It’s said that the purpose of a direct mail letter is to sell, whereas the objective of a mailing’s brochure is to explain.
That said, many mailers seem to have a compulsion to include a brochure in their mailing. But before you join the rush, note that very few of us have mailings whose purpose is to “explain.”
For most of us, the objective is to increase the mailing’s net profit, and too often a brochure distracts the reader’s attention from responding.
Yet adding particular inserts to the mailing can increase response and – despite the added cost – increase the mailing’s net income.
Here are examples of 5 inserts that you should test.
As you’ll see, their purpose isn’t to explain but to enhance the value of the benefits offered and to reduce any reluctance the reader (more…)