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April 12, 2018

As the USPS adopts the term marketing mail, we thought a “brief” review of the evolution of this class of mail was due.  Here you go! Trouble Viewing? Click here!

March 26, 2018

Despite the many emails, social media campaigns and websites used to advertise and conduct business in the digital space, mail isn’t going away. Around half of bills are still paid through the mail, and direct mail has skyrocketed in the past two years. Mail maintains the third highest ROI behind email and social media, and Read More

March 7, 2018

  To support client demands for digital color, Midwest Direct has installed Canon’s revolutionary ColorStream® 3900 digital color printing system. The printer combines advanced inkjet technology and full digital color to enhance the appeal, engagement and business value of transactional and promotional documents. Expand Your Marketing Capabilities Your transactional and promotional documents are dynamically created Read More

February 22, 2018

Here’s What You Can Do About Ad Fraud Today Ad fraud is extensive, invasive and a very hot topic with marketers.  Although this is a complex problem, there are a few simple steps direct marketers can take now to clean up online campaigns while still marketing to your valuable customers and prospects. While it is Read More

February 19, 2018

Great news: Midwest Direct was featured in Crain’s Cleveland!  Midwest Direct gets its message across via mail and digital The mail is changing, becoming more personalized and more connected to technology. And Midwest Direct, a Cleveland-based mail and digital communications company, has changed along with it, investing big in order to keep growing. Midwest Direct Read More

February 7, 2018

  Businesses can’t go far in their marketing endeavors before the topic of personas comes up. With so many data sources competing with a demand to offer highly-personalized, relevant messaging, determining your true customer base is more important than ever. What is a Persona Exactly? According to Hubspot, a buyer persona is “a semi-fictional representation Read More

January 23, 2018

Setting up a direct mail campaign requires a lot of steps: from getting the project set up with the right printing parameters to figuring out your mailing list, you may end up forgetting about determining which postage type, or rate, best suits your campaign’s needs. Knowing the differences between First Class and Standard mail (also Read More

January 15, 2018

  Is your business looking to free up heavy mailing costs or de-bloat your CRM of inaccurate contact records? Let us help get you back in shape!    Data Hygiene Your business may be spending money marketing to customers that aren’t even getting your messages. A good data cleanup can help correct contacts that have Read More

January 10, 2018

  Consumers are constantly being asked to download apps, “like” social media pages, share links and scan codes. In a world where engagement is king, marketers must decide whether tools like augmented reality, virtual reality and near-field communication make sense to use in their own marketing mix, then determine how to use them. Below is Read More

December 18, 2017

From productive apps to mail-inspired playlists, we’ve reviewed our most beloved marketing tools of the year: Organizational Trello: Interactive boards and cards allow users to organize tasks, track projects and collaborate with other members in a fun and easy way. Midwest jumped on the Trello bandwagon a few months ago, and it’s been a great experience Read More