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Effective Communication Breeds Customer Loyalty

Are you up for a surprise? In a customer satisfaction study of 10 major industries, nearly three-quarters (72%) of respondents indicated that they were delighted with the products or services they purchased, yet 88% said that they were willing to switch providers for any reason!

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Silos Are for Farmers, Not Marketers

Got a silo problem? If you’re like most companies doing targeted and personalized marketing, you do. You may have plenty of customer data, but it might be in different places (silos), and these places often aren’t talking to each other. As a result, your marketing […]

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Lessons Learned from Real-Life Split Testing

If you want to know what’s working, test it. Is this recipe better than that one? Is this pair of shoes more comfortable than those? Marketing is no different. By taking a portion of your list and testing one element at a time, you can […]

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Be Authentic and Connect with Customers

Increasingly, marketers understand the power of emotions. Product features and benefits are essential, but someone’s need, fear, or desire often motivates the actual purchase. Just look at some of the most iconic brands on the market. Johnson & Johnson doesn’t sell Band-Aids based on their […]

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Lagniappe #5: Happy Holidays / Tips for Next Year’s Marketing Campaigns

In this special holiday edition of Lagniappe, Matthew Holliday sends Hol(L)iday wishes on behalf of the Franklin team, and shares several tips to keep in mind as you plan for the upcoming year’s marketing campaigns. Covering everything from Address Resolution Service to oversized postcards to […]

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Shoppers: How Brands Treat People Matters

How brands treat people during national crises like a global pandemic impacts shoppers’ purchase decisions. This means that even subtle elements in your direct mail, email, and newsletter messaging matter—a lot.

This is the finding of Global Web Index (GWI), one of the premier players in […]

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In 2021, Businesses Are Marketing Smarter, Not Harder

With the U.S. economy starting to re-open following the height of the coronavirus pandemic, what does this mean for marketing? Are companies continuing to hunker down? Or are they getting back to business? This is important to know both as a benchmark and for competitive […]

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Customer Retention Ideas That Don’t Involve Price

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses have faced challenges due to the growing instability in brand relationships. Especially during the early days of the pandemic, buyers often switched brands due to changes in availability, logistics, and their own economic situations. This quickly challenged […]

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Lagniappe #4: Franklin Insider Newsletter & Wrap

In September’s episode of Lagniappe, Matthew Holliday talks through the details of our Summer 2021 Franklin Insider Newsletter mailing, which was featured in the latest edition of WhatTheyThink! magazine, highlighting the power of embellished print marketing. We used our CreativiD dimensional embellishment system to create […]

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Do Self-Mailers Have Benefits Over Direct Mail Envelopes? You Bet!

For many businesses, direct mail letters are their “go-to.” They are inexpensive to produce, can include BREs and other inserts, and depending on the design, can seem more personal than self-mailers. Still, the popularity of self-mailers is growing. They, too, are inexpensive and have many […]

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