Archive for the 'International Mailing' Category

Apr 08 2016

US First Class Postage Price Drop

Hard to believe, but the United States Postal Service is CUTTING the cost of a first-class stamp. This applies to all first class – letters, post cards and international mail. The USPS had no choice. They are not happy.

Why?

This price cutting decision involves an obscure agency that approves postage rates. A provision for an “emergency” rate hike to 49 cents actually had a sunset provision. Sunday, April 10, 2016, the price drops to 47 cents for a first-class letter. So maybe sending a card or letter is now possible?

Here is a complete breakdown of First Class Postage Rates compliments of Pitney-Bowes, as reprinted in Target Marketing’s eNewsletter today.

USPS rates change on Sunday

These USPS rates will last until the next rate hike.  Of course, your “Forever” stamps now have a value that is 2 cents less. At the moment that is.

Ah, progress.

 

 

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Oct 27 2015

US, European Safe Harbor Amendments Seem Close

US, European Safe Harbor Amendments Seem Close

The European Safe Harbor Agreement – permits data exchange between companies in the US who agree to abide by European data laws and European organizations.  That means treating the information with a different level of security due to stricter European laws..

European Data

Recently, the basis of the of this Agreement was challenged in an Irish court. The claim, Facebook did not play by European data rules.

Well, finally, with a lawyer’s backing, the plaintiff proceeded with legal action against Facebook in Ireland, it’s European nexus. The news of the fast reaction to the court ruling comes from Silicon Beat .  The end result has been a series of rulings that almost brought even the most standard data exchange  – who is on a specific airline flight and passport data – to a feared standstill.  Havoc was seen by all sides.

The US government and laws make all sorts of claims to privacy but sites like Facebook have been lambasted by the press and many privacy advocates for their cavalier attitude and actions to do whatever they pretty much wanted with your data. So, it remains open as to how much companies like Facebook or Google will have to keep European data in Europe for processing and storage. There may be new data centers built in Europe to satisfy these regulations.

Bethesda List Center

Added to all this excitement,  even mailing list owners and list brokers who work worldwide like Bethesda List Center had to be aware of the provisions of the Safe Harbor Agreement. Information sent from Europe has to be handled differently. Sometimes, special documents are necessary to get this information.

Let’s be glad this exchange of information appears about to be renewed. What Are Safe Harbor Rules? Look to the folks at Bethesda List Center who are located near Bethesda Navy Medical Center, to stay informed about the European data laws, including the European Safe Harbor guidelines.

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Jun 19 2015

Construction Specifications Institute releases International names

Bethesda List Center has been appointed the mailing list manager for the Construction Specifications Institute International list. This list reaches buyers and inquirers of technical bulletins, reports and other construction related materials for this internationally recognized standards setting organization.

“We are excited that Bethesda List has been appointed to manage the US, and now, international names for this well known organization,” said Barbara Higgins, VP List Management. “CSI is well known as the standards setting organization in construction” she continued.

Quick counts permit mailers to accurately plan their campaigns.  List owner approval is also required for this list.  Contact Bethesda List Center directly at +1 301 986.1455 or info@bethesda-list.com for further details.

 

 

 

 

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Apr 29 2015

Business Executives and Professionals in Canada Mail List Updated

 

 

Canada has had a big change in how marketing is permitted to be done. What marketing is legally permitted has suddenly become much more regulated. The most recent changes have occurred with Email lists but Postal lists have restrictions as well. It has been said that Canada has been following what is widely regarded as the German model of public data management.

 

The biggest change has come in an area that has become more common, Email. “Don’t Email Canada” is the short answer unless you have met the Canadian Government Rules and Regulations.  Some third party lists like many magazine and professional trade publications generally are OK. Of course, you need to check that all important permission has been obtained and is properly stored.

 

Most third party Email is illegal.  As an Email sender, you must have specific permission to SEND to the client.  Even then, clients can decide they only want very specific Emails such as Order Confirmation and Shipping Status type mailings.

 

The effects of this new law are just starting to be felt. Fines are starting to be levied and the direct marketing trade press is carefully following each pronouncement.  So far, the fines are big but the organizations cited are very small,  generally unknown Emailers. This means your offer might be in the sights of the Canadian Government. Being a small company has not stopped the Canadian regulators from going after companies who do not adhere to their standards and practices.

