PostCom Podcasts

PostCom's Postal Podcasts (.mp3 audio files)

2016 Netcasts

  • PostCom Postal Podcast 09.11.16 

    Join Lisa Neiman of the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General, Hamilton Davison, President of the American Catalog Mailers Association, Jessica Lowrance, President-Elect of the Association for Postal Commerce (PostCom) and Gene Del Polito in a discussion of an important project initiated by the USPS  OIG regarding the continuing value and utility of mail as a medium for business communication and commerce.

  • PostCom Postal Podcast 03.02.16
    Join Gene Del Polito and Jessica Lowrance on their discussion of some of the issues that will be a part of the Postal Regulatory Commission review of the PAEA rates process. (Part One) 

2015 Netcasts

2014 Netcasts

  • PostCom Postal Podcast 02.24.14
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Michael Ravnitzky, chief counsel to the Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission in a discussion about the whys and wherefores of "analytical principles rulemaking." Among the items discussed were: (1) what is an analytical principle rulemaking, (2) how are they conducted, (3) how can they be initiated, and (4) why mailers should be interested in them as a regulatory option.

  • PostCom Postal Podcast 01.08.14
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Michael Ravnitzky, chief counsel to the Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission in a discussion on the role played in PRC proceedings by the Public Representative.

Voices of the Mail

2013 Netcasts

  • PostCom Postal Podcast 07.22.13
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, Jody Berenblatt, Senior Advisor, GrayHair Advisors, and Glenn Lombino, President, DigitalToPrint in a discussion on Global Hybrid Mail.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 06.07.13
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, Jody Berenblatt, Senior Advisor, GrayHair Advisor, and Merry Law, President, WorldVu in a discussion of international postal addressing -- challenges and solutions.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 04.03.13
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Postal Regulatory Commission Chairman Ruth Goldway in a discussion about the PRC's recent issuance of its Annual Compliance Determination.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 02.20.13
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and PostCom Board Chairman Steven Lopez in a discussion of some recent developments concerning the Postal Service and a possible digital services strategy.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 01.24.13
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Lasitter DM CEO Charles Lasitter in a discussion of some of the problems plaguing the Postal Service's AMS database. "What we have here is a postal failure to communicate."

2012 Netcasts

  • PostCom Postal Podcast 10.15.12
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, Grayhair Software's Angelo Anagnostopoulos, and the Postal Service's Marty McGuire, Garrett Hoyt, and Susan Redman in a discussion on Seamless Acceptance
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 07.12.12
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, Grayhair Software Postal Affairs Vice President Angelo Anagnostopoulos, and Capital One Supplier Manager Tom Lloyd in a discussion of predictive presorting and the benefits of full-service IMb.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 07.11.12
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, GrayHair Software Director of Solution Strategies Paula Stoskopf, and Time Inc. Postal Operations Director Todd Black in a discussion of "Toward a Better Understanding of the Flats Mailstream."
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 05.30.12
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito as well as two long-time postal veterans Bob Brinkmann and Art Sackler in a discussion about Negotiated Service Agreements
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 04.11.12
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Address Vision General Manager Shahrom Kiani in a discussion of the power and utility of using the IMb as a more convenient and cost-effective alternative to the QR Code.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 04.03.12
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Experian Senior Project Manager Dylan Purse in a discussion of "making your way in a multi-media marketing world."
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 01.12.12
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Steven Lopez, Chairman of the PostCom Board of Directors in a discussion of some of the events and directions that will guide the association's work in the year ahead.

