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What We're Reading: Seth Godin's "This is Marketing" – IWCO Direct

This is Marketing: A Marketing Philosophy Built on Making Connections and Meeting Needs

Posted January 11, 2019 by in Direct Marketing Trends

I’ve been a Seth Godin fan since the days of purple cows, so I was excited to discover his most recent book, This is Marketing. In his latest work, Godin reminds us that “marketing involves very little in the way of shouting, hustling, or coercion.” Instead, he describes effective marketing as “understanding our  […]

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Your Fall 2018 Postal News Update: New Governors, New Initiatives, and the Need for More Collaboration

Posted October 10, 2018 by in Postal Issues Updates

As I alluded to in my post this past June, it’s been a year of non-stop activity for postal nerds. The opportunities to learn about new approaches to postal optimization just keep coming. The fall meeting of the Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) was held last week, with additional association meetings happening through Thanksgiving (even  […]

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Summer 2018 Postal Update: Reform Appears On Hold Until Task Force Issues Report Later This Summer

Posted June 27, 2018 by in Direct Marketing Trends

The last few weeks have been busy for postal nerds like me. While postal issues may not get the press other topics in Washington do, there is certainly a lot going on behind the scenes—including factors impacting postal reform—to continue to keep people like me busy over the summer. Let’s take a look at what’s  […]

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