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Leaflets - How they get your message across

Friday 25th December 2020

With so many companies successfully using leaflet distribution it can certainly be highly effective. Promoting an event or special offer or launching a new business, whatever your message, leaflet distribution is a genuine option to spread the word. So how does a successful leaflet get its message across? Size counts, quality matters - You could opt for A5, A6, bifold, trifold or postcard. It is certainly about personal preference, but you will also need to consider what space is needed to get your message across. Think about an unusual size that will stand out amongst the crowd of other leaflets dropping onto the mat. Using good quality paper makes a lot of difference. A leaflet that feels substantial will give the…

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What good print design says about your brand?

Friday 18th December 2020

In our first blog this month we examined how leaflet distribution can work for your business. However, the best-prepared campaign will be worthless if it is carried through with a poor-quality flyer or leaflet. In 2005, a group The Design Council studied the portfolios of FTSE listed companies over the course of the previous decade. They found that the companies that put an emphasis on design did way better than the ones that didn't. In terms of a business advertising through leaflet distribution, the way to stand out from the crowd is through good print design. Images Any photos being used need to be of high quality and ready for a printed leaflet. Expecting the images used on your website which can…

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Overcoming Resistance - Why a printed product works better than the web

Friday 11th December 2020

In the last decade, many marketers have been engaged in some kind of "print to digital" transformation. Glossy brochures, direct mail pieces, bulky manuals, and many other printed items have been replaced by a combination of web content, email, and on-demand electronic files. This transformation is driven by how we consume media. We increasingly get our news, entertainment, and information via computers, tablets, and phones. Print-based media outlets have seen a decline in use that leads some to predict the complete demise of print as a marketing medium. The big difference between online and print materials is the scope of advertisements. A single website or Web ad can potentially reach customers anywhere in the world meaning online advertising can potentially reach…

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Find your audience - GPS Tracking & Geodemographics profiling of distribution

Friday 4th December 2020

Our knowledge of consumers habits and behavior has become increasingly sophisticated in recent years. The benefits to media channels such as Leaflet Distribution have led to an ability to cut to the target market pretty accurately, where it would previously have been a fairly blunt tool. Geodemographic classification studies locations (geo) and people (demographic). It attempts to provide accurate and detailed descriptions of UK consumers and the areas where they live. Geodemographic classifications work from some basic assumptions; People who live in the same area are much more likely to have similarities than two people picked at random from different areas. Similar locations will have people who fit a certain demographic. Locations are classified according to the characteristics of the people…

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Misconceptions Of Door Drop Marketing

Friday 27th November 2020

Have you always thought that you could spend your marketing budget far more effectively than dropping a leaflet or brochure directly through someone's letterbox, believing they never work and are just a waste of time, paper and money. We're here to tell you that this simply isn't the case - and there are other misconceptions about door drop marketing that we think you should know about! Read on to find out how the right leaflets defy the misconceptions. Door drop marketing services provided by Sheffield Leaflet Delivery, could help to ensure your business gets noticed. MYTH 1 - There's a low response rate The reality is very different and backed up by the Data and Marketing Association (DMA), which through extensive surveys and…

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The Benefits Of Merging Online And Offline Marketing

Tuesday 10th November 2020

No longer is there a one size fits all approach to marketing. Over time, the most successful businesses have realised that they need to combine both online and offline marketing to get the best results. Maximum exposure across all demographics will only be achieved by reaching out to those not using the internet equally as much as those that do. Here, we explain why a combination of both types of marketing could benefit your business and how you could bring the two together to get the most out of it. We are living in a time unlike any other How many potential customers would your business lose, if you switched to solely online marketing? The reality is more than you may have…

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The Lifetime Value Of A Customer

Thursday 29th October 2020

You know how many customers you have; but do you know how many of them are repeat customers - customers that return to your products or services repeatedly? A major expense faced by any business is gaining customers, so it certainly makes sense to retain them and keep your company as their go-to choice. But how do you know who your most loyal customers are, and how do you keep them engaged? How can I measure my return rate? There are many ways to do this and to some extent it will depend on the systems you have available and your actual business model. For example, a subscription-based business can simply measure all of the customers purchasing a repeat subscription. However, it…

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Why Door Drops Will Get Your Message Across Better Than Other Forms Of Media

Tuesday 20th October 2020

At the early stage of the Covid-19 lockdown, the UK Government were regularly on the television, radio, and in both online and physical news articles. However, they still felt the need to get the message across in a closer more personal way, a way they knew we could not avoid - so they did a door drop, advising households of the new rules and regulations and guidelines of staying safe throughout the pandemic. We know you may consider door drop marketing to be a little 'old school' but in many cases, the old ways can bring a great response, as proven above, and as one of the most effective means of targeted mailings, it could be highly beneficial to your business. Here…

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The Importance of Including Door Drop Marketing in Your Marketing Budget

Tuesday 20th October 2020

The popularity of online marketing means that offline marketing tools are seen as old-fashioned and ineffective. But this simply isn't the case. In fact, including door drop marketing in your budget could see your business edge ahead. Since March, the UK, like many other countries, has been plunged into a public health crisis. The subsequent lockdown brought the economy to a grinding halt. As we emerge from this enforced hiatus, the scars on the economy are already visible. UK GDP fell by 2.2% and with this happening over two quarters in a row, the UK confirmed it was in recession. For most businesses, this is not good news. Difficult trading conditions are compounded even further by people's uncertainty and anxiety. Marketing budgets are…

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