May 1, 2001




In Praise of Crying Wolf

In Moira Cotlier’s cover story on how the European foot and mouth disease epidemic may hurt U.S. catalogers, consultant Andrea Lawson-Gray says, “We’re a country that is fairly short-sighted about problems that are not happening on our shores.” As …

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May 1, 2001




KEVIN WOOLCOTT

How did you get into this line of work?
I think it’s one of those things where you just fall into a career path. Years ago, I started working in a catalog distribution center for JC Penney in Columbus, OH. …

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April 24, 2001




Burton to Bush: Do Something About the USPS

Washington–In a letter sent April 23, Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN), requested that President Bush develop a long-term solution to the U.S. Postal Service’s financial problems “without having to resort to increasing rates or reducing the quality or affordability of …

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April 11, 2001




Amazon.com, Borders to Launch Cobranded Site

Ann Arbor, MI—Borders Group, which entered the online bookselling fray after its major competitors, is turning to one of those rivals to help it make up for lost time. The bookstore chain is teaming with e-commerce giant Amazon.com …

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April 1, 2001




Trade Groups Argue About How to Fix the USPS

The United States Postal Service is “a train wreck about to happen,” in the words of Harry Quadracci, president/ CEO of printer Quad/Graphics. But the Direct Marketing Association and the Association for Postal Commerce (PostCom) are bickering about the …

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April 1, 2001




People News

Schaumburg, IL-based database company Experian has named Deborah Lowman-Zuccarini executive vice president/chief marketing officer for Experian Marketing Solutions. She had been chief operating officer for Nykamp Consulting Group.
Chicago-based Chicago Association of Direct Marketing (CADM) has appointed George A. …

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In Lists & Data - Buisness, Lists & Data - Business-14-05-2013

April 1, 2001




from the editor’s files

THE ‘A’ LIST
Here are the top 5 trends in warehousing for 2001:
Continuing labor shortages Increased material handling automation Growth in e-fulfillment Greater integration of systems More diverse warehouse services
Source: Distribution Center Management, January 2001
Bon Mots
“When you have 50,000 to 70,000 …

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April 1, 2001




PROMISES

E-fulfillment solutions allow companies engaged in direct-to-customer operations to handle the challenges of fulfillment over the Internet
Two Christmases ago, Nancy Simpson-Banker could not find the Pokemon Yellow Hint Book, a Christmas present for her youngest son, Dean. No one …

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In Channel Integration

March 15, 2001




List Watch: Privacy Legislation Outlook

It took members of the new Congress just a few days to propose a flurry of privacy-related bills that could make prospecting and marketing even more challenging for catalogers and online merchants.
All in all, says Jerry Cerasale, senior vice …

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March 15, 2001




Mailing Flexibility

One of the first rules you learn in Cataloging 101 is that economic good times are about growth, and economic bad times are about holding your own. In terms of circulation, that means prospecting more heavily during boom times and relying …

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