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Why Mail in February?

Jan 25, 2011

Looking Ahead, Valentine's Day and More

By February 1st, most of us have gotten through the year-end reports, the look-backs, and the de-briefs from 2010.  Now, it’s time to look ahead to the rest of 2011.  Make some time to review your direct mail strategy.  Take advantage of the market research reports and other information that have come out about your target market and prospective customers.  Ask yourself:

  • Do those market research reports reveal new information that I need to be capitalizing on in my mailers?  Do I need to adjust my targeting or personalization?
 
  • What are my marketing goals for this year?  To increase traffic into my store or onto my website?  To sell a new product or service?


  • Who is on my mailing list?  Customers or prospects?  Is my list up-to-date and relevant?  Will it help me achieve the goals I’ve set out?  (If you’re thinking about a new list, Click2Mail can help.  Call 1-866-665-2787 or visit our Mailing List Center.)


  • Should I try targeting my best customers with a newsletter or mini catalog featuring products and services unique to their purchase history? (Click2Mail offers a variety of mailing formats that allow you to easily test what works best for your customers.)

 

In addition to being a good time to think forward to the next 11 months, February’s holidays make great mailing opportunities.  The most widely celebrated one is Valentine’s Day on February 14th.  According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are set to spend 11 percent more on Valentine’s merchandise this year than last.

Capitalize on that boost with a special mailer to your customers and prospects.  Or, if a special Valentine’s Day discount or promotion doesn’t make sense for your business, think about a simple note to let your customers know that you love their loyalty.   Whatever your message, Click2Mail makes it easy with EasyLetterSender, featuring an attention-grabbing image that shows through the envelope (use our Valentine’s Day image or upload your own).

Other mailing opportunities in February

President’s Day – February 21, 2011. Celebrates George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays.  It’s a great time to share a message of patriotism, courage, and loyalty with your customers and prospects.

Academy Awards – February 27, 2011.  Second to the Super Bowl, often the most-watched TV event of the year.  You could create a mail promotion with your own “Academy Awards” – promoting particular products or services that your customers really love, or even giving awards to your customers themselves.

Mardi Gras – March 8, 2011. For “Fat Tuesday” consider a message of celebration, fun, and revelry.

Whenever you mail, whatever the occasion, Click2Mail is here to make it quick and easy.  We’re here to answer any questions you might have.  Call us at 1-866-665-2787, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. EST or send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Looking to plan your direct mail campaigns beyond the month of February?  Look no further than Click2Mail’s Annual Mailing Calendar.  For your copy, send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).