Direct Mail Strategies:
How to Get a 50% D.M. Response Rate With a Stroke of the Pen
Did you know that your clients and customers are getting hit with approximately 3,000 advertising messages a day! This barrage of advertising noise is making it increasingly difficult for prospective customers to hear what your business has to offer.
So, what can a business do to break through this noise and actually have their messages heard by their targeted customers?
Many businesses have just simply started to advertise more and louder … which simply compounds the overall problem. Some have tried gimmicks and sales. Still others have simply accepted a stagnant business growth model.
However, a few have begun to see huge success with a 2,000 year old tool that has none of the sexiness of a celebrity endorsement or the award winning graphics of a Madison Avenue Advertising firm. That tool is a simple handwritten note.
Handwritten notes are special. Clients cannot throw them away without reading them.
I dare you to try and throw out a handwritten note without reading it the next time you get one. Believe me, I've tried. I recently received a handwritten postcard from the hair studio that I had abandoned 6 months earlier for one closer to my home.
I knew it was probably just them asking me to come back as a client, but did I read it even though I knew it was a prospecting piece? Yes. There is a magnetic feeling that handwritten notes create that draws you in every single time.
Would I have read a prospecting form letter or an advertisement from the same studio? No.
So is it worth it to spend the time sitting down to write handwritten notes to your clients and prospects? When was the last time you have had a 6%, 20% or 50% response rate on a mailing?
Here are some tips on how to get a 50% response rate on your next handwritten note mailing:
If you follow these few, simple and easy guidelines, you will be surprised at the huge response rate you will receive. It will also be the last time you'll want to flush good money down the drain sending out generic form letters or invitations. A little elbow grease or a little smarts (using technology) will go a long way when it comes to direct mail response rates.
Direct Mail Strategist, Michael Kaselnak can help you get a 6%, 20% or even a 50% response rate on your next direct response mailing. As creator of the Hoard Client Marketing, Sales Lead and Referral Systems, he personally brought in over $33 million in new business in just two years in a small Mid-western town. To learn how to put the automatic referral driver to work for you, check out this Free 3-minute movie: http://www2.hoardclients.com/movie .
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