With the increasing volume of online companies now springing up
from all directions, it is very important to be able to stand out and to
avoid becoming just another dotcom brand in the constantly expanding
web. Obviously, direct marketing, when used effectively, can be a very
useful tool in taking the brand away from this forum.
Definite praise, therefore, must go to bizwise.co.uk for keeping the
core function of its site at the forefront of this mailing (right).
Its position as a service site, and not another retail outfit, is
The mailing, through agency Adkins Wheeler, uses an informal, but not
overly familiar, tone.
Simplicity is definitely the key here. Instead of hitting me with too
much information on its offer, bizwise.co.uk has focused on a single
idea - ’creating ties to new clients’.
It backs this up with the simple but effective tie-shape of the mailing
itself. It also makes good use of the bizwise logo, and there is an
acceptable amount of text inside.
It’s bright enough to be noticed, and simple enough to be
For once, I’d be inclined to visit the site and see what it has to
If the site is anything like the direct marketing - quirky and
innovative - it’s well worth taking a look.
Anyway, the other great thing about this mail is its usefulness.
Cardboard ties could be the next big trend in fashion, with everyone who
is anyone wearing them this season!