Insights: Industry Trends

Generation X: The Mixtapes of Marketing

Millennials. Millennials. Boomers. Millennials. I am a middle child raised in a middle-class family, born into the middle generation known as Generation X. Oh, and I am fast approaching middle-age. For most of my life and career, advertisers have been obsessing about how to “reach” Millennials this and how to “market” Boomers that. It hasn’t…

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Importance of Women Entrepreneurs

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Beate Chelette, and she wanted to decorate her bedroom with posters of beautiful places, but could not afford them. One day, she realized that if she ordered the posters for her friends and became a distributor, she could get her own for free. So, at…

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The Omni-Channel Experience

Not long ago, a friend of mine was asking if I had watched the series ‘Mad Men’. She was quite surprised when I admitted that I had not — especially since I work in marketing and advertising. This particular friend is also “in the biz”, and she was imagining a career back in the days…

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5 Tips to Help Your Corporate Holiday Giving

The holiday season has arrived once again! Not only does this bring the gatherings of family and friends to celebrate, but it also arrives with an increased spirit of giving. At Polaris Direct, charitable giving has been a long-standing tradition. Since our inception over 14 years ago, we have participated in a long list of…

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What My Foster Dogs Taught Me About Management

In the business world, “Leave your personal life at home” is a common mantra. But Polaris Direct GM of Client Services Jodi Mackie believes that it’s important to blend the personal with the professional. Read on for more of Mackie’s insights.   Believe it or not, we are not always capable of leaving our personal…

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A Look at Postal Changes: Part 2

The following is Part 2 of a two-part series on 2017 postal rate changes. Read Part 1. Postal rates may have changed, but one thing that won’t change is our commitment to helping you find innovative solutions and save money on postage at the same time. So without further ado, here are just a few…

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A Look at Postal Changes: Part 1

The following is Part 1 of a two-part series on 2017 postal rate changes. New rates go into effect on January 22.   Hold on to your hats—postal rates are changing again. Last April, we all breathed a collective sigh of relief when rates dropped for the first time in decades, but as they say,…

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PostaLink: Better Marketing, Better Results

Ah, the holidays. Once again, they seem to have snuck up on us. Weeks ago—and seemingly out of nowhere—radio stations across the country began playing holiday music 24/7. Shopping malls are dressed to the nines in garland and holly. Children are busy scratching out lists, hoping for that shiny new bike, that brand new doll…

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Turning Innovative Ideas Into Innovative Solutions

Innovative. Imaginative. Inspired. It’s not just our tagline. It’s our way of thinking at Polaris Direct. It’s the cornerstone of our culture. In the spring of 2003, Polaris opened its doors with just five employees and a vision of creating a better lettershop. It is that same vision, that same spirit of innovation and forward-thinking…

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