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Direct Mail Services for Detroit, Central and Southeast Michigan

downtown detroit advertisingMichigan’s economic resurgence has created the ideal climate for small businesses to grow. If growth is your goal, Valpak can help you make the most of your advertising spend by putting your business inside the iconic Blue Envelope of coupons. Reap the benefits of joining forces with a household name and enjoy the cost savings of shared direct mail marketing. Choose an offer insert that fits your needs – from coupons to postcards – the frequency of mailing and the neighborhoods you’d like to reach. We can introduce your business to up to 1.1 million local households and in select months, we also mail a second envelope to 850,000 households to provide a bonus boost in exposure.

Valpak also enables consumers to connect with your business online through our suite of digital marketing products. As a Google Premier Partner, we have Google advertising product knowledge, passed certification in Google Ads and are highly skilled in optimizing your business website for search engines.

Choosing the Best Advertising Agency in Detroit

Everyone loves a good story. But not everyone is good at telling them. And though there are numerous advertising agencies in the Detroit area and across Southeast Michigan, you may find that they just aren’t prepared to tell your business’s story the right way or at the right price.

You need an ad agency that enables you to reach your target demographic in the right neighborhoods via the right channels at the right time and for the right price. Businesses that use Valpak direct mail and digital marketing solutions for their Detroit and Lansing advertising can do just that. And if you’re satisfied with your current marketing campaign but feel your brand should be capturing more of the market, a direct mail campaign can help articulate the story much better than outdoor advertising.

Here’s why Valpak solutions work so well as your primary marketing campaign or even to complement your existing marketing efforts:

  • Reach select households in Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Warren, Flint, Kalamazoo, Grosse Point, Midland, New Baltimore, Macomb and more with direct mail
  • Increase online traffic with responsive web design, SEM, social media and other digital marketing
  • Get measurable results in real time, made plain with our performance and call tracking solutions

Detroit Direct Mail Advertising

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With more than 140 office locations, Valpak is recognized as the national leader in direct mail. Your local Valpak of Southeast Michigan marketing professionals will help you target your best audience – households with 26% higher income and 22% more purchasing power.¹ They know the best advertising is balanced, multichannel advertising that’s tailored to fit and drives results.

Shared Mail

Direct mail coupons are lean-design mini billboards – the ideal ads for these types of businesses:

Mailing flyers give you more space to promote products and seasonal offerings and work well for:

Mailing circulars are even larger and used when advertising multiple locations and special events for:

Postcard Advertising

It’s not just our flexible print formats in the Valpak envelope that make our direct mail advertising services the answer to whatever branding, awareness, prospecting or retention equations your company needs to solve to continue growing. Our postcard products are affordable for businesses large, small and everywhere in between. What makes our small business advertising in Lansing and Detroit so cost-effective is Valpak is a one-stop shop for print marketing.

You know your customers well and probably wouldn’t have a problem describing them: the core demographic, the occasional patron, the hard-sell and others. Thanks to decades of data, with new insights pouring in all the time, small business advertising in Central Michigan and Southeast Michigan has never been easier. Your local media consultant at Valpak can match your demographic description with neighborhoods in Lansing, Detroit and beyond.

Our postcard products include customizable postcards and Valpak neighborhood-targeted postcards. With customized postcards, you can choose the specific demographic you wish to mail to, when. Here are some of the many household characteristics Valpak can use to help you build a profile of your demographic and then send your postcards to their homes:

  • College degree
  • Owner-occupied homes
  • Families with/without children
  • Home value
  • Household income
  • Household size
  • Number of vehicles at home
  • Homeowner age
  • Age of home
  • Marital status
  • Languages spoken at home

Mailed to the same high-income households as the Valpak envelope, neighborhood-targeted postcards include creative design, artwork, lists, addressing, processing, print and postage for one low rate. Neighborhood-targeted postcards enable you to have more real estate for your ad over similar products from our competitors:

  • No Valpak logos
  • No Valpak return address
  • No Valpak URL
  • No intrusive marketing message
  • No postal disclaimers
  • Minimized address and postage space
  • More creative space

Online Marketing in Detroit

 digital marketing in detroitYour business’s voicemail may be listening out for customers after-hours. Your print advertising may be in a consumer’s back pocket or the back of their minds while they’re on the go.

Without a digital marketing campaign, those curious customers sounding off on your business’s voicemail box may change their minds by the time your business opens the next day. Those offers in their back pockets or the back of their minds may stay back there a little too long, unless you round out your campaign with a balanced set of digital advertising solutions.

