There are lots of reasons to use direct mail, and you may have heard many of them. So here are three statistics on the value of direct-mail marketing you may not have heard.
According to a recent study by Canada Post and True Impact Marketing, direct mail generates a motivation score that is 20% higher than digital media. The study found this score to be even higher when direct mail uses creative print enhancements (for example, special coatings, dimensionality, and print-to-mobile technologies).
A wide variety of studies confirm printed information is easier for people to understand and to process than information provided in digital form. In the case of the True Impact study, direct mail was found to require 21% less cognitive effort. That means your message is absorbed more quickly and effectively.
Not only is information in direct mail easier to process, but it is more likely to be retained. True Impact found brand recall was 70% higher among participants who were exposed to direct mail ads rather than to digital ones.