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Directly Speaking

"Welcome to our Blog ~ Directly Speaking" At Direct Marketing Solutions…we don't just speak directly; we tell it how it is! Our blog delivers information on direct marketing trends, direct mail news, marketing tips, postal issues and more. Discover marketing tips, strategies and ideas to boost your campaign's performance. We cover all marketing topics – from direct mail to social. Our blog is broken down into…
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Direct Mail Solutions

Direct Mail Marketing Increases Engagement, Builds Relations and Gets You Recognized Direct mail  aka bulk mail is essential to your company’s success.  At Direct Marketing Solutions, we have the tools, knowledge and experience to get you noticed! Direct mail is a great tool to keep your brand in front of your target market. In this category…
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Database Solutions

Direct Marketing Solutions will save you time and money on your postage with smart database solutions. Is your data working hard for you? Do you know what garbage in/garbage out means? In this category of our blog, Database Solutions, Direct Marketing Solutions will help you save time and money on your postage with smart data…
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Fulfillment Solutions

Direct Marketing Services provides fulfillment solutions like - full warehousing, assembly, quality control, and inventory management for our prospective clients. So little time, so little space.  Is your business growing and you're facing the prospect of buying or renting a warehouse and hiring employees to do your order fulfillment? Coordinating multiple vendors for printing, fulfillment…
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Printing Solutions

Looking for solutions to your printing needs? Direct Marketing Solutions will not let you give off an amateurish impression. Looking for Printing Solutions? Your printed marketing materials say a lot about you. Direct Marketing Solutions will not let you give off an amateurish impression. It's no secret that printing can be a minefield. Whether it's…
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Creative Solutions

The possibilities for targeting your messages to your customers and prospects are endless. Use our Creative Solutions Blog for ideas! Direct Marketing Solutions’ Creative Solutions Blog offers all the latest tips and tricks to apply in your marketing campaigns. This blog features the latest online ad campaigns, hot new websites, interactive marketing, direct marketing, snail mail…
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Promotional Solutions

Need more than direct mail to advertise your business? Learn here on our Promotional Solutions blog about tips & tricks in using Promotional Marketing.   Promotional Solutions are unparalleled in their ability to attract new clients, increase brand awareness and ultimately grow your business. The use of promotional products for branding is so important. They act…
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3 Tips For a Direct Mail Strategy That’ll Land You More Referrals

REPOSTED DIRECTLY FROM INMAN NEWS. THIS CONTENT HAS NOT BEEN MODERATED BY DMS. All real estate agents know that they should be texting, calling and emailing their database regularly to get the best real estate referrals, but most don’t do it because they aren’t sure what to say. “Are you or someone you know looking to buy or sell real…
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10 Surprising Facts About Direct Mail

There’s no denying that digital marketing has exploded in popularity over the past several years. Businesses utilizing more traditional marketing messages may feel like they are going to be left behind, and may even be told by others that direct marketing is a thing of the past. While it’s true that the landscape of advertising…
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5 Direct Mail Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Although there are many types of communications to choose from when trying to reach customers today, direct mail is still one of the most personal ways to connect. Use these five tips to help gain more customers and grow sales for your small business. Tip #1: See what other companies are doing. Put yourself on all the…
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Direct Mail for Real Estate

For many areas of the country, the real estate market is extremely strong right now. This means people are actively buying and selling properties. Whether you’re trying to work with residential customers, landlords or businesses, you need a top-notch, turnkey method to get the phone to ring. In other words, you need real estate direct…
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Direct Mail Generates Highest ROI for Advertisers

We already knew this, but just wanted to make sure everyone else knows as well! According to a recent survey conducted by Taradel, direct mail generates the highest return on investment (ROI) for small business advertisers. The survey, conducted via SurveyMonkey online polling software, included advertisers from B2C (80%), B2B (13%), and Non-Profit (7%) organizations,…
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Happy Fourth of July!

Direct Marketing Solutions will be closed Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen Thursday, July 5th.

We wish everyone a very happy and safe Fourth of July Weekend filled with spending time with family and friends.

Have a great Fourth of July!

Check out and find your favorite fireworks display in the 2018 Northeast Ohio Fireworks Guide.


Check the listings carefully, not all the fireworks are held on the 4th!

If you want to find other (non-firework) July Fourth events, you can click right here for a whole separate list.

⭐ALLIANCE
July 4, dusk
Silver Park
2930 South Union Ave

🎇 AKRON
July 4, 9:45 p.m.
Lock 3
200 S. Main St.
Held as part of Rib, White & Blue, Akron’s Rib Festival.

🇺🇸ASHLAND
July 4, dusk
Community Stadium, Katherine Avenue

🎆    AUBURN TOWNSHIP/BAINBRIDGE
Tuesday, July 3, dusk
Kenston High School
9500 Bainbridge Rd.

AURORA
July 4, 9:45 p.m.
Aurora West Pioneer Ballfields

🎇AVON
Fireworks with the Lake Erie Crushers
July 4, game begins at 7:05 p.m.
fireworks to follow
Sprenger Stadium
2009 Baseball Blvd.

🇺🇸AVON LAKE
Tuesday, July 3, 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Weiss Field, 33401 Webber Road

🎆BAINBRIDGE/AUBURN TOWNSHIP
Tuesday, July 3, dusk
Kenston High School
9500 Bainbridge Rd.

