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Live Jazz and Billy Joel Ticket Giveaway Headlines September Networking Event

Kick-off the new year on September 18th at the Novotel Hotel (5:30 pm)

Say So Long to Summer! Make time to reconnect with familiar faces while making new friends! Join the MCMA at a special cocktail reception as we welcome in the fall. There will be food, drink and exciting news about our 2019-2020 program calendar that you don’t want to miss.  Headlining the event will be an industry-led jazz quartet featuring Chris Paradysz (PMX Agency). And thanks to the XYZ, an attendee will win two tickets to see Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden in October.

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Membership Renewal Season is Upon Us

MCMA individual and corporate members should have recently received their 2019-2020 renewal notices. If you renew before the September Networking Event (September 18th) you will be entered into a drawing for one of two $75 Amazon Gift Cards. Membership this year includes several new benefits including access to an online members-only community where you can get answers to pressing questions along with the ability to see all educational sessions live-streamed.

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Before You Plan Your Postal Budget

Our thanks to long-time MCMA member Matt Morrone for this timely update.

If you are planning your Postage Budget for 2020 the increase would be about 2% for most products with a 4% for Marketing Mail Flats (e.g. catalogs and magazines that are not periodicals class).

One possible wrinkle is that the Postal Rate Commission (PRC) is in the middle of the 10-year mandatory review of the current system which uses the CPI to raise rates. There is no guarantee as to what they will decide but whatever it is I can safely state that some segment of the mailing community will not like it and challenge it. With that in mind, you can plan on the above for a good part of the year but be prepared for a larger increase later on.

When I get more information on the 10-year review mandated by the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) I will pass it on. In the meantime, some highlights from the first nine months of the USPS fiscal year.

  • Net Loss of 1.2 billion for May compared to the planned loss of 524 million.

  • Net Loss of 5.2 billion YTD compared to the planned loss of 3.2 billion.

  • Total mail volume is down 4.2% compared to SPLY(same period last year).

  • First Class volume is down 2.8% compared to SPLY and revenue is down 1.75% compared to SPLY. This accounts for about 35% of total revenue and has the highest profit margin.

  • Periodicals volume is down 7% compared to SPLY and revenue down 6.1% compared to SPLY. This accounts for about 2% of total revenue.

  • Marketing Mail(Standard Mail) volume is down .5% compared to SPLY and revenue is up .4% compared to SPLY. This accounts for about 23% of total revenue.

Upcoming Events

MCMA Hosted:

  • Fall Networking Event - Wednesday, September 18th (5:30 pm) 

  • October Educational Event - Wednesday, October 16th (5:30 pm)

    • Co-Hosted with the Direct Marketing Club of NY (DMCNY) - details coming soon

  • November Educational Event - Wednesday, November 20th (11:30 am) at the Princeton Club

  • Annual Holiday Party - Tuesday, December 10th (11:30 am) at the Princeton Club

Other Events

The MCMA is pleased to announce a relationship with the Direct Marketing Club of NY (DMCNY) where our members will get special pricing at DMCNY events throughout the year. Just use the code “MCMA” when registering.

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