In today's digital era, where social media, email marketing, and online advertising dominate the marketing landscape, it's natural to question the effectiveness of traditional channels like direct mail. But direct mail is still highly effective. According to the findings below, direct mail not only endures as a marketing tool but also maintains its reputation as a powerful and effective strategy that consistently delivers tangible results for businesses across various industries.
Let’s explore the enduring value of direct mail as a marketing channel and look at how to get started with direct mail.
Direct Mail, despite being one of the oldest forms of marketing, is still an incredibly effective way to reach customers, as confirmed by extensive research conducted by the United States Postal Service (USPS). The physical nature of direct mail allows businesses to establish an emotional connection that is difficult to replicate through other marketing channels. Research indicates that direct mail generates a higher response rate compared to digital advertising, specifically, a significantly higher response rate than email. Additionally, direct mail has been found to generate a higher return on investment (ROI) when compared to other forms of advertising. This demonstrates the enduring power of direct mail as a marketing strategy that cuts through the noise and delivers tangible results to businesses.
In a world where digital communication dominates, direct mail stands tall as a tried-and-true method, bringing with it a myriad of distinct advantages that elevate it to an indispensable channel for brands seeking to thrive and connect with their audience.
Direct mail provides a physical touchpoint that engages customers in a tangible and personal way. It allows you to stand out from the digital clutter and make a lasting impression.
Studies have shown that direct mail consistently achieves higher response rates compared to digital channels. Its physical presence and personalization evoke a sense of trust and credibility, resulting in increased customer engagement.
Direct mail enables precise audience targeting and customization. By leveraging data insights, you can create tailored mailings that resonate with specific segments of your customer base, leading to higher conversion rates.
Baesman Group has helped numerous businesses across various industries reach incredible results with Direct Mail. Here are a few examples:
DSW: They turned to us for help with creating a unique mail piece utilizing UV spot coating technology to make their postcard more eye-catching and help increase response rates. By switching to Baesman Group’s UV offset, DSW was able to save $250,000 to apply to their marketing budget. Click to see the case study.
Huntington Bank: HNB needed to make their direct mail efforts more efficient by getting higher response rates and a greater ROI. With our help, they were able to speed up the process and save 30% on the printing, materials, and postage cost. This way, they increased open rates and response rates by using personalization tactics. Click to see the case study.
Chico’s: Chico’s needed to improve the consistency of meeting very tight and critical in-home dates and lower the postage cost. By optimizing their approach and utilizing these discounts, Baesman Group was able to significantly reduce their mailing expenses, allowing them to allocate funds towards other areas of their business, saving them $500,000 saved per year in postage. Click to see the case study.
If you're considering launching a direct mail campaign, here's a how-to guide to getting started:
Clearly outline your goals and desired outcomes. Determine whether you want to generate leads, increase sales, build brand awareness, or drive customer loyalty.
Identify your target audience and compile a high-quality mailing list. Consider factors such as demographics, interests, and purchasing behavior to ensure your mailings reach the right people.
Create engaging and personalized content that speaks directly to your audience. Highlight the unique value propositions of your products or services and include clear calls to action.
Invest in professional graphic design to create visually appealing mail pieces. Consider the format, colors, imagery, and fonts that align with your brand identity and capture attention.
At Baesman Group we offer end-to-end solutions, including data analysis, list management, creative design, printing, and distribution. With our 70+ years of experience and industry-leading capabilities, we can help you execute effective direct mail campaigns that drive impressive results.