2011 Netcasts

  • PostCom Postal Podcast 10.11.11
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, PostCom Executive Vice President Jessica Lowrance, and Postal Services Consulting President Kathleen Siviter in a discussion of some of the discussions and decisions that took place at last week's meeting of the Board of Directors of the Association for Postal Commerce.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 09.12.11
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, Grayhair Software Vice President of Postal Affairs Angelo Anagnostopolous and Grayhair Software Director of Solution Strategies Paula Stoskopf in a discussion of how mailers can best deal with the news about post office closings and consolidations, worker layoffs, reduced days of delivery without losing sight of their mailing goals.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 08.08.11
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Postal Regulatory Commission chief counsel to the chairman Michael Ravnitzky in a discussion about governments' use of mail.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 06.12.11
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, Grayhair Software Postal Affairs Vice President Angelo Anagnostopoulos, Pitney Bowes Engagement Manager and Solution Design Consultant Adam Collinson, and Pitney Bowes Director of Consulting Solutions Jeff Stangle in a discussion of addressing change services. This podcast is sponsored by Grayhair Software.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 04.21.11
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, Grayhair Postal Affairs VicePresident Angelo Anagnostopoulos, and Grayhar Director of Analytic Services Everette Mills in a discussion of service performance measurement using the best available postal data and tools. T
    here are slides that accompany this presentation. You can find them on this site. Slide One | Slide Two | Slide Three | Slide Four
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 04.11.11
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Postal Regulatory Commission Chairman Ruth Goldway in a discussion of a number of wide-ranging topics including: the PRC's recent five-day decision, and Annual Compliance Determination, the PRC's complaint process, difficulties with service performance measurement, and more.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 04.07.11
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and John Callan, President & CEO, Ursa Major Associates, in a discussion of the June 15, 2011 conference on the future of the postal service.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 01.28.11
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and the members of the PostCom Package Services Workgroup (Wendy Smith, Carol Kliewer, John Medeiros, and Richard Porras) in a discussion on
    "What’s the Strategy/Rationale Behind the Proposed Standard Mail NFM/Parcel Increase … Or is There Any?"

2010 Netcasts

  • PostCom Postal Podcast 12.03.10
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Postal Regulatory Commissionn Chairman Ruth Goldway in a discussion of  recently introduced postal legislation and other postal issues.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 11.12.10
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, Quad-Graphics Postal Affairs Director Joe Schick, and Harte-Hanks' Vice President of Postology Charles Howard in a discussion of  Standard Mail service. How it's measured? How it performs? And what you need to know to make the best of what the Postal Service offers.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 11.02.10
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Michael Ravnitzky (Chief Counsel to the Chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission) in a conversation regarding the potential value-added uses of the Postal Service's vehicle fleet assets. For more information on this topic, check out the following URLs:http://tinyurl.com/PostalSensorPap er and http://tinyurl.com/PostalSensorSl ides
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 10.22.10
    Join PostCom Vice President Jessica Lowrance, Lisa Bowes, Manager, Account Services, Intelisent, Angelo Anagnostopoulos, Vice President, Postal Affairs Grayhair Software, and Phil Thompson, Manager, Postal Systems, Quad Graphicsin a discussion of  "Here Comes Full-Service ready or not."
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 09.16.10
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Grayhair Software Vice President for Postal Affairs Angelo Anagnostopoulos and Grayhair Software Vice President for Product Development Raymond Chin in a discussion on managed services for mail users.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 08.13.10
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Postal Consulting Services President Kathleen Siviter in a discussion of some of the key items of note from the most recent meeting of the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 08.09.10
    Join PostCom's Gene Del Polito, PostCom's Jessican Lowrance, Williams-Sonoma's James West, and International Masters Publishers' Brendan Sheehan in a discussion of the Postal Service's exigency case, and how the Postal Service's proposal will affect the businesses of companies that historically have used mail for business development and transactions.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 04.13.10
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, Jerry Cerasale (Senior Vice President, Governmental Affairs, Direct Marketing Association), and Tony Conway (Executive Director, Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers) in a discussion about some new business ideas, the likelihood of an exigency postal rate increase, and prospects regarding collective bargaining and binding arbitration.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 04.12.10
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Grayhair Software Vice President Angelo Anagnostopoulos in a discussion of mailing and Software as a Service (SaaS).
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 04.01.10
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, PostCom Vice President Jessica Lowrance, and Mailing & Fulfillment Service Association Postal and Member Services Vice President Leo Raymond in a discussion of  the Postal Service's request for five-day mail service and its proposal to Congress for postal reform.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 03.10.10
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, PostCom Vice President Jessica Lowrance, Postal Consultant Kathy Siviter, and Mailing & Fulfillment Association Vice President Leo Raymond in a discussion of "The Postal Service's Plan for the Future"
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 03.08.10
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Valassis Senior VP for Governmental Affairs Vincent Giuliano in a discussion on "It's Time To Stop Stealing Postal Customers' Money"

