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The Royal Mail  GDPR guide is now available to download from the Mailmen site. The guide takes you through what the GDPR regulations mean, GDPR case studies and 12 ways mail could help you thrive in a GDPR world. http://www.mailmen.co.uk/GDPR/mail-opportunities The upcoming new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)...

As the digital evolution continues at a rapid pace, those involved in the paper industry remain optimistic about this form of communication's longevity. Guardian reporter, David J Unger, provides comment on why a 'paperless world' still hasn't happened in the USA. We took great interest in reading this...

The custom of sending Christmas cards as we know them today started in Britain in 1840, when the first ‘Penny Post’ public postal deliveries began.The world’s first commercial Christmas card was commissioned in 1843 by civil servant Sir Henry Cole who had helped introduce the...

The SMP Board, on behalf of its members, has unanimously agreed to adhere to the Royal Mail Wholesale’s Code of Practice regarding scam mail. Scam mail is sent with the sole intention of obtaining money through deception and/or fraud and can come to you by phone,...

We have welcomed a new addition to the SMP Board – Ian Hemsworth who brings with him a wealth of experience and passion for direct mail. Ian, who has previously worked as a Site Manager for RRD Britannia and a Client Services Director with K2 Group,...

Over the summer we worked with mail producers and customers to promote the use of Mailmark services when posting poly wrap large letters by allowing customers to test their mail. A number of customers used the test facility. Results from testing show that where mail...

Congratulations to two SMP members who have been crowned PrintWeek Awards 2017 winners. Marketing experts, Howard Hunt, received the Direct Mail Printer of the Year accolade as mail communication specialists GI Solutions won Customer Service Team of the Year. VISIT HERE for a full list of all...

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...