Posted On: Jan 21, 2016
Posted By: John Duff

Today, direct marketing is the livelihood of many businesses. It is one of the proven methods to reach the customer base successfully. Of course, to do this, you need to have the perfect mailing list. While there is wide range of industries in the market, each industry has different ways to go about getting the list. Perhaps, you need to work hard to get the right product for yourselves. However, listed below are few ways to obtain a marketing mailing list effectively.

1. Mailing List Brokerages

There are mailing list brokers who will work hard in bringing the right mailing list for your business. Quality varies sometimes. These brokers claim to be able to get the mailing list for every industry and demographic.

Meanwhile, make sure you shop around in all possible places before buying a mailing list. You might sometimes, find surprisingly varied prices for the same list. So, make sure that you are careful while choosing the right mailing list.

2.Government Agencies

When you are targeting licensed professionals, make sure that you check with your country/state if they have the tradition of releasing mailing lists. There are countries that set some fees, which add on as extra revenue to their license boards, whereas there are few others who do not wish to release the personal information and likes to protect it at any cost.

3. Trade Associations

You can definitely choose to purchase a mailing list from trade shows that have collaborated with different businesses and individuals. But, before buying, do a research into the groups whom you keenly wish to target.

4. Non-Profit Organizations

Another way to find your targets is through their personal interests. You can witness that the kind of people or associations that you target can also be interested in what they have to offer. Since, there are non-profits who give out or sell their membership directories, before buying these directories, make sure that they are authentic, as these are private groups and there is no standard or guaranteed consi8stancy in their policies and practices- so this approach is much hit and miss.