designWorks specializes in Direct Mail as well as Annual Reports and other publications.
Advertising mail, also known as direct mail (by its senders), junk mail (by its recipients), or admail, is the delivery of advertising material to recipients of postal mail. The delivery of advertising mail forms a large and growing service for many postal services, and direct mail marketing forms a significant portion of the direct marketing industry. Direct mail includes advertising circulars, plastic mailers, coupon envelopes (Money Mailer, Valpak), catalogs, and other commercial merchandising materials delivered to homes and businesses. Postal systems offer lower rates for buyers of bulk mail permits. In order to qualify for these rates, marketers must format and sort the mail in specific ways – which reduces the handling required by the postal service. It may be addressed to pre-selected individuals, or unaddressed, a direct mail service known as Every Door Direct Mail which is delivered on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis providing resources that allow businesses to target, design, print and mail to specific households without needing to know addresses.
An annual report is a comprehensive report on a company’s activities throughout the preceding year. Annual reports are intended to give shareholders and other interested people information about the company’s activities and financial performance. They may be considered as grey literature. Most jurisdictions require companies to prepare and disclose annual reports, and many require the annual report to be filed at the company’s registry. Companies listed on a stock exchange are also required to report at more frequent intervals (depending upon the rules of the stock exchange involved).