October 2022

Best Direct Marketing Services

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Direct marketing is any form of marketing that involves direct communication to individual consumers. The opposite of direct marketing is general advertising, which uses third-party platforms to deliver mass-messages.

The most important aspect to consider when choosing a direct marketing company is who your business's customers are. If a business’s customers are mostly young people who spend time online, hiring a direct marketing services provider with a background in email or direct digital marketing makes sense. On the other hand, businesses targeting customers who do not spend as much time online should look into agencies with experience in more traditional marketing like producing physical mail.

To help you get started finding and hiring a top direct marketing company, we created a list of some of the best agencies from around the world. Browse work portfolios, reviews, and case studies to research which direct marketing services to connect with. After you create a shortlist of your top 5 direct marketing services, visit their website and schedule an intro call to learn more.

List of the Top Direct Marketing Companies

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $50,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Eden Prairie, MN

    SeQuel Response is a full-service direct marketing agency based in Minnesota and was founded in 2010. They have about 50 employees that offer full-service direct mail marketing, digital marketing solutions, and integrated direct mail & digital marketing services to a wide range of clients, mainly focusing on consumer products & services, financial services, and other industries.

    An insurance company hired SeQuesl Response to improve their single-line marketing plan. The team helped with paid search engine marketing, adding content, managing SEO, and running paid social ads and videos. Thanks to SeQuel Response, the company's overall web revenue significantly improved by more than 200%, and the paid digital campaigns have also increased by more than 500%. Their passion for their client's business has led to a successful workflow. Their flexibility as a team has been commendable.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Direct Marketing
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $100,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Hayward, CA

    With over a billion pieces of mail sent, Gunderson Direct is one of the most experienced and trusted direct marketing agencies in America. They provide clients like AAA and One Medical everything needed for a successful campaign like strategy, design, and execution.

    Online job board platform ZipRecruiter hired Gunderson Direct to manage their direct marketing channel in hopes of attracting more employers to post on their site. Their work was successful in driving their direct marketing spend to have a high ROI and become their most successful marketing channel. 

    SERVICES
    • 100% Direct Marketing
    AAA

    AAA

    Direct mail aquisition for AAA car insurance.
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    AAG

    AAG

    Antimite

    Antimite

    Bench

    Bench

  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Walnut Creek, CA

    This established direct marketing company counts major brands among their clients. Based in California, PropeloMedia brings a bright and impactful approach to each unique enterprise project they take on.

    One client creates products for customers around the world. They turned to PropeloMedia for a focused strategy that would highlight their unique brand voice and audience. PropeloMedia delivered with highly modern and striking approach focused on making an impact.

    SERVICES
    • 75% Direct Marketing
    • 25% Other Digital Marketing
    Meals on Wheels Donor Acquisition

    Meals on Wheels Donor Acquisition

    Holiday appeal campaign generated over 1,000 donors and nearly $250k in donations. Holiday season is the primary season for donor cultivation so we developed a 3-pronged approach focusing on bringing recent donors back...
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    Non-Profit Marketing for Calico

    Non-Profit Marketing for Calico

    Summer Erickson is a Marketing Advisor for the non-profit Calico that helps achieve justice and healing for abused children. The Calico team set an ambitious fundraising goal for the 2020 holiday season, and Summer shares...
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    UCSF Continuing Medical Education...

    UCSF Continuing Medical Education...

    UCSF had seen stalled performance for their marketing for their medical continuing education courses.  Propelo Media developed an omnichannel approach targeting specific sports medicine MDs.  Campaign results showed the...
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Sofia, Bulgaria

    Many technology companies and startups consider Out2Bound as their trusted appointment setting and sales development partner. Founded in 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria, the team predominantly works with small companies and midmarket businesses in the IT sector.

    For example, Out2Bound was hired to provide marketing support for GemSeek Consulting, a market intelligence firm from the Netherlands. The team was tasked with generating quality leads and optimizing the client’s sales strategy. They also constructed GemSeek Consulting’s email marketing campaign and corporate messaging.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Direct Marketing
    • 25% Business Consulting
    • 25%
  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Philadelphia, PA

    Dynamic Wave Consulting is a consultative marketing agency based in Pennsylvania and was founded in 2020. They have about 10 employees that offer direct marketing, web design & advertising to small to medium-sized businesses focusing on advertising & marketing, e-commerce, and arts, entertainment & music industries.

    Steve Butcher Tattoos hired Dynamic Wave Consulting to migrate their tattoo studio site from Squarespace to Wix also develop an e-commerce page and a contact form, design their homepage, and more. The client has responded enthusiastically to their site's improved design, speed, and ease of use. An organized team, Dynamic Wave Consulting delivers on time and communicates effectively to ensure a seamless workflow. They provide regular progress updates and remain receptive to feedback.

