direct mail


Definition of direct mail

: printed matter (such as circulars) prepared for soliciting business or contributions and mailed directly to individuals

Examples of direct mail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For that woman, Cuup uses direct mail, retail pop-ups and office fittings. Rory Satran, WSJ, 22 May 2021 The reports also indicate he's invested heavily in digital advertising and direct mail, spending about $100,000 to get his message out via the internet and mailers. Sharon Coolidge, The Enquirer, 22 Apr. 2021 Effective on March 16, Cuba and the United States will resume postal service, nearly five decades after direct mail service was interrupted. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 26 Apr. 2021 Interestingly, there are two key tensions at play with this idea: Firstly, Away is a modern, digitally native brand engaging in a very traditional, historically un-exciting tactic: direct mail. Lois Alter Mark, Forbes, 8 Apr. 2021 Munguia had spent just under $20,000, delivering campaign literature to homes, using phone banks, text banks, and direct mail. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Apr. 2021 To help promote the program, city staff have used radio, newspaper ads, social media and direct mail. al, 13 Apr. 2021 According to Trinh, most of the Mission's fundraising comes from individual donors through their direct mail and digital programs. Allison Norlian, Forbes, 5 Apr. 2021 Ron Be Gone also may employ a range of political tools: billboards, direct mail and organizing grassroots workers in the field. Anthony Man,, 15 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of direct mail

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of direct mail was circa 1923

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3 Jun 2021

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“Direct mail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of direct mail

: papers containing advertisements that are mailed directly to people's homes

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