Geography

Direct Distribution provides their full range of services throughout the whole of Scotland. This includes over 5,000 outlets to display your print, street teams and event support staff. We can also target the rest of the UK with our partners. DD have office and warehouse facilities in Glasgow & Dundee as well as access to facilities in Edinburgh, Carrbridge and the Borders. Over the years DD have developed an impressive portfolio of display outlets targeting both a maximum number of visitors to Scotland and the Scottish domestic market. The geographic reach of our merchandisers ensure that we deliver maximum exposure, maximum pick-up and minimum waste throughout our services.

The following statistics demonstrate DD's geographic coverage and reach

•5,000+ carefully chosen outlets to deliver maximum reach for this contract.

•50 million passengers at Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central Virgin ticket offices

•8 great Motorway stops with exclusive displays along the M74, M6, M1 and M8 including Roadchef’s, Tbays and BP stops.

•1,200,000 visitors targeted at our exclusive displays in the SECC and AECC

•3,300 accommodation outlets targeted from Holiday Inns’, Premier Inns and Best Westerns’ through to caravan & camping and self catering outlets

•600,000 miles a year throughout Scotland servicing display outlets.

•936 outlets in the South East area are routinely serviced including Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Bus Station, Camera Obscura, Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh Waverley Station, Edinburgh Filmhouse and over 600 accommodation outlets in Edinburgh etc.

•100 leisure facilities across Scotland.

•50 million combined footfall in shopping centres including Braehead & and Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow, , Livingston Designer Outlet, Stirling Thistle & Falkirk Howgate, St John’s in Perth & Wellgate in Dundee, Kingdom Centre in Fife and key Centres and Malls in Aberdeen.

•500+ bars & cafes throughout Scotland

•70 of the top arts venues in Scotland including Edinburgh Filmhouse, Kings Theatre Glasgow, Tolbooth in Stirling, DCA Dundee, His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen, Eden Court Inverness.

•86 Subway sandwich stores provided with hand-2-hand services.

•361 Days of the year placing leaflet in outlets, delivering print, putting up posters, handing out postcards, posting door-to-door, mailing flyers, storing magazines, displaying bedroom folders....phew!

 

 

Don't just take our word for it

“Direct Distribution have been targeting the domestic and visitor market, across the Central and South of Scotland, for more than 10 years. They always provide useful feedback and reports which enable us to really plan ahead. We have been so pleased with their campaign management that in 2014 we asked DD to take over the targeting of our markets in Edinburgh and Lothians. This year we also developed what’s on events print which we  wanted to do something different with. They came up with a campaign to carry out waves of concentrated activity targeting the domestic market through their racked sites, neighbourhood drops and poster displays. I know I can always rely on DD to come up with new and effective ways to reach our markets. “ Jane Masters, New Lanark