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Have you received a letter, postcard, or catalog in the mail and said to yourself, “Why are they sending me this?” Perhaps you live in an apartment, and it’s a special offer for tree pruning services. Maybe you pick up your mail and as you’re shuffling through it, you see the name of the previous […]
So here we are again, everyone’s favorite time of year! It’s time for Cinderella stories, bracket-busting upsets, buzzer beaters, Jim Nance, and Dickie V to come together in one bright and shining moment. March Madness in all its glory. This year is even more special for the folks at IWCO Direct because the Final Four […]
March 17 appears on most calendars as St. Patrick’s Day, but this year, we had another reason to celebrate. The company we know today as IWCO Direct was founded fifty years ago on March 17, 1969, as Instant Services, Inc. There were four employees and one sheetfed press. The company name reflected what still differentiates […]
Our New Color Science Education Center Helps Us Keep Our Shamrocks the Right Shade of Green (Whichever Shade That Is)
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I decided to find out the PANTONE equivalent of St. Paddy’s green. Boy, oh boy, I had no idea of the history behind St. Patrick’s Day and the color green. For example, I learned that blue was the original color for St. Patrick’s Day, but it switched to green sometime in the 19th century [...]
Positioning customer communication management (CCM) software as the “silver bullet” that ensures a successful direct marketing strategy by delivering a high degree of customer personalization is comparable to “snake oil” sales proclaiming a cure for all that ails you. Certainly, software plays an important role as an enabler of an effective marketing strategy, but in […]