Utility providers across the UK have used leaflet advertising to drive new customers for over 50 years. In fact, almost 52 million utility leaflets were distributed to homes in 2019*. But we know the question you’ve come here to ask, does leaflet advertising for Utility providers really work?
Leaflet distribution for Utility Providers
The simple answer is, absolutely it does. From the 51.9 million flyers distributed, 54 million were seen and read 134 million times.* This is due to the fact that leaflets are kept in the home and shared with family and friends. Meaning for every 100 utility leaflets read, another 4 will see them. People are not just reading the flyers they receive either, they are acting on them too.
57% of utility leaflets delivered in 2019 resulted in some sort of commercial activity. This could be anything from discussing it with a friend or relative, to making a large order. From the 57%, 8% went on to make a purchase of some kind and 8% went online to the sender’s website or to find out more.*
Leafletdrop has helped small to medium Utility companies drive new sales with our easy to use, smart targeting tool. With Leafletdrop, you can book an entire leaflet distribution campaign for your shop or online store online, in minutes.
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Types of Door drop marketing for Utility Providers
Leafletdrop’s design, print and distribution service includes a variety of different leaflet formats designed to help grab a reader’s attention when they receive a Utility flyer:
A4 Utility leaflets are perfect for longer messages or for showcasing a variety services. This is due to the fact it is a larger piece of paper with an ample amount of space for adequate text and images. Leafletdrop offer A4 leaflets in either double or 4 sided formats.
At around half the size of A4, A5 leaflets are great at grabbing attention. They fit nicely alongside the post and are great for new offers or promotions.
This smaller format is the perfect size to let your local customers know of new services with voucher codes, discounts and promotions.
A DL leaflet is longer and thinner format a bit like a menu. Utility DL leaflets are best used to list your products, services and offers alongside eye catching imagery.
Leaflet Distribution only service
Leafletdrop also offer a leaflet distribution only service if you have already got your leaflets printed. These flyers can be in any shape or size under 20 grams and 5mm thick.
Simply sign up for free, create your first campaign and select "Distribution Only" at the services section of the campaign builder.
You will need to send your leaflets to Royal Mail ready for delivery and our handy leaflet experts will advise you on the correct labels and addresses you will need to send to.
Leaflet design tips for Utility providers
When your utility advertising leaflet is picked up from the doormat, it will get just three seconds to grab the reader’s attention. That is why it is important to think about the following when designing your flyer:
- Remember to include your branding and offers on every page of the design to ensure it doesn’t get lost when landing on the doormat.
- Don’t forget to use warm colours. An image of a blue flame, for example, may not get as much attention as a red one.
- Ensure you make your call to action clear and simple so readers can understand it and take action with ease.
- Don’t overload your leaflet with text. Keep copy to a minimum and focus on your key call outs.
If you require design services, you will need to get in touch via our contact us page. Our leaflet experts can help with your brief and provide a quote for our design services depending on your needs.
The cost of leaflet design and distribution for Utility providers
Leaflet advertising costs will depend on a number of different factors including the number of households you want to reach, the paper type you choose for your leaflets and whether you require leaflet printing.
Leafletdrop has created a handy pricing calculator for you, to see how much your next Utility leaflet drop campaign may cost.