Posts Tagged: marketing

Tips for Creating Effective VDP Direct Mail Campaigns

Have you ever received a direct mail piece with your name on it other than the address line? Did it feel as if the company was speaking directly to you? That’s how variable data printing (VDP) works. Highly effective and targeted campaigns are created to generate a greater interest compared to a generic postcard. Have you ever thought of incorporating VDP into your own direct mail campaigns? If so, check out the tips below: Scrub Your Data – Variable data is seen ... Read more

Are millennials responding to direct mail?

A millennial myth is that they are too distracted by technology to be interested in direct mail. Marketers assume the only way to connect with them is through social media or any other type of digital marketing. In fact, the engagement rate for direct mail sent to millennials is significantly greater than non-millennials. According to the USPS, 87% of millennials like receiving direct mail; 90% think direct mail advertising is relatable. So what can you do as a marketer to engage with this ... Read more

Finding the LOVE in Marketing!

I was talking with a business associate recently, and we were discussing how "the way" we market and sell has changed so much. We were sharing our thoughts on how technology has made all of us savvy buyers, and how customers are much more educated and aware than ever before. Gone are the days when just having a good product or service and a demand for it created an opportunity for growth. We talked about how it’s not a bad thing, ... Read more

Why Choose Cape Cod

Why we chose Sandwich For the 27 years CFS has been in business, we have seen an increase in our on-Cape clients and partnerships. In an effort to bring our marketing solutions, including online and direct mail marketing, print, signage, fulfillment and event support, to more of the Cape community, we expanded our operations and opened a new office on Cape in Sandwich. When we were deciding on an office, we wanted to feel a sense of “home”, as well as the perfect location. ... Read more

How To Enhance your Social Media – Part 2

No matter which industry you're in, social media is great for your branding efforts, as well as interacting with your prospects and customers. In part one of this blog post (if you haven’t read part one – click here) we went over a few tips you should be taking advantage of when it comes to Facebook and Twitter. This blog post will go over LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube. LinkedIn • Complete your profile – Completing your LinkedIn profile will increase the chances ... Read more

Meet the Team – Marlon

Meet our Creative Director - Marlon. His daily activities include creating corporate branding and marketing materials for a variety of clients and CFS, as well as collaborating with customers, and strategic partners. He is also on the marketing team and assists in corporate social media posting and executing email marketing campaigns. Let's get to know Marlon! What advice would you give someone going into your field? Never stop learning, whether it’s the newest design trend or the latest version of Adobe Photoshop. Design is a never-ending ... Read more

Should we include humor in our marketing?

What's so funny about marketing? I heard a story about a restaurant owner who liked to run the drive up window on Saturdays. He would laugh and joke with customers and sometimes tease them. He enjoyed the laughter and fun the customers seem to get from it and many seemed to come back just to go through the drive up. But he did notice about 10% of customers would complain about it. They would tell him that they just wanted their food and ... Read more

How are you tracking your direct mail campaigns?

Direct mail is still considered one of the most effective marketing channels even in the digital age. If you plan on doing a direct mail campaign, there is a lot to think about. How do you know if your prospects received your mail? How will you track your inbound leads? Which ways are the most effective when trying to ensure your campaign was a success? Here are the top ways to track your mail to ensure its success. • Sample Piece – By ... Read more

How to Enhance Your Social Media – Part 1

With social media on the rise, you want to make sure you’re taking full advantage of the opportunities available for your business. Social media is great for updating your followers on current events going on in your company, as well as sharing your knowledge of the industry. We’re going to start with two of the most popular social media networks available – Facebook and Twitter. Check out some of these tips your business should be taking advantage of. Facebook • Boost Important Posts – ... Read more

Meet the Team – Cathleen

Meet Cathleen – she is our Marketing Coordinator. She has been working at CFS for almost two years, and she is responsible for all marketing projects such as: developing and implementing marketing campaigns, tracking data, planning for meetings and trade shows, and maintaining CRM and multiple databases. She is also involved in corporate social media posting, and assisting with executing email campaigns. Would you like to get to know Cathleen a little more? Continue reading! What advice would you give someone going into ... Read more
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