2009 Netcasts

  • PostCom Postal Podcast 12.08.09
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, PostCom Vice President Jessica Lowrance, and U.S. Postal Service President of Mailing and Shipping Services Robert Bernstock  in a discussion of  the Postal Service's plans to develop its mail and package delivery services.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 12.02.09
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, Grayhair Vice President of Postal Affairs Angelo Anagnostopoulos, and Grayhair' Director of Client Services Therese Powers in a discussion of  service type IDs in conjunction with the Intelligent Mail program.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 11.12.09
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and The Bennett Group President Mary Ann Bennett in a discussion of the trials and travails of complying with Move Update.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 11.10.09
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, Grayhair Software postal affairs vice president Angelo Anagnostopoulos, and Grayhair Software product development and management vice president Raymond Chin in a discussion of  Move Update.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 11.06.09
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Grayhair Software postal affairs vice president Angelo Anagnostopoulosin a discussion of e-Docs and PostalOne!/IMb.
  •   PostCom Postal Videocast 10.30.09
    Join PostCom Vice President Jessica Lowrance, and USPS Mail Classification Specialist Bill Chatfield in a demonstration of the mail piece "deflection" test used to determine the acceptability of flats mail pieces for machinability.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 10.10.09
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, Experian Vice President Steve Lopez, and PostCom Vice President Jessica Lowrance in a discussion of the many issues mailers are having with the Postal Service's Move Update program, particularly ACS.Notes that accompany this podcast have been posted on this site. Refer to these during the podcast.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 09.11.09
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Postal Regulatory Commission Chairman Ruth Goldway in a discussion of various postal questions and issues.
  • PostCom-Experian webinar podcast 07.15.09
    Experian's Mike Yapuncich will help you learn how your organization can not only take advantage of the USPS Summer program, but also a unique offering from Experian. Make the most of the USPS Summer Sale.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 06.09.09
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, PostCom Vice President Jessica Lowrance, and PostCom Postal Consultant Kathleen Siviter in a review of the many discussions that took place at last week's meeting of the PostCom Board of Directors.This podcast consists of five parts dealing with the following topics. The numbers noted in the parentheses represents the minutes run-time for each segment of the podcast:

Discussion concerning tabbed booklets and folded self-mailers (13:26)
Discussion concerning the Intelligent Mail Barcode and USPS barcode toleraances (21:37)
Discussion concerning the experiences of those participating in IMb program tests and MAIL.dat vs. MAIL.xml (13:35)
Discussion concerning move update and USPS imposition of revenue deficiencies (11:05)
Discussion concerning NDCs and network redesign (10:00)

