Direct Mail Marketing and Advertising Services
SIC 7331 | NAICS 541860
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AC Business Media, Inc.
Monthly trade publication provides news, analysis, and information for direct marketers of all types, with
the "Direct Mail" channel focused on topics of interest to participants in this industry segment. All news
channel articles and digital editions of the magazine can be viewed free online.
Association of National Advertisers
Publications available from this trade association include:
DMA/Winterberry Group Quarterly Business Review
Quarterly business review tracks key economic indicator trends for the direct and digital marketing
(DDM) industry, with topics covered including DDM spending, revenue generated by DDM activity, staffing,
profitability, media mix and activity, and factors affecting these services.
The Power of Direct Marketing: ROI, Sales, Expenditures and Employment
Publication provides a comprehensive analysis of current and historical data and forecasts for direct
marketing sales, advertising expenditures, employment, and return on investment, with data broken down
by major channel (e.g., direct mail, telemarketing, e-mail, etc.), industry, geographic region, intended
purpose (e.g., direct order, lead generation, retail purchase, fundraising), and major channel (e.g.,
DMA Statistical Fact Book
Direct Mail Advertising
Annual statistical fact book provides a comprehensive overview of statistics and information from a
variety of leading research sources, with topics covered including spending allocations, mainstreaming
of new media, customer response to marketing, emerging trends, and more. Summary description of the
publication and a listing of chapter topics can be viewed free online.
Comprehensive research report provides in-depth analysis of this service sector in the U.S. and other countries,
with service segments analyzed including campaign development, mailing list, printing, mailing, and fulfillment
services. Summary description is available free online with detailed table of contents available upon request;
complete study or individual sections can be purchased online.
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Direct Mail Advertising Services
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Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios,
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- Capital structure and debt service ratios
Direct Mail Advertising Services
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Financial benchmarking section of this report provides
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expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases,
wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for
the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample
report can be viewed free online.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
Q.P. Consulting, Inc.
Mailing Industry Wage & Benefits Study
Biennial wage and benefits survey provides detailed information on compensation and benefits for mailing
services providers, with survey data categorized by market size (e.g., rural/small, medium, large, and major),
annual sales volume, and level of profitability (e.g., top 25 percent, bottom 25 percent). Selected excerpts
and detailed table of contents from the study can be viewed free online.
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