I hope you enjoyed my 2011 holiday card. While it offered a little lighthearted seasonal humor, it represented some serious tools that can help enhance your marketing efforts. These tools include Personalized URL technologies and pre-diecut digital substrates. These multichannel, multidimensional, and interactive features can make your next promotion truly unique. Skip to the survey results.
PURLs of Wisdom
Personalized URL (PURL) technologies can be used to present visitors with relevant information through dynamic, data-driven landing pages. When an individual accesses a PURL address or snaps their unique QR code, a behind-the-scenes database is referenced and used to present specific content. In the case of my holiday card, online landing-page header graphics, snow globe surprises, and greetings corresponded with each personalized card.
Think about how this technology could be used. If a database included a field for gender, we could present graphics more likely to appeal to male or female visitors. Likewise, if data included birth dates, we could display messages relevant to a visitor's age group. Product highlights, service comparisons...the possibilities are endless. And, PURLs can be used to adapt text as well as imagery.
Vivacious Designs, No Dies
No longer are large production runs or expensive dies necessary for creating attention-grabbing promotions. My FunFlip holiday card was selected from dozens of other interactive and dimensional options.
Every one can be different. Your holiday card featured one of 50 different graphic variations (cover and snow globe surprise possibilities). Factor in PURLs and individual QR codes, no two were alike! View a PDF of all variable covers and surprise possibilities.
And the survey says...
Thank you to everyone who participated in the holiday doghouse survey. (Visit www.tkcard.com for a reminder of the items, questions, and hilarious video that appeared on the landing page.)
- 20% have sent their significant other to the doghouse.
- 10% have a significant other in the doghouse.
- 10% should send their significant other to the doghouse.
- 40% have been in the doghouse.
- 10% are still in the doghouse.
- 10% want to get out of the doghouse.
While many expressed the futility of ever truly escaping the doghouse ("...even after 15 years"), advice was commonly a variant of "clean the house, prepare dinner, and clean up afterward...for an entire year."
Receiving nearly 62 percent of the vote, the dust sucker was overwhelmingly voted most likely to land someone in the doghouse. The talking fish was a distant second place (15 %), followed by winter grass (8%). All others were about equal.
Too much to cover in an e-newsletter
My 2011 interactive holiday card has generated considerable buzz with clients. (That's good, I think.) I'll be happy to provide more details, samples, or designconsiderations.
PS: Because of several perforations in the FunFlip cards, we mailed them in crystal-clear envelopes for protection from postal equipment. Conscientious of our environmental footprint, we selected envelopes with recycled polypropylene content.
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Print & Media Buyer Magazine, Winter issue 2007
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