Graham Dodd

DMA Door Drop Review – Part 1

28 June 2019

Last week, the DMA released the 2019 Door Drop Industry Report, which reflects on the 2018 market volumes, spend and weight. If you would welcome sight of the report, please contact Graham, Neal or Cigdem for a copy. In this review, we take a look at GDPR and its impact on the industry since its […]

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Recall study – expectations vs reality

2 May 2019

Recently we declined an opportunity to tender for a local authority’s door drop requirements, because payment was performance related. We chose not to participate because the concept is fundamentally flawed and does not necessarily reflect the quality of the service provided. But how do you prove that to a client who from the outset includes […]

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A major step forward for the door drop industry

12 April 2019

Over the decades I’ve worked in the door drop industry, I’ve seen many changes. The marketing world itself has changed hugely in that time, but despite the best efforts of scaremongers and doom merchants, the facts are that billions of leaflets are still dropped through letterboxes every year. Years ago it was commonly dubbed a […]

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Door drop performs well in difficult times

3 April 2019

You may recall that our volume summary for last year revealed a fall from an average of 6.3 items per week in 2017 to 5.5 items in 2018. All market sector volumes were down. On the surface, a slightly depressing analysis, perhaps fuelled by Brexit worries and concerns. What would 2019 bring? Well Brexit worries […]

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More than ‘just a distribution company’!

11 March 2019

I’d like to think most of the clients on behalf of whom we plan and implement door drop activity are appreciative of the science behind the planning process. The fact that we enjoy so many long term relationships, whether they are an agency of any description, printer or any sort of “middle man”, even clients […]

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Why does my door drop volume keep changing?

4 March 2019

A commonly asked question by clients, particularly those who repeat the same door drop coverage within weeks/months of their last drop. There are a number of reasons, which can vary by final mile supplier. From both a Royal Mail door to door and team distribution perspective, new builds are an obvious change. Once new housing […]

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Three Creative Reviews!

8 February 2019

Every now and again, a door drop item arrives through my letterbox which prompts me to write a creative review, probably with a consumer bias, but also as a door drop expert. Well in the last couple of weeks, three have arrived, so here goes! Argos – the leaflet arrived on Friday February 1st, for […]

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Volume Blog – 2018 Summary

4 February 2019

Our door drop volume monitor in Cheshunt reveals an average weekly receipt in 2018 of 5.5 items, a drop from 2017’s 6.3, itself a drop from 7.3 in 2016. That has surprised us in comparison to our trading record as a company, which has seen us continue our year on year growth over that period, […]

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Thanks to all our clients

13 December 2018

It’s an appropriate time to reflect on what TLC has achieved in the last year and what perhaps the future may bring. 2017 was a very successful year for us and at this time last year, we were planning how we could improve further. That involved more staff, improved systems and services, plus a commitment […]

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I fear for the future of door drops

9 November 2018

Post the supposed Armageddon of GDPR, door drops are, according to many, a medium set to flourish. Suddenly, third party companies with any sort of associated interest in door drops and possibly not a lot of industry knowledge, are promoting the medium in some cases for the first time I can ever recall and that […]

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