Definitions

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  • n. bulk advertising sent through the post/mail
  • v. To send bulk advertising to (somebody) in the post.

Etymologies

mail +‎ shot (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ★   Oh, wait, here's one: in Orange County, California, Republican congressional candidate Van Tran has sent a mailshot to voters attacking the incumbent Democrat, Loretta Sanchez, featuring a scratch-and-sniff panel.

    US midterms diary: in Washington, laughing can be politically loaded

  • The electoral commission will this weekend send out a massive mailshot to the electorate in an attempt to explain the alternative vote.

    Cameron steps up AV attack while celebrities rally to the cause

  • I'm not sure if this was specifically because I have blogged on the topic or if it was a general mailshot to our building (most of whose occupants are media organisations, including the BBC and Associated Press).

    Linkspam for 29-5-2009

  • Do you try common marketing initiatives (i.e. two or more think tanks combine to do a joint mailshot to prospective supporters)?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • I went into the Cromer office and wrote five (yes five!) newsletters, signed about 1,000 letters and this evening I have been drafting some mailshot letters on various issues.

    Lazy Day? Not Likely

  • Kerron's post refers to a mailshot of hard copies of Hazel's leaflet to Labour MPs' staff - whose names are available to anyone bothered to research them.

    Blears Poaches Harman's PPS

  • Add ten up-to-date CVs, ten SAEs and off down the post office for a mailshot.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • I did get myself a mention on the Metafilter Projects mailshot which brought in some readers and led to the email above which proved yet again there are much cleverer people than me running about who know about maths and the universe and stuff.

    Feeling Listless - "Taking the credit for your second symphony."

  • We want to do a mailshot to each of the 15 million households in the country to explain what ordinary citizens must be doing.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The mailshot concentrated on areas where there are high levels of fuel poverty, such as Birmingham, Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield and County Durham.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

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