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Overlooking the Cape Fear River of Downtown Wilmington, NC, five Postal Customer Councils joined together for a National PCC Day event on Thursday, September 26th, 2019. More than one hundred participants came from throughout NC, and from MA, MD, VA, IL and Washington, DC. The Greater Wilmington Area PCC hosted the Greater Charlotte PCC, Greater Triad PCC, Greater Triangle PCC and Western Area PCC of Asheville members, guests, Vendors, Sponsors and USPS Speakers and employees for this event-filled day. Forty-five percent of the participants represented Industry leaders and employees, many of whom were attending multiple PCC events during the week.

Master of Ceremonies, Glen Swyers, of Classic Graphics and the Greater Charlotte PCC Industry Co-Chair opened the event with a New Hanover County Sheriff’s Color Guard presentation. The Capital Metro Area Vice President, Linda Malone welcomed the attendees and expressed the Post Office interests in partnering with industry for marketing and mailing success.

Keynote Speaker, Chief Operating Officer, David Williams, engaged the audience with his State of the Business presentation: USPS Delivers the Customer Journey. Mr. Williams introduced the 2019 PCC Week PMG message: Your Engagement and Leadership Makes a Difference, as he encouraged the listeners to “give mail a fresh look”. Mr. Williams explained how innovations like Digitally Enhanced Mail, Informed Delivery, and Informed Visibility are transforming mail. The session was closed with David Williams and Linda Malone presenting PCC Premier Awards to the PCCs represented at the event.

Participants enjoyed a continental breakfast, a catered lunch, and afternoon snacks to keep them “fueled” for Leo Raymond’s Postal “big picture” from an industry perspective, and for political mail and academic outreach programs. One industry leader commented: “I really enjoyed the day and had lots of takeaway actions to follow-up on”.

The afternoon session’s sparked interest, as members of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department, Emergency Response Team presented an Active Shooter program for the audience. Additionally, the owner of a new Augmented Reality Application company, AVO Insights, inspired young and old to look at the future of the direct mail experience.

At the close of the day, NPF raffle tickets were drawn for the Industry participants, along with many door prizes. Postmaster and Greater Wilmington Area Postal Co-Chair, Chris Spann closed the day with local award plaques for the annual sponsors of the GWAPCC and thanked the Postal Customer Councils and attendees for their participation.

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Next Generation Campaign Awards 2020

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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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