The Art and Delivery of Direct Response Advertising
From the first mail-order catalog by Montgomery Ward in 1872 to today’s most familiar TV infomercials, DR has given advertisers the ability to quickly bring new products to market while directly tracking and measuring the impact of these efforts.
For the last several years, Yangaroo has been a proud member and sponsor of the PDMI (The Performance Driven Marketing Institute).
The PDMI is the leading association for Direct Marketing professionals. It describes itself as 'promoting, protecting, and advancing its members — who lead the performance-driven and direct-to-consumer marketing world — through networking, education, advocacy, and marketing.' www.thepdmi.com
Yangaroo regularly attends PDMI’s networking events on both coasts over the last few years. It’s been a great learning experience coupled with the pleasure of meeting and greeting both new and industry-veteran marketers, agencies, producers, and business owners. Being a regular Sponsor of PDMI’s events has enabled Yangaroo and our expert DR team to demonstrate our focused DR services onsite to a niche industry that has typically had little choice in ad distribution suppliers till now.
Many of our clients’ direct marketing campaigns require Yangaroo to first customize short-form spots and long-form content by adding in unique 800 numbers, URL’s, voice-overs, call-to-actions, or captioning to a base master. Our knowledgeable in-house video team provides a quick turnaround, getting each spot versioned and approved before sending the media via our connected platform to broadcasters. Yangaroo’s 'customised bundle' pricing makes this process even more straightforward by including customization and delivery to each station for one discounted rate.
Let’s talk about those 30:00 'infomercials'… those of us who remember to know that it wasn’t so long ago when it was nearly impossible to send anything longer than a two-minute spot electronically to stations. If you were ready to send your new half-hour or hour-long infomercial to air, it was likely that physical tapes had to be made and shipped to broadcasters via FedEx or UPS, which was time-consuming and expensive. Most TV stations just weren’t set up to receive long-form content digitally into their short-form workflow. Happily, that’s all changed, and as more and more broadcasters updated their processes and came online for receiving long-format, we were right on board. We significantly expanded our network to easily include sending 15:00, 30:00, or 60:00 content directly into broadcast traffic operation centers.