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Will Real Mail Notification Make USPS a Digital Channel?

Will Real Mail Notification Make USPS a Digital Channel?

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Real Mail Notification sends subscribers emails at 8 a.m. with photos of that day's mailbox contents.

Exigency "Count Once" Rule Nixed by Appellate Court

Exigency "Count Once" Rule Nixed by Appellate Court

USPS granted partial review of PRC limits, but court stands by PRC's "new normal" concept

Does the Postal Service Need a More Targeted Strategy for First Class Mail?

Does the Postal Service Need a More Targeted Strategy for First Class Mail?

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Is the USPS in need of its own geographically direct strategy?

Sales Chief Wants Mail Promos to Begin on Schedule

Sales Chief Wants Mail Promos to Begin on Schedule

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Cliff Rucker also says a catalog prospecting rate is near, and that a new CRM system will provide better individualized customer service.

CMO Manabe to Leave Postal Service

CMO Manabe to Leave Postal Service

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The consumer packaged goods marketing veteran will call an end to her government service on May 22.

PRC Chief Robert Taub on the Near Future of the Postal Service

PRC Chief Robert Taub on the Near Future of the Postal Service

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The Postal Service's chief regulator hopes for financial solvency for the troubled agency, stability of service for rate-payers, and co-operation among a new set of leaders in Washington to effect the changes that can achieve it.

FCC's Wheeler is No Show, Oversight Chairman Chaffetz Not Amused

FCC's Wheeler is No Show, Oversight Chairman Chaffetz Not Amused

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The House Oversight Committee cancels hearing on net neutrality rules after the FCC chief declines to testify.

Will Megan Brennan Deliver the U.S. Postal Service?

Will Megan Brennan Deliver the U.S. Postal Service?

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Megan Brennan will make history in February by becoming the first woman to assume the office of Postmaster General.

Donahoe Retires; Brennan Tapped as First Woman Postmaster General

Donahoe Retires; Brennan Tapped as First Woman Postmaster General

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Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, who helped guide the agency through troubled times, will step down on February 1, 2015. COO Megan Brennan is named to replace him.

Sen. Tom Carper On Passing Postal Reform This Year

Sen. Tom Carper On Passing Postal Reform This Year

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The co-author of the Postal Reform Act is gung-ho about passing the bill during the lame duck session.

Gopost Self-Service Parcel Lockers Appear in New York and Washington

Gopost Self-Service Parcel Lockers Appear in New York and Washington

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Gopost lockers allow customers to pick up and ship packages.

Is Postal Reform Becoming One Big Cluster...Box?

Is Postal Reform Becoming One Big Cluster...Box?

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Here's how crazy the pursuit of postal reform has gotten in recent months.

Post Office, Mailers Are at an Historic Juncture

Post Office, Mailers Are at an Historic Juncture

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Your USPS primer—everything you need to know about what's happening with the Postal Service in DC right now. The future of direct mail depends on it.

Post Office, Mailers Are at an Historic Juncture

Post Office, Mailers Are at an Historic Juncture

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Your USPS primer—everything you need to know about what's happening with the Postal Service in DC right now. The future of direct mail depends on it.

Load Leveling Forces Mailers To Rethink Delivery Dates

Load Leveling Forces Mailers To Rethink Delivery Dates

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Load leveling aims to reduce overtime hours and promote safety for late-working letter carriers by spreading out the heavy volume of standard mail over the entire week.

Postal Innovation and the Bottom Line

Postal Innovation and the Bottom Line

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Representatives Issa and Clay tell a hearing that postal innovation's fine—as long as it invigorates the Postal Service's bottom line.

Speaking for the Postal Service's Best Customers

Speaking for the Postal Service's Best Customers

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Long-time Washington hand Joe Schick on why it's of the utmost importance for bulk mailers to bring their influence to bear in Washington.

Speaking for the Postal Service's Best Customers

Speaking for the Postal Service's Best Customers

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Long-time Washington hand Joe Schick on why it's of the utmost importance for bulk mailers to bring their influence to bear in Washington.

Is a Prospect Rate in the Cards for Catalogers?

Is a Prospect Rate in the Cards for Catalogers?

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A discounted rate for prospect mailings is something catalogers think is good for both them and the Postal Service—and the Postal Service's head of sales agrees.

Cochrane's Proposition for Catalogers

Cochrane's Proposition for Catalogers

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Can USPS make nice with the catalog industry? The Postal Service's CIO thinks data and a new attitude can unite the two in the future.

In Search of a New Postal Paradigm

In Search of a New Postal Paradigm

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John Callan's Postal Vision 2020 will convene the world's finest postal minds to explore future options for mail in America. Here, the delivery industry veteran gives his own views on what lies ahead.

Sorting Out the Mail with Hamilton Davison

Sorting Out the Mail with Hamilton Davison

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The head of the American Catalog Mailers Association discusses the effects of higher rates on mail volume, and suggests how mailers should get involved in postal reform.

As Postal Reform Slogs Along, the Exigent Rate Appears Here to Stay

As Postal Reform Slogs Along, the Exigent Rate Appears Here to Stay

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The bad news? The 4.3% exigent rate increase is almost sure to endure. The good news? Mailers enlisted a stalwart defender of their cause on Capitol Hill.

Marketing Through Rain, Snow, Heat, and Gloom of Night

Marketing Through Rain, Snow, Heat, and Gloom of Night

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When you're the chief marketing and sales officer at the U.S. Postal Service, your appointed rounds take you down some winding roads.

Marketing Through Rain, Snow, Heat, and Gloom of Night

Marketing Through Rain, Snow, Heat, and Gloom of Night

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When you're the chief marketing and sales officer at the U.S. Postal Service, your appointed rounds take you down some winding roads.

Senators Decide to Move Postal Reform Bill to the Senate Floor

Senators Decide to Move Postal Reform Bill to the Senate Floor

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Direct mail marketers ultimately lost as Senators overwhelmingly agreed to push the Postal Reform bill to the full Senate.

2014 Brings Unwelcome Attention to Data-Driven Marketing

2014 Brings Unwelcome Attention to Data-Driven Marketing

How marketers can protect the responsible use of consumer data for marketing purposes

Talking Innovation With the USPS CMO

Talking Innovation With the USPS CMO

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Nagisa Manabe, CMO of the USPS, chats with Senior Editor Al Urbanski on the new reality at the Postal Service and what the future holds.

Talking Innovation With the USPS CMO

Talking Innovation With the USPS CMO

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Nagisa Manabe, CMO of the USPS, chats with Senior Editor Al Urbanski on the new reality at the Postal Service and what the future holds.

How to Save the Postal Service

How to Save the Postal Service

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We asked the experts to share their postal-survival checklist.

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