direct-mail(redirected from direct-mails)
direct-maila form of DIRECT MARKETING which involves posting information about a firm's GOODS and SERVICES direct to prospective/existing customers. This type of marketing offers a more targeted approach than conventional forms of advertising which employ mass MEDIA (commercial television, etc.). Potential customers can be identified in terms of various socioeconomic criteria and added to a mailing list which becomes the basis for a targeted mailing shot. See SOCIOECONOMIC GROUP, MARKET SEGMENTATION.
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