 

The Big News: The trade press recently reported that Canada is now working to ensure that US mailers will be subject to their regulations when sending promotions to Canadian prospects. The thought is that a decision would be rendered north of the border and the US Courts would be used to enforce the rulings. This will take awhile, but don’t be foolish and assume that being out of Canada will protect you.

 

How do you market to Canada?

 

Previously, Canadian Government laws narrowed the permitted sources of data to be gatheried even for postal mailings.  Getting your offer into the hands of your best prospects has become a much bigger task than it used to be. Many mailers are in a quandary.

 

There is a solution.

 

Business Executives and Professionals in Canada is the postal list you need.  The information gathered meets the very strict Canadian regulations about mailing lists.

 

This list has the largest collection of businesses executives and professionals, all legally correct for mailing.  You can select and mail from this file with assurance that it is Canada compliant.

 

The mailing and telephone list has over 735,000 names from which to select.  Selections include:

  • Job Title/Job Function
  • Sales Volume
  • Employee Size
  • Telephone Number
  • Geography

This mailing list has been a solid source for Canadian, US, UK and other marketing offers.   The list of offers made is wide:

  • computers
  • real estate
  • seminars and training, webinars
  • insurance
  • office furniture
  • office supplies
  • books and publications
  • internet design services
  • computer programming and the like

Counts are fast and easy.  Just send an Email to info@Bethesda-List.com or call 301 986.1455 for full details.

 

About Bethesda List Center, the List Manager:

Bethesda List Center, Inc has long been recognized as a source of US, Canadian and worldwide business mailing lists. The company was established in 1992 and is based in the Washington, DC suburb of Bethesda, Maryland. Bethesda List professionals work as mailing list managers and mailing list brokers for associations, publishers, business offers and other promotions.

 

 

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Feb 22 2013

Bethesda List Center is proud to introduce Security Director News Subscribers International

New to the Market!

This on-line publication, updated regularly, reaches security directors in Manufacturing; Banking, Finance and Insurance; Health Care; Institutions; Colleges and Universities; Government, Military and Law Enforcement; Utilities; Communications; Transportation and Distribution as well as Retail/ Restaurant chains and Entertainment sites.  In addition the list also reaches Consultants and Vendors to all these markets.

A security director is the person who is responsible for the standards (the required procedures) and guidelines (the suggested practices) in the physical security space.  As security becomes a bigger issue for everyone, this position is one that is rapidly growing in importance and buying power.

Published electronically by United Publications.  Further information available at: www.securitydirectornews.com.

To view full datacard click here: http://www.bethesda-list.com/lists/security-director-news-subscribers-international.htm

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Bethesda List Center, is based in Bethesda, Maryland. The company is 19 years old and specializes in business-to-business marketing campaigns with direct mail, Email, CPA / CPL – click per action / click per lead, web marketing, SEO and website landing pages.

Bethesda List Center has a sister company, Bethesda Emedia Marketing.   Bethesda Emedia Marketing is a Full Service Email Transmission Service. “From your text and graphics, Bethesda Emedia does the rest!”

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Feb 15 2013

Need HR records? Contact Bethesda List Center

HR and Benefits Professionals American Executives Database

The HR and Benefits Professionals American Executives Database includes corporate titles such as: Personnel vice president, human resources vice president, human resources director, human resources manager, and personnel manager.

Human Resource Professionals in the USA

Formerly Human Resource Managers in the USA. The Human Resource Professionals mailing list contains professionals with big budgets and jobs to match. HR professionals not only keep themselves and their organizations in legal compliance, but are often in control of the company’s entire training budget. HR professionals have purchasing responsibility for benefits and insurance, personal  Read More

Human Resources Executives from Benefits and 401(k)

This list identifies the Human Resource titles and functions found on the masterlist. This is created by the year-round calling efforts of marketing research firm 401KExchange.com. It contains the names & titles of executives responsible for pension & retirement planning & administration at over 304,862 companies. “How are we doing” is the question service providers  Read More

Kantola Productions’ Video Training for Professionals

Kantola Productions produces award-winning video and DVD training programs for professional development in two product lines:   Kantola’s staff development and workplace training programs Stanford’s Executive Briefings by industry and academic experts Kantola’s staff development and training programs cover management skills such in hiring, coaching, performance reviews, discipline, harassment and diversity training, communication, health and  Read More

Kantola Productions’ Video Training for Professionals Canada

Kantola Productions produces award-winning video and DVD training programs for professional development in two product lines:   Kantola’s staff development and workplace training programs Stanford’s Executive Briefings by industry and academic experts Kantola’s staff development and training programs cover management skills such in hiring, coaching, performance reviews, discipline, harassment and diversity training, communication, health and  Read More

