Mailings + Database Management

The Thinking Cap is great with data. We can provide experienced and unbiased database management for businesses great and small, whilst keeping everything secure and confidential. Good database management is not only important, but imperative for any business who values its customers and their privacy.

Once your data is clean we can analyse it and provide your perfect profile of who to target, based on who is currently buying your services. We will also check to see what percentage of records hold an email address and a mobile number. This information could then open up new avenues for your cross channel marketing.

We can also support your business with its direct mail. Because postage prices have been on the increase over the last five years or so direct mail popularity has decreased so the companies who are active mailers are seeing a much better response, so maybe now is the time!

The Thinking Cap have over twenty years of experience in the Direct Mail industry and we know all the best options, what works best and where to place your fulfillment.

There are numerous options for a mailing pack including one piece mailers, a conventional letter in an envelope, poly-wrapped brochures, naked mailings, transactional statements, 100% highly secure mailings, matched, hand collation… A huge list but The Thinking Cap has experience in managing all of these and more. If you don’t know which is the best method for you just give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a Royal Mail or a TNT postage account. All mailing houses now have these on hand for customers to use and we will manage the process for you.

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What our Mailing + Database Management clients say

We wanted to contact just bus and coach companies for a targeted mail shot. We appointed The Thinking Cap who came in and managed all aspects of the job for us. The data was sourced and even de-duped from our current database so we didn’t waste money buying duplicate data. The print was also managed right through to the mailing itself. It was a very smooth process from data to mailing. The response was pretty good too!

MG Fleet UK

MG Fleet UK

Don Riley - Director

The Thinking Cap have been working for the West Yorkshire Branch of the CIPD for a couple of years now – providing us with postcards advertising events and other regional matters which we send out to our members. One of the main reasons we engaged Lisa’s services was the relatively low numbers of members who had signed up to receive emails about events and policy matters. We had something in the region of 350 signed up members (about 10% of total membership). With a few months this had risen to well over 1000 and the numbers kept rising. This resulted in attendance at events increasing dramatically. The postcards were beautifully designed and the whole process was managed extremely efficiently – we just gave Lisa the brief, got the mailing labels sent to her and she dealt with the rest!

Lisa has always been professional, organised and easy to do business with – really important when you are giving your time up on a voluntary basis! I would highly recommend her services to any other branch.

CIPD

CIPD

Susan Clarkson, CIPD

When we needed to provide a complicated personalised communication for a FTSE 100 client, The Thinking Cap’s help was instrumental in advising and helping us manage the large amount of data and ensuring proofs were checked, right through to the fulfilment of the job. This was an important communication for our client and they needed to have the reassurance that the project was 100% audited, which The Thinking Cap facilitated.
As a result, three years later, we are still producing this communication for our client.

AHC

AHC

Jane Snowden - Head of Technical Consulting Digital print and fulfillment

Its always a pleasure to work with The Thinking Cap, Lisa’s vast knowledge of the industry, her enthusiasm and commitment to any project makes for an ideal partnership …. not to mention her wicked sense of humor!
The last project we worked on together was a Product Launch Pitch for a new client, which included a large direct mail campaign. I got Lisa involved early in the creative process to advise our design team on how to get the best results out of the mailing. Lisa’s input was invaluable, not only on the implementation, but also with cost effective postal solutions that saved the client money.
After we won the pitch, Lisa further helped us with the Mailing Data Base, which was huge! This involved merging data, de-duping & cleaning the info, then cold calling a selection of the contacts to verify info. Once complete, Lisa formatted the information into a usable data base for the client / mailings. Throughout the project, Lisa was a true professional, definitely a vital ingredient in our success and to the success of the campaign. Delivering what we needed, when we needed it. Lisa responds to any challenge is with a Pro-active ‘Can do’ attitude.

Public

Public

Jeff Feather - Print Production Manager