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Archive: April 2020

Insurance Marketing & Communications Association IMCA 2020 Annual Conference & Showcase Gala

Location: Omni Orland Resort at Championsgate | Championsgate, FL Date: June 22-24, 2020 IMCA welcomes marketing, communications and advertising professionals from across the insurance industry. With constant innovations in technology and methods, insurance marketing and communications are evolving at a rapid pace. The IMCA represent over 120 regional and specialty companies, general agencies, prominent industry […]

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Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC)

2020 Meeting Schedule Location: USPS Headquarters | Washington, D.C. July 28-30 October 27-29 MTAC is a venue for the United States Postal Service (Postal Service) to share technical information with mailers, and to receive their advice and recommendations on matters concerning mail-related products and services, in order to enhance customer value and expand the use […]

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Mail is Getting Delivered

Overall, mail delivery timing is comparable to pre-COVID service levels. There are some delays in large metropolitan areas that are virus hot spots – specifically, New York, Northern New Jersey, and the Detroit area. The delays are ranging from 1-5 days. It appears the worst of them may be behind us, but like everything else […]

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It’s Not Just Mail Volume That’s Down

As of last week, the USPS reported an overall volume decline of 32% across letters and flats. Marketing Mail alone was down 42.5%, most likely led by event marketing, hospitality marketing, and retail. Nonprofits and other industry leaders have proposed rate reductions to help stimulate demand, but the Postal Service has no immediate plans to […]

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Is the Postal Service Shutting Down?

The Postal Service has been struggling for some time. That’s no secret. Concerns that the Postal Service will shut down by June may have been greatly exaggerated. In fact, the $10 billion in borrowing authority they received as part of the CARES Act should keep them operating into at least April 2021. That being said, […]

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Operations Continuity Update

A.B. Data continues to operate without interruption and with no expected delays in service. This is a testament to our dedicated team of professionals. Remote and onsite workers alike are giving it their all, and the result is a very high level of productivity and camaraderie during a time of constant change. The health and […]

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Coming Together

As we come together during this uncertain and challenging time, A.B. Data extends our sincere appreciation to all those who continue working on the front lines. We applaud all the healthcare workers, first responders, teachers, transit workers, mail carriers, delivery people, grocers, farmers, factory workers, sanitation workers, civil servants, members of the military, and so […]

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Postal Service Taking the Extra Steps to Stay Clean

The coronavirus has changed the way companies operate in just the past couple weeks in the United States. Mailing and package delivery is no exception. Packaging and mailing deals with a lot of people. A customer drops off a letter or package to the post office or a company. From there it goes through multiple […]

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Leadership In The Time Of COVID-19

From Forbes.com Mark Nevins, Contributor The reality of life post-COVID-19 has not fully sunk in yet, and its consequences for our businesses, organizations, economy, and society will play out over the rest of 2020 and beyond. Right now, we really need sober, smart, values-driven, and focused leadership. Remember the old adage, “Crisis does not build […]

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SGIA, NAPCO Media, PIA and Its Affiliates, Come Together to Launch Dedicated COVID-19 Resource Channel

From PrintingImpressions March 31, 2020 SGIA, NAPCO Media, and Printing Industries of America (PIA) and its affiliates, have joined forces to launch a powerful resource channel dedicated to providing the printing and graphic communications industry with up-to-the-minute news and resources on COVID-19 and how to navigate the latest information about the pandemic. The COVID-19 Resource […]

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