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Imagine copying the names of doctors and lawyers from the phone book and mailing them a crude, black-and-white catalog. John Figi, founder of gift food cataloger Figi’s, did just this —and was rewarded with a response in excess of 10 percent! That was in the 1940s, when Americans were starved for retail options. Fast-forward to 2007. Companies have more than 20 square feet of retail space per capita. Customers and prospects have thousands of Web sites from which to order, as well as about 10 to 20 catalogs delivered weekly. Naturally, it’s small wonder that prospecting response rates are declining. So, just what techniques
Like other insert media programs, such as package stuffers and blow-ins, miniature catalogs have been around a long time. But in recent times, their popularity among catalogers appears to be on the rise. Catalogers as diverse in nature as nursing mother products marketer Motherwear International and B-to-B uniforms mailer UniFirst Corp. have been successful marketing through mini-format catalogs. What’s more, multi-title apparel and food cataloger Crosstown Traders plans to test its first miniature later this year. Defined primarily as having no more than 24 pages at various dimensions, miniatures can be a more efficient way to get your product offerings in front of
CONSUMER Design Toscano This file comprises 196,977 24-month buyers of replica European sculptures, architectural artifacts, hand-carved furniture, suits of armor, garden sculptures, jewelry, angel-themed items, framed art and other gifts from Design Toscano. The buyers in this catalog’s file have an average age of 40 and an average household income of $75,000. The file is selectable by product category purchased and amount of purchase. The base list price is $115/M. Belardi/Ostroy ALC, (212) 924-1300, www.belardiostroyalc.com. Epiclear Epiclear is an all-natural, acne treatment product. The list consists of 52,729 buyers. The average unit of sale is $40. The base list price is $105/M. Impulse Media, (203)
By Gretchen A. Peck Some practical, modern insert media tips for catalogers. Postal rates went up earlier this year, and they're expected to rise again in about another year. For catalogers looking for ways to offset some of their distribution costs, the time may be right to launch an insert media program or ramp up an existing one. "One of the main challenges for any mailer right now is that you only have so many promotional dollars to acquire new customers," says Garrison Cummings, circulation analyst for Miles Kimball, a general merchandise cataloger. "With postage rates going up, you have to look down other
Insert media has won greater acceptance in the last few years, due in part to the creation of The Direct Marketing Association’s Insert Media Council and the continued efforts by list companies to popularize it, according to Leon Henry, founder and president of Hartsdale, N.Y.-based list management firm Leon Henry Inc. The marketing channel hits a major milestone this year, as both insert media and Leon Henry Inc. turn 50 years old. This article will discuss the origins of insert media and Leon Henry’s role in developing this marketing tactic. While Henry has done a lot to spread the word about insert media, he doesn’t
By Matt Griffin Strategies to make your bind-ins, blow-ins, ride-alongs and package inserts work more effectively. Rising postage costs and shrinking list universes haven't made customer acquisition any easier in recent years. Faced with such obstacles, catalogers increasingly are turning to insert media programs as a means to grow their housefiles. But like any growing market, both solid strategies and pitfalls abound. How can you best prepare for a successful insert media campaign? Consider the following do's and don'ts. Do identify your target audience. "Insert media is not as easily targetable as list media, because in most cases you can't select [recipient categories] within
Rising postage costs and shrinking list universes haven’t made customer acquisition any easier in recent years. Faced with such obstacles, catalogers increasingly are turning to insert media programs as a means to grow their housefiles. But like any growing market, both solid strategies and pitfalls abound. How can you best prepare for a successful insert media campaign? Consider the following do’s and don’ts. Do identify your target audience. “Insert media is not as easily targetable as list media, because in most cases you can’t select [recipient categories] within the program,” acknowledges Amy Benewicz, former vice president of The Catamount Group, a Bethel, Conn.-based direct
Consumer Time for Me Time for Me is a new catalog put out by AmeriMark. The 11,792 three-month buyers on this file have ordered activewear, intimate apparel, footwear, personal care items, and/or health and beauty products catering specifically to the 40-plus woman. The base list price is $120/M. For more information, contact your list broker or Mokrynskidirect, (201) 487-8181, or www.mokrynski.com. Money Money magazine's 1.5 million subscribers have taken an active interest in their personal money management. This publication offers articles on saving and investing as well as other areas where life and money intersect: the home, travel,