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Google is sending out mass mailings to advertise $100 worth of free Pay Per Click advertising, proving that even the company that transformed internet marketing to a “Must Do” realizes that Direct Mail belongs in that category as well.
Google has evidently realized that as big as the Internet tent is, not all of their prospects are in it.
Direct mail remains an attractive option for companies for three reasons.
First, physical mail is seen as a safe and tried-and-true medium in the age of identity theft, viruses and email spam. There is still a personal connection to checking the physical mailbox that the computer in-box just doesn’t have.
Second, virtual marketing only reaches a specific demographic. Physical mail reaches people who either do not use the Internet, or use it only occasionally; or the hordes of “Banner Blind” consumers who are indifferent to online solicitation.
And third, the internet is awash with marketing offers, making it hard to cut through the clutter. Google is zigging while others zag. While competitors are clogging up computer screens and in-boxes they have the mailbox all to themselves.
I have always recommended a mixed-media approach to my clients, and now one of the biggest players in the game validated that approach in a very big way.
It must be a sign of the challenging times. Creative Composition has seen a remarkable increase in the number of businesses ordering signs. We’re busy making business identifiers, sale banners, location markers, sponsorship posters, the list goes on and on. It was as if one day there was a collective notion that businesses were becoming invisible. Maybe it’s true.
From where you sit -right now -try and envision all the businesses you see on your way to work every day. How many of them can you recall? Have they all started to blend into the landscape?
Is your business one of those unnoticeable spots?
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Direct mail marketing has a distinct advantage over email and other forms of cyber communication…your prospects can actually touch your message and hold your promises in their hands. Unlike email that can be discarded with just a cursory glance at the subject line, the much-maligned “snail mail” still has the power to cut through the clutter. Now more than ever, since many businesses that used to stuff the mailbox (think catalogs) are on-line only, fewer pieces of mail in the mailbox means yours has a bigger impact.
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