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Direct mail for theatres

Increase ticket sales with a mailing company that keeps the drama on stage.

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Regional theatres sit at the heart of their communities and cultural life. You bring local people, artists and audiences closer together through shared experience. We'd like to help you do that. 

Direct mail is brilliant for capturing attention when audiences are at their most receptive - at home, relaxing, with time on their hands. It's worth remembering that your core audience is likely to hold on to the show postcards and season brochures you send them, spending uninterrupted time exploring and sharing them with others.

Almost 40% of people say they have a dedicated display area in their home where 'mail lives', and on average they hang on to it for a minimum  17 days (rising to 38 days in the case of door drops!). That translates into lots exposure for your theatre and shows. Put simply, direct mail has the potential to drive box office sales for you.

Include QR codes to show videos, inteviews with the director and performers, features about the writer or staging, to draw your audience in and deliver them directly to your box office. Not only can QR codes quickly and easily connect your audience with extra content, they allow you more space to deliver content that is visually engaging and impactful.

How do we know all this? Our sister company, The Graphic Design House, produces original, integrated campaigns for a wide range of theatres and venues, for whom we handle the print, fulfilment, postage and mailing. That's in addition to our own clients in the arts sector. Alongside our parent company, Bishops Printers (who are a top 100 UK ranked, family run print business), it means we can offer you an easy and complete end-to-end service across design, print and mail - or just low-cost fulfilment and mailing, if that's all you need.

 

CUE MONEY SAVING POSTAGE

Postage costs are obviously a key consideration. Almost 77% of people aged between 36 and 65+ would travel 5 miles to see a show at their local theatre, so it makes sense to target households in close proximity to your theatre. Door drops can be a more cost efficient option, but only if your timeline allows for it. If you're using your own data, we can help you refine your mailing list (using some clever software) to keep it to a specified radius, and audit it so that you can see how much you would save in print and mailing costs, if you use our data cleansing services. We also work with you to make sure you access every postage discount that you're eligible for, as well as negotiate our own discounts with all the main delivery providers.

If you'd like to increase ticket sales with a mailing company that belives in keeping the drama on stage, we have just the ticket. Do get in touch to find out more!

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Sources:
The Private Life of Mail, by MarketReach;
Primary research using OnePulse online survey tool.

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Brilliant experience with The Mailing People and particularly Rachel. I had a response to my quote within an hour of submitting it. The project was completed very quickly and efficiently. We will definitely be using The Mailing People for future campaigns.

Laurent Cabache

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8 months ago

From the first moment I started working with Rebecca , she has been a pleasure to deal with. She handles all our requests promptly and efficiently and delivers an excellent service when looking after our projects. She is the first person I turn to when looking for a quote. Laurence Cabache, FMC, Head of Production

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11 months ago

I really enjoyed working with this company, very responsive, clear explanations, very good follow-up of the order. This is all the more important when you are a foreign company and you are not used to doing this type of work abroad. I will certainly use the Mailing People again for other projects!

Tristan Jones

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a year ago

Great service from start to finish. Job involved both print and mailing - print was high quality and mailing arrived well ahead of our deadline. Our account manager Rachel was superb, kept on top of all the details and kept us in the loop throughout - will 100% use again!

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2 years ago

An excellent level of service from The Mailing People. Ours wasn't a massive job, but has the potential to be complex, and this was the smoothest process I've ever experienced to get this print & mailing job done. Rachel is an exceptional account manager, friendly and helpful, and responds quickly and efficiently to any questions, at every stage of the process - and is a big reason why I'm looking forward to future jobs we'd like to do with The Mailing People! More to the point, the print quality and speed of turnaround was really great.

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