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The Lock Stock blog is packed with industry insight, strategic opinions, trends, ideas and company news. You can connect with Chris and Michael on social media too.

The last decade has seen retailers divert more, and more, of their budgets into digital, as online becomes the go to channel for marketers. Yet, as websites, email marketing, and social m....

It’s time for a new campaign, which means it’s time for new creative, and let’s face it probably the most exciting, sexiest part of the marketing mix. Now, we don’t want to ruin a....

What happens to mail once it’s delivered? A direct mail campaign can take months of planning; the creative, the offer, data segmentation, print and production, all have to be decided be....

Christopher Jones of Lock Stock Print, comments on how having a flexible print management strategy with regard to paper can insulate companies against the impacts of foreign demand and a....

The graphic design sector has been on a rollercoaster of change over the last ten years with the introduction of onscreen design requirements. Branding is now firmly a mixed-media affair....

Advertising mail is a mature marketing platform which, like many non-digital channels, is still proving a worthy contender for a place in the marketing mix – especially for the retail s....

What’s the difference between a good film and an Oscar winner? One word – emotion. It can be said for lots of things; books, your favourite soap opera, a wedding, a birthday present.....

Like thousands of organisations you may already know, BIG changes in data regulation is heading our way. And if you don’t, you could be in for a nasty surprise come 2018! Let me explain....

When we were at school paper was paper. It was A4 or A3 and any coloured or textured variants were locked away in the art cupboard for Christmas or Easter. Fast forward a few decades (we ....

With almost 80% of adults in the UK now owning a smartphone, you may be fooled into thinking that printed comms has had its day? After all, as a digital society we check our phones more t....

Getting Personal
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Personalised marketing isn’t new. It’s been around as a theory since the turn of the millennium, but the practicalities of delivering it have been much slower to develop. Now though, ....

In an age where personalised and targeting marketing campaigns are gaining momentum, data is king. Many companies have been collecting customer data for many years, storing it in an ineff....

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