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Live from ECMOD: The DaVinci Code, Hold the DaVinci  Oct 26, 2006 12:23 AM By Sherry Chiger

London–What does “The DaVinci Code” have in common with catalog creative? Plenty, according to Lois Boyle, president/chief creative officer for Mission, KS-based consultancy J. Schmid and Associates.

Marketing from the Back-end  Oct 25, 2006 9:11 PM By Debra Ellis

Reducing fulfillment costs becomes the driving force in many companies. Unfortunately, this creates a dichotomy. On one side, costs are reduced, increasing short-term profitability. The other side is a reduction of service that alienates customers. It reduces growth and long-term profitability. The challenge is to find a balance between service and expense.

WWF Launches Gift Catalog  Oct 25, 2006 9:10 PM By Jim Tierney

Not to be outdone by Oxfam America’s online catalog, which the international relief organization debuted Oct. 10, the World Wildlife Fund on Monday mailed its first print catalog.

ShoeMall.com’s Step Into Print Catalogs  Oct 25, 2006 8:54 PM By Mark Del Franco

The news that online shoes merchant ShoeMall.com dropped its first catalog during the second week in October sounded like another Web pure-play dabbling in print.

Live from the Lenser Client Summit: Why We Loved The ‘80s  Oct 24, 2006 8:55 PM By Heather Retzlaff

San Rafael, CA

Our Favorite Things: Easing the Fear of Fruitcake  Oct 23, 2006 11:32 PM By MCM staff

Fruitcake is not and has never been one of our favorite things. But we have to give The Swiss Colony credit for at least trying to make the dubious delicacy palatable by combining it with chocolate.

Maximizing Profitability: How Frequently Should You Mail Your Buyer File?  Oct 23, 2006 10:33 PM By Jim Coogan

Mailers often struggle with calculating how frequently they can profitably mail their buyer file and what frequency optimizes profitability. The following calculation is based on comparing two mailing frequencies.

Drive Traffic to Your Brand, Not a Channel  Oct 23, 2006 10:20 PM By Marc Fanelli

According to some industry estimates, in three years, nearly half of all catalog sales will be made using your website. This isn

Abacus Indicator: B-to-B Web Sales Up  Oct 23, 2006 10:17 PM By MCM staff

Business buyers are embracing the Web, according to a survey by Abacus. The company’s 2006 Business-to-Business Industry Insights Report found that 40% of b-to-b sales occurred via the Web in 2005, up from 34.5% in 2004, a 16% increase year over year.

Holiday Trends In The Cards  Oct 19, 2006 8:44 PM By MCM staff

‘Tis the season for promoting good will toward others. That’s why companies use the holidays to connect with customers, prospects, and employees, typically through greeting cards. But you have to be careful when selecting your holiday card, or the greeting that was supposed to strengthen a relationship could end up offending a key customer. During […]






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