At Callimedia we're a fan of adaptation, and this week has been no exception. Trevor, our General Manager, has been involved in a literal game of cat and mouse. Our offices are in a beautiful part of the world on the Essex/Suffolk border, close to the river Stour, where John Constable painted the Haywain, and [...]
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A Fire, the Press and Christmas Callimedia certainly had our work cut out with a business critical pre-Christmas mailer for a leading UK retailer. Six million brochures loose inserted into 16 different media outlets plus a further 550 thousand delivered to the Telegraph for binding into their magazine. We quickly discovered that we could [...]
What New Year resolutions is Callimedia making this year? Funny really, as I don’t usually do “New Year’s Resolutions”. I believe that you’re either doing it right or not and if not, then you need to fix it. However the question has made me think about the past year, and what’s coming up in [...]
The Mailing Preference Service (MPS) is a service run by the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). It's a list of people that have opted out of receiving direct mail, and for an annual fee (£1,150) you can download the list at any time and run a suppression match against your database. It's not a legal [...]
This week we look back at the last General Election and find that there is much for the Direct Marketer to glean from the outcome. We explore how the most Socialist of manifestos in living memory was sold to a new generation of young aspirational voters. By employing some original thought and two classic [...]
As the bell is preparing to toll to welcome GDPR, it is time to take a step back to the future. This week our correspondent takes a wry and unconventional at look at the problem GDPR will bring to the Direct Marketeer. The solution to which dates back to 1950, has two unlikely heroes [...]
A while ago, The Royal Mail conducted a research study to discover how much influence printed mail has on long term memory encoding (LTME). In one of the largest media studies they found that mail more easily triggers recall, with a 32 percent improvement than on LTME than email, and 72 percent higher than [...]
As GDPR looms in May 2018, we’ve put together a useful blog to help you understand the terms used in the legislation, and how it may affect you. At Callimedia we run GDPR workshops, so if your team needs an overview of what’s coming and how you can improve your marketing and data management as [...]
This week our correspondent considers the comparison between digital marketing and “above the line” television advertising. Typically television advertising exists in a glamorous world, far loftier than us mere mortals in direct marketing, but we think they’ve got some work to do. A traditional Saturday morning treat for yours truly is to lock myself away [...]
In our latest blog instalment, our intrepid reporter offers a few wry musings on the current state of the nation and the challenges the professional marketer faces as we plough headlong through the year that is 2017. Last year, we are told, was the year of Populism. It brought us Brexit, ‘The Donald’, and a [...]