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Monthly Archives: September 2009

UPS Testing Direct Mail Service

NEW YORK, NY – The direct mail industry is about to get more competitive – especially for business who use mailing lists for traditional direct mail advertising. United Parcel Service (UPS) is testing a new direct mail service called Direct to Door.

The pilot program is to be conducted in five markets – Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. UPS drivers will be delivering boxes containing about 12 premium offers and samples to targeted consumers. […]

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Direct Mail Talks Starting Between U.S. and Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba – Today, officials sat down for the first time together to discuss restoring direct mail service between U.S. and Cuba. This is a small but positive move toward improved relations that comes after a bitter week of accusations over the extension of the U.S. trade embargo with Cuba.

The U.S. delegation is headed by Bisa Williams, who is the current deputy assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs. The negotiations are being […]

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Direct Mail Talks to Start Between U.S. and Cuba

WASHINGTON – Talks between the U.S. and Cuba are in the works to resume direct-mail service between the two countries for the first time in nearly half a century. On Sep 1st, 2009, diplomats made the announcement that talks are set to begin on Sept 17, 2009 as part of the Obama administration’s efforts to continue to try to engage the communist country.

Direct mail to Cuba stopped in 1963, and since then mail has […]

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Direct Mail Innovator of Opt-Out List Dies

LONDON – A PR man from Washington, John Jay Daly, who was credited as the inventor of the concept that consumers could opt out of direct mail, has died of heart disease at the age of 80.

The US Congress was considering legislation in 1970 that would have restricted direct mail by requiring companies to get an explicit opt-in for each household.

Daly, who was then the deputy chairman of the US Direct Marketing Association, came […]

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