It happens thousands of times per day in America: a shopper walks into the supermarket, leafs through the store circular to find discounts on products, and, fingers smudged by newsprint, sets off to shop, often with the circular in hand. But while the paper circular – whether delivered by mail, as a newspaper insert or viewed in the store – still reigns as the most popular way for shoppers to find sale items and product information, it is evolving in kind with consumers’ desire to seek deals across media.

Epsilon Targeting released the 2011 Channel Preference Study, which shows that through economic turmoil, technology advances and channel proliferation, direct mail continues to deliver as consumers' preferred means of receiving marketing messages from brands.

The internet is the new Sunday paper, with two thirds of Americans now learning about in-store deals online, according to the latest Audience Insight Survey from interclick.

In the first nine months of 2011, 214 new products included free-standing insert (FSI) coupon support as part of their introduction according to Marx, a Kantar Media Solution.

Paradysz Research released its 2011 Seasonality Study of direct mail trends. According to the study, key direct mail months and overall seasonal patterns remain relatively stable for most consumer sectors despite continued economic challenges for marketers and consumers.

Recent Hispanic front-door marketing campaigns have been deployed by PowerDirect for clients including Clorox, Hillshire Farms and Fingerhut. Front-door marketing represents an uncluttered, highly-visible avenue for message placement – and provides a vast and largely untapped channel for Fortune 500 brands to deliver personalized, special treatment to their target audiences.

Citing a recent report from the National Restaurant Association (NRA), PowerDirect Marketing announced increased focus on front-door marketing programs for its restaurant clientele.

The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) released a new white paper, Rowing as One: Integrated Marketing Today, which intertwines analysis and insights from marketing experts with findings from a DMA survey on integrated marketing.

Cellfire Inc. announced that consumers ranked its digital grocery coupons higher in a number of key shopping and convenience factors than coupons from newspapers, the mail or printable web coupons, according to a recent survey* of its save-to-card customers by Market Dynamics.

A new analysis from Knowledge Networks suggests that digital print-at-home coupons are more powerful than print FSI (free-standing insert) coupons at getting consumers to try a product for the first time – but yield an 18% lower ROI than print FSI coupons. DOWNLOAD REPORT HERE.

Any Hispanic who isn't a recent transplant from Mars is familiar with big advertisers like Inglés sin Barreras and the myriad companies offering legal services via DRTV. This media type is a primary sales driver for many Hispanic-focused companies. For some verticals (think telecom and insurance) DRTV is also the main branding medium. For the purposes of this article we will focus on more highly targeted media such as direct mail, email, and paid search (SEM). By Cynthia Clotzman / VayaDirect

The number of digital coupon events increased by 33.6 percent in 2010 as compared to 2009 across key websites tracked by Marx, a Kantar Media solution.

Kantar Media reported that Free Standing Insert (FSI) coupon activity increased 7.2 percent during 2010 versus the previous year to more than 291 billion Coupons Dropped. This is the highest level of activity observed during the past decade by Marx, a Kantar Media solution and the indus

For the calendar year-to-date (CYTD) period ending September 30, 2010, the number of digital coupon events increased by 59.9 percent versus the same period in 2009 across key websites tracked by Marx, a Kantar Media solution.

It's no surprise that Moms are true dealmakers when it comes to shopping and saving money. For decades, marketers have tried to grab the attention of this influential demographic with compelling offers to save more on their brand through coupons.

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