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 The attack is featured both in Valenzuela’s TV advertisement and a direct mail advertisement. Dallas News, "In this heated North Texas Democratic congressional runoff, it’s about resume vs. life experience," 28 June 2020 Uber has allowed drivers to receive supplies through direct mail since April 1, and opened the Greenlight Hub in Oakland for in-person pick-ups on April 10, the company said. Danielle Echeverria,, "Uber drivers protest coronavirus safety program at CEO’s SF home," 24 June 2020 Vice President Mike Pence is fundraising for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to multiple direct mail letters sent to potential supporters. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Tulsa mayor wishes Trump had rallied elsewhere first," 17 June 2020 Fraver reminds us that long ago, before direct mail, email, and all the ad-creating talents of technology, new plays and musicals relied on the illustrations that made up the ads in the New York Times. Toby Zinman,, "Fraver's 'Five Decades' displays the great posters of a lifetime theater-lover," 28 June 2018 The industry flooded his constituents with direct mail. Anjali Tsui, ProPublica, "Utah Representative Proposes Bill to Stop Payday Lenders From Taking Bail Money from Borrowers," 14 Feb. 2020 Operations also include pecan cracking and shelling, candy manufacturing, sales, and the direct mail and wholesale marketing of products. al, "Priester’s Pecans: No free samples but open and selling goodies despite coronavirus," 27 Apr. 2020 This is a standard direct mail piece that has been utilized for decades. NBC News, "Facebook drops Trump ads after Pelosi cites census confusion," 6 Mar. 2020 The combination of platform and message is an update on long-standing direct mail and digital marketing techniques that have previously been aimed more at high-dollar donors. Nihal Krishan, Washington Examiner, "Trump GOP finds success copying Sanders-style fundraising," 4 Mar. 2020

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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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8 Jul 2020

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“Direct mail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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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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