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Lagniappe #2: Meet the Team: Account Executive, Donna Melancon

In our second episode of Lagniappe, Matthew Holliday interviews Senior Account Executive, Donna Melancon. Donna, a 23-year member of the Franklin Family, chats with Matt about her hobbies outside of the office, what it’s like working at Franklin, her favorite products and services, and what […]

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Want Better Direct Mail Copy? Tighten It Up!

What’s one of the keys to creating great direct mail copy? Keeping it tight!

Over the years, the amount of copy used in direct mail campaigns has dropped.  In fact, according to Who’s Mailing What! (WMW!), a national database of direct mail, the amount of […]

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5 Tips for Using Print and Digital Communications to Build Trust

Never has trust between customers and brands been more critical. As e-commerce continues to grow, both for health and convenience, a gap is growing, too—between brands and their customers. Trust bridges the gap. Here are five ways you can use your print and digital communications […]

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Top Reasons Consumers Open Mail

The more you know about why the mail gets opened, the more you can tweak your campaigns for maximum effectiveness. Recipients’ top reason for opening any direct mail piece is that they are interested in the products or services you offer. But did you know […]

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Put the Power of Color to Work for You

When you hand out a piece of marketing collateral or send a direct mail piece, the first thing recipients notice is the color. In an instant, color does a lot of things, including:

Grabbing attention.Highlighting areas of importance. Establishing credibility. Providing beauty.(When particularly high quality) […]

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Marketers Identify Their #1 Priority in the Next Five Years

If you had to name the top priority for marketers today, what would it be? If you said creating a positive Customer Experience (CX), you’d be right. Sure, everybody wants to increase sales, but without a good customer experience, that’s very difficult, if not impossible, […]

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The Power of Marketing Local

One of the most powerful consumer trends of
2020 has been the move to the suburbs. Yes, the ‘burbs. The suburbanization of
America is changing the way we live, work, and play.

This trend was in place before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the nationwide health crisis has […]

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Get Your Pre-Game On! 4 Steps to Effective Targeting

When creating any direct mail or email campaign, smart pre-game strategies set you up for the win. While marketers tend to plan for great results by focusing on the right message, offer, and call to action, they can improve their results even more by planning […]

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Should You Be Personalizing? The Data Tells the Tale

Recently, McKinsey, a respected business research firm, had this to say about direct mail and email communications:

Customers decide very quickly—in a matter of seconds—whether they like your marketing message. Provide something relevant, and you’ve got a satisfied customer. Miss the mark, however, and they’re […]

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QR Codes Connect Marketers and Buyers in Today’s World of Social Distancing

In today’s world of social distancing and working from home, marketers are seeing an exploding use of QR Codes, which connect buyers to marketing and product information in a safe and touchless way. QR Codes give buyers confidence that you value their health and […]

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