Directly Speaking Newsletter Vol. 1 Issue 1

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Each quarter DMS brings you our full newsletter. Packed full of tips & tricks, customer success stories, industry news, up-coming events etc. Our newsletter is a great way to get to know us better!

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Customer Spotlight

Featured CompanyCleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is Cleveland’s leading stage for adventurous new theatre and is recognized nationally for its groundbreaking work.

Cleveland Public Theatre’s mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing educational programs. CPT develops new, adventurous work; and nurtures Northeastern Ohio artists — particularly those whose work is inventive, intelligent, and socially conscious. CPT’s acclaimed education programs engage underserved communities in devising new works that speak to contemporary issues, and empower participants to work for positive change in our community.

Since its founding, CPT has grown from a volunteer artist-driven organization with an annual budget of $5,000, to a vital member of the national arts community with a budget of $1.9 million, a full time staff of dedicated professionals, and multiple performance facilities. CPT has anchored area redevelopment and stimulated a cultural renaissance in the once-blighted Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood.

Now a destination in and of itself, the neighborhood boasts many fine boutiques and pre or post-show dining options. CPT is the centerpiece of a capital campaign that includes two other organizations and has already begun to transform the neighborhood, designated as an arts district and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Meet the Talent

Welcome to Direct Marketing Solutions, Meet the Team. At DMS we feel that the people behind our company, are just as important as the company itself. So we'd love for you to get to know us!

DMS Diane MartinIn this issue, meet Diane Martin. Owner and VP of Sales & Marketing.

Talented Team Member - Diane Martin, is the one of the owners of Direct Marketing Solutions. Diane, along with two others, started DMS in 2008.

DMS is built on a culture of creativity and innovation.  Diane is committed to being a leader in our industry by providing the best service in the direct marketing industry.

Diane is a native of Northeast Ohio and currently resides in Berea. She has two grown children, one living in Columbus, OH the other in Arizona.

Diane majored in Business Management at Cleveland State and has worked for a number of years in the direct marketing and mailing services industries before starting DMS in 2008.

Diane is hard-working and very dedicated to her company and staff. When not working hard on the job, she loves spending time with her grandchild - Callie the dog!

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How Do We Do That?

Meet the  - FlowMaster™ 12000 XL Inserting System for Direct Mail

DMS Mail SortingThe 12000 XL builds on the unique engineering design of the FlowMaster 12000 to provide flexible, dual functionality, high speed, highly reliable inserting systems.

The FlowMaster 12000 XL provides both letter and flats functionality in a single configuration. It can process #7 through 10” x 13” envelopes at operating speeds of up to 12,000 per hour, and also run in flats-mode at up to 8,000 cycles per hour.

Standard Features:

• Paper Processing Technology – The FlowMaster 12000 XL is designed using highly optimized friction feed technology which provides high speed and high reliability in a consistent manner.

• Processing Speed – The FlowMaster 12000 XL is capable of consistently running at up to 12,000 cycles per hour in letters mode, and up to 8,000 cycles per hour in flats mode.

• Paper Inputs – This system will accept variable inserts, continuous form and/or cut form

• Envelope Size – Envelope sizes range from a #7 minimum to a 10” x 13” maximum

• Enclosure Capability – The 12000 XL will handle enclosure sizes from business cards up to 9” x 12” including Z-fold, open end, high gloss, CDs and other unusual shaped items.


1) How do businesses capitalize on a lower postage rate?

A: If you’re sending at least 200 pieces or 50 pounds of identical mail (whichever is less) you can qualify for the United States Postal Service standard class rate, which is 27.3 cents per piece of mail, according to USPS.

2)  Do businesses need to sort their mail by zip code?

A: No. DMS can sort your mail for you to receive additional discounts on your postage.

3) Do you need to separate first and last names in your database?

A: Yes. If you are going to sort for any manuscripts or reports and want to sort by last name or if you are going to send a form letter and want to add a salutation. (Ex. Mr. Smith, Mr. John Smith), you need to list them in separate fields.

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