SMP News

The Strategic Mailing Partnership (SMP), the association that represents mailing in the UK, has praised the Royal Mail for its latest set of initiatives, saying these will help to inspire and invigorate direct mail in 2021. Among the initiatives that will run throughout the next...

The Strategic Mailing Partnership has welcomed the latest set of Royal Mail initiatives aimed at inspiring and invigorating direct mail in 2021. Existing incentives are being renewed for a further 12 months, while fixed percentage discounts are being introduced to simplify the offering. 2020’s portfolio of incentives...

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...

Royal Mail has extended its ‘Open for Business’ incentive six-fold and warned that the scheme, which incentivises businesses to use mailings to rebuild their revenue streams as lockdown eases, has already reached 75% of the available allocation for October to December. The scheme, which was launched last...

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...