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How May I Help You Have a Good Day?

(This post is dedicated to Vickie, Erica, Ashley, Melissa M., Kate, Shamima and Melissa MC., our class-A Administrative Professionals at Production Solutions).

After a stressful, short commute to my office involving side-swiping teenagers texting while driving, the executive ruminating over something that causes him to not see the light turn green (had to honk) and the young lady who felt compelled to tailgate me all the way to the office, I finally arrive, unscathed and in 1 piece, only to discover that I forgot to wear a tie for a meeting as well as to take my money clip (sitting in a bowl in my bedroom).  741 more words

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Make Sure Design Speaks to You

For many of you who read my blogs, you know how much I rant about the many years I’ve been in the direct mail production business and the trunk loads of stuff I’ve learned and experienced of both the good and the bad. 758 more words

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I Just Want the Money

After going on 40 years working in direct response, specifically direct mail fundraising, I realized that my love for the industry surpassed my want to make some money. 762 more words

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An Exercise in Futility?

As I was leaving the office the other night, I was stopped by one of my executives to alert to me to the fact that an international nonprofit had approached us to provide them a response to their annual premium production contract (a.k.a. 763 more words

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The PS Experience from the Outside

I invited one of our newest managers, Leah Ibraheem, to be my guest writer this week so she could share her incredibly frank perspective on her first impressions of Production Solutions…from the first touch being our job posting to her first visit to… 1,019 more words

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“Where are the bagels?” and Other Inane Utterances of Inexperienced Production Managers

In last week’s blog I felt compelled to advise my fellow supplier colleagues as to what to do and what not to do when making that first impression and obtaining a positive and lasting good impression with new business. 912 more words

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Oh…It’s You Again

As a supplier or consultant (whichever you think you are) in this highly-charged business of selling printing, data processing, personalization, mailing, fundraising/strategic services to agencies and nonprofits, selling or developing new business can be vewy…vewy…twicky. 813 more words

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