U.S. Postal Service has created Global Direct-Canada Admail, allowing direct marketers in the U.S. to tap into Canada's 30 million consumers who spend more than $1 billion on mail order annually. The service is offered in partnership with Canada Post Corp.
Bowe Industries in August debuted Brat, a junior fashion catalog. Mailed to 500,000 girls, it joins a growing list of direct marketers targeting teen girls. Bowe plans a minimum of six mailings in 1999.
Thane International, an infomercial marketer, and MemberWorks, which provides membership programs, have entered a telemarketing alliance that gives inbound callers purchasing Thane products the opportunity to join MemberWorks' programs. An outbound element incorporates cross-selling MemberWorks to Thane consumers. Thane markets products in categories including health and beauty, fitness, weight loss, and self-improvement. MemberWorks offers services and discounts in categories including healthcare, personal finance, sports, travel and fashion.