Client Resources

  1. Ritter’s Direct Mail Piece of the Week: Carrabba’s

    Ritter’s Direct Mail Piece of the Week: Carrabba’s

    Retailers, particularly restaurants, as well as consumers, love gift cards and coupons. The promise of a discounted meal is appealing to many consumers as is a saved gift card to be used for a special occasion or simply a night off from cooking. Let’s take a closer look at a recent mailer from Carrabba’s. Format: This self-mailer was designed at...

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  2. Ritter’s Direct Mail Piece of the Week: Best Friends

    Ritter’s Direct Mail Piece of the Week: Best Friends

    Tugging on heartstrings is one method non-profits use to solicit donations. We recently received a mailer from Best Friends, the largest no-kill animal shelter in the US who tugged on our heartstrings in a very interactive manner. Let’s take a closer look. Format: The mailer consisted of an outer 9×12 catalog envelope, an 8.5” x 14” letter, a return envelope...

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  3. Resources and Inspiration for Direct Mail Marketing

    Resources and Inspiration for Direct Mail Marketing

    USPS Irresistible Mail Microsite Irresistiblemail.com, USPS’s Irresistible Mail microsite, includes a selection of the finest and most innovative mail campaigns that brands have successfully executed via direct mail. From case studies to demonstrations on how to create interactive pieces, this site is an all-in-one resource for direct mail inspiration. While you’re there, order your own copy of the “Make Your...

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  4. Direct Mail Goes High-Tech Part 3

    Direct Mail Goes High-Tech Part 3

    QR CODES ARE WORKS OF ART Did you know that every Twitter app has a QR code reader? Introduced by Twitter at the end of 2016, it works for any QR code, not just Twitter account links (like Snapcodes). That means that over 328 million people have a QR scanner in their pockets. In addition, all iPhones running iOS 11...

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  5. Direct Mail Goes High-Tech Part 2

    Direct Mail Goes High-Tech Part 2

    IP TARGETING MEETS DIRECT MAIL Recently, it’s become possible to take these tactics a step (or two) further. The process involves compiling a database of physical addresses and overlaying it with a list of digital IPs. This typically results in a 40–60 percent match rate between target mailing lists and accurate IP addresses. A large number of marketers are now using...

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  6. Direct Mail Goes High-Tech Part 1

    Direct Mail Goes High-Tech Part 1

    How Marketing’s Most Steadfast Vehicle Is Combining Technology and Tangibility It’s perhaps unsurprising that a dinosaur such as direct mail doesn’t get a lot of love in a marketing landscape brimming with buzzwords. In an era defined by digital innovation, who gets excited about a piece of mail? The answer may surprise you. Direct mail has shown remarkable staying power,...

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  7. 7 Best Practices for Creating GREAT Infographics

    7 Best Practices for Creating GREAT Infographics

    Infographics are a hugely popular method for companies to communicate their information. These can be used as advertisements, content marketing, press releases, how-to instructions, presentation handouts, brochures, posters, and much more. Hundreds of thousands of infographics are available online; however, most of them are poor designs that don’t produce the results the company had hoped for. Here are seven best...

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  8. Ritter’s Direct Mail Piece of the Week: National Pen Company

    Ritter’s Direct Mail Piece of the Week: National Pen Company

    Dimensional or “bulky” mail has a much higher open rate than other types of mail pieces because end users are curious about what is inside the package. Let’s take a closer look at a recent dimensional mailer from National Pen Company. Format: The mailer consisted of a 6” x 9” outer envelope, an 8.5” x 3.5” buck slip, an 8.5”...

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  9. How to write impactful blog posts

    How to write impactful blog posts

    Three keys to writing useful, entertaining and inspired content. Your blog is the hub of your online content, so before you engage on any other social channels or before you produce any other content like e-books or videos, you have to have a home base. All brands need some kind of flexible content management system – and the main value...

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  10. How to optimize, manage & monetize your subscriber list

    How to optimize, manage & monetize your subscriber list

    Maximizing the return on your email list isn’t rocket science, but it does require some strategic planning, says Tim Sweeney. The easy analogy for sending great email content to a poorly maintained database of email subscribers is the proverbial tree falling in the woods. In truth, creating marketing content to package into your emails and then misfiring on who it...

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  11. Direct mail continues to deliver

    Direct mail continues to deliver

    Research reveals that direct mail can still achieve exceptional results in driving response and action – among all age groups. A study into consumers’ attitudes towards direct mail reveals that some 79 percent of consumers act on companies’ direct mailings immediately. From Letterbox To Inbox – an attitudinal print tracking study of 1,232 adults conducted by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA)...

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  12. How to use triggered emails

    How to use triggered emails

    Automated emails, triggered by a customer’s online actions, can significantly enhance the relevance of your email communications and help generate sales. There is, say the experts, a clear moment of truth when a consumer decides whether or not he or she will enter into a relationship with your brand. In the world of email, delivering those moments of truths that...

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  13. 3 golden rules for social video

    3 golden rules for social video

    An entry-level guide to creating compelling video content According to YouTube, more than one billion users visit its site each month, spending four billion hours watching videos. It is estimated that Youtube gets over 30 million visitors per day. Today, consumers have a tolerance of about two seconds for a video to load. The good news: they desire videos that inform them about your product. Here’s how...

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  14. Direct Mail Piece of the Week: Tiffany & Co.

    Direct Mail Piece of the Week: Tiffany & Co.

    Tiffany & Co. is a well-known luxury jewelry company. They have built their brand utilizing a certain shade of teal for their jewelry boxes. So when we recently received a teal envelope in the mail, we couldn’t wait to open it and see what was inside! Format: Teal outer envelope with a 4.5” x 6” perfect bound booklet inside. Design:...

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  15. Direct Mail Piece of the Week: Sephora

    Direct Mail Piece of the Week: Sephora

    Unusual means not common and that certainly describes a recent mailing by Sephora, a cosmetics chain, who sells beauty products such as makeup, perfume, haircare, and skincare. Why is being unusual so important? In order to break through the mailbox clutter, standing out in any way possible can enhance your mailing’s  chance of being viewed. Let’s take a closer look....

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  16. Ritter’s Direct Mail Piece of the Week: Fairytale Brownies

    Ritter’s Direct Mail Piece of the Week: Fairytale Brownies

    Highlighting your main selling point with photos is one option when sending out direct mail. A great example is a recent mailing from Fairytale Brownies- in addition to large color photos of their brownies, they also used some other direct mail tricks so let’s take a closer look. Format: Fairytale Brownies used a 9×12 booklet envelope with four 8.5×11” sheets...

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