What does Flyer distribution mean in marketing terminology?

Flyer distribution

Flyer distribution is an effective form of marketing that involves designing and printing flyers, and then physically distributing them in target areas. It can be used to promote a business, event, product, or service, and can be an extremely cost-effective way to reach a large number of people.

Designing and Printing

The first step in flyer distribution is designing and printing flyers. Designing the flyer is all about creating something that is visually appealing and eye-catching and conveys clear messaging. The content should be succinct and contain the main points you want to get across to the audience. This could include an introduction to your business, an overview of the products or services offered, and contact details. It’s also important to include a call to action (CTA), so it’s clear to the reader what you want them to do as a result of reading the flyer.

When it comes to printing, it’s important to choose the correct paper type and size to suit the design and the audience. A4 size is the standard for most flyers, and the paper stock should be chosen depending on the budget and the anticipated lifespan. Glossy paper is more expensive and can last longer, whilst a matt finish is cheaper, better for writing on, and more environmentally friendly.


Location is key when it comes to flyer distribution. The aim is to target the right places and people, so that flyers reach people who are most likely to be interested in the business or event being promoted. This could be anywhere from residential areas and local markets to schools, shops, or hotels. It’s best to consider a combination of outdoor locations and indoors, such as places of worship, colleges, universities, and libraries. If a business signs up to a direct mail list, they can send out flyers to targeted communities- such as people in a certain age group, with a certain level of disposable income, or living in a certain area.


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Once the location is identified, the flyers can be physically distributed. In some cases, this may involve hiring a team of people to hand out the flyers; however, it can also be done by the business or event organisers, or even through promotional staff.

It’s important to make sure that the people handing out the flyers are courteous and polite, as the way they interact with the audience can affect their perception of the business or event. Leaving flyers in strategic places such as cafes or pubs can also be a great way to reach more people.

Following Up

Following up is essential for a successful flyer distribution campaign. The follow-up is conducted several days after the flyer distribution, during which time emails and calls are made to selected customers who have shown an interest in the flyer. This is a chance to answer any questions they may have, and to build a relationship with potential customers.


Finally, it’s beneficial to track the success of the campaign to determine how successful it has been. Measuring the success of a campaign can involve collecting customer data such as names, contact information, and purchase information, so that this can be used to add them to future marketing campaigns. This can be done through an online sign-up form which is placed on the flyer, or through an e-mail list.