direct marketing


: marketing by means of direct communication with consumers (as through catalogs and telemarketing)

Examples of direct marketing in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of direct marketing was in 1961

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“Direct marketing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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