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Video: This Jeweler’s Direct Mail Package Was Expensive, But It Worked ⁠— Here’s Why

Cheaper is not always better.

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IN THIS EPISODE of Marketing Gems, Jim Ackerman shows us a jewelry marketing effort that worked.

It included a high-end direct-mail piece, complete with two-page sales letter on card stock. The envelope also had five cards with photos and descriptions of jewelry.

Ackerman explains that it costs more to market this way, but the extra cost can be well worth it.

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Jim Ackerman, “Marketing Coach to the Jewelry Industry,” is president of Ascend Marketing. Reach him at jimack@ascendmarketing.com.

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Video: How to Generate More Referrals for Your Jewelry Business

Do you have a formal system in place?

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EVERY JEWELER LOVES referrals, but many do nothing to make them happen.

In today’s video, marketing expert Jim Ackerman explains how to apply a systematic approach to generating referrals.

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Video: Here’s a Powerful Way to Make Your Jewelry-Store Advertising More Effective

Sometimes it pays to branch out.

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FOCUS IS USUALLY a good thing, but when it comes to advertising, there’s such a thing as being too focused.

Jewelers often run a given campaign in only one medium, be it radio, direct mail, email or another channel, says Jim Ackerman.

In this episode of Marketing Gems, he explains that combining several channels can be substantially more effective.

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Video: One Jeweler Paid $3.49 Per Piece to Send Out Direct Mail … And It Was Worth It!

This is not an area to pinch pennies.

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YOU MIGHT BE TEMPTED to send out postcards, and lots of them, when you do a direct mail campaign. After all, you can reach lots of people at a relatively low cost.

But this isn’t necessarily a good area to pinch pennies, says Jim Ackerman.

Ackerman has worked with jewelers who had huge success with sales letters sent to a more targeted audience. They cost more to send on a per-piece basis, but the payoff can be significant.

He knows one jeweler, on fact, who sent a mailing at a cost of $3.49 per piece — and turned a huge profit!

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