Do You Even Data

A data-driven marketing blog

Want to learn how you can translate incredible data list information into killer marketing campaigns? Want to better understand how data research and models can enhance the data you already have?
All Posts

Do you consider yourself environmentally concerned or just Green?

Blog Header - Green.png

Do you consider yourself environmentally friendly, environmentally concerned, or just Green?

If you answered “yes” to the question above – keep reading.

I assume that none of us enjoy being called hypocritical.   If this is the case, then how can you be Green and support direct mail programs with extraordinarily high rates of non-deliverable mail?  We are killing millions of trees and just adding to landfills…a total waste of our environment and your budget dollars.

How do we know this is happening? The USPS reports that they process more than 158 billion mail pieces in a fiscal year. Of those, it identified almost 6.8 billion pieces (4.3 percent) as UAA (Undeliverable As Addressed) costing the USPS more than $258 million dollars in waste. This does not include the billion dollars the USPS spends annually on forwarded mail and returned mail.

The Problem with Non-Deliverable Rates

No mailer really understands their non-deliverable rate for a number of reasons:

  1. They focus on the responders, not the non-responders
  2. They measure their success based on looking at overall program averages
  3. They have no desire to optimize their programs
  4. They have been told by their current data processing vendor that there is no better service
  5. They mail using “Standard” postal rates which does not return non-deliverable mail to the mailer

Lastly and most importantly, most marketers do not know that we have the most robust, state-of-the-art data hygiene database and data hygiene processing facility in the U.S.

Your non-deliverable records can be fixed or flagged so you are not wasting our natural resources or your marketing budget. Plus, you can optimize your mail programs. 

It is easy math…10% fewer non-deliverables means a 10% increase in your response rate with zero increase in cost!

Download "10 Data Hygiene Mistakes to Avoid"

Are you making data hygiene mistakes that are wasting your marketing dollars, limiting your revenue growth, and squeezing your profits?

Find out. Download this valuable resource now.

Download "10 Data Hygiene Mistakes to Avoid"

David Schneider
David Schneider
David Schneider

David serves as Data Decision Group's Executive Vice President of Business Development.

-Graduate – Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business in 1988.
-Started career in Direct Marketing in 1989.
-Founder of KnowledgeBase Marketing's Insurance & Healthcare practice.
-Expert in data procurement, data compilation, data hygiene and data analytics.
-Expertise includes data application in complex client database solutions to drive down the cost of leads and sales.
-Hyper orientation (O.C.D.) with regard to client service.
-Driven by client return on investment.
-Extensive industry experience helping some of nation’s largest marketers in the U.S. with a focus on insurance, healthcare and retail/catalog.
-Existing clients span all industries.