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5 Fun Stats to Inform Your Fundraising

As a nonprofit, you know the importance of personalized direct mail. Most likely, you are already personalizing your mailers by the donor’s name, giving history, and often household income. But are there other data points that could help? Here are some exciting statistics that, while […]

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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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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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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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