How Directmail Can Be Use As a Retargeting Tool
All marketers must have heard about the power of Directmail. But do we use it to its full potential?
In the course of my discussion with my colleague about Directmail based on Print Retargeting she answers:
When I hear Directmail I think of postcards and brochures that don’t even get taken inside from letterbox. But that’s only because most Directmail I receive comes from retailers I’ve never even heard of
But the true is the power of a piece of paper lies in retargeting. There have been several studies that prove that our brain simply responds differently when having something to hold on and personalised. We can’t only just see it, but we can feel it as well.
She went to say sometimes I receive a postcard that says ‘We haven’t heard from you in a long time’ which also contains a discount coupon, chances are I will take it to my desk where I will leave until I have checked out their latest offers
at least. Neuroscience has come a long way to help marketers to get into people’s subconsciousness. Why we need this help is clear: Digitally there are lots of ways to block ads: adblock, spam email folders and the general tiredness of being bombarded with offers every time we go online
At this time everyone can use a Facebook ad meanwhile a printed product like a postcards takes some more work – at least this is what people perceive. It isn’t all that difficult to design a postcard and therefore avoid the fatigue that has be fallen people.
Just that conveys a feeling of seriousness. It tells the customer ‘We are ready to go all the way, we are a serious business and you can trust us. Remember last time you bought from us?’