Founded in 1929, Advo offers a range of direct mail marketing services. The company operates the Missing Children Program in which the photos of missing children are featured on the advertising pieces. Advo is a part of Valassis Communications, which provides a range of marketing services to consumer packaged goods manufacturers, retailers and technology companies. Valassis Communications has operations in the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as Europe. The company provides creative development, targeting, printing, coupon redemption management and postpromotion analysis services. Valassis Communications offers program coordination, variable imaging, postage consultation and paper certification services. The company provides preprints and direct-to-door bags and cards.