Reach up to 150,000 Households in Greater Des Moines Each Month

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Small Business Marketing in Des Moines

marketing and advertising for des moines iowaIt’s door-to-door sales without boots on the ground. It’s your company’s best foot forward and a conversation starter. Add your business to our iconic direct mail solution, The Blue Envelope®, to see new faces turn into regular clients.

Business owners in central Iowa face several challenges when looking to grow their businesses. While the economy is strong, the business boom in Des Moines is quickly making it the next “It” Midwest city – which leads to congestion longtime business owners haven’t faced before. Whether you own an eatery in Downtown Des Moines or a lube & oil shop in Johnston, Valpak of Central Iowa will help your business stand out and get noticed. We’ll help you reach over 150,000 households with 15% more income and 10% higher purchasing power in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, Altoona, Clive, Grimes, Urbandale and many other communities.1

Valpak of Central Iowa also provides digital marketing tools, like mobile-friendly website development and increased online visibility with search engine optimization.

Local Direct Mail Advertising in Central Iowa

Since 1968, Valpak has operated as the national leader in direct mail with nearly 140 office locations. From fitness centers in West Des Moines to medical practices in Carlisle, your local team of Des Moines advertising experts can help you choose the best format for your business:

  • Coupons: Single panel inserts in our famous Blue Envelope
  • Circulars: Perfect for printing menus and flyers
  • Cardstock: Customizable options that drive consumer action
  • Valpak PlusOne™: Affordable postcards with extremely limited inventory
  • Solo direct mail: Specialty print formats to use between mailings

1. Compared to the average Des Moines consumer. Claritas data with current year projections, Sept. 2019.

Digital Marketing in Des Moines

If you’re looking to improve your online footprint, Valpak’s suite of digital marketing products will help get the job done. Our digital advertising solutions include:
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Contact your local advertising expert today to find out which products are right for your business.

Small Businesses in Des Moines That We Work With

Local businesses in Des Moines partner with Valpak for direct mail because they see results. Check out our local coupons page to see the Des Moines businesses that advertise with us, including these companies you see below:

Valpak of Central Iowa’s marketing consultants are experienced in helping businesses like yours grow through direct mail and digital marketing. Our reps are dedicated to helping your business achieve its sales goals.

“We always see Valpak coupons, from the envelope and from the ad on the website. I even have customers come in with our ad on their phones. I would recommend any retail business use the Valpak program and experience the difference for themselves. It’s the one that produces results!” – Justin Porter, Brown’s Shoe Fit Co.

“I started advertising with Valpak because it is a well-known program, and everyone looks inside the envelope! We started advertising with Valpak when we were new, and this allowed us to get in front of potential clients quickly. I trust Valpak and I know it is a respected program!” – Andy Gay, Owner, Nidovi Pizza & More

Advertising Performance and ROI

The proof is in the results. And with Valpak, the results are all laid out for you inside a performance tracking dashboard. This performance-tracking tool gives you a unique phone number and URL so you can monitor call and click responses to your Valpak ads. Our dashboard identifies key performance indicators and empowers you to distill the numbers to find your ROI.




From direct mail coupons to solo direct mail, ad space that fits your business at prices that fit your budget.



Robust digital marketing solutions, including website development and SEM, from a Google Premier Partner.

ROI Marketing

ROI Marketing

Performance tracking of your direct mail and digital advertising campaigns to prove return on investment.

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“We always see Valpak coupons, from the envelope and from the ad on the website. I even have
customers come in with our ad on their phones. I would recommend any retail business use the
Valpak program and experience the difference for themselves. It’s the one that produces results!

Justin Porter, Brown’s Shoe Fit Co.

Mailing Areas

Contact your Valpak of Central Iowa advertising agency today for a free marketing consultation. We’ll walk you through how you can reach as many as 150,000 qualified households in Des Moines and surrounding communities for as little as pennies per household.

