The Postal Service refiled the remainder of its 2015 proposed price changes with the Postal Regulatory Commission according to Leo Raymond, VP-Postal & Member Relations at Epicomm. The Postal Service also indicated it was targeting May 31 as the date on which it would implement all 2015 price and related changes.READ MORE +
Universal Wilde Blog
The Universal Wilde blog features the latest news on marketing, printing, fulfillment and distribution. Here you'll find posts on emerging trends in marketing services.
Upcoming Webinar featuring Chief Strategy Officer, John Sisson “What the Heck is a Marketing Technologist?”
Printing Impressions and Target Marketing will be hosting “What the Heck is a Marketing Technologist?” which will feature our Chief Strategy Officer, John Sisson. He will be joining Liz Miller, VP, Programs and Operations, CMO Council and Barb Pellow, Group Director, InfoTrends in the discussion. These industry professionals will cover the increasing need for a “marketing technologist”- an industry specialist with the skill to execute seamless cross-channel communications and leverage new technologies for business solutions.READ MORE +
I was fortunate enough to attend the Professional Insurance Marketing Association (PIMA) conference in Marco Island, FL. This conference brings together marketing executives from Insurance companies, Agents, and business partners. The purpose of this conference is to discuss industry trends, legislative issues and to create an environment to conduct new business partnerships.
Some of the major trends that were discussed were how big data is changing the business, the need for a better experience to engage with younger consumers and how new entrants to the market will increase competition. Maria Ferrante- Schepis, Managing Director from Maddock Douglas, a large consultancy focused on the insurance space, delivered the keynote speech on innovation. Her research shows that the insurance industry is ripe for what she describes as being Napstered. Much like how Amazon, Netflix and Uber have dramatically changed how consumers conduct business, acquiring insurance has similar inefficiencies that can be improved with technology. She believes that impartial advisers, crowd-sourcing to share deductibles, and global competition will greatly change this industry in the next five years. She also said that these changes will greatly increase participation with millennials.
Bill Sunneson, President of Mass Drive insurance, presented the findings PIMA's technology working group and continued on Maria's theme. His committee feels that companies like Wal-mart, Amazon and Google will change how insurance is shopped and distributed. In another presentation, Lou Geremia, senior adviser to Goji, stated that insurance companies are spending 100's of millions of dollars on paid search (up to $30 per click).
At Universal Wilde we feel we are well positioned to assist insurance companies succeed through these changes. As the leader in technology driven, "Thought to distribution" direct marketing we are able to quickly take advantage of trigger based campaigns. With only a very small percentage of the budgets discussed above, we are able to deliver high-quality direct marketing pieces to targeted consumers. Our technology also allows for seamless integration with insurance agencies to quickly deliver targeted follow-up correspondence.
UW will continue to participate with PIMA and we look forward to participating in this rapidly changing market.
Congratulations Wilde Agency for winning the silver award at the 2014 International Echo Awards. See the full list of winners here: http://thedma.org/news/dma-presents-the-2014-international-echo-awards-complete-list-of-winner/READ MORE +
The United States Postal Service Board of Governors announced today that Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Patrick R. Donahoe has decided to retire February 1, 2015, after 39 years with the Postal Service.READ MORE +
Categories: Postal Service
The USPS is proposing a price change for priority mail come September 2014. However, it's not adverse - in fact, it can change commercial pricing so that companies save more by shipping through the USPS!
Categories: direct mail
I spent this past Saturday afternoon at Bed Bath & Beyond. I really do love the store. It’s filled with pillows, and comforters, and kitchenware, and signs that say “Bless this Mess” or “Home is Where the Heart Is”, and candles, and good smelling reed diffusers, and... I JUST LOVE IT! I’m a 20-something year old man and I am in the abundant company of 30-50 year old women, but the store is comforting and bargain-priced.
EVERYONE loves free giveaways! I know I still have free rally towels, sunglasses, wristbands, mini posters, and enough giveaway t-shirts to clothe Boston’s homeless. In a world of high gas prices, $5 beers, and student loans up to your ears, free giveaways are kind of like a treat that says “Hey, you’re awesome. Thanks for being here!”
Google has released a new update for their Maps app that revolutionizes the way we interact with the GPS software.