Bulk Mail Secret #1

13 Apr

We all get it – a pile of junk mail to sort through in our otherwise happy little mailbox. I make a stop at the trash can before coming inside the house, unwilling to even let the stuff cross the threshold of my haven of home.

But I’m a publicist. Which means I occasionally (read: weekly) send bulk mailings. And I wouldn’t keep my job very long if those envelopes didn’t somehow get opened and read. What’s the secret?

Well, there are two. I’ll share one today.

Hand-addressing. Yep, good ole pen to paper works – in some businesses’ estimation – 100% of the time in garnering enough interest to at least get your envelope opened.

Which is why today I’ll be hand-addressing roughly 200 pieces for one of our clients announcing the launch of his book. Good use of my time? You bet. If I hadn’t planned on hand-addressing, I’d have never agreed to send these pieces out b/c they’d have ended up right where my unsolicited mail ends up: File 13.

1 Comment

Posted by on April 13, 2010 in Publicity Tips/Techniques


One response to “Bulk Mail Secret #1

  1. John Brewer

    April 13, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Nice advice! I can already see where that will be useful. Thanks.


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