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2011 National Postal Forum - May 1-4 - San Diego, Calif.
Home   Attendee Info   Education   Exhibit Hall    Nov. 24, 2010

In this issue...
  • Postal Service considers customer experience improvements
  • US Postal Service facing 'most serious threat' in its 200-year history'
  • 2011 changes for domestic mailing services
  • US Postal Service relaunches direct mail website
  • 4 reasons to revive the bulky direct mail piece
  • To save Postal Service, modernize
  • Direct marketing goes digital
  • How to select the best database software
  • 5 tips that could save your direct mail campaign
  • Reader's Digest to begin sampling campaign as it aims to grow readership by 200,000
  • Direct mail marketers should innovate, says expert
  • Using internet marketing to drive stronger catalog sales

  • Postal Service considers customer experience improvements
    Direct Marketing News    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The U.S. Postal Service is planning to improve the customer experience as part of its broader effort to create new revenue sources, postal officials said at a Mailers Technical Advisory Committee meeting. "A major goal of mine is that I want us to provide a better customer experience," said Patrick Donahoe, deputy postmaster general and COO, who will become postmaster general Dec. 3. More



    US Postal Service facing 'most serious threat in its 200-year history'
    Post & Parcel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
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    Senior congressmen on both sides of the political divide have said the latest financial results from the U.S. Postal Service underline the need for "comprehensive" reform. The U.S. Postal Service unveiled its figures for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, posting an $8.5 billion loss for the 12 months. More

    2011 changes for domestic mailing services
    TMCNet    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The Postal Service will revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual to incorporate standards for the introduction of Address Information System services, for the discontinuation of rigid flats claiming flats prices, and other clarifications. More

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    US Postal Service relaunches direct mail website
    Direct Marketing News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The U.S. Postal Service relaunched its how-to direct mail website delivermagazine.com recently. The updated site, a companion to the U.S. Postal Service's print magazine on direct mail and multichannel marketing, Deliver, features a simplified layout and a downloadable smartphone application. More

    4 reasons to revive the bulky direct mail piece
    MarketingProfs    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    "Just a few years ago, I could count on receiving a mailbox full of direct mail nearly every day, including the crown jewel of direct marketing, the BIG direct mail piece," writes Dean Rieck at Direct Creative. "Thick #10's, fat 6x9's, and beefy 9x12's once stood atop the mountain of attention-grabbing communication." Although the recession and a shift to online marketing channels made direct mail seem expensive and outdated, it hasn't gone away - for one simple reason: "What people are discovering is that traditional media, including direct mail, still work. That includes the big direct mail piece," according to Rieck. More



    To save Postal Service, modernize
    Politico    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    If you stand on the corner outside New York's Penn Station, you will see this inscription above the entrance to the United States Postal Service Building: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." The inscription doesn't say anything about e-mail, the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, FedEx or UPS keeping couriers from their rounds. But times are changing. People are moving into the 21st century - and it's time the U.S. Postal Service did as well. More

    Direct marketing goes digital
    NZBusiness    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    We all understand the value of building that all-important one-to-one relationship with customers. But making that connection can be time consuming and a bit hit and miss - unless you have professional help. This is where direct mail organizations come in. Not only do they have access to reams of data about your potential customers, they can offer a range of creative ways to connect with them. These can include personalized color brochures that promote web-based marketing campaigns as the worlds of print and digital combine. More

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    How to select the best database software
    Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Databases are about more than columns and rows. Whatever type of business you're running, you'll likely need a way to house data you've collected and, whether it's a simple mailing list or an extensive product inventory, you'll want to maximize that data. Here's a few tips to help you choose the best database software for your business. More

    5 tips that could save your direct mail campaign
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    Are you worried that your direct mail campaign is stalling? Even though changes may be in store, you are probably closer to success than you ever imagined possible. By following the five tips below, you can save your direct mail campaign from disaster, and subsequently use this marketing strategy to increase sales and profits. More



    Reader's Digest to begin sampling campaign as it aims to grow readership by 200,000
    The Drum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    An extensive consumer sampling campaign has been launched by Reader's Digest as it aims to increase its circulation by 200,000. The magazine will distribute free copies of its 160-page issue as it aims to grow its circulation numbers from just over 400,000 to a target of 600,000, the largest sampling campaign it has ever undertaken. More

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    Direct mail marketers should innovate, says expert
    ThomsonLocal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Chris Bibey, owner of MailMarlin.com, observed that people receive lots of direct mail every week, meaning that companies must do something to stand out. For example, he suggested that businesses send out sales letters or brochures if their competitors in the area are only utilizing post cards. Elsewhere, Bibey urged marketers to show consistency in their email campaigns in order to improve response rates. More

    Using internet marketing to drive stronger catalog sales
    MultiChannel Merchant    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    The majority of catalog sales are now placed online. As a result, it is critical to not only review the catalog proof for accurate item numbers and prices, but to review it from an Internet marketing perspective as well. Here are four key Internet marketing programs that can be leveraged to drive increased response and sales to a catalog mailing. More

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