The year was 1982, and the focus was direct marketing. Visionary Mike Panaggio began a seven person agency, Direct Mail Express, in Daytona Beach, Florida.
You have to look at our history to learn where we are going.
Direct Mail for Central Florida
DME fills the direct mail void for Central Florida businesses. Within a few years, DME expands its mailing capabilities for clients nationwide.
B&W Digital Print Technology
To provide clients with variable data-driven direct mail capabilities, DME purchases its first B&W digital printer.
Growth, Growth, Growth
Our sales efforts really takes off in a variety of industries including furniture, MLM, travel and most importantly…automotive.
Automated Direct Mail
DME develops Design Assistant, which is software used to automate direct mail creative efforts.
Response Mail Express (RME)
Response Mail Express (RME) is developed. RME is a multi-channel prospecting program for financial planners.
DME collaborates with Xerox to develop a custom shared disc interface making digital print production more efficient.
Customer Interaction Center (CIC)
DME opens the Customer Interaction Center (CIC), a 92-seat communication hub with 150 professionally trained operators offering live and automated inbound/outbound telecommunications services.
Color Digital Technology
DME beta tests its first variable color digital press.
Web to Print
DME launches its first Web to Print application – Action Mail.
DME launches Red Rocket, a proprietary cloud-based data technology platform. Red Rocket fuels acquisition and retention marketing programs for the automotive market.
Xerox/DME Innovation Tour
DME purchases three Xerox iGen3’s, and hosts a two-day event to introduce the digital print revolution.
DME forms a partnership with JM Family Enterprises, Inc. to establish DMEautomotive (DMEa).
Next Generation Digital Print
DME begins a companywide upgrade to the latest in digital print technology by purchasing six colored digital presses from Xerox, HP and Xeikon.
DME launches a retail division focused on B2B and B2C personalized greeting cards, gift wrap and keepsakes.
Office Depot Partnership
Strategically partnering with Office Depot, DME began offering Office Depot’s customers customized and branded web to print platforms.
DME releases a web to print portal for both B2B and B2C clients. A simple solution for all product management needs.
DME Sports was born with NBA quality courts and training facilities. The first Academy class generated 3 players moving on with NCAA Division 1 scholarships.
DME Automotive was sold and rebranded as AutoPoint.