Your local team at Valpak of Southeastern Michigan offers a full suite of digital marketing solutions to make sure your company is top of mind during and after business hours:

Businesses in Central and Southeast Michigan That We Work With

Michigan businesses are happy they chose to partner with Valpak for direct mail and digital marketing. Check out our local coupons page to see the businesses that advertise with us, including these companies:

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Hondros Education Group has advertised with Valpak for years. Vice President of Marketing Kerry Hurff says the analytics aspect is one of the biggest reasons he decided to partner with Valpak. He says, “We are seeing incremental students coming to us. We’re seeing more inquiries and we can tell when the Valpak has dropped because contact center calls increase.” Kerry “absolutely” recommends Valpak to other businesses. He notes the affordability, coupled with the capability to hone in on specific neighborhoods is exciting and significantly drives success.

“I’ve been a Valpak customer since 2004. When I got into the business in 2004, it was highly recommended from another Edible Arrangements owner. So I tried it, and it’s worked for me, and I’ve been a customer ever since… It’s just great exposure and I definitely highly recommend it.” – Nick D’Alleva, Franchise Owner, Edible Arrangements

A Measurable, Provable Return on Your Marketing Investment

Valpak of Southeast Michigan Team
Watching the fuel gauge isn’t the best way to measure fuel efficiency. The length of a phone call isn’t the best way to measure lead quality. It’s details like the nature of your trip, city and highway miles and other sources of relevant data, like the odometer, that help you measure mileage and fuel efficiency. And it’s not just how long the call lasted that helps you determine the quality of a lead. It’s the length, the call’s origination and even the words said during the conversation that help you accurately measure quality.

Valpak of Southeast Michigan equips you with the Detroit and Lansing advertising tools needed to track your sales calls, gauge the quality of them, make them more efficient and ultimately, measure your return on investment. These metrics and other analytics are made plain in our performance dashboard. We’ll track your campaign’s calls, print distribution, webpage visits and more so you’ll understand every action made in response to your offers, including which offers work and which ones need more work.




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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Mailing Areas

You can advertise with Valpak to 2.12 million homes across Michigan in Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids. For specific dates and coverage, contact your Valpak of Southeast Michigan representative.

Mailing Schedule

Mail Dates Estimated
In-Home Date
Jan. 28 2021 Feb. 1 2021
Feb. 25 2021 Mar. 1 2021
Apr. 1 2021 Apr. 5 2021
Apr. 14 2021 Apr. 17 2021
Apr. 29 2021 May. 3 2021
May. 12 2021 May. 15 2021
May. 27 2021 Jun. 1 2021
Jun. 9 2021 Jun. 12 2021
Jul. 1 2021 Jul. 6 2021
Jul. 14 2021 Jul. 17 2021
Jul. 29 2021 Aug. 2 2021
Aug. 11 2021 Aug. 14 2021
Aug. 26 2021 Aug. 30 2021
Sep. 8 2021 Sep. 11 2021
Sep. 30 2021 Oct. 4 2021
Oct. 13 2021 Oct. 16 2021
Oct. 28 2021 Nov. 1 2021
Nov. 24 2021 Nov. 29 2021
Dec. 30 2021 Jan. 3 2022

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Valpak in Detroit FAQ

How Much Does It Cost to Advertise with Valpak in Detroit?

The cost to advertise with Valpak in Detroit starts at 3 to 5 cents per household. This can vary based on where you mail, how often you mail, the type of business you own, current promotional offers, the print format you choose and any add-on digital marketing. Your Valpak media consultant in the Detroit area will help you identify your target audience and create a custom marketing campaign based on your business needs.

Where Does Valpak Mail in Detroit and How Often?

Valpak mails up to 1.1 million top households in Detroit. Lansing and surrounding communities every month. In select months, we also mail a second envelope to 850,000 Detroit households to provide even greater exposure for our advertisers. View the map and schedule for the area. You can also mail statewide to 2.12 million homes in Grand Rapids and more metro areas.

What Are Some of the Best Advertising Options Available in Detroit?

If you’re looking to advertise your business in Detroit on a budget, start with targeted direct mail marketing from Valpak. It’s the affordable way to reach thousands of potential customers that provides a great return on what you spend. Any advertising agency in Detroit, including Valpak, will recommend incorporating digital marketing into your campaign to maximize response too.

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

With an open rate of 93% among households that receive it, Valpak gets exposure for your business, no question. Even better? Our Blue Envelope and neighborhood-targeted postcards target consumers in Detroit with higher incomes and home values. To explore additional targeting options and direct mail formats for Detroit area businesses, visit our customizable postcards page.

Does Valpak in Detroit Work?

Yes! Detroit businesses that choose Valpak for advertising get custom marketing campaigns focused on specific marketing goals like sales, brand awareness and ROI. And we can measure the success of each effort, showing you exactly how well your advertising is performing at any given time. See some of our success stories on how Valpak has driven response for all types of businesses.