from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Advertising circulars or other printed matter sent directly through the mail to prospective customers or contributors.

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  • n. Alternative expression for junk mail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. advertising sent directly to prospective customers via the mail


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  • With Playfun Games, conducted market research studies that were the basis for direct mail promotions that produced a response rate of better than 3.2 percent.


  • Even our direct mail vendor, Dave Murray, whom I’d brought in from New Jersey, had lost all faith in the campaign.

    How to Rig an Election

  • Advocacy groups on the left and the right rushed to their posts and sent out all-points alerts, dispatching emails and direct mail that implored donors to fund the air wars to come.

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  • One of the first pieces of Sackett-tested, Welch-designed direct mail we sent out that fall was made to look like a pink slip.

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  • Through the campaign committee, I ended up working closely with Dave Sackett, of the prominent Republican polling firm the Tarrance Group, and the GOP direct mail vendor of the moment, David Welch.

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  • I believe that direct marketers have used the verb phrase and the noun “roll out” for ten years or more to refer to the culmination of direct mail testing.

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