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August 14, 2014 From Who's Mailing What! Report
Jim Brady, the former press secretary to Ronald Reagan died Aug. 4, 33 years after he was shot in an attempted assassination of the president. A week after his death, a direct mail appeal came across my desk from the Brady Campaign. And while it is a good effort, nothing can compare to the powerful, dramatic and honest words of Jim Brady himself in the long time Grand Control mailing from the Brady Campaign.
March 27, 2014 From Who's Mailing What! Report
When you're trying to "rev up your response," as copywriter Pat Friesen once put it, testing various bells and whistles can make a big difference. That's one of the keys to the success and evolution of the "EMERGENCY APPEAL" package for Catholic Relief Services. It's been in the mail for over seven years, one of over 1,500 Grand Control mailings (in the mail for three years or more) cataloged by Who's Mailing What! Because CRS is the official international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic community, the guardian angel medallion pictured on the front of the #10 carrier (see the first image in the mediaplayer) seems to perfectly represent the secular and sacred nature of the group's mission.
February 27, 2014 From DMIQ TV
"Midnight Spell" — a strand of cultured black pearls offered by Danbury Mint has been around for a few years. But the current 6"x9" black...
February 13, 2014 From Who's Mailing What! Report
When an envelope arrives in the mail, it could be personal correspondence from a friend or relative. Or it could be a piece of direct mail trying to sell you something. In either case, a letter is de rigueur — normal, customary, socially obligatory. I recently reviewed two control mailings from Harvard Women's Health Watch and Learning Strategies. The letter from Harvard Women's Health Watch is textbook correct, whereas the letter from Learning Strategies breaks all the rules.
January 30, 2014 From DMIQ TV
Control mailings are controls for a reason — they work. And it's easy to see why the Wounded Warrior Project's Purple Heart direct mailer has...
January 16, 2014 From Who's Mailing What! Report
When a control mailing has been in the mail for three years or more, it's worth looking closely at this "Grand Control" to see why...
November 12, 2013 From DMIQ TV
Paul Bobnak, research director of Who's Mailing What! (the most complete library of direct mail and email in the world), takes a look at what...
October 31, 2013 From Who's Mailing What! Report
Magazine/Newspaper Controls in 2013* Bloomberg Businessweek Sports Illustrated Wall Street Journal Forbes Magazine Money Magazine Harvard Health Letter Nutritional Action Healthletter Consumer Reports Harvard Business Review The Nation *Based on repeated mail pieces (controls) that...
October 29, 2013 From Webinars & Virtual Events
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October 17, 2013 From Who's Mailing What! Report
To see the work of great painters, you usually need to go to a museum or art gallery. To read the work of great copywriters — and learn from it — you need only to look through the mail that arrives at your doorstep every day. One masterpiece that has been mailed continuously for about 20 years is the member acquisition effort for Amnesty International.
October 3, 2013 From Who's Mailing What! Report
The fight among fundraisers for donor dollars is real, especially among cancer charities that take many different routes to getting attention and then gifts from prospects. Take Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, for example, and two of their prominent direct mail "controls."
July 25, 2013 From Who's Mailing What! Report
To achieve success in direct mail, you don't need an eye-catching image or teaser on your outer. Sometimes a cartoon will do just fine. That's just one of the takeaways from JoAnn Kalenak, acquisition marketer at High Country News. Two versions of the magazine's acquisition package have been received by Who's Mailing What! for more than 3 years, qualifying them as "Grand Controls."
July 11, 2013 From Who's Mailing What! Report
Direct mail has always been the key marketing channel for launching or relaunching a magazine. Formerly, that meant a splashy magalog. But times have changed, as publishers don't want to invest that kind of cash — yet they also hesitate to send out the common voucher for a new title.
June 27, 2013 From Who's Mailing What! Report
Teaser copy and photos can be a powerful 1-2 punch in nonprofit direct mail. This combo works well for the current member acquisition effort by the Union of Concerned Scientists. It's been mailed for over three years, one of the latest of over 1,500 Grand Control mailings tracked by the giant database of direct mail and email (Who's Mailing What!) The team behind the package was Mal Warwick Associates, where it was designed internally; the copywriter was Barry Cox.
June 12, 2013 From Who's Mailing What! Report
In a difficult economy, museums have a difficult enough task in raising money. Of course, for museums that have not yet opened, they face an even bigger challenge: inspiring people to become members when they can't even enjoy all the facility has to offer. That's exactly the story with the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.