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CREATIVE STRATEGY: Direct mail roars back to life for Porsche

CREATIVE STRATEGY: Direct mail roars back to life for Porsche

Is direct mail dead? Well, rumours of its demise are somewhat exaggerated in my world.

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Royal Mail unveils direct marketing facility MarketReach

Royal Mail unveils direct marketing facility MarketReach

The Royal Mail is expanding its business with the launch of its own direct marketing services facility, MarketReach, to help boost the use of mail marketing by UK brands.

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Scott Logie promoted to senior role at St Ives

Scott Logie promoted to senior role at St Ives

Scott Logie, the managing director of Occam, has been promoted by parent company St Ives to a group-wide strategic marketing director role.

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Inside Indicia and Very's DMA Grand Prix-winning campaign

Inside Indicia and Very's DMA Grand Prix-winning campaign

Indicia earned its DMA Grand Prix last month with challenging work for Very.co.uk, which included a mother and baby fashion show that "nearly killed us", according to the agency's creative director.

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DMA agrees new green targets with Defra

DMA agrees new green targets with Defra

The Direct Marketing Association has committed the industry to a 25% increase in the use of suppression files over the next three years as part of a new agreement with the government to cut physical waste...

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TNT Post UK sales and marketing director departs

TNT Post UK sales and marketing director departs

TNT Post UK sales and marketing director Marc Caulfield has left the company to pursue other opportunities.

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CREATIVE STRATEGY: What big brands can learn from obscure boots

CREATIVE STRATEGY: What big brands can learn from obscure boots

Recently, I needed to buy some military boots (it's a long story). As luck had it, a friend made me aware of Shipton & Heneage.

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Yell profits drop as print revenues fall 18%

Yell profits drop as print revenues fall 18%

Yell Group, the indebted directories publisher, has reported pre-tax profits slipped 5.7% to £66.3m in the 12 months to the end of March.

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TNT Post commercial duties pass to Polglass

TNT Post commercial duties pass to Polglass

TNT Post UK has appointed Nigel Polglass to group commercial director, after promoting Charles Neilson to the new role of group services director.

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Google launches Think Quarterly business magazine

Google launches Think Quarterly business magazine

Google has launched a print and online magazine "that brings together some of the world's leading minds to discuss the big issues facing businesses today".

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Communisis lands £10m contract for Everything Everywhere

Communisis lands £10m contract for Everything Everywhere

Everything Everywhere has handed Communisis the three-year production contract for point of sale, direct mail and print for the Orange, T-Mobile and Everything Everywhere brands, estimated at £10m per...

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St Ives acquires Tactical Solutions for £15m

St Ives acquires Tactical Solutions for £15m

Printing giant St Ives has acquired field sales and marketing company Tactical Solutions for £15m.

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Think BR: Agencies be warned, the VAT man is coming

Think BR: Agencies be warned, the VAT man is coming

If you are providing direct mail to a client, you'd better watch out for a massive tax bill, writes the IPA's Alex hunter.

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Royal Mail sell-off moves a step closer

Royal Mail sell-off moves a step closer

Proposed legislation allowing the privatisation of Royal Mail has passed through the House of Commons.

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Barclays retains Communisis for marketing and print services

Barclays retains Communisis for marketing and print services

Barclays has renewed its relationship with Communisis for marketing services, print and print management after a competitive pitch.

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DLG returns to postal surveys

DLG returns to postal surveys

Lead generation and lifestyle data company DLG is to launch a new paper survey, adding to its online and telephone survey programmes.

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DLG to relaunch RDP lead generation programmes

DLG to relaunch RDP lead generation programmes

DM plc's Data Locator Group is to relaunch Response Direct Publishing's offline lead generation catalogues and card decks next year after buying RDP's assets out of liquidation.

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Progressive Media launches customer publishing company

Progressive Media launches customer publishing company

International media company Progressive has launched a contract publishing arm called Progressive Customer Publishing, to be led by a former Cedar Communications board director.

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Callcredit lands Guardian subscription services contract

Callcredit lands Guardian subscription services contract

Callcredit is building a customer database for The Guardian to support the newspaper's new delivery service.

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Gary Rhodes launches customer magazine

Gary Rhodes launches customer magazine

Gary Rhodes, the TV chef and restaurant owner, is launching a bespoke magazine through contract publishers MMC Media with the first issue available from August.

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