Christopher Karpenko

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  • URL to IRL (In Real Life)

    Forward   December 29, 2020  

    Attribution models are often used to gauge the potency of digital marketing campaigns and refine channel strategies, but these don’t always take customers’ real-world actions and behaviors into account. Without a view into customers’ offline activities, it’s nearly impossible to tell what’s working and what’s not. However, there are several ways to accurately measure what happens offline.

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  • Diversifying with Direct Mail

    Forward   December 17, 2020  

    While some channels perform well across the customer journey, others see drop-offs at various stages. Putting more resources into the same channel probably won’t improve results. Instead, marketers should rely on direct mail to support other channels when they need a boost.

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  • The Case for Combining Direct Mail and Influencer Marketing

    Forward   November 26, 2020  

    Influencer marketing has redefined the way companies drive awareness of their business. Leveraging brand messaging, endorsements, or product placements from industry icons in direct mail campaigns can help companies further capture consumer attention when and where it matters. Here’s how brands can leverage today’s top direct mail innovations and tactics to help make the most of their influencer marketing efforts.

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  • The Keys to Direct-to-Consumer Success

    Forward   September 15, 2020  

    Before rushing to copy the offline marketing efforts of direct-to-consumer brands, it’s crucial for traditional brands to first understand the overall purpose driving the strategy. The timing, messaging, and medium also play a part in the broader scheme of the campaign.

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  • Successful Multichannel Campaigns Start with Good Timing

    Forward   December 17, 2019  

    To build a stronger campaign, marketers should consider how to make valuable offline connections with customers by incorporating direct mail into their broader multichannel efforts. Weaving together digital and physical channels can help to successfully grab user attention and deliver a more robust and effective ROI.

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  • The Future of Retargeted Marketing Is Direct Mail

    Forward   November 28, 2019  

    Digital technology has made a profound impact on marketing. Using retargeting ad technology, businesses can easily and effectively reach the right consumers at the right time with the right messaging.

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  • How AI Can Shape the Future of Direct Mail Marketing

    Forward   October 31, 2019  

    By leveraging artificial intelligence for direct mail, marketers can create highly relevant, engaging messaging that speaks to specific consumer interests and behavior, keeps their brands top-of-mind, increases overall engagement, and, ultimately, boosts the bottom line. Here’s how.

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  • How Digital Integration Helps Direct Mail Deliver

    Forward   August 29, 2019  

    Today’s consumer-driven marketing requires a new level of sophistication to meet customers in the right moment on the right channel. Combining digital intelligence with direct mail can be an effective way to get customers to take action.

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  • Why Integration Matters in an Omnichannel World

    Forward   November 20, 2018  

    The fragmented nature of today's media landscape makes it impossible for brands to reach audiences in a single place at a single time. Marketers must take an omnichannel approach to reach consumers — and do so in an integrated, coordinated way. Here's how direct mail can help unify that approach, tying disparate channels together into a holistic brand communication strategy.

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  • At the Crossroads of Digital and Physical Marketing

    Forward   April 25, 2017  

    Now more than ever, understanding the effectiveness of each channel, campaign, and content piece is critical to marketing success, yet the rapid growth of channels in this digital age makes knowing the right mix to be successful that much harder. In this issue of Forward, the United States Postal Service looks at how merging digital and print marketing can boost ROI, increase consumer engagement across multiple forms of media, and improve marketing accountability — all cornerstones of a successful marketing campaign. Plus, how a new innovation called Informed Delivery is poised to give marketers more touchpoints and more impressions.

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