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FIRING BACK: The worst about the best  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By Leon Henry

Your June issue, “101 best ideas of all time,” shows a great deal of thought, and I am sure it was a monumental decision to evaluate the really best ideas.However,

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

Better living through session analysis  Aug 01, 1999 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Each week, one-fifth of the 25,000 visitors to Ross-Simons’s Website click straight from the home page to the jewelry offerings. Another one-third immediately

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

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

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

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






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