Monthly trade publication provides news, information, and analysis for direct marketing professionals, with online article categories including marketing channels, contact marketing, customer experience, agencies, data, and retail, and with the "Direct Mail" marketing channel focusing on topics of specific interest to participants in this industry sector. All articles and digital editions are available free online.
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for the print distribution industry, with special features including the annual "State of the Industry" issue (January/February), "Top 100 Distributors" report (May/June) which ranks the top print distributors based on their fiscal year sales, and the "Top 100 Trade Printers" report (July/August) which ranks the top printers based on their fiscal year sales.
Comprehensive whitepaper provides a detailed review of direct marketing best practices, with topics covered including database development, mailing list, importance of an offer, creative brief, anatomy of a direct mail communication, other direct marketing package elements, customer contact strategy, testing different versions, mailing campaign response rates, and common direct marketing mistakes.
Annual fact book provides a comprehensive selection of statistical data for the data-driven marketing and advertising industry, with data provided in the "Direct Mailing" section including marketing spend, data spend, percentage of total pieces mailed, volume by business sector, volume by type of mailing and business sector, mailing campaign response rates, and U.S. advertising growth by medium type.
Market research report provides a detailed analysis of this service sector on a global basis, with data provided in the report including market size and forecast by type (e.g., postcards, self-mailers, letters and envelopes, dimensional mailers, catalogs), end-user (e.g., retail, banks and financial institutions, media and entertainment, commercial buildings, government, transportation) and region (e.g., USA).
Biennial mailing services pricing study provides detailed pricing information for over
forty key mailing services and products including basic and full-service
intelligent (IMB) barcoding, NCOA processing services and
fees, VDP processing fees, markup charges used for purchasing brokered mailing lists,
de-duping charges, and EDDM processing and pricing fees. Table of contents is available free online.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue for companies that distribute advertising materials (e.g., coupons, flyers, samples) or specialty items (e.g., key chains, magnets, custom imprinted pens) via the post office or other distribution methods and may also prepare such items for mailing or other distribution methods.
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as general manager, creative director, graphic designer, proofreader, production manager, prepress technician, press operator, and mailing machine operator, with employers for which data is provided including Valassis Communications Inc., IWCO Direct, and The Segerdahl Corporation d/b/a SG360.
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for jobs in this sector which includes firms that distribute advertising materials (e.g., coupons, flyers, samples) or specialty items (e.g., key chains, magnets, custom imprinted pens) via the post office or other distribution methods and may also prepare such items for mailing or other distribution methods.