October 1, 2002




Walter Drake Hoping for Bingo

Gifts and housewares cataloger Walter Drake hopes it comes up a winner in its deal with online gaming portal Bingo.com. In August, the Colorado Springs, CO-based mailer arranged for winners on the Bingo.com site to be able to …

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September 12, 2001




Attack Aftermath: DMA Offers Aid to Mailers

New York—The Direct Marketing Association on Sept. 12 unveiled a disaster relief initiative for Manhattan-based member companies affected by the attack on the World Trade Center.
For starters, the DMA compiled a list of 78 member companies whose offices are located …

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September 11, 2001




USPS Proposes 8.7% Rate Hike; Seeks 7.3% Increase for Catalogs

Washington—With an emphasis on damage control, the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors (BOG) on Sept. 11 proposed an 8.7% rate hike that could be enacted as early as July or August 2002. In making the announcement following its monthly meeting, …

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September 4, 2001




Nonprofit Group Takes Anti-Internet Tax Quest to TV

Alexandria, VA–The Center for Individual Freedom (CIF), a three-year-old nonprofit organization that fights to protect rights under the U.S. Constitution, launched a TV ad campaign on Sept. 4 urging Congress to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which is scheduled …

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September 1, 2001




Football Season

Whether you’re a star quarterback or a less glamorous order fulfillment manager, getting back to the basics is key to performance and performance measurement. Although broad, boundary-spanning assessments receive more attention from top management, it is the basic measurements that …

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September 1, 2001




Providers of the Lost Art, the Sequel

A roll-up company consolidates a number of 3PFs into one
Third-party fulfillment (3PF) theory works well on paper, but what about in real life? The rationale behind 3PFs involves two basic concepts: (1) direct merchants may find it unwise to spend …

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September 12, 2002




HP mails first postmerger catalog

(Direct Newsline) This week, HP mailed its first catalog since the Compaq Computer Corp.-Hewlett-Packard merger to 2 million businesses, gleaned from both companies’ databases.
“This is the first major effort we’ve had talking to the small and medium business set …

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September 1, 2002




Gold Award, Industrial Supplies: New Pig, The Big Pigalog 2002

From the front cover it’s clear that New Pig’s “Pigalog” is no ordinary industrial supplies catalog. What does a closeup of an adorable piglet have to do with cleaning equipment? Not much. But while the front cover may not work …

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August 20, 2002




Walter Drake hoping for bingo

Gifts and housewares cataloger Walter Drake along with its sister home goods title The Home Marketplace has inked a deal with online gaming portal Bingo.com. Winning Bingo.com players will be able to exchange their “bingo bucks” for coupons …

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August 2, 2001




Financial Reports: NEBS, Concepts Direct, Peet’s Coffee

Stamford, CT—Multititle mailer New England Business Service (NEBS; NYSE: NEB) posted a 12% rise in annual revenue, to a record $586.1 million for the year ended June 30. But the news isn’t as good as you might think. For one thing, …

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