When you are talking about your business, it all comes down to lead generation and branding. One way to reach out and touch your prospects is the good ol’ US Postal Service. But beware…mass mailings can be expensive and ineffective if you don’t plan right.
It’s all about targeting.
Small Businesses with small budgets actually have an advantage for once. You see, the smaller the budget, the more targeted you can be. You first need to define who you want to reach out to and focus on that definition with keywords.
If you own a local business, there’s an entire city to mail to, but mail outs are expensive to just mail everyone. The magic is in the targeting.
How do you target the people who will most likely to need YOUR product? The more filters you can come up with, the more targeted your mailing will be. For example, if your product is for homeowners, you can eliminate everyone that doesn’t own a home. If your target prospect owns a home and is over 50 years old, you have yet another filter you can apply when trying to hone down the number of prospects you’re attempting toreach.
Here’s the trick; don’t try to figure all this out yourself.
Call a regional or national mass mailing house to help you with your targeting. Chances are, these companies have already done this for someone else that does exactly what you do, in another part of the country.
These companies are pros and can tell you what filters you need to use, what postcard or mailing piece has been successful for others, and the rate of success you can expect based on the data from thousands of casestudies…
You can also hear more about this subject here on my podcast where I interview the premiere postcard company in the USA.