Are you looking to build or expand your mailing list? If so, you have more options than just buying a targeted list or purchasing data to add to the list you already have. Here are five ways to build a great direct mail list that you might not have thought of.
- Look at trade shows.
Trade shows attract a particular target audience, and they generally attract the decision-makers in the company. Attendee lists from trade shows in your vertical market can net you very high-value prospects.
- Use the media.
Like trade shows, specialty magazines (including trade magazines) have well-defined target audiences, and some will sell their subscriber lists to marketers.
- Tap your content marketing.
Take advantage of your content marketing efforts. If you offer an e-newsletter, ask for recipients’ street addresses at sign-up. If website visitors can download white papers or case studies, ask them to fill out an online registration form and include their street address as an option.
- Use Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM).
Every Door Direct Mail from the U.S. Postal Service is an inexpensive way to target households within a specific demographic radius. Although EDDM lists do not include names, you will have qualified leads and names once people respond to your communication.
- Purchase a cloned list.
Do you already have a direct mail list? Just want more customers like the ones you already have? Cloned lists allow you to do just that. Create a profile of your best customers, then purchase an index that reflects that profile.
These are all smart, cost-effective ways to build your direct mail list that can yield great results. Need help implementing one or more of these ideas? We can help!