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Simple Tips to Maximize your Postcards

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Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 Time: 10:44 PM

Among the most flexible, handy, inexpensive, and valuable marketing materials available today is the postcards. With the flexibility these modest cards offer, they can effectively market any business enterprise, be it large scale or small scale.

But just like any other marketing tool, you can only get as much in a post card. So, in order to make the most out of it, you need to use your skill and creativity. Here are some tips on how to make the most out of your postcards. Although some of them won’t be useful to your business and your marketing need, they still would help you in one way or another.

1) Before anything else, you need to create a plan—a plan on how to carry out your post card marketing campaign. You simply cannot go out there unprepared. Remember that the market is tough and competitive these days, so you need to be prepared in anything you encounter out there.

2) Be sure to identify your marketing goals and objectives so your campaign runs smoothly.

3) As much as possible be explicit with your marketing goals. Decide the volume and type of response you want to acquire.

4) Be sure to identify sensible goals and objectives.

5) Keep in mind that post cards are not designed to build your brand rather it is used to generate response.

6) If you are not really the creative type and you don’t have knowledge of the entire design and printing process, leave the job to a professional printing company.

7) When looking for the company that will meet your printing standards, do your homework and research. Compare and evaluate the printing companies out there in terms of quality of work, cost, ease of use, and others.

8 ) Think of the different elements of your card such as the design and copy, and identify who will handle each element. Be sure that you leave these aspects in the hands of qualified individuals.

9) Ask for advice from friends or colleagues who have done postcard printing before. Ask them about the best way to create a post card, their recommendation on the best printers, and others.

10) Read books, magazines, or articles on post card marketing and in marketing in general.

11) Produce a card that suits your budget and allows for several mailings.

12) Before you create your cards you need to have a reason for producing them. It can be introducing a new product or service, a special promo or sale, or announcing news.

13) Be sure to make your reason something big and grand so your target customers will surely notice your card. Avoid giving a weak offer to ensure you get the response that you desire.

14) Create a card that is different from all other cards in the market, and deliver a message that is unlike others out there. This will surely make your card unique and compelling.

15) Make sure that your message and offer provides a good value to your prospects, but remember that true value should be in your product or service and not in your card solely.

16) Be sure to create a design with a “wow” factor.

17) When creating your mailing list, be sure that you get it from a reliable source.

18) Make sure that the details in the list are current and updated regularly to ensure correct delivery.

About the Author


Michelle Abreu has been writing articles online for about 2 years now in a printing company. You can also check out this website for more information about  appealing postcards and tips  on how to make online postcard printing effectively.

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