Export Compliance: Seven Trends to Watch

| Rama Ramaswami

As we approach the end of the year, it’s time to pull out the old crystal ball and try to figure out what lies ahead. Fortunately, the global trade experts at JPMorgan Chase Vastera have made divination easier, at least in the area of export compliance.

Live from ECMOD: B-to-b from Blah to Bravo

| Melissa Dowling

London–It’s been said many times: Business-to-business catalogs need not be boring. But many b-to-b marketers still struggle with developing enticing creative that also sells. The Consortium, a U.K. supplier of educational products, found a way to appeal to its customers with creative that works.

Live from ECMOD: Dying to Get Off U.K. Lists

| Melissa Dowling

U.K. consumers may get a fraction of the catalogs that their U.S. counterparts receive, but many are nonetheless unhappy with the increasing amount arriving in the mailboxes. During the past 12 months, Panache, a Norfolk, U.K.-based mailer of apparel for mature women, has seen a big jump in the

Sacre Bleu! New Suppression Tool for France

| MCM staff

Costa Mesa, CA-based Experian launched a suppression file designed specifically for the French market. Experian Paladin enables direct marketers to eliminate the costs associated with mailing to consumers at their old address. More than 9% percent of the French population moves every year, many of whom fail to notify the country

eBags goes Deutsch

| Ken Magill

Luggage and handbag merchant eBags is banking that anti-American sentiment won’t stop a significant percentage of Germany’s 82 million citizens from shopping

U.K. Mailer Adds to Catalog Stable

| MCM staff

Cotswold, U.K.-based multititle mailer First Resources Ltd. announced Aug. 2 that it has acquired novelty home items cataloger Renwood Ltd. for an undisclosed cash price.

LEAVING HOME

| MCM staff

Three days after Valentine’s Day, in the middle of a typical New England winter, The Boston Globe reached out and punched many of us Vermonters in the