Data Security

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At Russell House Marketing, we understand how valuable your data is to you. Rest assured, we treat and respect your data as if it was our own. To protect your confidentiality only suppliers and associates that have signed a ‘Confidentiality Agreement’ are used. This ensures a degree of security. In addition, all unused printed material is returned to the client or shredded. This includes all confidential data. Russell House Marketing also offers an FTP site for transfer of customer data; 128 bit encryption is available. Please consult your Direct Marketing Advisor for more information.

Canada Post Warns of SPAM. . . With the Possibility of a Virus.

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Back in May Canada Post was spoofed by a Spammer who was redirecting unsuspecting email recipients to different sales focused websites or to open potentially dangerous links. Canadians received an email that in most cases bypassed their SPAM filters and landed in their inbox. The official looking email suggests that the recipient has missed the delivery of a package by Canada Post and to follow a link in the email. Looking at the link it appears to be genuine, but that too is masked.

Well it appears the purveyor(s) of this SPAM are at it again. Several online communities are discussing the latest occurrence. The best defense against these types of incidents is truly public knowledge.

Canada Post has yet to release a statement about this new occurence, but here is what they said last time. 

Here is what Canada Post suggests:

1.       If you feel the email is suspicious or there is an attachment, delete it.

2.       Whether you are expecting a package delivery by Canada Post or not, and there is a tracking number in the email, you can do the following:

    • Check the tracking number by going directly to www.canadapost.ca and entering the tracking number on the home page where indicated.
    • If the tracking number is not valid, "Invalid Tracking Number format. Please check your entries and try again." will appear on the screen in red letters. Delete the email without clicking any links which may be in the email.

Canada Post Holiday Schedule - Remainder of 2012

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For the remainder of 2012, here is a list of national, provincial, territorial holidays. There will be no regular collection or delivery of mail on those days by Canada Post Corporation. As such, please speak with your Direct Mail Advisor about the optimal deployment of your campaign if you are planning a mailing around these dates.

  • August 1 - Civic Holiday (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Newfoundland & Labrador)
  • August 1 - Natal Day (Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia)
  • August 1 - New Brunswick Day (New Brunswick)
  • August 1 - British Columbia Day (British Columbia)
  • August 1 - Heritage Day (Alberta)
  • August 15 - Discovery Day (Yukon)
  • September 5 - Labour Day (National)
  • October 10 - Thanksgiving Day (National)
  • November 11 - Remembrance Day (National)
  • December 25 - Christmas Day (National)
  • December 26 - Boxing Day (National)

* When a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it may be applied to the next business day. As such, Post Offices will be closed, and there will be no collection or delivery of mail.

Canada Post Strike - Update June 26

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With the passing of Bill C-6, Canadians can expect to begin receiving mail again as early as Tuesday, June 28. To read the Canada Post statement, please follow this link . In quick summary here is what Canadians can expect and when:

  • Monday, June 27 - Postal workers report back to work
  • Monday, June 27 - Mailboxes across the country will be unsealed
  • Tuesday, June 28 - Post offices that were closed will start to reopen and resume regular hours of operation
  • Tuesday, June 28 - Canadian consumers and businesses will begin receiving mail
  • Tuesday, June 28 - Mail pick-up from commercial customers will resume

Russell House Marketing is operating as business as normal and we are excited that the mail is once again flowing.

Canada Post Strike - Update June 23

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As the postal lockout and strike continue, we'd like to remind our valued clients that this is a fantastic opportunity to contact your Direct Marketing Advisor. Not only can they give you the latest update on how the talks are proceeding, but they are available to discuss your upcoming DM plans. This is a fantastic time to talk strategy, discuss future plans, and learn a little more about the wide range of services that are available to you. We anticipate a timely resolution with respect to the postal strike and lockout and we will pass along news and information as it becomes available. 

Canada Post Strike - Update June 10

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While Canada Post is experiencing a challenging time, we at Russell House Marketing are operating as business as normal. Please contact your Direct Marketing Advisor with any questions that you have with respect to your current campaign or your planned one. We are monitoring this situation very closely and will give you the latest news as we learn it. 

A New Look - Update June 8

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For over 20 years Russell House Marketing has helped business owners and leaders of organizations create direct marketing campaigns that work. We work hard to continually move our business forward, to remain the 'top of mind' choice for all of your direct marketing advice and campaign fulfillments.

As you can see, there is a new, fresh look for our Internet presence. Have a look around the website and feel free to let us know what you think. Additionally, we encourage you to connect with us and join the conversation via Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In

We look forward to connecting with you, sharing our knowledge and insights, and to help you where can. We are here to bring you targeted, measurable results.

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