Thursday, July 30, 2009


Postal service disappearing

Is the postal service disappearing? (FOX 13 Tampa Bay)
Some customers in Pinellas county are getting post cards from the Postal Service saying there may be changes in who delivers their mail, and when. The changes may be happening broad as more people send things over the internet, and fewer use 'snail mail.'

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Nervous System of Mail Delivery

The Central Nervous System of Mail Delivery (New York Times)
The Morgan Processing and Distribution Center in Manhattan sorts up to 12 million pieces of New York City's mail every day.


Times Getting Worse For The Postal Service

Tough Times Getting Worse For The Postal Service (Q13 FOX Seattle)
Government Accountability Office Adds The Agency To Its Most High-risk Federal Areas In Need Of Transformation The U.S. Postal Service is in urgent need of restructuring. The Government Accountability Office just added the Postal Service to it's high-risk list of federal areas in need of transformation.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Postal Service listed as a troubled agency

GAO lists Postal Service as a troubled agency in need of immediate action (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)

WASHINGTON - The Government Accountability Office on Tuesday added the Postal Service to its list of high-risk federal agencies in need of change.

The GAO declined to comment on the need for it to improve the speed of it's process, where it comes to conclusions many, many years after they have already been reached by most average citizens.


Postal Service Unveils Biggest Green Roof

Postal Service Unveils Biggest Green Roof in NYC (Fast Company Magazine)
Perhaps in an attempt to overshadow PNC Bank's announcement last week that it is building the largest Green Living Wall in the U.S., the U.S. Postal Service announced today that it has completed the biggest green roof in NYC. The 2.5 acre, seven story high green roof--one of the largest in the country--sits atop the Morgan mail processing facility in midtown Manhattan. 90% of the newborn roof is growing on shredded mail from the dead letter office.


Postal strike begins

Postal strike launched (Newham Recorder)
POSTAL services throughout East London will be impact by a five day strike launched today. "refusal to enter into talks" with them over modernisation.

Monday, July 27, 2009


Mail Truck Tires Protest Target

Dozens of mail truck tires slashed in Flint (ABC12 Mid-Michigan)
The damage has been fixed, but United States postal inspectors say an investigation will go forward at a Flint Post Office.


US Postal Service should have shut down Brooklyn offices years ago

U.S. Postal Service may shut down as many as 40 Brooklyn retail offices (New York Daily News)

Snow, rain and gloom of night can't stop them - but budget cuts might. The United States Postal Service is considering closing as many as 40 post offices throughout Brooklyn, according to union officials.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Now Postal Service says Quincy mail center won't close

Postal Service official says Quincy mail center won't close, some operations may move (Quincy Herald-Whig)
About 20 percent of staff at the Quincy mail processing and distribution center would be affected if the U.S. Postal Service decides to move some mail processing operations to the Springfield facility.


Postal Service Drop Boxes

Postal Service pulls more blue drop boxes (UPI)

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- The dramatic drop in so-called meat mail has meant the end of thousands of iconic blue drop boxes owned by the U.S. Postal Service, officials said.


British postal workers walkout over jobs & pay

British postal workers start 3-day walkout over jobs, pay issues (

London - Some 12,000 employees of Britain's Royal Mail began Saturday a three-day strike to protest against job and pay cuts, the second walkout by postal employees in two weeks. The postal workers' union CWU accused the state-owned Royal Mail of bre...


Mail Boxes Disappearing From Street Corners

Mail boxes disappearing from region's street corners (Bluefield Daily Telegraph)

BLUEFIELD - A blue mail box standing on the street corner has for years been a typical part of the American landscape, but the varying amount of letters being dropped into them is making the U.S. Postal Service relocate some boxes and eliminate others entirely.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Mail distribution, processing to shift to Dulles facility

WINCHESTER -- Mail processing and distribution will cease at the city's main post office, the U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday. The agency plans to shift the operations to the Dulles Processing and Distribution Center, according to a news release. This follows the move to have all processing and distribution around the country to be done at Dulles. Some whiners at the Dulles facility have protested that "My god, we arn't Fed Ex here!".

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Limiting Your Postal Service

COLORADO SPRINGS - The U.S. Postal service still wants Congress to limit the sort of days you get mail to your home. The thought is you should get more mail on cloudy days and other bad weather, since you will have more time to read. Nice sunny days, most people got out and don't care so much about getting mail. The postal workers union has requested a sanity check for upper management.


