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6 Tips for Change Communications

Your call center is quiet…and that’s a good thing.

If you’re a bank marketing exec, you usually try to come up with ideas that will resonate with customers and prospects, leading them to eagerly respond online, on the phone, or in person at the branch.

But sometimes the lack of response is what you want. In these instances, silence is golden.

Let’s say you’re tasked with delivering customer change information, such as a branch closing, a product update, or a change in online services. On those occasions, the best measure of success is when the phones don’t ring and your branches don’t get inundated with confused or irate customers. If all is quiet, you’ve done a good job explaining the change and its impact.
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The right way to say “Sorry!”

In the world of banking, mistakes sometimes happen. We know, because crafting apology communications is a challenge we often encounter here at MKP! We call them “Oops” communications, and over the years we’ve developed several key guidelines for dealing with errors. Read on, and learn how you can turn an unfortunate snafu into an opportunity to cement an even stronger relationship with your customers.
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A Dog’s Life at MKP

It doesn’t happen every morning, but sometimes my owner Hillary grabs a leash and says: “Oliver, do you want to come to work today?”  WORK!!  WORK!!  YES, I want to come to work! What could be better than work?

I love the ride into New York City with the window down, especially when traffic stops on the West Side Highway and we get to admire the skyline for an hour or so. Then there’s our stroll through the Flatiron District, where every pooch looks like a fashion model and every lamp post has a story to tell. I wish I could come to work every day!
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Time to start making your promotions SHOUT!

Running a promotion in today’s super-saturated media environment can be a tough challenge. It’s like trying to have a conversation in the middle of a big, loud party: the room is packed, the action has spilled out onto the street (or onto the web), and noise is deafening. Which means you’ve got to amp up your volume accordingly, or you’ll never get your message across! Here are a few suggestions that can help you get noticed in our distracted world.

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Stop spending money on return mail, reduce your postage expense and increase your marketing ROI.

On the surface, a direct mail (DM) campaign may be more expensive than other forms of marketing communications, but that doesn’t mean it should cost more than it needs to. What follows are suggestions to improve ROI and make direct mail a more cost-effective choice as compared to other marketing alternatives.

Improve deliverability by making sure your mail is processed by the USPS as efficiently and accurately as possible.

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