direct mail


Definition of direct mail

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

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Iowa campaign finance filings show the company has performed paid political work like advertising and direct mail. Andrew J. Tobias,, "How one Ohio gun-rights group aims to upend the public debate by scaring Republicans," 27 Aug. 2019 El Toro’s patented tools provide a unique series of technologies allowing customers to directly market to their target customers via numerous omnichannel methods, including digital advertising, connected TV and direct mail. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville technology company set to add 400 jobs over the next five years," 25 July 2019 Like the science center itself, Mandell Academy owes its existence to philanthropically minded companies, in this case the owners of Data-Mail in Newington, a direct mail marketing firm. David Holahan,, "Connecticut Science Center: Where learning is fun and serious business, too," 11 July 2019 The company, which handles the marketing, booking and maintenance of rental homes, started in the dining room of his house in Portland with three employees, and targeted homeowners using direct mail. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "An Oregon Couple With 57 Vacation Homes Makes a Permanent Stopover in Portland," 26 June 2019 Worn down by robocalls Not surprisingly, timeshare owners are being targeted by robocalls, emails, TV commercials and direct mail with some sort of quick fix exit plan. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "He wanted out of his timeshares — he never predicted the nightmare ahead," 13 June 2019 The company routinely sent out 10,000-piece direct mail campaigns that blanketed the St. Louis metro area, Teal said. USA Today, "Seniors were sold a risk-free retirement with reverse mortgages. Now they face foreclosure.," 12 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of direct mail

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

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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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