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Islanders Team With Talon to Reach New Customers. 


Direct mail provided the perfect approach to target three distinct markets.


With hockey returning after a season-long absence, the New York Islanders needed a novel way to reach three distinct and important markets: Local families, business and non-profit organizations. The solution? Working closely with Talon, the Islanders produced personalized letters to go along with three distinct brochures - 70,000 pieces in all.


Because the vast majority of the mail was local to Long Island, Talon was able to save the Islanders additional postage by trucking the sorted mail to local US Post Office processing centers.


If your organization is looking for a way to target different groups, contact Talon today. We can help you with all your printing and mailing needs, including list selections and helping to determine the most economical way to perform mailings with different messages, collateral, and variable information.

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Pictured above: Personalized letters and three unique brochures, each targeting a different audience.

'Tis The Season: Talon Mails Numerous Holiday Catalogs.


According to the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), Americans plan to spend $299 billion on holiday gifts this year. With the holiday shopping season soon underway, Americans will flock to catalogs, the Web, and stores to find items on their holiday gift lists. The mailing industry is already reporting a very busy holiday season. 


Direct Mail is entering its busiest time of year – the Holiday Season.  Helping to make this year so active are these circumstances: 

  • postage rates remain unchanged since July 2002
  • most consumer telemarketing has been stopped by do not call lists
  • e-mail response rates have cooled off


Catalog mailings are not the only direct mail segment that sees extensive activity this time of year.  With the Holiday Season on consumer’s minds, not to mention a last chance for an end-of-year tax deduction, non-profit fundraisers are very busy getting their mailings produced too.


Due to an expanded client base Talon has stretched our two production shifts to 20 hours a day to keep up with demand. 


A sampling of some of our catalog mailings recently completed in time for the holidays:


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Pictured above: A sampling of many of the 4 color holiday catalogs mailed at Talon this season.

Yahoo! and AOL Tap Goodmail to Stop Fraud or Phishing Schemes From Targeting Users.


E-MAIL AUTHENTICATION FIRM GOODMAIL SYSTEMS Wednesday announced a deal with Yahoo! and America Online to certify certain e-mails from senders like banks or charities, to stop fraud or phishing schemes from targeting users.


From Online Media Daily

by Shankar Gupta


The service, called CertifiedEmail, marks with an icon e-mail from users who have signed up with Goodmail as authenticated in the user's inbox--allowing e-mail users to be certain that the e-mail actually came from the sender it claims.

At this time, Yahoo! and AOL will continue to deliver e-mails from senders that have not signed up with Goodmail.


Among the first organizations to use Goodmail on AOL and Yahoo!'s e-mail services will be the American Red Cross, which sends e-mails soliciting donations, but has also had its name used by online scammers in the wake of disasters such as the South Asian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.


To have e-mails authenticated by Goodmail, senders must register with the company, and then have their e-mailing practices evaluated; for example, Goodmail checks that users are able to opt-out of newsletters and product mailings.


Win Islander Tickets!


We are giving away two tickets to see the New York Islanders.  These seats are center ice four rows from the action!  The game is:


  • Wednesday November 23rd, 2005  Islanders vs. The Buffalo Sabres 7:00 PM


To win be the first telephone caller (please call don't hit reply or email).  Call Michael Borkan at 631-667-5500 x 303. 



New Clients:


Talon would like to welcome the following new clients this month to our growing roster of clients:


               Mailing Clients

·        Credit Risk Monitor

·        International Diamond Dstrbtr Inc


New Mailing Lists Housed at Talon (we house over 600 mailing lists)

·       Onrebate.com

·       Walthers Train Catalog

·       SuperMoney Opportunity Seekers

·       Soul-flower

·       Tooling & Manufacturing Association



Mike's Favorite Links:


Here are some links you probably are not aware of:


  • Photobucket.com - free online photo albums and image hosting for blogs, message boards, ebay, etc.
  • Technorati.com - a leading source of blog rankings
  • gawker.com - The source for daily Manhattan media news and gossip.
  • fastcompany.com - Website & magazine for business leaders with high expectations for their companies & themselves.
  • those crazy dogs - think your dog has behavior issues?  Check out these dogs!
  • Instantlive.com - Instant live recorded concerts.  Finished CDs minutes after a show. Pre-order & pick up after the show.



Work Samples:


Did you know Talon offers the following services?  Click on the links below to see samples.


·        Color Laser Personalization

·        Bulk Email Blasts

·        HP High Quality Inkjet (near laser quality)

·        Data Entry (from 100 to 100,000 names and addresses)

·        Polybag and shrinkwrap services

·        Merge/Purge services with comprehensive reports that can instantly be retrieved from the internet



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