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Forecasters predict a blue year  Mar 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

In this era of increasing technology and cold impersonality, you might expect the hot colors of the next year to be cold metallics and steely grays. But

Who ya gonna call?  Mar 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

A telemarketing campaign can boost a business-to-business cataloger’s sales significantly, but calling individual customers isn’t cheap. Many business

At Deadline  Mar 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

GENESIS DIRECT DOWNSIZES After building a stable of more than 30 catalogs over three years, Genesis Direct announced on Feb. 3 that it would sell all

Listings  Mar 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

CHILDREN’S BOOK BUYERS The 22,903 buyers of children’s books from A Common Reader catalog are affluent and well-educated parents, grandparents, and gift-givers

Here, or over there?  Mar 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Many U.S. catalogers have realized that there’s money to be made selling overseas (31% of the participants in Catalog Age’s 1999 Benchmark Report on Marketing

Euro challenges  Mar 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

The Jan. 1 debut of the euro-the new official currency of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal,

Killing 200 birds with one stone  Mar 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

You’ve heard the old joke: A fellow walks into a store. On the shelves are boxes and bags of salt. Salt everywhere. “You have a lot of salt here,” he

B-to-B spending spree  Mar 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Catalogers completed 28 transactions during the fourth quarter of 1998, compared to 29 deals the previous fourth quarter. But whereas business-to-business

Cover at deadline  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

TEEN APPAREL CATALOG SHUTTERS Just Nikki, a teen apparel catalog launched by retailer Claire’s Stores in February 1998, mailed its last book in mid-November.

Back-end Web developments  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Matthew Cohn

With the Internet now picking up steam as a viable sales channel for catalogers, electronic commerce systems are becoming increasingly sophisticated on






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