ACI: AMERICAN CIRCULATION INNOVATIONS
Newspaper Distribution, TMC Distribution, Magazine Distribution
 

"ACI has been great to work with. They are flexible in meeting our needs, and they really care about our business."

Directory Distribution

For the best in directory delivery contact us today!

Directory Distribution

For the best in delivery of your targeted campaign contact us today!

Solutions for Newspaper Publishers

Subscription Home Delivery Services

Delivery of the daily newspaper is one of the fastest-growing segments of ACI’s business, due to their superior technology which enables measuring and tracking of quality metrics at the route level. Newspapers partner with ACI Media Group because our system is lean, efficient, and effective!

ACI's Advantages:
  • Lower costs due to unique operating efficiencies
  • Innovative technology for routing and reporting
  • Responsive and reliable customer service to handle starts and stops
  • Ability to cross-leverage resources across Home Delivery and newspaper Total Market Coverage (TMC) products resulting in lower costs
  • Strong independent contractor agreements that drive a tenured and accountable carrier force

Total Market Coverage (TMC) and Other Alternate Products

As postal costs have risen, more and more newspapers have turned to alternate delivery carrier forces for their TMC programs (advertising packages delivered to non-subscribers of the daily newspaper). For over 20 years, ACI Media Group has been the vendor of choice, driven by their best-in-class GPS technology and sophisticated field verification systems. Newspapers experience a 20% to 40% reduction in delivery expense – saving millions of dollars, while still maintaining the quality delivery that advertisers require.

ACI's Advantages:
  • Cutting edge GPS technology that verifies delivery within route-based territories
  • Industry-leading system to prevent pileups and repeat stop requests from consumers
  • MD.NET routing and reporting technology to measure and report quality metrics at route-based territory level
  • Database experts
  • Experts at address specific and list delivery
  • In-field verification system based on statistical sampling methodologies
  • Employee verifiers who use GPS-based, handheld units to report in-field quality data

Single Copy and Bulk Drop Distribution

ACI Media Group has developed a competitive edge for delivery of newspapers to racks or retail outlets, utilizing their proprietary barcode scanning system which provides real-time, web-based verification and returns reporting.

ACI's Advantages:
  • GPS-based barcode scanning and electronic verification of delivery and returns
  • Time stamp for each delivery
  • Web-based reporting of all delivery and return data
  • Complete transparency for customers to access reports
  • Automated uploading of delivery and returns data (no more manual spreadsheets)

Sunday Select

To better serve advertisers, many newspapers have introduced an innovative new product, “Sunday Select,” in which consumers who do not receive the Sunday newspaper opt-in to receive advertising circulars that typically accompany the newspaper. The delivery challenges associated with this distribution include materially higher customer service expectations, earlier delivery deadlines and a dramatically lower level delivery penetration per ZIP Code. ACI has adapted their technology and delivery system to meet the needs of this emerging market.

ACI's Advantages:
  • Highly proficient routing and “delivery list” system that facilitates and drives accuracy at the opt-in level
  • Custom GPS reporting that validates delivery completion by Sunday Select deadlines
  • Cutting-edge GPS technology that verifies delivery within route-based territories
  • Database experts
  • Experts at address specific and list delivery
  • In-field verification system based on statistical sampling methodologies
  • Independent verifiers who use GPS-based, real-time handheld units to report in-field quality data
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Directory Distribution Services

ACI Media Group has been delivering directories for publishers, advertisers and community service groups for over 10 years. They are experts in end-to-end logistics for distribution of this product line.

Since a single directory can weigh up to seven pounds, a single distribution of any given city directory can represent many semi-trucks worth of product. ACI is a specialist at receiving, storing and delivering directories. From the warehouse dock, all the way to the porch of each consumer and business in the market, ACI makes it happen.

ACI's Advantages:
  • Cutting-edge GPS technology that verifies delivery within route-based territories
  • GPS-based Alert System to accommodate consumer starts and stops
  • Industry-leading system to prevent pileups and repeat stop requests from consumers
  • Routing and reporting technology to measure and report quality metrics at route-based territory level
  • Experts at address specific and list delivery
  • Employee verifiers who use GPS-based, handheld units to report in-field quality data
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Target Marketing Campaigns

Product Samples

ACI Media Group has been distributing product samples for packaged goods manufacturers and other marketing services companies for nearly 40 years. Large or small, we have the experience and expertise to distribute your samples. From toothpaste, to cookies, to 7 lb. bags of dog food, we have efficiently and effectively delivered anything that must be tested or introduced in the marketplace.

ACI's Advantages:
  • 45 years of knowledge and experience successfully delivering samples of all shapes and sizes
  • Highly robust and efficient Map Info mapping and demographic data capabilities to select exact households that match your target market and maximize your ROI
  • Ability to customize your delivery footprint to meet your target market and to maximize your ROI
  • Ability to deliver any day of the week
  • Cutting-edge GPS technology to measure and report quality metrics at route-based territory level
  • In-field verification system based on statistical sampling methodologies
  • GPS-based, handheld units used to report in-field quality data

Doorhangers, Flyers and Custom Advertising Packages

Advertising agencies, marketing service companies, brokers and business owners have been using ACI’s delivery systems for their customized programs since 1965. The delivery of all varieties of advertising literature is not only one of our core competencies – it is the essence of what we do. Over the years, ACI Media Group has evolved their systems to become more innovative, advanced and efficient. But, in order to be really good at advertising distribution, you need to have a mastery of the fundamentals...as does ACI.

ACI’s Advantages:
  • 45 years of knowledge and experience
  • Highly robust and efficient Map Info mapping and demographic data capabilities
  • Ability to customize your delivery footprint to meet your target market and to maximize your ROI
  • Ability to deliver any day of the week
  • Cutting-edge GPS technology to measure and report quality metrics at route-based territory level
  • In-field verification system based on statistical sampling methodologies
  • GPS-based, handheld units used to report in-field quality data

ACI Media Group’s Doorhanger, Flyers and Custom Advertising Packages customers include thousands of large and small business in many retail and service sectors, including:

  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • Professional Services
  • Consumer Services
  • Real Estate and Financial Services
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Politicians and Political Parties
  • Government Services
  • Radio, Television and Print Media
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