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85% of Web Pages Don’t Comply With TCPA Revisions

Claire Milazzo (PerformLine) Only about 15% of Web pages collecting contact information are complying with th

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Oct. 28 2011




A Not-so Universal Postal Service

With all the dire warnings that the U.S. Postal Service will become insolvent unless Congress comes to the rescue, predictable and unhelpful clarion calls for privatization have begun to resurface. One such call reportedly came from Steve Forbes, …

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Oct. 20 2011




Mailers: Rate Hike Won’t Help USPS

Mailer groups are thankful for the just-announced small postage increases but don

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Oct. 19 2011




Groupon’s IPO Raises Questions For Participating Merchants 2

Monday’s New York Times featured a terrific column by Andrew Ross Sorkin on Groupon’s finances, as well as some reasons behind its delayed initial public offering (IPO). Sorkin’s column is must reading for investors. Consumers have their sources of …

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Oct. 17 2011




Broker Roundtable: Potential Legislation Restricting Marketers

Welcome to Broker Roundtable, where each week we ask list brokers to give their opinions on issues that matter to the marketing community. This week’s question: With the election year coming up, how much more restrictive legislation do you foresee that could affect marketers?

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Oct. 05 2011




Broker Roundtable: USPS Finances and Direct Mail

Welcome to Broker Roundtable, where each week we ask list brokers to give their opinions on issues that matter to the marketing community. This week’s question: What impact will the USPS’ ever-worsening financial picture have on direct mail?

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Sep. 28 2011




PMG Suggests: A Six-Pack With Your Stamps?

One of Postmaster General Pat Donahoe

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Sep. 22 2011




Broker Roundtable: USPS Summer Postage Sales

Welcome to Broker Roundtable, where each week we ask list brokers to give their opinions on issues that matter to the marketing community. This week’s question: How much have the U.S. Postal Service’s annual summer postage sales helped the industry?

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Sep. 15 2011




Wait and See: Mailers react to USPS fiscal crisis 4

There is no question that the U.S. Postal Service is facing financial trouble. In early September, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe characterized its “restrictive business model” as being in a state of “crisis.” Remedies for this crisis could include anything from rate increases to curtailed delivery days to reductions in labor forces.

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Sep. 07 2011




Amazon’s Tax Avoidance Effort Asks Much But Gives Little

There’s cheekiness aplenty on both sides of a California effort to collect taxes on online sales. Earlier this summer, the Golden State passed a law requiring online marketers with a physical presence in the state to collect these taxes. Wags might …

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Aug. 30 2011




Hurricane Damages Postal Facilities, Operations

The destruction wrought by hurricane Irene has caused postal facilities from the Carolinas up to Massachusetts to temporarily suspend operations while officials assess the degree of damage. Some direct mailers have shown an ability to survive …

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