Meryl is a Creative Director/Designer/Web Designer and copy-composer, who runs her own studio in NYC that creates profitable creative materials for direct, email and online marketers. Some of her clients past and present include Condé Nast Publications, Crain’s Communications, Martha Stewart Living and The Wildlife Conservation Society. You can find her on the web at merylrandman.com.
By Meryl on 04/23/2015
When email and direct mail join forces, their combined strengths can really put some POW in your response rates and give your business or nonprofit greater ROI. Here’s how: Email first, followed by direct mail Time Inc. sent prospects an email announcing a special subscription discount offer that was coming in the mail soon. The […]
By Meryl on 10/07/2014
Countdown clocks for emails and landing pages helps increase response
By Meryl on 06/26/2014
Sending a quality Thank You note can improve response and or amount of donations.
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By Meryl on 03/27/2014
Examples of a responsive email
By Meryl on 11/07/2013
Samples of effective direct response tactics.
By Meryl on 07/30/2013
Why these 3C’s — Context, Conciseness and Clarity are so important in all creative
By Meryl on 04/04/2013
People look quickly at their inboxes, and scan subject lines. Therefore just a subject line can bring in sales.
By Meryl on 02/13/2013
Improve response by testing button designs in emails
By Meryl on 01/23/2013
The artist and organizer in me is always looking for ways to make things attractive and neat. But if there is one thing that I learned over my years as a Creative Director specializing in direct mail, pretty and organized is not always what gets the highest response. Years ago when I worked at Time‘s […]
By Meryl on 01/08/2013
Beginning this month there are new rules from the USPS for Folded Self-Mailers (FSMs), which mail without envelopes. The changes are: 1. SIZE Acceptable sizes for FSMs are 4-1/4” x 6” up to 6-1/8” x 10-1/2”. Previously, the largest dimension was 11-1/2”. 2. SETUP All FSMs must open at the top and fold at the bottom. […]
By Meryl on 07/18/2011
Here’s a piece I designed for Newsweek. Very basic, but take note of the barcodes that I circled in red. They are an important design element of the piece. It makes the form worth something more. It’s saying this is a special access form, and your so lucky to have received it. BTW, the barcodes […]
By Meryl on 04/28/2011
Here are two emails, both with the images off. If you were to click “images on” (show content), the email on the bottom is “prettier”. This fits perfectly into my argument that good design is not always the prettier designed. I would say that the one on top is the better design. The message is […]