ADS Creative & Mailing Services is a boutique direct marketing firm founded more than 50 years ago.
We are passionate about developing and executing successful direct mail fundraising campaigns for nonprofit organizations.
Our singular focus: helping our clients create meaningful and lasting relationships with donors who support their missions.
We will work closely with you to develop a clear strategic plan for each segment of your campaign.
We Cater to the Needs of Nonprofits:
- Strategic advice on all aspects of direct mail planning, scheduling, mailing list acquisition, graphic design, copywriting, printing & budgeting.
- Evaluation of your database.
- Guidance through every step of postal applications for new & additional nonprofit authorizations.
- Our president was a professional fundraiser for 20 years before joining her family-owned business.
- Customized analytics & reports to track and monitor your mailings’ results & costs, and navigate the success of your campaigns.
Our copywriting and graphic design are Compelling • Passionate • Effective.
This is why OUR ENVELOPES GET OPENED.
Lettershop Production and Fulfillment
We process your mail in our own facility to ensure the highest level of quality control. We can also process
your acknowledgments and welcome packages.
- Inkjet addressing.
- Machine & hand inserting, matching, collating, nesting, assembly for specialty mailings.
- Folding, Collating, Tabbing, Polybagging, Stamping.
- Pick & Pack Fulfillment.
- Welcome package assembly including membership card personalization.
- Use our calligraphy or other script fonts to address envelopes for your next invitation or announcement mailing; also available in color. Font availability varies…call for sample sheet.
- Laser & variable data digital printing: Personalized letters & forms, great for important appeals, promotions & other special announcements! 1st class, periodical, & standard sorting to realize maximum postage discounts–special savings for nonprofits.
Copywriting and Graphic Design
Our creative team crafts compelling copy with attention-grabbing graphics.
- Fundraising Appeals, Newsletters, Annual Reports, Brochures, Postcards, Invitations, Logos, Welcome Packages, Ad Campaigns, & more.
- Our team is proud to offer competitive pricing & innovative, exciting design & creative services.
- ADS is expert in USPS mailpiece design, so whether you use our designer or your own, we’ll make sure your mailpiece qualifies for maximum postage discounts.
We care deeply about the success of your campaigns. Not only do we produce accurate and easy-to-read data reports to chart the success of your campaign, we also analyze your performance data throughout the year.
Data Processing & File Management
Our staff is highly experienced with data hygiene, file cleanup and list maintenance. Our postal, intelligent merge-purge, and NCOA (National Change of Address) software are state-of-the-art.
- Data entry, list maintenance, & hygiene.
- Append zip +4 & carrier routes.
- Intelligent barcodes to maximize postal savings & expedite delivery.
- Intelligent Merge/Purge.
- Enhancements: National Change of Address (NCOA), Proprietary Change of Address (PCOA) Deceased Screening, Apartment Appending, demographic overlays & more…
- Customized analytics & reports to track & monitor your mailings’ results & costs, and navigate the success of your campaigns.
Mailing List Brokerage and Management
Based on our collective knowledge of the nonprofit community and ADS’ own intelligence of the mailing list market, we will identify the most promising lists for your acquisition objectives to help expand your donor base. (And we do not outsource it to a third party.)
Rent from & exchange with organizations, consumer, and business files. Select by: Geography || Age || Income || Charitable giving || Gender || Ethnicity || Spending habits || Hobbies, & other interests.
- Nonprofit co-ops
- New moves
- Resident lists
- Voter registration lists
- Credit & bank card holders
- Marital & family status
- Investors by market & more…
Digital Fundraising and Engagement
We create digital content to help you deliver consistent messaging to your donors and prospects via email and social media. Cross-platform marketing has become an essential component in every fundraiser’s toolbox.