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Alternatives to alternative media I read the article “Best bets for prospecting” by Jack Schmid in the April 15 issue twice and liked it both times. I

People

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Fingerhut Companies named William Lansing, currently vice president of business development for General Electric Corp., as president. He will focus on

Lists & databases

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Judging by the results of the 1998 Catalog Age Benchmark Report on Lists and Databases, catalogers’ comfort level with renting their house file is increasing,

Paper prices to rise

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Prices for coated groundwood, freesheet, and supercalendered (SC) paper grades are expected to rise on July 1 and possibly again on Oct. 1. Paper mills

People

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Claire’s Stores named Brian Doyle president/chief operating officer of Just Nikki, an apparel catalog for teenage girls and young women. Before joining

At deadline

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RATE COMMISSION REDUCES POSTAGE HIKE On May 11, the Postal Rate Commission (PRC), the independent government agency that has deliberated over the U.S.

Territory Ahead chases women

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Who is Isabella Bird? Travel buffs may know Isabella Bird as a turn-of-the-century adventure writer. But for catalog shoppers, her name will be synonymous

Shopping for miles

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According to Inside Flyer magazine, nearly half of the 40 million worldwide participants in frequent flier programs have access to the Internet. So 1-800-Flowers,