Vietnam Medal of Honor Forever stamps

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Vietnam Medal of Honor Forever stamps.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 5th, 2015 at 1:12 pm

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Nonprofits Reel from Rates – Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers

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Nonprofits Reel from Rates – Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers : Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers.

See earlier post from today, non-profits.  USPS has a lot of consultants to pay.  Besides, what’s more important, Ranger Rick, or Monetizing the USPS Brand?

 

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 4th, 2015 at 9:13 pm

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USPS Seeks Partner to Help Monetize Its Brand

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The USPS OIG partnered with Premier Quantitative Consulting to conduct its study, and declined to provide the cost of the effort, telling EcommerceBytes that that figure would only be available through a Freedom of Information Act request.

via USPS Seeks Partner to Help Monetize Its Brand.

I can only imagine how much the cost was if USPS doesn’t want anyone to know.  For a cash-strapped organization, they sure spend a great deal of money and time with consultants.  Makes me question the need for the higher exigency rates and the additional costs pushed on mailers, especially if this is how the funds are being spent. 

Here’s a thought, (no charge).  Become a reliable, cost efficient mail delivery organization, and let the brand speak for itself.

Or maybe the money would be better spent on something like sponsoring a Pro Cycling team!  Oops, scratch that.  Already been done.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 4th, 2015 at 9:04 pm

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Brooklyn Pop-Up Looks to Bring Back ‘Lost Art’ of Letter Writing – Bed-Stuy – DNAinfo.com New York

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 4th, 2015 at 8:54 pm

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Why Are Americans Still Calling Postal Workers ‘Mailmen’ When a Third of the USPS Is Female? – CityLab

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Why Are Americans Still Calling Postal Workers ‘Mailmen’ When a Third of the USPS Is Female? – CityLab.

I always use the non-gender-specific “mail carrier”…

Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 4th, 2015 at 8:43 pm

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MTAC February Focus Session Notes Posted

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

March 3rd, 2015 at 3:19 pm

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Video: USPS notifies Roanoke Distribution Center employees of plans to close |

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American Postal Workers Union President Carlton Cooper has had April 18th circled on his calendar for a while. Back in August, he told WDBJ7 that was the date the USPS had planned to consolidate its mail distribution facilities into Greensboro, North Carolina.The hope all along was that Congress would intervene before then to reduce some of the financial burdens the Postal Service faces.Carlton Cooper says that intervention never happened.

via Video: USPS notifies Roanoke Distribution Center employees of plans to close |.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 27th, 2015 at 12:10 pm

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USPS News Link Story – ‘Stagecoach Mary’

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Few Wild West characters can match Mary Fields, the first known African-American woman mail carrier.

Fields, who was profiled last week by the Root news site, was born a slave in 1832 in Tennessee and freed after the Civil War. She eventually settled in Cascade, MT, where she got a job driving a mail wagon at age 63.

Affectionately known as “Stagecoach Mary,” the cigar-smoking Fields was good with her fists and known for being a crack shot with a heart of gold.

“Braving all sorts of weather and ceasing work only for the worst, Fields brought mail to settlers [in] Montana, one of very few black people in the new state,” Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Julie Wolf wrote in the Root.

Fields carried mail for eight years. She died in 1914 at age 82.

Actor and Montana native Gary Cooper, who met Fields when he was nine, later described her as “one of the freest souls ever to draw a breath or a .38.”

via USPS News Link Story – ‘Stagecoach Mary’.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 26th, 2015 at 9:22 am

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MTAC 50th Anneversary!

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CELEBRATING

50 YEARS

OF ACHIEVEMENT

via MTAC50thinfosheet2015.pdf.

Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 25th, 2015 at 6:41 pm

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Disposable Camera Captures Its Own Trip Across the United States

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Written by Lisa.Bowes

February 25th, 2015 at 5:24 pm

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