Despite the prevalence of digital marketing – forums, podcasts, social media platforms, linksharing, the blogosphere and e-mail – many B2B consumers still prefer direct mail when it comes to marketing messages. For freelancers (especially newbies) direct mail may be something you should consider including in your B2B multichannel marketing strategy when marketing to prospects who are not inclined to open emails from senders they don’t know. Many recipients, even when they do know you, don’t even bother to open their emails because they get so many of them. This makes direct mail a nice surprise, sometimes even a welcome surprise.
One thing’s for sure, as a freelancer, you’ll certainly stand out, since freelancers’ promotional and marketing collateral is almost never sent via traditional mail anymore. That alone makes your sales letter or postcard stand out.
What’s more, you don’t need permission to send it.
Infographic provided by: B&B