Join Trish Witkowski for an in-depth discussion in this video Direct mail format terminology, part of Learning Direct Mail Strategy.
…This video serves as a quick primer to get…you up to speed on the language of direct mail.…I'm going to introduce a format, and then I'll…give you a quick explanation of what it is.…By the time we're done, you should have a good…idea of some of the most common terms used in mail.…Let's start with billboard.…A billboard is a large, card-format mail piece.…Here's an example.…So, postcards are small, and they're to a very…specific size, and billboards are large card format mail pieces.…A buckslip is a small, single-sheet insert such as this.…
You get these a lot with different credit card statements or things or…the kind of the small, lightweight, little insert that goes into an envelope mailer.…Slim Jim is the nickname for a USPS…or a U.S. Postal Service letter-sized booklet-format mailer.…The size is really what makes it a Slim Jim.…So, it's the booklet format.…Business reply mail is a response mechanism…where the company can send a mail-ready card or envelope,…and it makes it easier for the customer to respond.…
- Defining the mailing list
- Keeping your mailing list up to date
- Creating the offer
- Formatting strategies
- Using special packaging like varnishes, stamps, and stickers
- Leveraging technology, such as variable data printing
- Adding an Intelligent Mail barcode
- Green mail strategies
- Tracking and measuring results from your direct mail campaign
Skill Level Beginner
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1. The Audience
2. The Message
3. The Format
5. Leveraging Technology with Mail
6. The Environmental Argument
Green mail strategies4m 51s
7. Testing, Tracking, and Measurement
Next steps1m 36s
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