New life for Lillian

| Jim Tierney

In the vast ninth-floor conference room at the White Plains, NY, headquarters of Lillian Vernon Corp., president/CEO Michael Muoio is on the edge of his

Cuddling Up to Comailing

| Jim Tierney

Like most everyone else, catalog companies are always looking for ways to cut costs. And now, with the pending postal rate increase, there’s a greater

Booking the book buyers

| Sherry Chiger

Maybe it’s due to the growing popularity of music downloads. Or maybe it’s because category killers such as Amazon.com and BN.com continue to gobble up

Home Depot Drops Two High-End Titles

| Tim Parry

The Home Depot has dropped two high-end catalogs that it had launched just one year ago. But the big-box retailer has no plans to exit the direct-to-consumer home market.

A hopeful holiday

| MCM staff

Going into the holiday 2006 season, it’s not the most optimistic of times. Consumers are weary of the Iraq war, leery of another rise in energy costs,

Live from ECMOD: No Escaping Online PR

| Sherry Chiger

London–Online public relations isn’t simply a matter of devoting a section on your Website to press releases and the phone number of your PR contact–though that is a key, and often overlooked, tool.