Why Us?

Why the Direct Mail Experts?

At The Direct Mail Experts, we provide top-quality, turnkey solutions for your postcard marketing and more.

In business since 1998, our team of experts manages the entire marketing process — from compelling design to reliable, low-cost delivery. Our services include targeted lists, design, print, mail and track… all at competitive rates.

We specialize in cost-effective customized plans for small to mid-sized businesses, giving you the flexibility to build successful campaigns with a personalized approach to every project.  Working closely with your dedicated marketing specialist, you’ll benefit from our many years of experience in delivering proven results every time.

Our goal is to take the challenge of managing an affordable, successful direct mail campaign off your hands, freeing you up to focus on the other needs of running your business.

We’re in business to grow your business – We’ll give you the competitive edge, as we help build your brand and company awareness…bringing you increased sales and market share.

  • Fast Turn-Around
  • Unbeatable Customer Service
  • Complete Project Management
  • Customized Plans
  • Dependable Delivery

Our Team

Our expert team works with you to target your best customers with a custom ad that gets powerful results and boosts your brand.

Sharon Spero – President/Marketing Specialist

Education – MBA, Arizona State University,BBA Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Iowa

Experience – Sharon has spent her career in sales and marketing working in such positions as Advertising Manager for a top advertising agency in Chicago and as Director of Sales for a large manufacturer. Since 1998, she has worked successfully in the direct mail industry and currently owns The Direct Mail Experts.

Mark Spero – Vice-President/Marketing Specialist

Education – B.S. Communications, Southern Illinois University

Experience –Mark has helped businesses grow their sales and profitability through direct mail adverting for over 20 years.  His extensive experience includes working with local Chicagoland companies, as well as high-profile national chains.

Karen McJilton – Director of Operations

Education – B.S. Marketing / Business Administration, University of Illinois

Experience – Specializing in digital marketing and business administration for small businesses for more than 20 years, Karen has developed a nuanced understanding of the unique needs of the small business owner.   

Bob Orlove – Marketing Specialist

Education: B.S. Marketing, University of Nebraska

Experience: With over 30 years’ experience working as a top-performing media consultant and account executive, Bob brings his high level of expertise from within the direct mail industry to all his successful client relationships.

Sue Rudolph – Marketing Specialist

Education: B.S. Business Administration / Marketing, Gwynedd Mercy University

Experience: Sue is dedicated to complete customer satisfaction for each of her direct mail clients. Her exceptional customer service skills and dynamic energy enhance the positive development of all her client relationships.

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Anna Romanelli – Marketing Specialist

Education: Business Administration / Morton College

Experience: With a varied background in banking and sales management, Anna consistently delivers winning outcomes for all her clients. A friendly team player that gets the job done efficiently and effectively.

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Amy McGuire – Sales Support

Education: College of DuPage

Experience: Amy brings a positive, can-do attitude to every project and work relationship. Her professional skills and stellar work ethic are indispensable to the entire team. 

Jan Griffin – Bookkeeper

Experience: With over 25 years of comprehensive office management experience, including the management of her own medical software company, Jan provides invaluable administrative support for The Direct Mail Experts team.

Kira Hoskey – Graphic Artist

Education: B.A. Advertising & Public Relations,  Loyola University Chicago

Experience:  Coupling a diverse skillset as a marketing professional with a passion for team support, Kira expertly designs and edits advertisements for our many clients. 

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