DME’s Evolution

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.

1982

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.

1986

B&W Digital Print Technology
To provide clients with variable data-driven direct mail capabilities, DME purchases its first B&W digital printer.

1990

Growth, Growth, Growth
Our sales efforts really takes off in a variety of industries including furniture, MLM, travel and most importantly…automotive.

1994

Automated Direct Mail
DME develops Design Assistant, which is software used to automate direct mail creative efforts.

1995

Response Mail Express (RME)
Response Mail Express (RME) is developed. RME is a multi-channel prospecting program for financial planners.

1996

Xerox Partnership
DME collaborates with Xerox to develop a custom shared disc interface making digital print production more efficient.

1999

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.

2000

Color Digital Technology
DME beta tests its first variable color digital press.

2002

Web to Print
DME launches its first Web to Print application – Action Mail.

2003

Red Rocket
DME launches Red Rocket, a proprietary cloud-based data technology platform. Red Rocket fuels acquisition and retention marketing programs for the automotive market.

2003

Xerox/DME Innovation Tour
DME purchases three Xerox iGen3’s, and hosts a two-day event to introduce the digital print revolution.

2007

DMEautomotive (DMEa)
DME forms a partnership with JM Family Enterprises, Inc. to establish DMEautomotive (DMEa).

2009

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.

2010

eCommerce
DME launches a retail division focused on B2B and B2C personalized greeting cards, gift wrap and keepsakes.

2012

Office Depot Partnership
Strategically partnering with Office Depot, DME began offering Office Depot’s customers customized and branded web to print platforms.

2013

DME Connect
DME releases a web to print portal for both B2B and B2C clients. A simple solution for all product management needs.

2014

DME Sports
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.

2015

AutoPoint
DME Automotive was sold and rebranded as AutoPoint.

2017

What’s next?