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The Power of Personalization in Print Marketing

The Power of Personalization in Print Marketing


Print marketing is a popular choice for businesses of all shapes and sizes, mainly because it's more effective than ever.

An estimated 92% of people between the ages of 18-23 say that they find it easier to read print content versus its digital alternative. This is even though smartphones, tablets, and other digital devices are ever-present. 

But, of course, simply leveraging print marketing alone isn't necessarily enough to get the job done. If you genuinely want to take the format's natural benefits and elevate them to the next level, you'll want to lean into the power that personalization in print marketing brings with it.

The Major Benefits of Personalization

Keep in mind that personalization is about so much more than just using someone's name as opposed to "Dear Sir or Madame" in a greeting.

It's about tailoring every element of your content - from your language to the overall design - towards a specific audience segment.

In a larger sense, when someone gets a piece of print mail that is highly personalized and speaks to their unique interest, they feel like a brand is actually paying attention because they put in an effort.

Not only are they more likely to pay attention at all, but they're also much more likely to take action. In fact, 63% of marketers say that personalization contributes to increased conversion rates

Putting Together a Personalization Strategy

When creating a personalization strategy that works for your business, there are a few main avenues to explore.

1. Demographics

You can begin by tailoring messages based on customer demographics. This is one of those areas where data analysis and market research will be essential, as the more you know about the people you're speaking to, the easier it is to appeal to them with your message.

For example, you could create one message for people who live in a specific geographic area. Other variations could be based on which age demographic they fall into or their education level. All these things should influence how you craft a marketing message before sending it to the world.

2. Personalized URLs

You can incorporate personalized URLs into your marketing materials and related offers. Personalized URLs can lead to surveys and other assets that can further your data collection efforts. 

3. Variable Data Printing

Variable data printing can allow you to personalize virtually every aspect of a print run effectively, including but not limited to names, images, logos, and even entire messages.

Take Print Further with Personalization 

In the end, print marketing is just as effective as ever - but that's not to say you cannot extend those inherent benefits even further. Not only will leaning into personalization help you expand your reach, but it will also increase conversions and build a tremendous amount of trust in your audience.

If you'd like to learn more about harnessing the power of print marketing to your advantage, or if you have any additional questions you'd like to go over with someone in more detail, contact Metzgers today.