  • PostCom Postal Podcast 05.19.09
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and PostCom Board members Jolene Johannes, Lisa Wurman, and Michael Winn in a discussion of the Postal Service's rules governing tabbed booklets and what the rules mean to mailers. [This was recorded in the Exhibit Hall at the National Postal Forum.]
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 04.23.09
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, NPF executive director Mike Genick, and the Postal Service's Alixe Johnson in a discussion of  this year's National Postal Forum.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 03.19.09
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, PostCom Vice President Jessica Lowrance, and USPS Senior Vice President of Operations William Galligan in a discussion of  the Postal Service's plans to reorganize its mail processing and distribution network.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 02.25.09
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, PostCom Vice President Jessica Lowrance, and Postal Consulting Services President Kathleen Siviter in a discussion on the February 18-19 Mailers Technical Advisory Committee meeting.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 02.12.09
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and PostCom Vice President  Jessica Lowrance in a discussion of the Postal Service's announcement of postal price changes.
  • PostCom Postal Podcast 01.28.09
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Experian Vice President of  Solutions Support Mike Yapuncich in a discussion of the value of good data quality and specifically the importance of address hygiene.  Today we will review the benefits to mailers in terms of increased response, postage savings, and reduced wasted advertising from the different address hygiene tools that are available.
     
  • Postal Podcast.01.26.09
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito in a discussion with Everette Mills, Director, Analytical Services, GrayHair Software, Adam Collinson, Mailstream Consultant, Pitney Bowes Management Services, and Mark Shada, President, UAA Clearinghouse on aspects of address hygiene and the Intelligent Mail service.
  • Postal Podcast.01.12.09
    Join U.S. Postal Service Ground Services Vice President Jim Cochrane for a virtual seminar on Can You Save $$$ On ShippingRethink Your Options. The webinar was jointly sponsored by the Association for Postal Commerce, the Direct Marketing Association, and the Parcel Shippers Association. The slides that accompany this webinar can be found on this site.
  • Postal Podcast.01.05.09
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Grayhair Software Vice President Ray Chin and Lubenow and Associates President Joe Lubenow in a discussion of the supply chain issues related to Intelligent Mail Barcode services.

2008 Podcasts

  • Postal Podcast.12.12.08
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Grayhair Software Vice President Angelo Anagnostopoulos in a discussion of the Postal Service's Centralized Account Payment System (CAPS) and its relationship to Intelligent Mail Barcode services.
  • Postal Podcast 11.17.08
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, PostCom Vice President Jessica Lowrance and Grayhair Software vice presidents Angelo Anagnostopoulos and Everette Mills, Grayhair Software's manager, analytic services, in a discussion regarding the Intelligent Mail Barcode. This is the second in a series on IMB
  • Postal Podcast 11.03.08
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, PostCom Vice President Jessica Lowrance and Grayhair Software vice presidents Angelo Anagnostopoulos and Raymond Chin in a discussion regarding the Intelligent Mail Barcode. What you need to know to get going.
  • Postal Podcast 09.10.08
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Rich Bobic, Postal Services Manager for Kable Fulfillment Services, Inc. in a discussion on how a major mail service provider gets ready to comply with the Postal Service's new rules concerning mailer use of the Intelligent Mail Barcode.
  • Postal Podcast 08.06.08
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Postal2020.com's Peter Miller in a discussion of what Postal2020.com is and what it hopes to accomplish in today's debate over mail and the environment.
  • Postal Podcast 01-08
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Experian Postal Affairs Vice President Steve Lopez in a discussion of  the issues surrounding the preparation and entry of tabbed booklets (AKA slim-jims) and other similarly prepared materials for letter-mail automation rates.

