direct mail

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Search will increase 17%, direct mail +8% and social media will rise 4%. Brad Adgate, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2022 With fewer print publication reviews to push attendance, RAW is looking to social media and direct mail. Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, 2 Oct. 2022 Tom Love, president and founder of Love Communications, told The Tribune his company handles placing Gondola Works’ ads on TV, radio, billboards, social media and direct mail. Jacob Scholl, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Aug. 2022 But Liss-Riordan, who has spent significant amounts of her own money on TV ads and direct mail this summer, has surged in the polls. David Abel, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Aug. 2022 The environmental impact of direct mail is also a question brands need to consider. Outside Online, 4 Oct. 2022 Tom Love, president and founder of Love Communications, previously said his company handles placing Gondola Works’ ads on TV, radio, billboards, social media and through direct mail. Jacob Scholl, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Sep. 2022 Giving comes from the engagement with the charity, so all email and direct mail need to be personalized and allow for engagement. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 18 Aug. 2022 The company’s totals don’t include some other forms of political communication, such as direct mail and telephone calls. John Mccormick, WSJ, 10 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of direct mail was circa 1923

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“Direct mail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/direct%20mail. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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