Lonely Australian postal worker accused of keeping mail

Australian police have arrested a lonely postal worker who they say delivered thousands of customers' letters to himself. He was discovered by family when he went missing for several days during which he was trying to respond to all the mail. "If people send me mail, the least I can do is write back", he explained. Doctors are hopeful he will respond to medication.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Another Postie charged with stealing mail items

A Sydney postal worker faces criminal charges after allegedly stealing thousands of undelivered mail items, police say.


USPS Adjusting Service Routes

Postal service adjusting routes (Casper Star-Tribune)
The United States Postal Service is readjusting its routes to get rid of inefficiencies.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Mail stolen from some Sun Prairie mail boxes

Sun Prairie police are investigating thefts of mail from numerous residents' mailboxes earlier this month.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Postal Solutions welcomes new Director of Business Development (Retired Postmaster) Scott A. Pope

ORLANDO - US Postal Solutions, Inc - The Student Housing Mail Delivery Experts! - welcomes retired USPS Postmaster, Scott Pope as Director of Business Development.


Mail delivery changes take effect Saturday

Casper residents may notice their mail being delivered at a different time or by a different carrier as early as Saturday, July 18. The changes are being done to help compensate for the U.S. Postal Service's declining revenues.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Postal Worker Steals Kids' Birthday Money, Gets Prison

Dean Hudson pleaded guilty in May to opening mail at the U.S. Postal Service facility in Olivehurst and taking money that was included in children's birthday cards.


Postal strike mail backlog could take a week to clear

The Daily Mirror says a union honcho warns the massive backlog of mail caused by yesterday's 24-hour postal fiasco that was accomplished could take a week to clear.

Friday, July 17, 2009


Police: Postal Worker Caught Stealing Gift Cards

A local postal worker is under arrest and accused of opening mail and spending gift game he found inside. The suspect was caught because an alleged individual started looking into it, and then a local store utilised its security team to track him down.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Metrics-Driven Video Email Marketing Solution Offered

Flimp Media, ExactTarget Partnership to Provide Metrics-Driven Video Email Marketing Solution

Partnership tracks detailed video email viewer engagement in single reporting dashboard

Hopkinton, MA, June 24, 2009 -- Flimp Media, a developer of online video marketing and viewer analytics solutions, announced today that it is partnering with on-demand email provider ExactTarget to offer email marketers a metrics-driven video email messaging solution.

The partnership marries the power of the FlimpĀ® Web-based solution to create and track video landing pages without any programming with ExactTarget's one-to-one email marketing platform, giving email marketers the ability to build, distribute and track video based email marketing campaigns.

"Flimp makes it possible to take the deep connection and engagement of online video and convert it, directly into viewer responses and sales using email marketing," said Wayne Wall, Flimp Media's chief executive officer. "The combination of ExactTarget and Flimp provides marketers and communicators with a seamless solution for video based messaging with actionable viewer analytics."

The Flimp platform allows email marketers to create audiovisual landing pages and video emails that automatically track and report detailed viewer engagement and response data by individual email address in a single reporting dashboard.

"The partnership between ExactTarget and Flimp Media provides our clients with a new solution to deliver engaging, relevant and interactive content to subscribers," said Peter McCormick, ExactTarget co-founder and vice president of partnerships. "The power of the two platforms provides marketers unmatched video analytics for lead generation and lead nurturing programs that drive higher engagement rates and increase ROI."

Flimp Media is partnering with ExactTarget through the ExactTarget Extensions Network. The network features applications ranging from social media and survey solutions to CRM and analytics integrations that leverage open, two-way information flow with ExactTarget. The information exchange allows for seamless sharing of data across applications, enabling marketers to track the effectiveness of multiple platforms through a single application.

About Flimp Media
Flimp Media is a pioneer in the development of rich media analytics technology and video based marketing and messaging solutions for online direct marketing, communications and sales. FLIMP, which stands for Flash Interactive Marketing Platform, enables non-technical users to quickly create, edit, distribute, track and report video based marketing and messaging campaigns without any programming or IT resources required. The Flimp platform offers users a simple and low cost solution for video email marketing with viewer analytics. For more information, visit

FLIMPĀ® is a registered trademark of Flimp Media Inc.

About ExactTarget
ExactTarget, Inc. is a leading provider of on-demand email marketing software solutions. The company's on-demand one-to-one marketing applications enable clients to send business-critical and event triggered communications to increase sales, optimize marketing investments and strengthen customer relationships. For more information, please visit or call 1-866-EMAILET.

Media Contacts:
Jenn O'Meara (Flimp Media) - 508.435.5220 or
Mitch Frazier (ExactTarget) - 317.275.5034 or
Lauren Sanders (Dittoe PR for ExactTarget) - 317.202.2280 X 10 or

Contact Information
Flimp Media, Inc.
Jenn O'Meara
(508) 435-5220

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