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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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Is Brand Awareness Worth the Investment?

We all want to sell more products and services, and for decades, brand awareness has been the subject of research and study. Is this a good investment of your marketing dollars? To what extent does brand awareness truly influence the final purchase decision? As it […]

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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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Top 5 Content Marketing Best Practices

You’ve heard people talk about the value of content marketing. It’s one of the most important ways that people find you. If you are delivering content via digital channels, prospects can immediately click through to learn more. If your content is being provided in print, […]

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9 Eye-Popping Stats on Direct Mail

When it comes to ROI, some channels are just more effective than others. Knowing the effectiveness of each channel puts you in control. For example, did you know that one channel has an open/read rate of 42%? Or that recipients of content sent via this […]

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Five “Best in Class” Marketing Elements

Want to be the best? Compete with the best. That’s a powerful motto, whether in sports or business. Here are five marketing strategies used by top marketers that you should be using, as well. Let’s take a look!

Top strategy #1: Break down the […]

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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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