We take pride in building successful partnerships, growing with every client as, together, we test the limits of direct marketing in order to generate the revenues to advance their case.
We deliver innovative and wise counsel, drawn from our close personal relationships with each client and our vast professional knowledge and expertise.
With more than 30 years of direct marketing experience we have grown from a small Milwaukee-based firm to one of the most accomplished direct response marketing agencies in the country, with offices in Milwaukee, WI and Washington, DC.
From our beginnings we knew that success depended on fostering strong partnerships with our clients, and we are convinced that at the core of any successful partnership is a common set of goals, values, and priorities. In our corporate mission statement we make clear that it is critical we share a common bond with everyone we work with.
We believe, above everything else, that people make the difference. And we know that when you judge us, you will be evaluating how well our team will work day in and day out to make your fundraising program an unparalleled success. The principal reason ABD Direct offers the best array of direct mail services is because we have the finest people working for us.
It means we will attend to every detail and take 100% responsibility for all aspects of your program. Our focus on client service makes us the easiest firm to work with—and it makes us the best.
Nonprofit Special Appeal Bronze, AAUW Work Smart Appeal
Nonprofit Special Appeal – Multi-Channel Silver, Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2019 Calendar Appeal
Direct Mail Acquisition NEAVS, Kittens Acquisition Package
Multichannel Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Wild East Appeal
Nonprofit Major Donor Direct Mail Campaign Audubon’s Great Egret Society Launch Package
Political Acquisition DCCC Trump – What the hell do you have to lose? Package
Nonprofit Renewal/Special Appeal NARAL’s Trump Timeline Appeal
Nonprofit Major Donor Direct Mail Campaign The Wilderness Society’s Advocates for Wilderness Too Wild to Drill Appeal
Nonprofit Direct Mail Special Appeal USHMM Some Were Neighbors Appeal
Nonprofit Direct Mail Special Appeal USHMM Year-End Appeal
Nonprofit Digital Special Appeal The Wilderness Society Year-End Lightbox
Silver in Fundraising Excellence The Wilderness Society Online Renewal Campaign
Bronze in Fundraising Excellence The Wilderness Society Year-End Email Campaign
Silver in Fundraising Excellence The Wilderness Society Year-End Lightbox
Best Overall Candidate Fundraising Campaign Obama for America 2012
Best Mailing for a Candidate for President Obama for America 2012
Silver Pollie – House Mailer Obama for America 2012 “State of the Race” Donor Insider Appeal
Silver Pollie – Prospect Mailer Obama for America 2012 First Lady Photo Prospecting
Bronze Pollie – House Mailer Obama for America 2012 September “Convention Photo” Appeal (FLOTUS)
Bronze Pollie – Prospect Mailer Obama for America 2012 Presidential Gold Seal Prospecting
Direct Mail ($10 Million+) – Gold United States Holocaust Memorial Museum “Tribute Candle Appeal”
Direct Mail ($10 Million+) – Special Mention Obama for America 2012 “State of the Race” Donor Insider Appeal
Nonprofit Acquisition/Prospecting USHMM Simmonds Project
Political Acquisition/Prospecting OFA First Lady Photo
Political Major Donor OFA State of the Race Donor Insider Appeal
Political Special Appeal OFA Convention Photo Appeal
Political Special Appeal OFA Birthday Card Appeal
Fundraising Campaigns of the Year Obama for America Sound Card Appeal
Save Darfur Coalition’s “Be a Voice for Darfur” Poster Appeal
Fearless Fundraising Obama for America Sound Card Appeal
Gold Maxi in Platinum “Big Idea” Award Obama for America Sound Card Appeal
Best Overall Candidate Fundraising Campaign Obama for America
Best Mailing for a Candidate for President Obama for America Rally Poster Appeal
Bronze Maxi in Political Fundraising Obama for America
Gold Maxi in Non Profit Fundraising Special Appeal Drug Policy Alliance
Gold Maxi in Platinum “Big Idea” Award Save Darfur Coalition Poster Appeal