Postmaster General Speaks Up for USPS

By | February 28th, 2013

Despite the positive spikes during the holiday or election seasons, the postal service is continually facing losses, with a net loss of $ 1.3 billion noted in the first quarter results of USPS’s 2013 fiscal year. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has made a decision to cut Saturday mail however he does say that this will […]

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Vistaprint Survey Sheds Light on Small Business Marketing

By | December 17th, 2009

VISTAPRINT, December 10, 2009 – The Netherlands based company, Vistaprint, has published a recent survey of 300 small businesses on their marketing methods and outlook. The survey is available online at the Vistaprint Small Business Blog. Focus on Small Businesses The survey was conducted on small businesses where the respondents were self-reporters. Respondents had to be […]

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Mailing List Management Service Announced by Pitney Bowes

By | December 2nd, 2009

STAMFORD, CT – On November 30, 2009, the Pitney Bowes company announced a new online list management service for organizations that either use direct mail infrequently or who send mostly a small volume of direct mail. Primarily targeted for small businesses, the new service is called AddressRightNow.The AddressRightNow platform is used to update mailing lists based […]

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German Direct Mail Opt-In Law Worries Marketers

By | November 12th, 2009

GERMANY – On September 1st 2009 the new direct mail opt-in law goes into effect in Germany.  This new law has caused the entire European marketing and data industries to become concerned – similar laws could soon come to the UK. Although the new changes don’t prevent direct mail marketing literature from being sent to […]

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Marketing Survey Shows Small Businesses Can Expect Revenue Growth

By | November 4th, 2009

OTTAWA, CANADA – In a recent survey conducted by Campaigner.com it was shown that many small business owners are seeing the beginnings of a turnaround in the current economic climate and expect revenue growth. Even though the recession has been a challenge for businesses of all sizes, small business who rise to the challenge and […]

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Direct Mail Postal Worker Appeals Federal Sentence

By | October 26th, 2009

MT. PLEASANT, MI – On Friday, Oct 23, 2009, former postal worker and direct mail technician Bobbie J. Sinko, appealed her 33 month sentence for Federal fraud and embezzlement charges. Sinko is the 53 year old bulk mail technician who worked at the Mount Pleasant Post Office from 2004 to 2007. During this time she […]

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Direct Mail Helps Stimulate The Economy

By | October 20th, 2009

REUTERS – In a report by Ben Gruber on May 22, 2009 he cites that direct mail – or “junk” mail – whether you love it or hate it, is here to stay and that it can help stimulate the troubled U.S. economy.  In his report, Gruber points out that nearly one third of […]

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Digital Printing in Direct Mail Forecast For 2008-2013

By | October 6th, 2009

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – A comprehensive forecast of the use of digital printing in the direct mail market has been undertaken and published by INTERQUEST, a market research and consulting firm that serves the digital printing and publishing industry. The document is entitledDigital Printing in Direct Mail: Market Analysis & Forecast (2008-2013) – 260 pages. The study […]

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Direct Mail Talks Starting Between U.S. and Cuba

By | September 17th, 2009

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 […]

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Direct Mail Innovator of Opt-Out List Dies

By | September 2nd, 2009

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 […]

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