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Member Exclusive: ACMA’s Legal Corner – New Law Targets Mailings Into Illinois

By David Swetnam-Burland, & Eamonn R.C. Hart, Brann & Isaacson Effective January 1, 2024, Illinois will have a new disclosure requirement for letter or postcard mailings into the state that request a response — by phone, email, website, etc. — from consumers. Mailers that ask recipients to “call immediately” or “contact us today to complete your […]

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Member Exclusive: ACMA’s Washington Newsletter, November 20, 2023

Welcome to the new edition of ACMA’s newsletter focused on Washington, D.C. goings-on that affect your business. As always, we welcome any member comments, criticism, requests for improvement, etc., by simply responding to this email. Executive Summary This edition focuses on new consumer privacy bills introduced by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), USPS annual financials, […]

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ACMA Member Exclusive: October MTAC Report

The October 17-18 meetings of the Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) were held at USPS headquarters in Washington. ACMA tuned in to all sessions of interest to our membership.  Below you will find our recap, but first please review the following: 1. We’ve hyperlinked slide decks in the headings of the sessions that used the […]

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ACMA Member Exclusive: Gauging the Price of Price Increases

If you attended our 16th Annual National Forum in Washington this past May, you may recall hearing a presentation with Dr. Staffan Canback (right), a longtime management consultant. Dr. Canback has just written a research report titled “The Consumer Impact of Pricing Actions: How the rapid price increases in fast-moving consumer goods are impacting consumers,” […]

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Member Exclusive: ACMA’s Legal Corner – Court Shuts Down CA Franchise Tax Board’s Overreach

By David Swetnam-Burland, Brann & Isaacson Some good news from California in our litigation with the CA Franchise Tax Board: Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman, visibly frustrated by the FTB’s repeated and unwarranted demands for details about all ACMA members, has ordered a stay of all discovery until December 14, 2023. That’s the day he will hear […]

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Oct. 31st Webinar Can Help You Prepare for Jan. 21st Postal Rate Hikes

USPS Director, Pricing & Costing Fiona Machado will lead a webinar giving an overview of the January Market Dominant Price increases on Tuesday, October 31 at 2:00 PM ET. Attendees can submit questions during the webinar but can also submit them ahead of time to Also, if you are unable to attend the webinar, the presentation will […]