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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,...

Our SMP Chair, Judith Donovan CBE, discusses the importance of direct mail and how it can stand the test of time in 2018 and beyond. Speaking to DecisionMarketing, our Chair speaks about direct mail's challenge and opportunities alongside the ever-growing digital world. Read her views on direct...

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...

The Strategic Mailing Partnership has continued to generate media coverage in trade as well as regional media over the past few months. In an edition of ‘My Passion’, published in the Yorkshire Post on Tuesday 22 August, chairwoman of The SMP, Judith Donovan CBE, explained her...

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 Draft guidance on the contracts between Controllers and Processors has been issued.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...