Bob Cargill’s Marketing Show

Involve Your Audience as a Marketer

June 1, 2021

Episode 126 - Involve Your Audience as a Marketer

Back in the day, early in my career, I learned the importance of involving my audience as a marketer. I worked at Meredith Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa. As a copywriter, my job was to write direct mail packages on behalf of the company's roster of magazines, convincing those on the receiving end to subscribe to them. One technique we used was to encourage recipients to move a sticker or token from one side of the order card to the other before returning it for a free trial issue of the magazine. The idea was to get them involved, to overcome inertia, to trigger a favorable action on their part. That was 1985. This is 2021. Yet the same principle still holds true in marketing today. Whether you're using direct mail or social media, print or digital, if you involve your audience as a marketing professional, chances are they'll respond more favorably to what you have to offer.

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