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Feb. 23 2017
Back in the 1990s, I developed a presentation entitled “Information Technology for Mail Center Managers.” The section on purchasing software was pretty basic. Were your applications on a mai
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Feb. 22 2017
Anyone who was hoping for any form of postal activity during the lame duck session of Congress will be disappointed to find only lumps of coal as Congress recessed for the year without acting on... View More
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Feb. 21 2017
Do you want to be more successful? Then you need to get more grit. Years of research by Dr. Angela Duckworth shows that grit is a better predictor of long-term success than IQ or talent. Paul Wo... View More
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Feb. 20 2017
UAA mail is at the heart of many long-term operational issues, such as rising print and postage costs, difficult cash flow management, poor customer service, and missed sales opportunities. And... View More
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Feb. 20 2017
In my opinion, customer experience is the number one area where print and mail operations need to focus in 2017. If you help your clients deliver an improved customer experience, you will almost... View More
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Feb. 17 2017
Back in the July/August 2012 issue of Mailing Systems Technology, I had written an article comparing the differences between mailing systems (postage meters) and PC Postage. Despite almost five... View More
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Feb. 16 2017
Having two children who fall into the millennial generation, I have been forced to understand the phenomenon known as social media. Why do I label it a phenomenon, you may ask? Well, to me texti... View More
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Feb. 15 2017
At the end of 2015, I wrote an article that was an attempt to help the postal industry plan for what would be in store for 2016. One year later, I am attempting the same feat as I look into a ve... View More
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Feb. 14 2017
I’ve been in the direct mail industry for nearly 20 years. And I can count on one hand -- okay, one finger -- how many times postage rates have gone down in the last two decades. They usually... View More
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Feb. 13 2017
Big Data can be a scary proposition for seasoned professionals in the customer communications business. It sounds like something that requires a PhD to figure out. What analysts refer to as Big... View More
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Feb. 13 2017
According to a recent McKinsey report, “automation can enable businesses to improve performance by reducing errors and improving quality and speed, and in some cases achieving outcomes that go... View More
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Feb. 10 2017
In our annual holiday greeting video, I spoke to our customers and partners about how 2016 was a year of investments. Naturally, when people hear the word “investment,” they think large capi
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Feb. 7 2017
It’s easy to forget how much a damaged piece of mail can cost a business producing transactional mail. Time, resources and trust are all affected every time a pair of hands touches a sin... View More
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Feb. 6 2017
Big data gets a lot of press, as it should. How organizations acquire and use data affects how they manage customer communications across all channels. Most of the articles about Big Data, howev... View More
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Feb. 6 2017
When we talk about mail piece design with clients, it’s usually in the context of driving response. Successful direct marketers balance the cost of various aspects of mail piece design with th... View More
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Feb. 3 2017
The heightened priority of organizations in every industry to focus on the customer experience, reflected in the augmentation of marketing roles to include Chief Customer Officers (CCOs) and Chief Exp
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Jan. 24 2017
The reasons for unsatisfactory throughput numbers are as varied as the document operations experiencing them. Every shop is different and so are the remedies, but they aren’t always easy to... View More
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Jan. 20 2017
In my last column, I talked about how to effectively deal with end of year shipping demands. Office shippers may not have huge holiday sending output, but the massive volume carriers face impact... View More
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Jan. 19 2017
What a year 2016 was for the mail industry! The ever-growing increase of digital communications (and its impact on physical mail), the adoption of more and more shipping duties among mailers, compliance... View More
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Jan. 17 2017
The time is now for mail tracking and reporting. The USPS wants to shake its long-standing image as a “black hole” where mail gets lost and cannot be seen until it shows up in the delivery... View More

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