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Q2 2024 saw a net increase of 17.2% in the companies expanding their events budgets

Strongest marketing budget growth to benefit wide-format and mail

The UK has seen its strongest upward revision to marketing budgets in a decade, with companies’ financial prospects at their most positive in nearly three years, according to new research.

Election boosts Royal Mail in Q1

The General Election delivered a substantial boost to Royal Mail’s performance in Q1 with big increases in postal vote returns and candidate mail.

Křetínský: 'We can help Royal Mail to finalise its transformation'

Czech billionaire Daniel Křetínský has rejected concerns that he is only really interested in Royal Mail’s lucrative parcels business.

End of the line for Royal Mail mail trains

Royal Mail is to retire its remaining freight trains and will move more mail by road in future as a result.

General Election 2024: power of print evident

The General Election has provided a welcome boost to print demand as political parties turn to a multitude of formats to get their message across to voters – and with at least three of print’s own...

Principal Mailing was previously known as Mainstream Direct. Image: Google Maps

Principal Mailing shortfall revealed

The statement of affairs for print and direct mail specialist Principal Mailing Solutions, which ceased trading in December, has revealed that the company had an estimated deficiency of just over £2m...

Royal Mail defends service as postal votes top ten million

Royal Mail has “no backlog” of postal votes in its network and would welcome a review into future election timetables – with the number of people opting for a postal vote rocketing to more than 10m.

(L-R) Phil Newton, Rob Newton and new managing director Melissa Shackleton

PSE appoints new managing director

Family-run business PSE Agency has appointed Melissa Shackleton in the new role of managing director, marking the team’s first executive shake-up since the company was formed 30 years ago.

Mailbox DM was previously the direct mail operation of Taylor Bloxham Group. Image: Google Maps

Mailbox DM admin report released

The statement of administrator’s proposal for Mailbox DM Ltd has been released and showed that the company – whose business and assets were bought by DMC Encore in a pre-pack sale – had an estimated...

Royal Mail owner faces £878m claim for abusing dominance

Royal Mail owner International Distribution Services has been served with an £878m collective action claim relating to its anti-competitive behaviour in the bulk mail market.