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The SMP is continuing to grow its thriving membership following the addition of a long-established print management business. Webmart, which began life as a print services agency in 1996, became an SMP member to help strengthen its arm in direct mail and doordrop. Simon Biltcliffe, Webmart Founder,...

Following the High Court granting an injunction on Thursday, October 12th, Royal Mail and the CWU are following the contractual dispute resolution procedures set out in the Agenda for Growth (AFG). Royal Mail and the CWU have now jointly appointed a mediator for talks between the...

The ICO has confirmed that it will not be issuing final guidance on key areas such as consent and Legitimate Interests until December at the earliest. Draft guidance on the contracts between Controllers and Processors has been issued. The office has also begun to...

We are excited to bring to your attention a new Royal Mail trial offer for advertisers. We know that Mail and Door Drops (Unaddressed mail) share many capabilities but are often planned in silos. We believe there is an opportunity to combine both mail channels...

It's a commodity often overlooked, but the envelope has continued to evolve throughout an ever-changing industry, as PrintWeek reports.   When it comes to the history of the envelope too, there's so much it has overcome from the 1840 Post Office reforms to the demand for mass-produced...

The Strategic Mailing Partnership (SMP) is celebrating a successful year of activity which has included a positive recruitment drive, a significant inaugural event for key delegates and the strengthening of industry partnerships. We mapped out a ‘Strategic Framework’ of intense activity to raise awareness of the...