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Direct Mail Advertising in the US: Market Research Report

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Direct Mail Advertising Market Research Report | NAICS 54186 | Jul 2015

You've got mail: Despite rising overall ad spending, online competition will prevent growth

IBISWorld’s Direct Mail Advertising market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$12bn
Annual Growth 10-15
0.2%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
49,827
Businesses
2,578
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

After the recession, an increase in corporate profit margins led to a rise in spending on all forms of advertising. As a result, revenue for the Direct Mail Advertising industry is expected to increase over the five years to 2015. However, much of this gain represents a recovery from recessionary lows and industry revenue is expected to remain below prerecession levels. During the five years to 2020, industry revenue is expected to remain nearly stagnant. Higher expected levels of consumer spending and rising corporate profit margins are anticipated to increase advertising expenditures, but outside competition should continue to hinder significant revenue growth and profit improvement... 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 methods of direct distribution. 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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