Direct Mail Design Doesn’t Have to Be Hard Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’ve got a deadline and orders to put together a campaign, but you stall out staring at the blank piece of paper. That blank slate, is open to an infinite array of possibilities, so many...
Hilary Corna stops by today to share her new approach to put humanity at the forefront of business. Hilary has an extensive background in process optimization having spent years at Toyota, but she shares how it’s possible to be humancentric while still optimizing process.
Denise Taschereau, CEO & Co-Founder of Fairware, has seen how brands invest hundreds of thousands of dollars on big launches — and, a few weeks before the main event, a junior marketing assistant asks for cheap water bottles to put on everyone’s tables. The issue, she says, is that the water bottle will set the mood and quality for everything else. There must be a strategy (a story, a purpose) for everything you put in your client’s and stakeholder’s hands. In this episode, Denise showcases her team’s strategies in marketing, sales, and the overall sustainability values that drive all them together and forward.
It’s better to give 15 high-quality products that users will find useful and delightful instead of hundreds that will end up in the trash, says Joseph Sommer, founder of Whitestone. In this episode, he elaborates 3 important questions you need to ask yourself before buying and gifting swag. He also speaks about the Gen Z perspective on promotional products, and the strategies swag companies need to take to be more sustainable and successful.
Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, CEO, writer, and keynote speaker. Her career and innovative ideas are nothing less than impressive. In this interview, she speaks about uncertainty, the importance of preparedness in times of crisis, the benefits of scenario planning and experimentation, and the way we all are subject to political and social changes.
Earlier this week I was talking to a prospective client about ways they could improve direct mail. They’ve been in the jewelry industry for decades and were looking for a way to boost sales heading into the holiday season. He mentioned that they’d used direct mail...
Mark Graham, co-founder of Commonsku, talks about the struggles of the promotional products business: from the products that we all have left behind in a hotel room to the products we keep in our homes and offices because their quality makes them valuable. He discusses the power of creating a community in an authentic way and addresses the evolution of Commonsku, a powerful software that connects people across the supply chain: distributors and suppliers can all come together to interact and collaborate with each other.
Verne Harnish, bestselling author of Scaling Up, Lead Like A Human, and Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, offers a set of great insights that can be used in every organization: from the principle of “giving before taking” —you’re serving your clients before selling to them—, to the real meaning of being different, Harnish deconstructs fundamental ideas and reminds us of the importance of narrowing your target audience, because “the richest are in the niches”.
Evaluating Which Direct Mail Format is Right for…Your Customers Did you know that direct mail and the postal system we know today originated on July 26th, 1775, led by none other than founding father Benjamin Franklin? At the onset, the postal system allowed people...
Melisa Eichbauer, the first female general manager in her auto group, is a purpose-driven leader that believes in the importance of empathy towards everyone: team members and the surrounding community. In this interview, she speaks about how great leadership influences employees’ performance, the impact of community-based marketing, and the importance of adaptation to overcoming hardship.