News ARCHIVE

Improving your merge/purge  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Peter Girard

A quick way to sabotage any mailing is to take the merge/purge process for granted, says Joe Balaban, vice president of business development at Farmingdale,

‘Jobbers’ sweep out overstocks  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

No matter how prescient the merchandiser, every cataloger at some point ends up with overstock. While there are a range of liquidation options, including

Thinking outside the mailbox  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Lisa Henderson

Let’s say a cataloger of tabletop items is discontinuing a china pattern. Database triggers could stimulate this mailer to telephone all the high-value

Apparel in peril  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Shannon Oberndorf

Casual apparel catalogers Lands’ End and L.L. Bean reported near-flat sales over the past year. Multititle clothing mailer Brylane suffered a 4.7% drop

Carriers, unions duke it out  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

The end of 1998 brought some uncertainty in regard to catalog and parcel carriers’ union relations. The good news: Federal Express pilots are likely to

Inspired By…  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Kimber Bishop-Yankee has found a way to “promote the self-esteem of women”-and get paid for it. In November she launched Inspired By…, a Berkley, MI-based

Front-end Web strategies  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Matthew Cohn

Web marketers such as online bookstore Amazon.com are quickly learning that customization can lead to cobranding and Web partnerships. Amazon.com’s innovative

New catalog toasts booming wine market  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

According to New York market research firm Impact Databank, 210.7 million cases of wine were shipped in the U.S. in 1997, up 4% from 202.5 million cases

Gift-Ties  Feb 01, 1999 10:30 PM By MCM staff

For a new twist on an old gift idea, buyers can now surf to Gift-Ties. “We saw a need in the online world for a place where a woman could get a gift for

Five service superstars  Jan 01, 1999 10:30 PM By Paul Miller

As the business-to-business direct marketing arena becomes increasingly competitive, and more large companies-such as the office superstores and major






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