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Gaining buying clout  Dec 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

`There’s strength in numbers” is much more than a saying to The Mark Group. Since April, the multititle mailer has cut its long-distance telephone costs

Contest triples Spiegel’s response  Dec 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

Spiegel wasn’t playing around with its test-mailing of a game promotion. The general merchandise catalog received triple the response from certain segments

LEAD QUALIFICATION: Before the book mails…  Dec 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

Using questionnaires and phone calls to weed out weak prospectsWith a postage increase expected in 2001 and future paper prices in doubt, prospecting

Benchmark 1999: Critical issues  Dec 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

After several years of strong sales, solid profitability, and a thriving economy, catalogers are waiting for the bubble to burst. And a number of them

Hanover opens trade with China  Dec 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

Hanover Direct plans to make the tag line “Made in China” synonymous with luxury products while providing its catalogs with a new source for Asian-inspired

MARKET TRENDS: Not computing – Computer mailers cool to consumers  Dec 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Peter Girard

More than 60% of U.S. consumers will own personal computers by the end of 2000, compared to 53% this year, according to Ziff-Davis’s annual Technology

LEGISLATION: Bill drives away DMV names  Dec 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Peter Girard

New law requires switch from opt-out to opt-inBeginning in June, marketers’ access to information compiled by state departments of motor vehicles (DMVs)

LEGISLATION: Big bills for small catalogers  Dec 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

Proposals would open way for group insurance plans, limit lawsuitsTwo bills wending their way through Congress – a healthcare +imiting punitive damages

Thoughts about 2000  Dec 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Moira Pascale

This month’s questionWhat do you think will be the biggest issue facing small catalogers in the next year?Competition with bigger companies, rising production

Watch out! They’re stealing our workers  Dec 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

We recently had an employee leave us to work for a larger catalog company. We replaced that individual with someone from another catalog. Around the same






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