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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...

One of our SMP members has suggested that it could be helpful for you to flag up any under- or over-capacity issues in order to seek solutions from within the SMP membership. So if you’ve got spare machine time, or you desperately need 50K envelopes, why...

This year’s SMP Summit, due to take place in London on April 1st, has been postponed until September. A decision was taken late last week that in the light of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the summit would be postponed until later in the year. SMP Chair Judith Donovan CBE said:...

In this article we will hear from three senior leaders following the recent changes. Jenny Ledgar’s existing SMP responsibilities will be taken over by Philip Ricketts, and Tim Cable will continue his role on the SMP board. Philip Ricketts, Business Development and Customer Services Director I am...

SMP members can sign up for a free webinar on how using JICMAIL can help with the planning and execution of award-worthy campaigns. The webinar, on Wednesday February 19th, features case studies from users who have incorporated JICMAIL into their award-winning campaigns. Hosted by JICMAIL, it will provide useful insights into the...

During an update to the SMP Board, JICMAIL were asked questions relating to the nature of the panel which records the data.The questions and answers are detailed here JICMAIL Board and data governance: The background JICMAIL is an independent, not-for-profit data and research organisation, owned jointly by...

We are delighted that three SMP board members and our chair appear in this year’s Printweek Power 100 list. Patrick Headley, from Go Inspire, appears at number 19 while Simon Biltcliffe, of Webmart, takes the number 25 spot. Tony Strong, from Opus Trust Communicationss, is listed at number 71. SMP...

Philip Ricketts, Director of Business Development for Marketreach, shares his thoughts on the value of programmatic mail. Marketers have never had so many channels to choose from to reach their customers. Online touchpoints are proliferating at a rapid rate and in recent years have helped marketers...