Printing/Production

Outsource Solutions: Lettershops
May 1, 2004

The Proof Is in the Process Personalization can boost response to a direct mail campaign because of its ability to establish a connection with each member of the target audience. But it can have the opposite effect if errors in the data or its presentation mangle the message. One of the keys to executing a successful personalized direct mail campaign is working with your lettershop to create a proofing process that leaves no personalization element uninspected. The variety of proofing methods available to direct marketers can be confusing, says Sylvia Konkel, vice president of marketing at EU Services, a full-service mailing facility in Rockville, MD. That’s why

The Impact of Digital Asset Management
February 1, 2004

Improve direct marketing processes with a content management system It’s not every day that technology disrupts how direct marketing is done. The 1980s, for instance, was the decade of word processing and desktop publishing. The early 1990s ushered in breakthrough tools for merge/purge, sorting, printing, addressing and delivering direct mail. More recently the Internet spawned a whole new medium—e-mail marketing. The next new thing is digital asset management. Digital asset management, or DAM, refers to software that enables you to store and retrieve—quickly—all types of files, including design, copy, word documents, spreadsheets and more. The difference between DAM systems and simply storing files