Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF - November 15, 2016 - Melissa Data, a leading provider of global contact data quality solutions, today announced it has extended its postal industry expertise with Mail Professional (MailPro) Advanced certification for team members in the company's product development and tech support divisions. Completing an extensive course of study, Melissa Data's MailPro certified staff is equipped with a complete understanding of postal-facing aspects of mailing, including advanced principlesof mail preparation and distribution through the U.S. Postal Service network.

"MailPro certification furthers our ability to help customers optimize mailing strategies," said Greg Brown, vice president of marketing, Melissa Data. "By capitalizing on a greater understanding of USPS® technologies, applications, and regulations, high-volume mailers reduce costs and eliminate undeliverable mail worldwide - improving direct mail campaign results and strengthening customer relationships."

MailPro certification is developed in partnership with Epicomm and managed by Idealliance, a not-for-profit membership organization certifying skills for all stakeholders in the graphics communications supply chain. Click here for more insight on Melissa Data's tools and services to optimize direct mail campaigns; to connect with members of Melissa Data's MailPro certified staff, visit www.MelissaData.com or call 1-800-MELISSA.

Since 1985, Melissa Data has specialized in contact data quality and address management tools with a global perspective. The company's solutions help organizations capture and maintain international customer contact data at the point of entry, ensuring accurate, enterprise-wide customer information. More than 10,000 clients worldwide in arenas such as retail, education, healthcare, insurance, finance, and government, rely on Melissa Data for full spectrum data validation software and services. For more information or free product trials, visit www.MelissaData.com or call 1-800-MELISSA (635-4772). Follow Melissa Data on

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