Mailing Schedule

Aug. Schedule2020 Mail DatesAug. 29 2020Estimated In-Home DateSep. 1 2020Copy DeadlineAug. 14 2020Households Reached150,000
Oct. Schedule2020 Mail DatesOct. 3 2020Estimated In-Home DateOct. 6 2020Copy DeadlineSep. 18 2020Households Reached150,000
Oct. Schedule2020 Mail DatesOct. 31 2020Estimated In-Home DateNov. 3 2020Copy DeadlineOct. 16 2020Households Reached150,000
Nov. Schedule2020 Mail DatesNov. 28 2020Estimated In-Home DateDec. 1 2020Copy DeadlineNov. 11 2020Households Reached150,000
Jan. Schedule2020 Mail DatesJan. 2 2021Estimated In-Home DateJan. 5 2021Copy DeadlineDec. 15 2020Households Reached150,000
Jan. Schedule2020 Mail DatesJan. 30 2021Estimated In-Home DateFeb. 2 2021Copy DeadlineJan. 15 2021Households Reached150,000
Feb. Schedule2020 Mail DatesFeb. 27 2021Estimated In-Home DateMar. 2 2021Copy DeadlineFeb. 12 2021Households Reached150,000
Apr. Schedule2020 Mail DatesApr. 3 2021Estimated In-Home DateApr. 6 2021Copy DeadlineMar. 19 2021Households Reached150,000
May. Schedule2020 Mail DatesMay. 1 2021Estimated In-Home DateMay. 4 2021Copy DeadlineApr. 16 2021Households Reached150,000
May. Schedule2020 Mail DatesMay. 29 2021Estimated In-Home DateJun. 1 2021Copy DeadlineMay. 14 2021Households Reached150,000
Jul. Schedule2020 Mail DatesJul. 3 2021Estimated In-Home DateJul. 6 2021Copy DeadlineJun. 18 2021Households Reached150,000
Jul. Schedule2020 Mail DatesJul. 31 2021Estimated In-Home DateAug. 3 2021Copy DeadlineJul. 16 2021Households Reached150,000
Aug. Schedule2020 Mail DatesAug. 28 2021Estimated In-Home DateAug. 31 2021Copy DeadlineAug. 13 2021Households Reached150,000
Oct. Schedule2020 Mail DatesOct. 2 2021Estimated In-Home DateOct. 5 2021Copy DeadlineSep. 17 2021Households Reached150,000
Oct. Schedule2020 Mail DatesOct. 30 2021Estimated In-Home DateNov. 2 2021Copy DeadlineOct. 15 2021Households Reached150,000
Nov. Schedule2020 Mail DatesNov. 27 2021Estimated In-Home DateNov. 30 2021Copy DeadlineNov. 10 2021Households Reached150,000

Valpak of Central Iowa is an independently owned Valpak franchise.

Video Testimonial: Classy Cuts

Classy Cuts has advertised with Valpak for more than a decade. Owner Tina Dao says the reason she chose Valpak for her advertising needs is because her rep is easy to work with, The Blue Envelope brings her new clients and it just “feels right.” In fact, Tina claims more than 50% of her customers come from Valpak and she sees people bring in the Classy Cuts coupon every day. Tina highly recommends Valpak to small businesses looking to grow.

Valpak in Des Moines FAQ

How Much Does It Cost to Advertise with Valpak in Des Moines?

Valpak costs as little as 2 to 5 cents per household in Des Moines. How often you mail and to how many households, the industry you’re in, discount pricing (when available), the format of your print piece and whether you add on digital marketing will impact the final cost. Your Des Moines area advertising rep for Valpak will create a custom campaign that’s affordable, targeted and meets the unique marketing needs of your business.

Where Does Valpak Mail in Des Moines and How Often?

Valpak mails to 150,000 top households in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Pleasant Hill, Altoona, Ankeny, Waukee and many other central Iowa communities 12 times a year. View the Des Moines area map and schedule.

What Are Some of the Best Advertising Options Available in Des Moines?

Targeted direct mail marketing from Valpak can be the most affordable option for a business to advertise in Des Moines. With a proven track record and a household name, Valpak often outperforms other advertising agencies in the Des Moines area. Digital marketing is also a low-cost advertising option to extend the reach and potential return on investment of any print advertising campaign.

Why is Valpak the Best Way to Advertise with Direct Mail in Des Moines?

Because 9 out of 10 households that receive Valpak in the mail open it. What other advertising can say that? Our Blue Envelope and PlusOne™ postcards also reach an audience in Des Moines with 15% more income and 10% higher purchasing power than the average local consumer. For even more targeting capabilities and format options for businesses in the Des Moines area, check out our customizable postcards.

Does Valpak in Des Moines Work?

You bet it does! Your Valpak rep in Des Moines will help you develop a marketing plan around your goals (sales, brand awareness, ROI, etc.). With our ability to track your success, you’ll also know exactly how your Valpak advertising is performing each month. Ask about our money-back guarantee and to see how Valpak has worked for businesses across dozens of industries, visit our success stories.