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Keeping up to date with events in the ever-evolving world of direct mail is vital for SMP board members. And while they’re clearly a very well-read bunch, it’s interesting to note which industry titles make their go-to reading list. In a survey carried out by Faith...

Royal Mail is in the process of upgrading its Mailmark data warehouse systems and software. As part of this refresh, from 10 December 2020, It is introducing new Mailmark reporting functionality which will enable customers to access simpler daily PDF content, and the new Mailmark...

Aleta Weir has taken the third Royal Mail seat on the SMP board. Currently head of customer insight and compliance, Aleta has been with Royal Mail since leaving university almost 30 years ago. Describing herself as ‘London Scottish’ – she was born in Scotland but has...

The benefits of using JICMAIL data to improve results have been showcased in a number of new case studies. These include examples of both direct mail and door drops from mailing houses, agencies and postal operators. SMP members can find details of the case studies on...

The Strategic Mailing Partnership has welcomed a joint project between Royal Mail and greetings card company Hallmark that encourages people to stay in touch through mail. Under the scheme, Hallmark UK & Ireland will give away half a million gratitude cards, that will be collected then...

The Strategic Mailing Partnership, which represents UK mailing houses, has confirmed the industry remains operational, providing essential communications for the NHS, the Government, banks and utilities. SMP Chair Judith Donovan CBE said mailing houses had introduced a raft of safety procedures to enable them to continue to operate during the...

Royal Mail is aware that some members of staff have been asked for proof that they are a key worker when travelling to and from work, or when out delivering and collecting the post. As a result, Royal Mail has given all staff members a copy of a letter that...