We think one of the biggest trends in 2012 will be the requirement of integrated marketing practices, as opposed to the optional buy-in to this concept that was seen over the last couple of years.
Wayne, NJ (PRWEB) January 17, 2012
The Ballantine Corporation, a New Jersey-based full-service direct marketing company, just released their annual complementary white paper about potential trends in direct marketing in 2012. The white paper covers trends in direct mail, email marketing, integrating traditional marketing processes with technology and social media, and other trends that are sure to be key to marketing success in the upcoming year. The trend predictions are based on the input from industry experts and Ballantine’s over 45 years of experience in direct marketing.
The white paper emphasizes that targeting and personalization will be two of the most important trends in 2012, and this will be the case across all forms of direct marketing; from direct mail to email, from landing pages to social media. The paper also notes that it’s more important than ever to catch the eye of the prospect, and many of the predicted trends involve strategies to engage each individual prospect.
"This is the third consecutive year that we’ve released a white paper predicting upcoming trends in direct marketing, and it will be interesting to see what 2012 brings us," says Ryan Cote, Director of Marketing for The Ballantine Corporation. "We think one of the biggest trends in 2012 will be the requirement of integrated marketing practices, as opposed to the optional buy-in to this concept that was seen over the last couple of years."
Other trends that are highlighted in the white paper include the enduring success of direct mail and the changes that have helped keep it relevant, targeting and personalization in both direct mail and email marketing, connecting with technology to leverage social media, local marketing, and mobile marketing; and finally, the importance of having the support, and more importantly, educated involvement of management and executive staff.
To download Ballantine's white paper "Direct Marketing Trends for 2012", visit this link:
About The Ballantine Corporation:
The Ballantine Corporation is a New Jersey-based company offering turnkey direct marketing creative and production services to companies nationwide. Family-owned since 1966. For more information on how Ballantine can jump start your direct marketing campaigns, please contact Ryan Cote at ryan(at)ballantine(dot)com or (973) 305-1500 x206. Ballantine also provides SEO and social media services through their digital division, Ballantine Digital.