Direct Mail Advertising in the US: Market Research Report

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Direct Mail Advertising Market Research Report | NAICS 54186 | May 2014

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The Direct Mail Advertising market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Direct mail advertisers have not experienced significant losses, despite the economic recession. Some companies have chosen to use direct mail advertising following the harsh downturn, since they provide a more affordable, more targeted form of advertising than traditional mainstream media, such as radio and TV. However, as companies engage in mainstream advertising again over the next five years, the industry will face heightened competition. In particular, increasing competition from digital advertising, including the internet and mobile messaging, will threaten industry growth... purchase to read more

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The industry's barriers to entry are low and steady. While there is no licensing of operators, there are government regulations associated with privacy, theft or misuse of databases and with consumer protection. However, none of these regulations provide a significant barrier to entry.

The Direct Mail Advertising Industry has a low level of concentration, with the top three players estimated to account for less than 20.0% of total industry revenue. This percentage indicates that key players in the industry have a relatively low level of dominance. While large players may have access to cheaper inputs as a result of existing relationships with suppliers, there are no significant barriers to entry related to market dominance by major players... purchase to read more


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What is the Direct Mail Advertising Industry?

Direct mail advertisers distribute advertising materials (e.g. coupons, flyers and samples) or specialty items (e.g. key chains, magnets and pens with custom printed messages) by mail or other direct distributions. Industry participants may also prepare advertising materials or specialties for mailing or other direct distribution. They may also compile, maintain, sell and rent mailing lists.

Industry Products
Full direct mail servicesLettershop servicesPrinting and fulfillment servicesMailing list support servicesOther services
Industry Activities
Advertising material preparation services for mailing or direct distributionDirect-mail advertising servicesDirect-mail or direct distribution advertising campaign services

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