Fun Fact Friday

Baby Mail

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Up until 1915 it was legal to mail a baby by US Mail. In 1914, to save money on train fare, May Pierstorff’s parents paid the 53 cents postage, and mailed the 5-year old to her grandparents for a visit. She rode the whole way in the mail car, and was delivered to her grandparents’ […]

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Missile Delivery Service!

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In 1959, The US Navy and The US Postal Service, experimented sending post, using missiles. Whilst this may, on the face of it, sound a bit far fetched, it is actually true. Moreover, the principle is currently being appropriated by some of today’s retail giants, like Amazon. Even Uber are investing heavily in this type […]

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How Personalisation Improves Direct Mail ROI

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In the digital age we’re living in, it’s all too easy for emails to be missed or ignored. Even the most well-planned email campaign can get left unopened in a cluttered inbox. To get their message across, more and more marketers are turning to direct mail  The most effective direct mail campaigns are personalised to their […]

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Innovation Of Direct Mail

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Welcome to the innovation of direct mail! Those of you who have followed my posts recently, will know that I have been communicating the history and culture of using the postal system. I think it’s also important to report the evolution of post, and the innovative and clever ways people now use this medium. These […]

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Suffragette Postage Dilemma!

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Suffragettes and delivery note

Postage dilemma! In 1909 two suffragettes, Miss Solomon and Miss McLellan, used the Royal Mail’s same-day courier service to post themselves to 10 Downing Street so they could deliver their message personally to Prime Minister Herbert Asquith. But a Downing Street official refused to sign for them and the delivery boy had to return the […]

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Fun Fact Friday! The largest Envelope

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The largest envelope measures 25.55 m (83 ft 9 in) in length and 14.4 m (47 ft 2 in) in width and achieved by Jagadeesh Pillai (India) in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India, on 19 February 2017.The envelope was created at an event organised by the Joint Commissioner, Ministry of Industry and Govt of Uttar Pradesh […]

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Mail Delivered 89 Years Late

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Interesting Fact of The Week In 2008, Janet Barrett, a guest-house owner in Weymouth, Dorset, UK, received the letter – an RSVP to a Boxing Day party invitation, which had been posted on 29 November 1919, some 89 years after it was posted.  The message inside read: “Dear Percy, Many thanks for the invitation, be […]

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Mail in the Head

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David Brennan was formally in charge of Thinkbox. An organisation created to promote TV advertising. He created the experiment on this video, in order to mark how effective different mediums of advertisement reacted with the human mind. It makes for very interesting viewing…

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Tracking Your Direct Mail Campaign

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When beginning to plan your direct mail campaign, there are a few things you may want to consider. Firstly, how best to judge the success of your campaign. You can accurately measure your return on investment, and gain valuable insight into what works best with your target audience for future campaigns. Tracking your campaign will give you […]