Earlier Podcasts

  • Postal Podcast Number 19
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, Kate Muth, PostCom Vice President, and Kathy Siviter, President & CEO of Postal Consulting Services in a discussion of some of the information that came out of the most recent MTAC meeting concerning the new postal ratemaking rules. 
  • Postal Podcast Number 18
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, Kate Muth, PostCom Vice President, and Kathy Siviter, President & CEO of Postal Consulting Services in a discussion of some of the information that came out of the most recent MTAC meeting concerning flat sequence sorting.
  • Postal Podcast Number 17
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, Kate Muth, PostCom Vice President, and Kathy Siviter, President & CEO of Postal Consulting Services in a discussion of some of the information that came out of the most recent MTAC meeting concerning the intelligent mail barcode and electronic documentation.
  • Postal Podcast Number 16
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, Kate Muth, PostCom Vice President, and Kathy Siviter, President & CEO of Postal Consulting Services in a discussion of some of the information that came out of the most recent MTAC meeting concerning service performance measurement.
  • Postal Podcast Number 15
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and PostCom Vice President Kate Muth in a discussion of some of the more recent events that have taken place in the postal community.
  • Postal Podcast Number 14
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Arandell Corp.'s Vice President of Postal Affairs, Don Landis, and its Director of Postal Systems, Susan Pinter, in a discussion of  the R2006 rate case and its impact on catalog marketers.
  • Postal Podcast Number 13
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and PostCom Vice President Kate Muth in a discussion of  the decision by the Governors of the Postal Service to go forward with the rates recommended by the Postal Regulatory Commmission.
  • Postal Podcast Number 12
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and John Rafuse and Andrew Sukow of DataUnison, the exclusive reseller of eBay's market data.
  • Postal Podcast Number 11
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, USPS Chief Marketing Officer Anita Bizzotto, and National Postal Forum Executive Director Mike Genick in a preview of what attendees can expect at the March 2007 National Postal Forum in Washington, DC.
  • Postal Podcast Number 10
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, MFSA Postal Affairs Director Leo Raymond and Postal Services Consulting President Kathy Siviter in a discussion of the second round of USPS proposals and mailers' comments on the R2006 implementing rules, an upcoming USPS-industry conference on flats, AND...another rate case at the end of this calendar year.
  • Postal Podcast Number 9
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Postal Customer Council Ambassador Extraordinaire Ruthie Ewers in a discussion about Postal Customer Councils, what they are, what they do, what they have to offer. [Editor's note: the audio is not quite as pristine as it should be. We apologize in advance.] 
  • Postal Podcast Number 8
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, Quad/Graphics Postal Affairs Director Joe Schick and Quad/Graphics Transportation Manager Phil Thompson in a discussion of the Postal Service's Flats Sequence Sorting system and its impact on the USPS' Evolutionary Network Development and its affects on business mailing customers.
  • PostCom Podcast Number 7
    Join Kate Muth (Association for Postal Commerce), Ruth Goldway (Postal Rate Commission), and Joy Leong (Brown Rudnick) in a discussion of  the recently formed "Women in Logistics and Delivery Services Leadership Council"
  • PostCom Podcast Number 6
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and PostCom General Counsel Ian Volner in a discussion of some of the key provisions of the new Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (H.R. 6407)
  • PostCom Podcast Number 5
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Charles Prescott, Chairman of the Consultative Committee of the Universal Postal Union for a discussion on the UPU Strategic Planning Conference recently held in Dubai, the UPU and its future organization and governance, and the role of customers within the UPU.
  • PostCom Podcast Number 4
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Business Objects Commercial Mail Marketing Director Chris Lien in a discuss of the many address-related rules changes that mailers can expect in the near future. CASS, DPV, LACS-Link....What do they mean? How can I get ready? Learn more, and don't forget to check out Chris Lien's postalsoftware blog for even more information.
  • PostCom Podcast Number 3
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito and PostCom Vice President Kate Muth in their review of key postal events of the last week including the elections and its likely impact on postal reform and future postal rules.
  • PostCom Podcast Number 2
    Be sure to give a listen to the latest PostCom Postal Podcast featuring PostCom President Gene Del Polito and Postal Consulting Services President Kathleen Siviter in their review of some of the many topics that were discussed at the PostCom Board meeting, including a review on PostCom's conversations with USPS leaders.
  • PostCom Podcast Number 1
    Join PostCom President Gene Del Polito, PostCom Vice President Kate Muth, and Postal Consulting Services President Kathleen Siviter in a review of the Postal Service's proposed rules for the implementation of  new mail preparation rules subsequent to the implemenation of new rates later this year. 

 

http://postcom.us/netcasts/03.01.2016.prc.review.1.mp3