if they have any questions, or to act on your marketing.
Your website is at the heart of any direct or digital marketing campaign.
You need to make sure that your website is up to date and appealing. This will give you a higher chance of success with your campaign. Also, this can be a call to action for the customer. Because including your website can prompt the customer to check your website and give them a point of contact for you.
Make it easy for people to contact you.
If you make it easy for potential customers to contact you, they will likely purchase your product or service. To do this, you could include your companies details in any emails you send out or by using business cards. This gives the customer an easy way of contacting you if they wish to purchase your product or service or have any questions.
Data is Priceless
Therefore, please give them away to register their details—for instance, a contact form on your website or a detachable form on your mailshot. If the customer isn’t interested in your products/services now, they may be in the future.
Always measure the effectiveness of your direct marketing campaign.
ROI (Return on Investment) is everything. You could try creating unique campaign pages on your website, or you could add source codes to your direct mail. There is also a free tool called Google Analytics. This is designed to record the effectiveness of your website as well as your campaigns. For example, it records the number of visitors on the page as well as numerous other things. Therefore, this can help you determine what is working well for your direct marketing campaign and what you need to change.
Use social media to complement your campaigns.
Social media channels such as Twitter and LinkedIn provide a platform to engage with your customer base. But not sell to them directly. It can also help to boost brand recognition and help you to increase customer loyalty. For example, making daily posts about your business and the services you provide could prompt customers to purchase your product or service.
Make sure the recipient knows the benefits of your business.
Doing this will help people find out if your business is right for them and help them use your service or product.
Segmentation is an important part of your marketing as it can allow you to split up your target market into segments that you can market to individually.
Here at BDP, we can be the stepping stone to helping you achieve a successful campaign by providing you with quality data and ensuring that you are targeting the correct contacts.
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