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Getting to know John Wiltshire, the new president of the Canadian Marketing Association

The Canadian Marketing Association has a new leader. John Wiltshire, who has served on the board of directors for the past three years and who’s most recent role was senior vice president, marketing of Investors Group, took on the mantle of interim president and chief executive officer effective June 26th …

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Updates from the National Association of Major Mail Users (NAMMU)

NAMMU establishes new working groups with Canada Post NAMMU and Canada Post have established three ongoing working czommittees. The goal is to improve the competitiveness of the mail channel by focusing on product and process. Initially the committees will be focused on identifying friction points in the mail streams and …

Regional Report

Regional Report: Montreal

Checking in with direct marketing companies based in Quebec’s largest city Fundraising across Canada and around the world from Montreal Howard Golberg, president of Pinnacle Direct, has been at the helm of his pioneering direct marketing company for over 30 years. “We certainly have to think smarter and more strategically,” …

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Q&A with Danny Heuman, Environics Analytics’ new chief analytics officer

  Danny Heuman has been with Environics Analytics (EA) since day one and has recently been promoted to the role of chief analytics officer. Heuman was the lead developer of PRIZM CE, conducting the research that first linked psychographic social values with geodemographics. Since then he has led the development …

LettershopSector Report

Sector report: Lettershops

  Lettershops have long been the overworked, underappreciated workhorses of the direct mail industry. Direct marketers love to talk about the data, about the creative and then, hopefully, about the results but, though any good marketer understands that the magic is in the details, that final step before a campaign …


Market report: Fundraising

It isn’t hard to argue that 2016 was a very difficult year for humanitarians and charitable people of every ilk, with the Syrian war and the refugee crisis serving as a horrific constant in a year punctuated by natural disasters and terrorist attacks. We have all seen reports of the …

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Sector Report: The List Business

The Canadian list business has experienced significant disruption since the beginning of the new millennium, both from economic and regulatory perspectives. The passing of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) in 2000, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)’s introduction of the National Do Not Call List …

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AIIM changes name, not brand

  AIIM has changed its name from Avant Imaging & Information Management Inc. to Avant Imaging & Integrated Media Inc., but the management emphasizes that this is not a rebrand. In an open letter to marketers, CEO Mario Giorgio and President Frank Giorgio explain how the change was driven by …

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Strained negotiations continue between CUPW, Canada Post

On April 4, 2016 Canada Post advised the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) that it had filed Notices of Dispute with the Minister of Labour in ongoing negotiations with CUPW-Urban and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers (RSMC). These notices ask the Minister to appoint a conciliator in each negotiation. …

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Australia Post begins delivering small parcels by drone

Australia Post has begun to trial new technology to deliver small parcels by Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) or drone. This closed-field trial is an important next step in testing the new technology which will potentially deliver small parcels safely and securely to customers’ homes, allowing for faster transportation of time-critical …