Personal Services American Executives Database

The Personal Services – American Executives Database offers hundreds of thousands of business decision makers. Marketers can select by two, four and eight digit SICs to reach these lucrative markets. Included in this database are: Laundries, dry cleaners and dyers, linen and towel supply service, drapery and curtain cleaners, carpet and upholstery cleaners, portrait photographers,  Read More

Personnel Directors and Training Managers Worldwide from Publisher’s Select

Just updated! It just got easier to find current, accurate, and responsive international personnel directors and training managers! The Personnel Directors and Training Managers Database from Publisher’s Select offers more than 20,000 personnel directors and training managers by name and title from the largest public, private and state owned companies all over the world. Drawn  Read More

Scottsdale National Gender Institute NAGDT

The Scottsdale National Gender Institute offers practical tools to help employers break through gender barriers that effect productivity, worker retention, and male-female communications in the workplace. This list in training field’s hottest subject of gender team building, communication and creating a work culture that is inclusive for all employees. The products and services enable companies  Read More

Bethesda List Center, is based in Bethesda, Maryland. The company is 19 years old and specializes in business-to-business marketing campaigns with direct mail, Email, CPA / CPL – click per action / click per lead, web marketing, SEO and website landing pages.

Bethesda List Center has a sister company, Bethesda Emedia Marketing.   Bethesda Emedia Marketing is a Full Service Email Transmission Service. “From your text and graphics, Bethesda Emedia does the rest!”

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Jan 24 2013

Kantola Productions’ Video Training for Professionals Canada newly updated

Kantola Productions produces award-winning video and DVD training programs for professional development in two product lines:

  • Kantola’s staff development and workplace training programs
  • Stanford’s Executive Briefings by industry and academic experts

Kantola’s staff development and training programs cover management skills such in hiring, coaching, performance reviews, discipline, harassment and diversity training, communication, health and safety, and customer service.

Kantola produces Stanford University’s Executive Briefings lecture series by thought-leaders in business and academia on business strategy, corporate culture, leadership, organizational development, and sales and marketing management. These executive-level buyers are available as a select.

To view full datacard click here:  http://www.bethesda-list.com/lists/kantola-productions-video-training-for-professionals-canada.htm

Bethesda List Center, is based in Bethesda, Maryland. The company is 19 years old and specializes in business-to-business marketing campaigns with direct mail, Email, CPA / CPL – click per action / click per lead, web marketing, SEO and website landing pages.

Bethesda List Center has a sister company, Bethesda Emedia Marketing.   Bethesda Emedia Marketing is a Full Service Email Transmission Service. “From your text and graphics, Bethesda Emedia does the rest!”

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Jan 18 2013

Bethesda “List” Center and SO much more!

Bethesda List Center is a full-service provider of U.S. and Worldwide mailing lists. Founded in 1992, BLC is a leading manager and broker of business-to-business lists.

Bethesda List Center meets the mailing list needs of all types of businesses. Publishers, associations, seminar providers, catalogers, and computer software and hardware companies are some of the major industries that we serve. Here’s a little bit about what we do and who we are:

List Management Services
Bethesda List Center represents many List Owner Links to the direct marketing industry. We increase list rental income while relieving owners of the burdens of marketing, selling, order fulfillment, customer service, and collections. To find out more about our list management services, please go to our List Management page.

List Brokerage Services
Bethesda List Center serves mailers by finding and obtaining the best lists to support their marketing campaigns. Because we maintain key industry relationships and cultivate list resources around the globe, our customers receive expert direct mail counsel and thorough list research. To find out more about our list brokerage services, please go to our List Brokerage page.

World Class Service
Noted in the industry for prompt and thorough service, Bethesda List Center’s specialized and experienced brokers, managers and production professionals deliver researched recommendations, list counts and delivery information that our customers need. BLC is one of few firms that combines expert international list advice with timely guidance on foreign mail methods and processes.

Bethesda Emedia Marketing
Get more information on our sister company, Bethesda Emedia Marketing. This service provides Email transmission services, Email list cleaning, newsletter design, template design, Social Media blogging, SEO clean-up and the Email Knowledge System to help you track all your campaigns. bethesdaemediamarketing.com


Location
We are located in suburban Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C.

