December 1, 1999




LEGISLATION: Big bills for small catalogers

Proposals would open way for group insurance plans, limit lawsuits
Two bills wending their way through Congress – a healthcare +imiting punitive damages – could help smaller catalogers.
The Quality Care for the Uninsured Act (H.R. 2990), sponsored by Reps. …

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December 1, 1999




LEGISLATION: Bill drives away DMV names

New law requires switch from opt-out to opt-in
Beginning in June, marketers’ access to information compiled by state departments of motor vehicles (DMVs) will likely be seriously restricted. According to a provision within the transportation appropriations bill, signed into law …

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February 1, 2000




Are catalogs missing out on Scandinavia?

Scandinavia may offer catalogers one of the most promising markets in Europe. The region’s 24 million consumers make up the most affluent European population, with a per capita gross domestic product of $28,282, according to United Nations statistics.
Compare this figure to …

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November 1, 1999




The 10 most common creative mistakes

A detailed evaluation of your catalog creative will help you understand what you’re doing right – and what you may be doing wrong.
Are you in a creative rut? Hankering for a redesign? Complacent about your catalog design? No matter …

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November 1, 1999




Let’s face it: We’re destroying the earth

It wasn’t until I moved from the East Coast to Oregon that I realized the effects of clear-cutting old-growth forests. Living near the glorious Cascade Mountains, I often enjoy wilderness hikes. One hot July afternoon, I stepped out of a …

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November 1, 1999




The threat to DMV lists grows

In early October, the House and the Senate approved a $49.5 billion transportation appropriations bill containing a provision that forbids state Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMVs) from selling the names of motorists for marketing purposes unless the motorists have opted in …

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November 1, 1999




INTERNET TAXATION: Yes to tax reform

But government commission has yet to discuss types of changes
Time is running out for the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce (ACEC). The government-appointed group assigned with investigating Internet taxation policies has only two more meetings left before it makes …

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January 1, 2000




MARKET PROFILE: HOME FURNISHINGS: Online furniture gold rush

Are catalogers failing to stake their claim?
Before Pottery Barn proved them wrong in the early ’90s, many catalogers believed that few customers would ever buy a sofa through the mail. Now consumers are snapping up sizable home hard …

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January 1, 2000




DIGITAL LEADERS

CATALOG AGE IS PROUD TO PRESENT the first in a series of bimonthly profiles of catalogers that have implemented a digital production work flow, from prepress to the printing press. In this first feature, we look at four catalogers we …

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January 1, 2000




ONLINE MARKETING: BATTLE FOR E-DOMINION

Diverse arsenal helps catalogers take on the `dot-coms’
When e-commerce began heating up five years ago, many pundits felt catalogers had the edge over the virtual-only marketers. After all, catalogers had established brands, and fulfillment and customer service capabilities and …

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