The infamous “snail mail” has gotten a reputation in the digital age as being an ineffective and outdated method of marketing. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Direct mail; also known as Every Door Direct Mail(EDDM) is still very much alive. EDDM didn’t die in the digital and mobile landscape. Rather, it just evolved with the times. At Faceless Marketing, EDDM/direct mail is one of our top print products. When implemented correctly, EDDM still has the potential to target the right customers, ensure maximum ROI and produce results.
What we see and what we feel are two very different things.
The first is an aesthetic experience; the latter is a psychological one. Good graphic design includes both. Designers need more than a basic understanding of psychology for their work to make a worthwhile impression. Now, you may think that you need to get a degree in psychology to create an impressionable design. The good news is that it’s not necessary to get a doctorate to apply psychology to graphic design. Take this as a handy “crash course” on the role of psychology in design.
The reasons behind this are always a question in marketing and therefore have many opinions and thoughts about this topic. But what is known is that about 80% of all the business cards that are passed out are thrown away within the first week. With that knowledge, one great question to ask would be: How do I increase the odds that I will end up being a consistent part of that 20%?
Small companies using print in advertising can expect their messages to last longer. The yellow pages, for example, are available 24 hours per day and seven days per week. Magazines and newspapers get passed around to other readers. That’s why both magazine and newspaper publishers keep both circulation and readership figures on their publications. A consumer may keep a postcard or advertisement received by mail for weeks before acting on it. Promotional items like bumper stickers, pens, and refrigerator magnets make for advertising that delivers an enduring message.