direct mail

noun

Definition of direct mail

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

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The group plans to use its money on direct mail and digital ads promoting its view of how the tax law passed by Republicans last December is benefiting voters there. Kristina Peterson, WSJ, "Heritage Action Advocacy Group Shifts to Bolstering GOP Candidates," 17 July 2018 Separately, White House general counsel Don McGahn, who was Trump’s campaign counsel, also pressed Gates to explain how the campaign spent $730,000 on an obscure and recently created direct mail firm, Left Hand Enterprises. Jeff Horwitz, The Seattle Times, "Gates testimony dredges up Trump inaugural spending mystery," 13 Aug. 2018 Opposition research and hard-edge direct mail pieces are flying between candidates, too, some of them tinged with accusations of #metoo impropriety. Jonathan Martin, New York Times, "Democrats Go All-Out to Avoid Disaster in California House Races," 26 May 2018 The Human Rights Campaign’s Equality Votes PAC launched a more than $2 million campaign across eight key races spanning digital, direct mail, text and phone voter contact. Juana Summers, The Seattle Times, "Democrats’ not-so-secret plan to fight midterm malaise," 16 Oct. 2018 According to McClatchy, Harris has received help from the Working Families Party, for financial support for digital ads and direct mail. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Democratic senator in Delaware latest to face leftist primary challenger," 6 Sep. 2018 Disclosures with the Federal Election Commission show that through June 6, Crowley spent $3.4 million, including nearly $1 million since the beginning of May, with $840,000 going for advertising, direct mail and polling. Herb Jackson, USA TODAY, "How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won: Ultra-liberal pitch drew first-time voters in changing district," 27 June 2018 Starting Memorial Day weekend, AFP's campaign will negatively target lawmakers who voted for the package with radio, print, digital, and direct mail ads. Fernando Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "In a tight race, billionaire Koch brothers take aim at Beto O'Rourke," 25 May 2018 The campaign, which includes direct mail, print ads, digital ads and radio ads, is the first phase in a months-long effort to pressure lawmakers to rein in government spending. Andrew Rafferty, NBC News, "Jeff Flake 2020?," 27 May 2018

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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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direct mail

noun

English Language Learners Definition of direct mail

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

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