Our address is:
Bethesda List Center, Inc.
4300 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 204-B
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4463
USA

www.bethesda-list.com

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Jan 11 2013

International Mailing, Cheaper than you think with Bethesda List Center

Cheaper international mailing that will save you money and working with Bethesda List Center will save your sanity.

Mailing to Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America or anywhere else in the world? Bethesda List Center can cut your postal delivery costs.

Postal services all over the world need to increase their mail volume to raise revenues. National and private mailing services see big profits and numbers from large mailings that orginate from outside of their country of operation, and take steps to play court to the companies engaging in mass mailings to choose their services over competitors. Their best offer? They  save you money while delivering international articles within the same timeframes as similar articles mailed within the US Postal Service. That’s  a pretty good offer.

To learn how to save money on your Direct Mail Campaigns, get in touch with Bethesda List Center and speak with a professional today.

We’ll take it from there…
Pick-up is at the facility of your choice — your office, lettershop or printer (or anywhere else). If you have regular shipments we can give you a price on that as well. Start sending your magazines, newsletters, and reports easily and reliably while saving money. Delivery is available in 3-7 business days for Priority Airmail. Delivery is available in 7-14 business days for Printed Matter.

Contact Bethesda List Center today for a customized quote.

Bethesda List Center, is based in Bethesda, Maryland. The company is 19 years old and specializes in business-to-business marketing campaigns with direct mail, Email, CPA / CPL – click per action / click per lead, web marketing, SEO and website landing pages.

Bethesda List Center has a sister company, Bethesda Emedia Marketing.   Bethesda Emedia Marketing is a Full Service Email Transmission Service. “From your text and graphics, Bethesda Emedia does the rest!”

 

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Dec 24 2012

Looking for a List Manager? Bethesda List Center is your answer.

With Spring knocking at the door, it is a good time to review your list sales, practices and asking yourself, “Am I getting everything I should from my list management company or why do I need a list management company?”  Bethesda List Center is an extremely unique company with your best interests at heart each and every day.  The company is run by two of the most knowledgeable professionals in the industry today and the rest of the staff has tons of experience handeling all aspects of list management.  Their decades of experience and commitment will turn your slumping sales, daily list hassle and time consuming into successful gains.

Shopping for a list and managing your list.
You are your own best list source. Comb your list of customers, trade show leads, other prospects, inquirers and former buyers as the backbone for your own comprehensive direct marketing list. Always include opt-in email addresses. Many Bethesda List Center customers have also asked us to market their organizations’ mailing lists. If you already have an up to date list of 10,000 or more names, we can advise you how to go about marketing your files for additional income. Your selling message should address the needs and interests of your audience. A good list professional will be specific, too. With the details you give them, they will recommend lists that give you an outlook to your best customer prospects.

Mailing list managers such as Bethesda List Center (BLC) can help individuals or organizations rent their lists. For some organizations, such as specialized niche publications or charitable groups, their lists may be some of their most valuable assets, and mailing list managers help them maximize the value of their lists. They can also help with coding, analysis, and complex issues of usage that may be confusing to new users. This is especially true of organizations that are in the process of converting from bulk mail to electronic mail.

Bethesda List Center represents many List Owner Links to the direct marketing industry.
We increase List Owner Links’ rental income while relieving them of the burdens of:

Marketing and Selling
Bethesda List Center‘s intensive promotion and constant direct selling means increased list revenue for owners. Our active relationships with nearly all recognized list brokers and many large mailers give BLC List Owner Links far greater market exposure than they could generate from their own efforts.

Order Fulfillment
Bethesda List Center shoulders all of the time-consuming tasks of order fulfillment. We produce, ship and track list orders faster than anyone else in the industry.

Customer Service
Bethesda List Center responds quickly and effectively to mailer needs. That is our business.

Billing and Collecting
Bethesda List Center manages the detailed tasks of invoicing, bookkeeping, and collecting for every list order. Our owners receive activity reports and rental revenue, monthly.

Would you like to learn more about some of the organizations whose lists we manage?
Links to their sites are available on our List Owner page.

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Bethesda List Center, is based in Bethesda, Maryland. The company is 19 years old and specializes in business-to-business marketing campaigns with direct mail, Email, CPA / CPL – click per action / click per lead, web marketing, SEO and website landing pages.

Bethesda List Center has a sister company, Bethesda Emedia Marketing.   Bethesda Emedia Marketing is a Full Service Email Transmission Service. “From your text and graphics, Bethesda Emedia does the rest!”

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