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Advantages and Disadvantages of Direct Marketing

Advantages & Disadvantages of direct mail

Advantages and Disadvantages of Direct Marketing

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In this article we explain the advantages and disadvantages of direct marketing. There are many pros and cons of direct marketing you need to consider before starting a campaign.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Direct Marketing

Do you know the definition of direct marketing? Direct marketing is an effective and powerful way to share information about a product or service to prospects.

What Are The Advantages and Disadvantages of Direct Marketing

Let’s explore the advantages and disadvantages of direct marketing

Advantages Of Direct Marketing

Here are the advantages of direct marketing:

  • Targeted – With direct marketing you can send specific messages to certain groups of customers and potential customers based on their buying behaviour or demographics. The more you target your marketing then the more successful your campaign will be.
  • Builds Loyalty – A direct marketing campaign can build brand loyalty by continually sharing your brand’s message on different direct marketing channels.
  • Personal – You can personalise the message for your audience. Personalised direct mail will help improve response rates.
  • Measurable – Direct marketing campaigns can be tracked and monitored to effectively analyse the results of the campaign.
  • Affordable – Some direct marketing campaigns like postcard marketing or email marketing can be very cost effective.
  • Informative – Direct marketing campaigns deliver detailed information on your products and services.

Disadvantages of Direct Marketing

However, although there are many advantages of direct marketing there are some disadvantages you need to consider:

  • Intrusive – Some people find direct marketing annoying and intrusive. If people find your marketing mail annoying then it can create a negative brand association.
  • Environmental Impact – Some direct marketing techniques are associated with having an environmental impact mainly direct mail. This can be reduced by targeted direct mail campaigns and using recycled materials.
Direct Marketing with The Direct Mail Company

The Direct Mail Company, is a professional mailing house based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire specialising in both UK and and international direct mail fulfilment. Our main aim is to provide our clients with a fast turnaround, low cost and efficient mail fulfilment service.

Here at The Direct Mail Company, we offer great bulk postage rates, so you can save money on your next direct mail campaign by taking advantage of our cheap postage rates. We use leading delivery companies including Whistl, UKMail, Citipost and Royal Mail to deliver your direct mail campaigns on time.

If your business is planning to send a direct marketing campaign please contact us on 0808 2533 845 or simply email to see how we can help.


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