    SERVICES
    • 40% Direct Marketing
    • 18% Web Design
    • 10% Search Engine Optimization
    • 32% Other
    International Consulting Firm -...

    International Consulting Firm -...

    Large-scale, international consulting firm based in Saudi Arabia - built through WordPress and enhanced with UI/UX plug-ins, high-resolution photography, and branded widgets
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    Lucy Nina - International Fashion

    Lucy Nina - International Fashion

    Large-scale international e-Commerce website with separate fashion collections, content-enhancements, SEO, marketing recommendations, and responsive design!
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    Agency Site

    Agency Site

    Lead-optimized, contact form-enhanced website with dynamic content, footage, blogs, SEO and marketing strategies.
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    Thrasymachus - One Page,...

    Thrasymachus - One Page,...

    One page, content-enhanced website created via Wix platform with engaging video "hero" and a clean scroll-through.
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Hingham, MA

    BKM Marketing Associates is an industry leader in banking and financial services marketing solutions. They leverage insightful analytics to develop and execute informed marketing strategies. They deliver integrated marketing, strategic marketing solutions, and analytics driven by pragmatic strategic insight from industry veterans.

    They leveraged a multichannel strategy to inform and engage customers about an online banking platform update for Eastern Bank. 
     

    SERVICES
    • 40% Direct Marketing
    • 20% Digital Strategy
    • 20% Marketing Strategy
    • 20% Other
  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Batesmeron Sweet Design is a branding design agency based in Chicago whose past clients include Chicago Flower and Garden Show and many more significant brands across multiple markets. What sets them apart is their ability to deliver brand identity design that doesn’t just look good—it actually delivers on key performance indicators to help brands drive real growth.

    One of Batesmeron Sweet Design’s most recent successes comes from their work for Dustless, who sought them out in need of branding that would help them improve their brand’s unique voice. Batesmeron Sweet Design gave them the resources and expertise to confidently improve their brand presentation, resulting in lasting effects on their bottom line.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Branding
    • 25% Direct Marketing
    • 15% Web Design
    RCN Chicago Valentine's Day...

    RCN Chicago Valentine's Day...

    For their mid-Q1 efforts, entertainment and communications provider RCN decided they wanted to create a campaign that disrupted their typical messaging style. In the spirit of the season, the BatesMeron team set to work...
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Cape Coral, FL

    Impactable is a badass team of Linked[in] experts, marketing nerds, spreadsheet junkies, and retargeting masterminds coming together to get amazing client results. They assist with Linkedin outreach from personal accounts, content, website visitor identification, Google Search Ads, and Programmatic Ads.

    They helped a global tech company to conduct an initial audit and see what improvements could be made.
     

    SERVICES
    • 25% Pay Per Click
    • 20% Advertising
    • 15%
    • 40% Other
    Helping payment tech company...

    Helping payment tech company...

    At the time Negotiatus was spending $30,000/month on Google search ads and looking to start leveraging Linkedin ads as well.  One of the first things we helped with was the google search side of things.  The account was...
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    Helping VictoriousSEO launch into...

    Helping VictoriousSEO launch into...

    Victorious is a well-known SEO agency and a top-ranking agency here on the clutch as well.  Much of their leads were coming from of course SEO (since that's what they do) and review sites such as this.  They hadn't run...
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    Direct Mail Intelligence + Data...

    Direct Mail Intelligence + Data...

    Who's Mailing What is a direct mail intelligence/data company that has data on direct mail vendors and creatives across the USA.  We've been working together for 5+ months now building out their marketing channels and...
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    BulkBooks - Growing New Segments...

    BulkBooks - Growing New Segments...

    White-label relationship on this one as we were contracted to execute a digital strategy with Linkedin ads.  Creatives and ads were supplied but setup, launch, and ongoing optimizations were done on our side.  Were able...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Alpharetta, GA

    What do Ford and SodaStream have in common? They’ve both turned to Franchise Marketing Systems for branding expertise. This Georgia based agency was founded in 2009 and has already made major waves with branding for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Avendelle Assisted Living launched a platform targeting new tenants, Franchise Marketing Systems analyzed the entirety of their content to refine their brand story, create key visuals and design a system that would bring together all elements of the Avendelle brand. The campaign was a huge success and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 50% Business Consulting
    • 30% Direct Marketing
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% Other
  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Laguna Hills, CA

    With a passion for both strategy and design, XPromos Marketing Mastery has provided direct marketing work for clients like Sage Software. Based in California, XPromos Marketing Mastery brings a long history of success to each project they complete.

    When Moen was just a brand looking to make a bigger impact, XPromos Marketing Mastery crafted the entirety of their experience in this distinct area. The result was a splashy entrance into the market orchestrated by XPromos Marketing Mastery designers and strategists.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Direct Marketing
    • 25% Marketing Strategy
    • 20% Email Marketing
    • 25% Other
  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $75,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    New York, NY

    IPNY partners with clients to solve their brand-growth challenges and drive their bottom-line results to push them forward with purpose. Their client portfolio is made up mostly of small to mid-sized businesses in industries like non-profit, finance, and healthcare.

