direct marketing

noun
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018

Definition of direct marketing

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

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First Known Use of direct marketing

1961

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  • : a way of selling things by calling people on the telephone or mailing them advertisements or catalogs


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