Sometimes I’m amazed by the synchronicity of events in my life. For instance, this week I have been looking at sites on-line for postcard vendors. I’m planning my next postcard mail-out and have been comparing prices and offerings, as well as requesting samples. I previously have been working with a local printer, but I may be able to get a better deal on the glossy paper from a company that specializes in postcards. BTW, if you want to know why you should include postcards in your marketing mix and how to plan a campaign, I recommend that you download the marketing guide from www.modernpostcard.com.
This morning, I had to wait for a table at breakfast at a trendy restaurant in an artistic part of Atlanta. While I waited, I thumbed through the August issue of Performer Magazine, a free magazine that I never knew existed. The magazine is aimed at musicians, but the article on selling yourself with your merchandise benefitted me. It listed 2 pages of web sites for various promotional products and — you guessed it — postcards.
I want to go on on a small tangent from my discussion about postcards and marketing at the moment. Not only did the magazine article contain just the material I needed about postcards, but the past articles about recording posted in the magazine web site look like they may be very helpful. I’m always interested to learn everything I can about recording. In fact, I just ordered Pat Fraley’s newly-published book about home recording studios. Even though I have a totally wonderful studio, everything I learn from Pat is of tremendous value. I’m particularly looking forward to reading his info about self-direction, audio production tips and travel gear.
Marketing mentor Dan Kennedy’s e-mail message today said, in part, that frequency and recency are important with your clients, so frequent communication is required. In other words, out of sight, out of mind. I think postcards are a great way to maintain regular contact with the whole client list.
I’m also a member of Susan Berkley’s voice-over silver inner circle. Susan is a fantastic, warm, caring coach who truly wants every person she mentors to reach their highest potential. In the program, we have monthly hour-long teleconference with industry guests where we get the inside scoop on all parts of the business, a day for personal contact with Susan and Susan’s weekly e-mail containing advice about furthering our careers. She usually sends the the weekly e-mail at the beginning of the week, but for some reason, it arrived today. Can you guess the subject of her message this week?
I told you the synchronicity was rather amazing, didn’t I?
Do you still use postcards in your business? I’d love to hear your comments on the subject, as well as any sites you recommend. I’m obviously looking for a vendor! 🙂