Category: Marketing Strategies

Email Append 101: A Quick and Easy Guide to Grow Your List

E-mail marketing is generally less expensive than traditional mail or telemarketing initiatives, often yielding a high response rate and a solid return on investment (ROI). Proven as direct and trackable, e-mail adds value by bolstering customer participation and retention rates, maximizing response and enabling personalized communication. Historically, this higher tech method of outreach is optimized…

By Melissa Team April 5, 2019 Off

Targeting specific prospects with direct mail

How one bank used pinpoint datasets and personalized mailings to small business owners in Chicago neighborhoods. Banks have a long history of using direct mail as a key marketing tactic, whether to introduce themselves to prospects or cross-sell alternate financial products to existing customers. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the folks at MB…

By Melissa Team March 26, 2019 Off

Tying together direct marketing channels

Direct mail complemented by email and social can benefit immensely from modern prospect list technologies. Direct marketing is undergoing tremendous changes. It’s being used these days as much for managing customer relationships as it is as a campaign. Companies are shifting much of their work toward analytics that drive trigger-based communications, and the technology has…

By Melissa Team March 20, 2019 Off

Melissa Transforms Website Visitors into Real-Time Leads

WebVisitor Tool Identifies Web Traffic, Enhances Customer Data for Retargeting with Omnichannel Marketing Campaigns Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF – March 19, 2019 – Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, today announced WebVisitor, its new targeting tool enabling marketers to more effectively reach prospects who are already actively engaging with…

By Melissa Team March 19, 2019 Off

Direct Mail and Email Marketing Can and Should Join Forces

A common false dichotomy in today’s marketing world: marketers must choose between sending direct mail campaigns and sending email campaigns to communicate with customers and prospects. Many believe direct mail is dead, recalling the junk mail of yesterday and praising our tech-centric culture of today. While others argue consumers are now trained to tune out…

By Melissa Team March 16, 2019 Off

Direct Marketing Enters a New Phase

New tactics, smart databases, and list updating and hygiene are making direct mail more viable than ever Rumors of the “death” of direct marketing have been greatly exaggerated. Marketers increasingly are using new tactics driven by advanced demographic data and digital capabilities to make direct marketing more viable than ever. As digital communications fill our…

By Melissa Team March 14, 2019 Off

Increase Donations with an Accurate View of Your Donors and Constituents

Ask yourself this: Do I have a solid group of existing donors but am unsure who to target more aggressively for future contributions? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Nonprofits and political organizations spend years collecting donor data, only to find that the data is unorganized and overwhelming. This data disarray leads to problem…

By Melissa Team February 7, 2019 Off