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 Liberate Florida paid Alvarado’s firm, Alvarado Strategies, more than $70,000, its campaign-finance reports indicate, to produce direct mail, conduct polling and buy TV ad time. Jason Garcia,, 12 July 2021 This way, organizations leverage the power of direct mail but in a more intentional, less wasteful way. Mary Juetten, Forbes, 6 July 2021 In many cases, the most unscrupulous tactics of direct mail have simply been rebooted for the digital age — with ruthless new precision. New York Times, 26 June 2021 Promotions online, on social networks, and through direct mail gave customers access and many options. Walter Loeb, Forbes, 14 June 2021 That figure included direct mail and directories that were removed from calculations in the global forecast. Alexandra Bruell, WSJ, 14 June 2021 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

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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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21 Jul 2021

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“Direct mail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Aug. 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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