     

    One fo their standout portfolio pieces was helping e-trade with their direct marketing after they moved away from their iconic baby campaigns. They developed over 40 variations of creative email units in record time that stuck out among users and caused applications to surge.

    SERVICES
    • 30% Advertising
    • 20% Direct Marketing
    • 15% Branding
    • 35% Other
    The Weizmann Institute of...

    The Weizmann Institute of...

    CHALLENGE: Located in Rehovot, Israel, The Weizmann Institute of Science has brought some of the biggest discoveries to the worlds of health and medicine, climate change, planet health, cyber security and space...
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    Change the World

    Change the World

    CHALLENGE: One of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the world, Dana-Farber’s discoveries have transformed the cancer treatment landscape for 72 years. Yet outside New England, top-of-mind awareness...
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    Mirman Markovits and Landau:...

    Mirman Markovits and Landau:...

    CHALLENGE: The world of personal injury law is full of come-ons from less than professional lawyers promising large cash settlements to those who have suffered accidents due to negligence. Research showed that at the time...
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    A Willing Participant has provided advertising solutions for huge names like Accelerate Institute as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This Chicago-based agency was founded on a will to be great and has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Deloro Wear Solutions needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to A Willing Participant. A Willing Participant completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Advertising
    • 20% Direct Marketing
    • 15% Search Engine Optimization
    • 40% Other
  • 13
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Sheridan, WY

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like Weldlogic, but Leadist.io is a web design agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This California-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how Leadist.io helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for IV Oasis. Leadist.io helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 80% Direct Marketing
    • 20% Email Marketing
    40+ Leads for Martech Platform

    40+ Leads for Martech Platform

    LiftCertain came to us looking to connect with sales and marketing influencers. We connected them to industry giants like Jeb Blout, resulting in a full pipeline of possible strtegic partnerships.
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    63 Qualified Leads for an LED...

    63 Qualified Leads for an LED...

    They found that GrowthBoost was the perfect company to work with because we understand how important it is to adapt messaging for each potential customer. For this campaign, we focused on promoting their line of Grow...
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    30 Qualified Leads for Biotech SaaS

    30 Qualified Leads for Biotech SaaS

    The result was a bespoke strategy which was designed to target medical device companies in the US and across Europe while customizing the messaging using unique data points about each prospect. 2131 prospective clients...
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    31 Hot Leads for an LED Light...

    31 Hot Leads for an LED Light...

    This messaging was delivered via four email sequences that were augmented with 5 A/B tests, ultimately reaching over 2,400 potential clients. With a 40% open rate and a whopping 73% response rate, the end result was 31...
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  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Lafayette, CO

    Phenyx is a digital agency with the mission of elevating their client’s brand and disrupting their market led by an entire in-house marketing team. With the proper use of digital media, a connection with their clients is ignited, trust within their brand catches fire, and traction and sales will follow.
     
    Tasked with redesigning one of Denver's most prestigious food delivery service websites, Modern Plate was reimagined from the ground up. Phenyx focused on bold imagery featuring different meals and subtle but smooth animation.
     

    SERVICES
    • 25% Video Production
    • 25% Web Design
    • 15% Social Media Marketing
    • 35% Other
    PerfX's Advertising Promo

    PerfX's Advertising Promo

    A fully storyboarded, scripted, produced, & directed video to educate PerfX's customers and clientele all about the difference between them and their competitors.
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    Corporate Website Redesign for...

    Corporate Website Redesign for...

    KMC Systems, an Elbit Systems of America Company had an outdated website that need a complete redesign. PHENYX was tasked with updating all of their content, design and website structure. The result was a completely...
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    Promotional Reel for Local Moving...

    Promotional Reel for Local Moving...

    Tasked with creating an advertising/promotional reel for one of Denver's premier moving/packing companies, PHENYX produced, directed and shot this incredible look inside the bones of their operation.
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    PHENYX's 2021 Client Reel

    PHENYX's 2021 Client Reel

    Take a look at PHENYX's incredible and successful 2021 with this promo reel highlighting some of the projects and clients we've taken on.
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  • 15
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Chicago, IL

    Bandwidth Marketing Group clients include Guaranteed Rate and Grubhub, and they specialize in providing design-centric branding expertise for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Bandwidth Marketing Group was founded on forward-thinking principles in Chicago in 2005.

    When Ticketsnow needed a complete overhaul of their brand messaging, voice and overall visual design, they turned to Bandwidth Marketing Group. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their branding more targeted, impactful and successful.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Branding
    • 20% Advertising
    • 15% Web Design
    • 40% Other

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