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The Long Leaf Pine meeting room at UNCW was the setting for a recent GWAPCC event. The Greater Wilmington Area PCC (GWAPCC) held a Lunch & Learn event on Informed Delivery – Informed Visibility in a venue named after Wilmington's own nickname as the Port City. Attendees had views of the Fisher Student Center and the Campus Life courtyard.

The participants were welcomed to the University of NC Wilmington by Samuel Nevarez, UNCW Postal Services Supervisor and GWPCC Secretary.

GWAPCC Postal Co-Chair, Chris Spann (Wilmington Postmaster) and GWAPCC Industry Co-Chair, Brad Donnell (Owner Linprint Company) welcomed more than 24 participants; some who came from as far away as Cary, Jacksonville and Fayetteville, NC. Attendees included printers, marketers, large mailers and independently owned mailroom executives.

The GWAPCC Co-Chairs spoke on the benefits of membership and sponsorship of the PCC organization. On hand to answer questions from the audience were Josh Kelly, USPS HQ Sr. Account Rep. and GWAPCC Treasurer, as well as Beverly Hall, USPS Mailing Standards Specialist.

USPS Mailing and Shipping Executive, Linda Gordon, explained to the audience how Informed Delivery integrates hardcopy mail and digital marketing, providing interactivity for customers. She shared how the USPS is responding to consumers’ increasing desire to interact and communicate digitally with their mail. One marketer indicated, on his event evaluation, that the information provided will be very beneficial for his clients.

Special guest speaker, USPS Postal Inspector and Wilmington/Raleigh Team Leader, Michael Carroll was introduced and spoke on the topics of Identity theft and security. He addressed security concerns of the Informed Delivery application and program. Mr. Carroll had the full attention of the audience, as he engaged them with questions, statistics, and prizes.

During a lunch break, attendees participated in a networking challenge to collect as many business cards as they could from each other. They also listened to an informational video about the upcoming National Postal Forum (NPF) and received registration booklets and coupons.

The event closed with the selection of a door prize winner and a networking challenge winner, as well as new GWAPCC members and potential sponsors. Feedback from event evaluations was extremely positive and encouraging. The GWAPCC is excited to get busy planning its next event. Stay tuned……

Next Generation Campaign Awards 2020

next generation campaign awards 2020Next Generation Campaign Awards

Celebrating Innovative Direct Mail

There will two categories in 2020:

  • The Grand Champion trophy will be awarded to the most innovative and effective campaign that leverages Informed Delivery.
  • The Innovative B2B Campaign Award will go to the best B2B campaign.

The contest is free to enter. The entry deadline is February 14th. Winners will be announced at the National Postal Forum in April in Orlando.

to enter the contest: https://www.usps.com/nextgenaward/

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USPS National and North Carolina News

News from USPS National and USPS North Carolina region.
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NORTH POLE — Santa Claus is imaginary? Not as far as your child is concerned — and the Postal Service can help you prove he’s real when your child gets a personalized letter from the big guy — complete with a North Pole postmark.
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GREENSBORO, NC — The Postal Service is committed to supporting our customers by having select locations accept outgoing mail, including packages, from our business partners on Veterans Day.
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CHARLOTTE, NC — In the blink of an eye summer is over and now it’s fall. Before you know it, it will be time for the holidays again. Fortunately, the U.S. Postal Service has your back with all the mailing deadlines you need to know for the expected delivery of cards and gifts to your loved ones, whether they’re overseas or across the country.
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Postal Pro News

News from the PostalPro website.
Document contains links to the Hilton Canopy at the Wharf and Hyatt House at the Wharf; room blocks have been reserved for 2020 MTAC meetings.
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The Area Mailing Industry Focus Group Calendar displays upcoming events for 2020.
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This document provides a contact list for Business Mailer Support and Major Mailer Support.
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The Move Update standard is a means of reducing the number of mailpieces in a mailing that require forwarding or return by the periodic matching of a mailer’s address records with change-of-address orders received and maintained by the Postal Service. Mailers who claim First-Class Mail presorted or automation prices, USPS Marketing Mail prices, and Parcel Select Lightweight prices must demonstrate that they have updated their mailing list within 95 days before the mailing date.
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