 BAY VILLAGE
July 4, 9:45 p.m.
Cahoon Park
(Rain date July 5)
This is the finale of Bay Days

🎇BEREA
July 4, 10 p.m.
Coe Lake

🇺🇸BOARDMAN
Monday, July 2, 8  p.m.
Boardman Park

🎆BRATENAHL
July 3, 7 p.m. with fireworks at dusk
Village Park

BRECKSVILLE
Sunday, July 1, 10 p.m.
as part of Brecksville Home Days

🎆BRUNSWICK
June 30 at 10:30 p.m.
Brunswick High School

🎇CANTON
July 3, 9:45 p.m.
McKinley Presidential Library and Museum
800 McKinley Monument Drive NW Canton

🇺🇸CEDAR POINT LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
special admissions, special events and fireworks

CHARDON
July 3 at Dusk
Chardon High School
Rain date: July 5

 ⚾CLEVELAND INDIANS
Friday, July 6, 7:10 p.m.
Fireworks after the game

🎆CLEVELAND: LIGHT UP THE LAKE
July 4, dusk
show is set off at the  bend where Lake Erie meets the Cuyahoga River in the Flats
they can be seen from various points across the area

🎻CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA STAR SPANGLED SPECTACULAR
Friday, July 6
Mall B
activities begin at 6 p.m.
Musical concert begins at 9 p.m.
fireworks at 10:15 p.m.

🇺🇸CONNEAUT
Sunday, July 1 at 10 p.m.
Lakeview Park

🎆EASTLAKE/WILLOWICK
July 4, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Classic Park (Captains Stadium)

🇺🇸ELYRIA
July 3 at Dusk
West Park
*NOTE: Rain date is July 6.

FAIRPORT HARBOR
Sunday July 8th, dusk
Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park Beach
as part of Fairport Mardi Gras

🎇FAIRLAWN
July 4, 10 p.m.
Bicentennial Park
3486 S Smith Road

🇺🇸FAIRVIEW PARK
Saturday, June 30, dusk
Bohlken Park
3885 West 210 Street
as part of Summerfest

🎆GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE
July 4, 10 p.m.
launched from the Geneva-on-the-Lake Municipal Golf Course

HIRAM
Tuesday, July 3, 9:30 p.m.
Hiram College Football Field

🎇HUDSON
Friday, July 6, 10 p.m.
Barlow Farm Park
rain date is July 7

🇺🇸INDEPENDENCE
July 3, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Elmwood Park

🎆JACKSON TOWNSHIP
Saturday, June 30, dusk
7660 Fulton Drive, NW, Jackson

KENT
Saturday, June 30 10 p.m.
Downtown Kent
as part of Kent Heritage Festival

🎇LAKESIDE
July 4, 9:45 p.m.
dock and lakefront

🇺🇸LAKEWOOD
July 4, 9:30 p.m.
Lakewood Park

LORAIN
July 4, 10 p.m.
Mile Long Pier

🎆MAYFIELD HEIGHTS
Saturday, June 30, 10 p.m.
The Grove
Rain date for fireworks is July 1

MASSILLON
July 3, 9:30 p.m.
Tommy Henirch Blvd, Massillon

🎆MEDINA
July 3
Medina High School
*NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, alternate date is Saturday, July 7, 2018.

🎇MENTOR
July 4, 8 p.m. concert with Cleveland Pops
Fireworks following
Civic Center Park, 8500 Civic Center Blvd

🇺🇸MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS
Saturday July 7, 9:30 p.m.
Central Park
as part of SummerFest

🎆NEWTON FALLS
July 4, 10 p.m.
City Park

NORTH CANTON
July 4, 7 – 10 p.m.
7th Street NE, North Canton
between Dogwood Pool and Hoover High School

🎇NORTH OLMSTED
Sunday, July 1, 7 pm – dusk
Great Northern Mall at Country Club Blvd.

🇺🇸NORTH RIDGEVILLE
Tuesday, July 3, 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
South Central Park
Rain date for fireworks is July 5

🎆NORWALK
July 4, 9 p.m.
Huron County Fairgrounds

OBERLIN
July 4, dusk
Oberlin Recreation Complex
225 West Hamilton Road  (rain date July 5)

🎇ORRVILLE
Saturday, July 7, 10:15 p.m.
downtown

🎇PAINESVILLE
Friday, July 6 after the races
Painesville Speedway

🇺🇸PORTAGE LAKES
Saturday, June 30, 10 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.
New State Park Beach & Lake

🎆PORT CLINTON
July 4, 10 p.m.
best viewing from Water Works Park or City Beach

⚾PROGRESSIVE FIELD/CLEVELAND INDIANS
Friday, July 6, 7:10 p.m.
Fireworks after the game against Oakland

🎇SOLON
July 3, dusk
Solon Community Park
rain date is Friday July 6

🇺🇸SPENCER
July 4, dusk
Firestone Park

🎆STRONGSVILLE
July 4, 10 p.m.
Foltz Athletic Fields

TWINSBURG
Tuesday, July 3, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Perici Amphitheater
as part of the Rock the Park Series

🎇VALLEY CITY
July 4, dusk
Mill Stream Park

🇺🇸WADSWORTH
Tuesday, July 3, 7 pm. – 10:30  p.m.
Downtown Wadsworth

🎆WARREN
July 4, 8 p.m.
W.D. Packard Music Hall

🇺🇸WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS
July 1 at Dusk
Gates open at 6 p.m. at WHHS

WESTLAKE
July 4, dusk
Clague Park

🎇WILLOWICK/EASTLAKE
July 4, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Classic Park (Captains Stadium)

🎇WILLOUGHBY
Wednesday, July 4, 9:45 p.m.
South high School on Shankland

🇺🇸WOOSTER
July 4, 10 p.m.
North of the Kinney Building on Burbank Rd.