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Direct Mktg

Course no: T96
Description: Direct Marketing (MM ELEC 4)
Instructor: Chester Jhun B. Castro
Module 1
What Is Direct Marketing?
Direct marketing is a marketing technique that enables marketers to reach their target audience
without relying on intermediaries like retailers, wholesalers, or newspapers.
Direct marketing uses one-to-one communication to reach potential customers. It delivers marketing
messages in a personal and relevant way, often through emails, phone calls, or text messages. Direct
marketing aims to get the customer to buy, inquire about, or subscribe to a product or service.
Direct marketing is an effective tool for businesses to reach their target audience promptly and maintain
brand awareness. It also allows companies to gather feedback from the market about the effectiveness
of their products and services.
Targeted direct mail campaigns: Companies send direct mailers to people who have previously
expressed interest in their product or service. The company ships them either by post or by
email, depending on the recipient's preference.
Targeted digital advertising: Companies use targeted digital ads to reach specific audiences with
targeted messages about their product or service.
Email marketing: Companies send emails that contain valuable information or discounts for
their products and services. Algorithms can tailor these emails to reach a specific demographic
or be part of the company's general email campaign.
Forms of Direct Marketing
Direct marketing is a form of marketing that uses direct contact with the consumer to sell products or
services. Direct marketing can take many forms, including brochures, flyers, email campaigns, and
Brochures are one of the most popular forms of direct marketing. They are often used to promote a new
product or service, but they can also be used as an informational tool for consumers. They typically
include information about the product and how it works, in addition to images and descriptions of the
Flyers are another popular form of direct marketing that is often used to inform consumers. Flyers
typically contain information about a company's products and services and images and descriptions of
those products and services.
Coupons are usually distributed in stores or websites where customers can purchase items at a discount.
They are also used to promote sales and events.
Email Marketing:
Email marketing is one of the most cost-effective ways to reach an audience. Email marketing campaigns
are targeted, personalized, and highly responsive.
Advertising is a form of direct marketing that uses paid media to promote a product or service to
potential customers. It includes radio, television, print media, outdoor, and online advertising.
Telemarketing is a form of direct marketing in which businesses use automated telephone systems to
contact potential customers identified as having an interest in their product or service or who have
expressed an intent to purchase it.
Concepts of Direct Marketing
Direct marketing is marketing a product or service directly to a customer. It is different from other forms
of marketing. It is usually one-to-one, meaning that it involves direct communication with a specific
individual rather than mass communication.
The three significant concepts relevant to direct marketing are:
The importance of personalization: Direct marketers have found success by tailoring their
messages and content to individuals. This includes creating unique offers and promotions for
each individual and personalizing the company's website.
The importance of awareness: Direct marketers often use various tactics to create awareness
about their brand and their products/services, including advertising on radio, television, print
media, billboards, social media ads, and more.
The importance of trust: Trust is one of the most critical factors in direct marketing. It is what
makes a company unique and different from the competition.
While there are many ways to build trust, it can be done effectively by following these practices:
Offer a transparent pricing policy
Provide personalized customer service
Provide a variety of products/services
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Direct Marketing
Direct marketing is one of the most popular and effective marketing tools in order to establish a direct
connection with a target audience. Direct marketing has its appeal, particularly to companies on a
shoestring budget who can't afford to pay for television or internet advertising campaigns. Especially as
the world becomes increasingly connected through digital platforms, social media becomes an effective
way to market to customers.
The main drawback with direct marketing, however, is the profile-raising and image building that comes
with a third party accrediting your brand. For example, although a company may pay for a sponsored
article in The New York Times, this can greatly enhance a brand's image and can help "seal the deal"
with customers who are willing to trust a supposedly unbiased source or external opinion.
By its nature, the effectiveness of a direct marketing campaign is easier to measure than other types of
advertising, since brands can analyze their own analytics, track unique source codes, and tweak
strategies effectively without going through a middleman. The company can measure its success by how
many consumers make the call or return.