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April 13 2018
Leadership experts like John Maxwell emphasize that the success of organizations and teams is heavily dependent on the quality of leadership. Research in recent years is demonstrating the most effecti
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April 11 2018
Operating in multiple locations, either in different states, offices, or parts of a campus, can create challenges when it comes to managing an organization’s shipping and mailing processes. Beyond... View More
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April 6 2018
While the mailing industry has weathered, and sometimes embraced, many direct communication innovations over the years, direct mail is still the most influential marketing tactic, boasting significant
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April 2 2018
Stephen Covey always advised to "begin with the end in mind." As I look at the way many organizations approach customer communications, they seem to have lost track of true business goals. They base... View More
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March 28 2018
You’ve heard it all before. Managing the mail center is about efficient employees, streamlined process workflows, top-notch customer service, quick turnaround times, superior communication, and a... View More
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March 23 2018
Lost postage is a serious and pervasive issue for many companies, and yet, most have no idea they are losing millions of dollars because of it. Mailers need to know why this happen... View More
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March 21 2018
As savvy marketers know, direct mail is an important part of multichannel campaigns. It is the channel that consumers prefer and trust for receiving information about new products and services... View More
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March 19 2018
Undeliverable-as-Addressed (UAA) mail costs the United States Postal Service (USPS) approximately $1.2 billion dollars each year to handle and process, and this cost is passed along to consumers and m
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March 13 2018
Experts predict that by 2020, customer experience will outweigh price and product as the key differentiator among competitors. Print and mail service providers can prepare for this transition by chang
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March 9 2018
In the print industry, we like to talk about how effective physical communications are, even in today’s digital world. But digital communication is not without its strengths and unique capabil... View More
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Feb. 27 2018
With 2018 already here, it is important to spend some time planning and preparing for changes that will impact your business in the new year. One of these changes will be the Postal Service’s rollou
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Feb. 23 2018
The United States Postal Service (USPS) is implementing Move Update price and classification changes, effective in March 2018. The Move Update postage assessment for non-compliance will increase... View More
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Feb. 19 2018
Issues that can cause havoc in any mailing department are often rooted in poor planning at the start of a project. Issues stemming from incorrect paper thickness or piece size (height and length (i.e.,... View More
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Feb. 19 2018
Over the past several years, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has introduced a number of technologies to streamline mail entry. These tools provide obvious advantages for the USPS in term... View More
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Feb. 16 2018
To help you — and your team — achieve full potential, we must proactively and continually “sharpen the saw.” The concept of sharpening our saw is the pinnacle habit of Stephen... View More
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Feb. 12 2018
Growing up in southern California in a small, middle-class home, my parents taught me at a young age that certain words were inappropriate. After an unexploded firecracker (one of several that I... View More
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Feb. 9 2018
High-speed inkjet technology is transforming color printing and creating many opportunities for direct and transactional mail. Inkjet offers all the advantages of digital printing — personaliz... View More
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Feb. 7 2018
Born after 1995, Generation Z will account for about 40% of all consumers by 2020. The challenge? A Gen-Zer’s attention is difficult to obtain as an advertiser. They're known for using up to five... View More
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Feb. 6 2018
The new year is officially in full swing, and along with the fresh calendars comes the need to take a fresh look at your mail center. If you’re lucky, you have the budget to ask yourself what new... View More
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Feb. 6 2018
Document operations departments handle lots of data. Sometimes the information is in ready-to-print form. Other times, data arrives in raw format, awaiting processing by document composition software... View More

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