SMP News

SMP Chair Judith Donovan CBE has welcomed Royal Mail’s ongoing commitment to letters, as outlined in the company’s annual statement on Wednesday. Announcing Royal Mail’s full year results, Group Chief Executive Officer Rico Back said that whilst addressed letters declined in 18-19 at a rate of around 8%, the...

Changing the perception of print is key to promoting direct mail as a hero product of the future, a packed national conference of mailing house industry experts heard. More than 100 members of the Strategic Mailing Partnership (SMP) filled a room at the Phoenix Centre, London, for the partnership’s...

SMP members can benefit from an exclusive deal from Two Sides, the not-for-profit organisation that promotes the sustainability and attractiveness of paper and print.You can save 10% on your membership fee but hurry – you must sign up by May 4th 2019 to take advantage of this fantastic offer,...

The Strategic Mailing Partnership (SMP) is kicking off a year of celebration to mark its 10th birthday, recognising a decade of consultation and collaboration between mailing houses and Royal Mail. Since its formation, the SMP has given the mailing house sector direction and support, while transforming the industry’s relationship with...

Legislative changes and the intelligent use of data can help direct mail to enjoy a resurgence in 2019, despite the rising cost of ink and paper. SMP Chair Judith Donovan CBE believes the direct mail industry needs to evolve alongside the digital sector to make the most of existing opportunities,...

We have welcomed our first ever Scotland-based industry expert onto our Board. Isla Munro, Managing Director of The Dragonfly Agency Ltd, has experience covering digital marketing, commercial insight and new business conversion. She has bolstered the SMP Board alongside new additions Ben Snutch, Group Sales Director from GI...

Danny Clarke, managing director of Howard Hunt Group’s eponymous manufacturing business and Graft print management, is a passionate man, writes PrintWeek. He’s passionate about the need to attract more bright young things into print, and positively evangelical about the sector’s need to sell itself on value...

Ink manufacturers have rolled out the latest round of price increases citing “unprecedented trends” in the access to raw materials, with warnings that more increases could be on the way, reports PrintWeek. Flint Group has announced a 6% price increase in its offset energy curable inks...