City Guide Magazine:
Reaches consumers who have recently moved to or within downtown Chicago. Also web site advertising and new mover database.  Contact: Marie Francis Barry  Telephone: 312-498-5200

Dynamite Promotions: New resident direct mail postcard advertising program.  Includes 3 different custom designed giant postcards with beautiful full color fronts and a message plus scratch off offer on the back.  Our New Movers program is a 3-hit program which means we send out 3 different giant postcards (5.5"X11") on 3 consecutive months.  Redemption rates are usually between 3%-30%. Printing, design, set-up and lists 100% trade, postage & handling cash. Cost is .85 each ( $.41 trade and $.44 cash for postage each). Our new movers program is one of the tops in the nation and one of the least expensive making it the highest ROI.  Most of our cash competitors charge .99 to 1.49ea. Our program runs either 6 or 12 months long. There is a 25$ AOB press set up fee each month. There is a 500 card minimum each month as well. The design of the 3 giant postcards is billed out at $50/hr AOB. This is a high redemption program and a great way to convert your barter into cash customers. There were 339,036 movers in the Chicagoland area in the last 12 months which is 28,253 per month.  Location: 785 Oakwood Road, Lake Zurich, IL  Contact: Adam Mrowka  Telephone: 866-476-7822  Ext. 101

Envelope Connection: Complete Direct Mail Services as well as Data Processing & Fulfillment Services, Lettershop, Laser Personalization, Ink Jetting, Folding, Inserting, Stamp, Sort, & Mail.  Location: 5660 N. Elston, Chicago, IL  Contact: Andrew Calmontas  Telephone: 773-774-4600

Ideal Advertising and Printing: Full service graphic design,  printing, mailing, and fulfillment.  "We can handle your project from concept to press-ready artwork, and printing.  Contact us for all printing needs from business cards to publications.  Location: 116 N. Winnebago St., Rockford, IL  Terms: Services 100% Trade. Variable costs are Cash.  Contact: John Schmit   Telephone: 815-965-1713

Marketing Assurance: A newcomer program that sends a letter to new residents moving into your area, by zip code, every month with a strong offer, inviting them to do business with you.  They are new people, without established shopping habits, loyalties, or friendships.  They spend four times more in their first year than established residents. They are looking for new dentist, veterinarians, shopping areas, hairdressers, hardware stores, restaurants, service businesses, and anything else a family would use.  This is done on an exclusive basis, no competing business in the same letter.   Names and addresses of the new residents provided.  Contact: Roy Camarata  Telephone: 815‑877‑0372

Responsive Mailroom: Direct Mail Marketing Consulting, Production, and Fulfillment.  In house graphic design, up to 4 color printing (offset & digital), imprinting, carrier route sorting, addressing, & mailing.  Full color post card printing!  Location: 441 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL  Contact: Scott Hansen  Telephone: 847-841-8400 

Smith Marketing: Full-service, integrated marketing agency providing much more than graphic design. We want to be your  marketing partner to  help you develop a campaign, and then implement it with all the necessary creative services all from a convenient, single provider.  Many businesses create a brochure or website without thinking about what they want to accomplish.  Our "big picture" approach integrates advertising, marketing, public relations, and website so they all work together.  Location: 9109 Arthur St., Crystal Lake, IL  Contact: Steve Smith  Telephone: 815-455-4682

Summer Savings Guide: Advertising available in Summer Savings Guide distributed quarterly to 10K Northwest and Northshore homes.  Chose Arlington Heights/Buffalo Grove and/or Glenview/Northbrook zones.  Terms: 100% trade based on space available and publisher approval.  Art required by end of June!  Location: Northbrook, IL  Contact: Vince Manzella  Telephone: 847-460-0098


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