How to Personalize at Scale and Boost Engagement

Feb 19, 2013

In today’s era of digital marketing, content is king. But context is key to successfully personalizing messages for your diverse target segments. Communicating effectively in today’s marketing environment demands segment level personalization – but all too often, personalization and scale are seen as competing ends. If personalization seems complex, do not dismay. You can personalize your message at scale, reduce cost inefficiencies and improve conversions in the process. Here are three guidelines:

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Tags: Blog, PURLs, Variable Data Printing, VDP, Pesonalization, QR Codes, MRM, marketing resource management

Creative Multichannel Marketing Campaign Ideas for March

Feb 05, 2013

Multichannel marketing campaigns leveraging more than one communications channel – such as direct mailers incorporating QR codes and PURLs – can help to shorten the path from campaign to conversion and generate measureable results. Here are some creative ideas for driving new business, goodwill and conversions through your March campaigns.

Theme: Staying in Touch/Upsell Campaigns
Sample Industries: Financial Services, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Property and Casualty Insurance

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Tags: Blog, marketing ideas, PURLs, Consumer Package Goods, Entertainment, financial services, QR Codes, insurance, marketing campaign, MRM, marketing resource management, Retail

The Use of QR Codes for Mobile Applications in the Financial Services Industry

Jan 24, 2013

On-the-go banking is being offered more and more by financial services companies. Although many consumers still favor accessing information from a web browser, a mobile banking study done in January 2012 showed that 48% of mobile banking users downloaded their bank’s mobile banking application. This level of interest opens a door for QR codes in the financial industry to lead users directly to application downloads for mobile banking and making mobile payments. Applying this tactic can enhance and increase mobile commerce.

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Tags: Blog, mobile marketing, financial services, QR Codes, QR Code Workshop

Creative Multichannel Marketing Campaign Ideas for February

Jan 03, 2013

Because they target customers across multiple channels, multichannel marketing campaigns are an effective strategy to breakthrough advertising clutter and capture customer and prospect interest. Multichannel campaigns can also help to generate measureable results through integration with technologies such as PURLs and QR codes. As we move into the New Year, here are some creative ideas to help you get a head start on planning your February multichannel campaigns.

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Tags: Blog, marketing ideas, PURLs, manufacturing, Automotive, financial services, QR Codes, insurance, marketing campaign, Building Products

Effectively Integrating QR Codes into Your Marketing Strategy - Part 4: Place

Dec 15, 2012

Just because QR codes are more prevalent does not necessarily mean they are being used in the most effective manner. It is easy to get caught up in the newness of this marketing tool and use QR codes haphazardly instead of incorporating them into a well planned marketing strategy. In recent blog posts we addressed the promotions, price and product aspects of your marketing strategy and how the use of QR codes can fit into each of these plans. Today we will discuss “place” or your product distribution strategy.

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Tags: Blog, QR Codes, QR Code Strategy

Effectively Integrating QR Codes into Your Marketing Strategy - Part 3: Product

Dec 13, 2012

As more consumers embrace the use of smart phones, QR codes are being increasingly utilized as a marketing tool. QR codes present an opportunity to easily connect with your clients and potential clients by having your product information easily accessible to scan.

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Tags: Blog, QR Codes, QR Code Strategy

Effectively Integrating QR Codes into Your Marketing Strategy - Part 2: Price

Dec 07, 2012

QR codes are showing up more and more these days as marketers continue to develop innovative ways to use them. Since QR codes provide a targeted way to deliver a message, it is important to approach them with a specific strategy in mind, so the information is always timely and relevant. Part 1 of our discussion on Effectively Integrating QR Codes into Your Marketing Strategy addressed the promotions aspect of your marketing strategy. Part 2 focuses on a potentially very fluid aspect of the marketing plan – price.

Review you pricing plans.

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Tags: Blog, QR Codes, QR Code Strategy

Convert Customers with a Mobile-Optimized Website – In-Store and Online

Dec 06, 2012

Mobile-optimized websites are becoming an essential tool for delivering sales conversions and promoting the sale. Here we summarize the latest information you need to know about consumer pre-purchase behavior and demand for mobile websites, including strategies for converting customers with a mobile-optimized website – both in-store and online.

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Tags: Blog, mobile marketing, QR Codes, Retail

New Year, New Series! Multichannel Marketing Campaign Ideas for January

Dec 04, 2012

Here at DocuStar, we have extensive experience helping client marketing teams execute highly targeted marketing campaigns through the integration of digital marketing technology and variable data printing. To help share best practices in multichannel campaign management, we are pleased to announce a new monthly blog series providing multichannel campaign ideas. As the New Year approaches, here are some creative ideas for crafting your own multichannel campaigns this January.

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Tags: Blog, marketing ideas, PURLs, Automotive, financial services, QR Codes, insurance, marketing campaign, Building Products, personalization

5 Thankful Themes for November QR Code Campaigns

Oct 02, 2012

November brings perfect temperatures for curling up around the fire with a cup of your favorite warm beverage, conjuring images of family togetherness and thankfulness alike. In the spirit of thankfulness, here are five creative QR code themes to connect with your customers this November.

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Tags: Blog, marketing ideas, financial services, QR Codes, insurance, marketing campaign, Building Products, Retail

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