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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Mail Order Association (NMOA)
DMchat.com, a new online
community forum welcoming questions and providing answers on direct
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, September 1, 2005 – Businesses looking for advice on direct
marketing can now go directly to the source, by posting their questions to
industry experts via a new online forum. At DMchat.com, participants can
discover how to find and use mailing lists; how to create a mail order
catalog, advertisement, or Infomercial; how many orders to expect from a
direct-mail piece; or even how to start an “of-the-month” club. The National
Mail Order Association (NMOA), a leading direct marketing professional
association for small to midsize businesses, has launched www.DMchat.com as
a comprehensive online resource.
The online discussion forum focuses on the following areas:
- Direct Mail
- Infomercials and Home Shopping
- Internet Marketing
- Loyalty Marketing
- Mail Order
- Public Relations and Publicity
Direct marketing accounted for
approximately $2.3 trillion in sales in 2004. DM methods include direct
mail, catalogs, e-commerce, infomercials and television home shopping,
advertisements in magazines and newspapers, and more.
“DMchat.com is a free forum for
entrepreneurs and small businesses to ask direct marketing questions,
exchange experiences, find new business connections, share thoughts and
ideas, and to foster industry camaraderie,” explains John Schulte, NMOA
“Our industry needs a one-stop
place to discuss direct marketing where everybody is welcome,” says Schulte.
“DMchat.com will give small businesses, who have fewer marketing resources,
the opportunity to dialogue with other direct marketers—without having to
travel hundreds, or thousands of miles to do so."
The site is moderated and monitored by industry experts to help give answers
to important advertising and marketing questions that entrepreneurs can use
to grow their businesses.
Other features of DMchat.com include an event calendar listing upcoming
seminars, tradeshows, and other related events; vendors in more than 45
categories; plus articles, resources, and links.
About The National Mail Order Association (NMOA)
Headquartered in Minneapolis, the NMOA (www.nmoa.org) is a
membership-supported organization founded in 1972 to help small to midsize
businesses and entrepreneurs involved in mail order and direct marketing.
The NMOA provides education, information, and business contacts worldwide.
For more information contact:
John D. Schulte, National Mail Order Association (NMOA.org)
Direct dial: 612-788-1673
National Mail Order
2807 Polk St. NE Minneapolis MN 55418-2954 USA
Tel: 612-788-1673 Fax: 612-788-1147
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