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More Bad News for Mailing Industry: Senate Committee Advances Postal Reform Act Bill would make permanent two-year emergency rate hike

The bad news for the mailing industry keeps on coming, dimming the prospects that the two-year-old postal rate hike that went into effect days ago will end. On Thursday, the Senate…

February 6, 2014, 5:34 PM EST

Mailing Industry Appeals to Court to Overturn Postal Rate Hike Increase goes into effect Jan. 26

Three days before the U.S. Postal Service's rate hike goes into effect, the mailing industry filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. The exigent rate increase—a…

January 23, 2014, 3:52 PM EST

Post Office Approves Extra Rate Hike on Christmas Eve Increase will do nothing to help USPS problems

As feared, the U.S. Postal Service passed a 4.3 percent exigent rate increase on Christmas Eve, delivering a lump of coal to magazines, newspapers and direct mailers. The Postal Regulatory Commission…

December 25, 2013, 8:31 AM EST

U.S. Post Office Ads Have Never Really Delivered the Goods It might be time to get serious

It’s easy to poke fun at the poor post office these days. The service started by Benjamin Franklin in 1775 lost $5 billion this year—the seventh year of red ink…

December 12, 2013, 5:09 AM EST

Decision on Postal Rate Hike Could Be a Holiday Downer An increase would drive up the cost of delivering magazines

This year, the Grinch may go postal with an extraordinary rate increase. The U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission is expected to decide whether to allow the U.S. Postal Service to raise…

December 2, 2013, 6:59 PM EST

Postal Rate Hikes Disappoint Mailing Industry Will plead case before Postal Regulatory Commission

Magazines, newspapers and marketing businesses that depend on the U.S. mail suffered a setback in the fight to ward off an exigent rate hike on top of the annual rate…

September 26, 2013, 1:59 PM EDT

Magazines, Newspapers Brace for Exigent Postal Rate Hike Could add $300m in costs to an already-challenged industry

Magazines, newspapers and direct marketers are girding for the possibility that the U.S. Postal Service will pass an exigent rate increase on top of the annual postal rate that is…

August 23, 2013, 9:41 AM EDT

End of Saturday Delivery Puts Magazines, Newpapers in Bind Change set to take effect Aug. 5

Weekly newsmagazines, already challenged to stay relevant when news is available around the clock, now have to figure out how to make sure they get in readers’ hands on a…

February 6, 2013, 12:19 PM EST

Postal Service's Creative Search Continues Media shifts to another IPG shop

Media piece down, creative piece to go. The United States Postal Service, in a piecemeal do-over of its advertising review, has shifted its media responsibilities to UM, after 10 years at…

January 3, 2013, 11:44 AM EST

New Image Is a Postal Priority Embattled U.S. Postal Service persists in its lengthy review of its ad business

The U.S. Postal Service has financial, structural and, yes, existential issues to deal with, yet it’s still scrutinizing its advertising. And, at 13 months and counting, the mail giant’s ongoing…

April 16, 2012, 12:02 AM EDT

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