It costs money to acquire new subscribers. So, magazine publishers want to know which type of promotions are the most cost-effective. There are expensive and complicated software programs which help administrators determine the effectiveness of various types of promotion efforts, but it is also possible to put together an analysis using even a simple spreadsheet program.
Below is a promotion source analysis worksheet prepared for Discipleship Journal analyzing the cost effectiveness of a direct mail campaign.
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