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    • #230118
      Aaron Cater
      Keymaster

      Hello All, please stop here and introduce yourself to the group!

    • #230120
      Aaron Cater
      Keymaster

      Hi! Aaron Cater here in Fayetteville, Arkansas. I bought my business in 2005, it was a prior Super Coups franchise and was an envelope that mailed 6 times a year. Over the years we have moved to a booklet and now a magazine and we mail 11 times a year. We have also added two other magazines, one that mails 50,000 homes a month and another that is not mailed and we distribute 10,000 a month. We also do lots of postcards. Looking forward to meeting you all and learning from everyone!

    • #230124
      Erica Daley
      Participant

      Hi everyone! I am Erica Daley from SMARTmarketing, co. in Youngstown, OH. I am the Operations Manager here. I started in sales here in 2011. We mail out the Town Shopper booklet and also mail other forms of direct mail and have recently gotten into digital advertising.
      I look forward to meeting everyone and sharing with you all!

    • #230128
      Chris Mougeotte
      Keymaster

      Hi everyone, welcome to ICOMDA!

      My name is Chris Mougeotte and we publish full sized, solo mailed magazines in Indiana.

      Check out our website at http://www.LakeCitySaver.com or http://www.MailPakMagazine.com

      I’ve been in the biz since the late 90’s – Here to help if you need me!

    • #230129
      Jim Crouse
      Participant

      Hello Everyone I am Jim Crouse and I am the Sales Director for Chris Mougeotte. I have been on the team since last fall, but have been in the shared mail industry for 20 years. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing ideas so we can all grow!

    • #230130
      Angie Fowler
      Participant

      Angie and Tim Fowler here! We mail Talk of the Town Coupons® in the Triad area of North Carolina. We’re currently mailing 240,000 homes 8 times annually. We bought our business in 2002 from the first owner who started the company back in 1987. We have a licensee that operates 55,000 homes of the 240,0000. We have 2 sales reps, an artist and a proofreader. We also mail postcards and have added digital. Look forward to getting to know more of you!

      • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 1 day ago by Angie Fowler.
    • #230133
      Jerry Carlson
      Participant

      Hi Guys, Jerry Carlson here.
      I am the publisher of Family Values Magazine, Inc in the Portland Oregon area. We now call our publication BuyLocal Magazine BuyLocalMagazine.com
      I mail a 60lb #3 Gloss 48 pager to 100,000 Homes in the South Suburban Portland Oregon County of Clackamas, 6 times per year.(prefer 70lb #3 but paper is too high for that presently)
      I started in Feb 1993 when 2 months behind on my house and car payments.
      I have several independent associates that we cross sell into their areas too in the Pacific NW, Sheridan, WY and Columbia SC.

      Since I almost entirely work by phone and internet, I recently moved to Florida (again) and will start publishing a magazine in the Treasure Coast region to primarily target single family homes and the higher income group that has traditionally proven to be the main users of a product like mine.

      I do a ton of home improvement ads for retailers and contractors as well as a diverse mix of other categories. My graphics guy has been with me 22 years and further proves how difficult it is to work with me. I design nearly all the ads and he makes them look good. Like an Architect & a Builder relationship.

      Most clients have been with me 10 years or more and many over 20. I still have a handful from my very first issue with me today.

      I first met Chris’ Dad, Jim at a publisher’s convention in December 1993.

      Hope to meet you all in Orlando this next year.

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    • #230159
      Sam Morris
      Participant

      Hi everybody! Sam with SMARTmarketing here. I am the art dept for Jeff, Erica, and Marco.

    • #230161
      Sally Schenck
      Participant

      Hi ICOMDA! Sally Schenck with Lake City Saver and work for Chris & Sarah Mougeotte. I support our sales staff with creating presentations so am looking forward to accessing new ads for better presentations!

    • #230164
      Deb Ammerman
      Participant

      Hi, I am Deb Ammerman, graphic designer for the Michiana Saver in Indiana. Love working with Tim Walton and Dave Alsvig. Looking forward to getting to know all of you. Have a great day.

      • #230175
        Chris Mougeotte
        Keymaster

        Welcome Deb! Make sure you check out the “Designer Corner” in the message board!

    • #230165
      Joanna Prescott
      Participant

      Hi all! I am Joanna Prescott and I work for Chris Mougeotte and the Lake City Saver. I am based in Northern Indiana and cover 6 of our markets. I started with Chris in February of 2017. I look forward to to seeing all of the shared ads!

    • #230187

      Hello everyone, I am Annette Colombo with Home Direct and Super Savers of Augusta. I am in sales and have been with Blane since 2008. I look forward to sharing ideas that will make us all more money!

    • #230188

      Hi, everyone! I am Katherine Capehart, the Sales and Marketing Support Administrator at Home Direct in Augusta, GA. I started working for Blane Bailey in May of this year. So, I’m a newbie!

      My strengths are writing and creating goofy chat threads on Google Chat. Just kidding!

      I appreciate all advice and learning opportunities thrown my way – especially, if it’s about any “fun” experiences with MagHub.

    • #230189
      Brian Baugh
      Participant

      Hey Everybody.. my name is Brian Baugh and I live in Bloomington, Indiana. I work for Chris & Sarah Mougeotte and the Mail Pak Magazine, part of Lake City Saver’s publications. I started with Mail Pak in June of 2006 and was a part of its growth and transition from a direct mail envelope, to a full sized, full color solo direct mail magazine. Mail Pak is approaching its 33rd year here in Central Indiana, and I am proud to be a part of that streak. I look forward to networking with all of you here and to share ideas and success stories!

    • #230190
      Donna Maltsberger
      Participant

      Hi everyone,

      My name is Donna Maltsberger, asssistant to Blane Bailey, owner of Home Direct in Evans, Ga. Looking forward to sharing ideas with everyone.

    • #230191

      Hey everybody! My name is Chris Carrick and I am the designer at Home Direct in Augusta, Ga. I’m looking forward to utilizing this website to find solutions for the everyday things we all come across in our work. Super excited to have a designer’s corner too for some awesome inspiration!

    • #230192
      Blane Bailey
      Participant

      Hey Gang,
      I’m Blane Bailey with Home Direct/ Super Savers in Augusta GA/Aiken SC. I started in April of 1992 with a cable company and went independent in 1994. We mail 120,000HH every month in a 5×8 booklet. We also run a TV campaign that includes our clients, that we started in 1994 and still do today. We mail a wrap and postcards every month also. I am an example that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks. And I hope to learn some from you all.

    • #230172
      Chris Mougeotte
      Keymaster

      Welcome Angie!

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