7 Elements of Highly Effective Lead Generation Offers

If you place two similar lead generation offers side-by-side, and then look at their campaign results, you might notice something. The better performer isn’t necessarily the one that “looks better” or says “the perfect thing.” It’s the one that’s more effective in connecting with its intended audience and driving response. Simple, right?

While there isn’t a secret formula for achieving a highly effective offer—one that always delivers on your hopes and dreams (and yes, your hard work!)—there are certain elements that demand careful attention. Why? Because you’ll identify them in the most successful campaigns.

Consider these 7 elements your must-haves for lead-gen offers that deliver the best results:Read more


Tap, Swipe, Search: Direct Response Marketing in the Mobile Channel

Direct response marketing is an evolutionary practice. We test and optimize our way to better target audiences, offers, increased conversions, and more engaged customers—all while maintaining the 1:1 connection that defines direct response marketing.

Today, the mobile channel represents the next stage in our evolution, challenging us to explore new ways to reach our customers—and our direct response goals—using new technology and changing consumer preferences.

Mobile Marketing Is Today’s Direct Link To Customers
Unlike direct mail or email marketing, reaching a targeted audience through the mobile channel isn’t as “easy” as selecting a list. Mobile marketing requires—more than any other channel—your customer’s permission to receive offers.

And developing and sending offers isn’t quite as straightforward, either, because there’s more than one way to reach someone on their mobile device. Leveraging the mobile channel requires a different approach and new skillset.

Want to start heading down a more mobile-friendly path? To start taking advantage of direct response mobile marketing opportunities—without developing a unique mobile ad campaign—read on:Read more


Wildly Effective Newsletters for The Digital Age: Your 5-Point Checklist

Were newsletters the first form of opt-in content marketing? People have been reading newsletters since 1538, long before interested audiences started visiting the Internet—or even picking up inky newspapers—for relevant news and enticing offers. By the early 1900s, newsletters began to flourish due to businesses’ need for specialized industry information. And the rest, they say, is history.

What makes newsletters such an effective form of customer communications? And why are they still in vogue? Once again, we’ll take a page from our direct response marketing playbook, and share our take on marketers’ love affair with the newsletter. Make that the e-newsletter.

E-Newsletters: Engaging, Retaining, and Re-Engaging Your Key Customers
With our without the “e-,” newsletters contain important information targeted at a specific audience: people with a known interest in a topic, company, or brand. While they may share some valuable evergreen content, newsletters mainly alertRead more


Amazing Audience Targeting and Response From Today’s Music Streaming Apps

Digital music service apps are quickly changing the advertising landscape—and we’ve been introducing new marketing opportunities to clients who want to reach a highly targeted and responsive audience. Here’s your chance to find out why. Just select some nice background music from your favorite streaming service and read on.

“Lean-forward,” Music Lovers!
We’ll start by saying that traditional broadcast radio—and traditional radio advertising—is by no means dead. But radio just can’t deliver the audience targeting and in-the-moment-of-intention timing of the on-demand music streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio. That’s because radio is a lean-back experience, in which listeners literally lean back, relax, and passively let the content flow.Read more


3 Ways to Break Through the Noise and Boost Response with Video

Marketing Response Video

You may have heard this quote from Dr. James McQuivey, principal analyst serving marketing professionals at Forrester: “1.8 Million words is the value of one minute of video.”

This doesn’t mean we should stop communicating via the written word—but to stop and listen: we should give video a place in our communications if we want to engage our audience and boost response to our marketing messages.

Video: A Powerful Communicator
Why do we—as marketers and consumers—love video? Get ready for an onslaught of statistics, because there’s a whole lotta data to back-up the power of video on modern direct response marketing communications:Read more