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Cashing in on the e-commerce frenzy  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Nick Holland

With public catalog companies trading at 12-25 times after-tax earnings while e-commerce companies such as Amazon.com trade at 12-25 times sales, smart

New line, new look at Artville  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Peter Girard

While its competitors focused on stock photography, the Artville catalog prided itself on specializing in stock illustrations. But after three years of

Call centers: Applying peer pressure  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Would you buy more from a telephone rep who sounds just like you? Some catalogers are betting that their customers would, and are hiring call center employees

Marketing your business catalog list  Jul 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Peter Candito

Your database of customers and prospects is your most valuable asset, and how much income it generates depends on you and your list management company.

new catalogs  Jul 01, 1999 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Magellan’s Women’s Edition to better serve its substantial portion of female customers, travel gear cataloger Magellan’s has launched a title especially

Fall looking good  Jul 01, 1999 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Coming off a relatively positive spring season, catalogers are gearing up to end the last fall/holiday season of the ’90s on a high note-and mailing more

Asian crisis control  Jul 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Paul Miller

The financial crisis that hit Asia over the past few years has also hurt some of the U.S. business-to-business catalogers marketing there. But for the

BENCHMARK’99  Jul 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Moira Pascale

The economy may still be booming, but many catalogers are choosing not to rent their files; more are managing their own lists; fewer are exchanging names

Blooming transactions  Jul 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

Mergers and acquisitions were blooming in the month of May, especially for gardening products and flower catalogs. And it seems that Ruth Owades’s green

Evolution of a brand  Jul 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Michael P. Krasny

It started 15 years ago with a three-line, $3, three-day classified ad I placed in The Chicago Tribune to sell my used IBM PC. I sold that computer to






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