Strategic Clarity for Communication Management

Written by Robert F. Abbott

Overrepparttar past few weeks I've been developing plans for a communication project, a media relations campaign.

That's prompted me to reflect again onrepparttar 139378 communication management process by which we transform communication ideas into operational activities.

For me,repparttar 139379 communication management process has four phases: conception (strategy); development (tactics); operations (execution); and review (evaluation).

Coming out ofrepparttar 139380 conception or strategy phase, I think it's essential to have strategic clarity, which means a clear, focused objective (or objectives) that serves our ends,repparttar 139381 ends of our audience, and allows for effective development and operations.

For example when I first started publishing newsletters, I didn't look or ask for strategic clarity from my clients. The result? Newsletters that faltered, sputtered, and eventually lapsed. Clients had wanted newsletters because they thought a newsletter would be a good idea. Communication is good, right? But, communication without a well-considered purpose is largely ineffective.

Other clients, though, did know what they wanted, both for themselves and for their readers. They turned out to be good clients with lots of staying power. And they had staying power because they clearly knew why they were communicating, and had some sense ofrepparttar 139382 results, even if those results couldn't be measured.

To get strategic clarity, we first need to step back and ask some important questions. What do we want forrepparttar 139383 time, money, and perhaps other resources we're committing? What isrepparttar 139384 objective? Now, go one step further and articulate that objective in terms of reader response. Write down what they will do if you successfully communicate with them.

Mail Forwarding... Why would you do it?

Written by Steve

First of all when you think about tampering with mail such as remailing, forwarding etc. you think "dodgy" or is that legal? Quite simply yes, it is legal but it all depends on whatrepparttar intent ofrepparttar 139332 service is. I will explain why people need to have a fake mail address.

First of all we need to get some terms stated. I have been inrepparttar 139333 business for just over two years and there is still some confusion overrepparttar 139334 topic.

Mail forwarding: is a service that allows you to have your mail sent to a "mailbox" and then they will forward it off to your location. This mail is generally sent in bulk torepparttar 139335 recipient and is very useful if you travel, or don't have a permanent address.

Mail Redirection: is when you have mail sent direct to a mailbox and then it is "remailed" to another location. This is mainly used by organisations or individuals who wish to keep their physical address a secret.

Remailing: is as simple as receiving a letter, re-stamping and addressingrepparttar 139336 letter then posting it again. This is pretty much what happens when mail is forwarded or redirected.

Mail Drop: is defined as "an address or place at which a nonresident person receives mail, often of a secret nature" (2005)

So why are there so many names forrepparttar 139337 same services? It is pretty simple to understand why there are so many names and that is becauserepparttar 139338 vendors that offer these services are trying to obtain as many hits through search engines as possible, they use phrases such as "forwarding" "redirection" etc. In doing this they can confuserepparttar 139339 customer and they will not have a clear understanding ofrepparttar 139340 services that are available.

What service should I use then? Mail drops are generallyrepparttar 139341 most defined term and are understandablyrepparttar 139342 most common. I define Mail Drops as a mailbox that has been purchased on your behalf and all mail withinrepparttar 139343 mailbox is sent to your predefined recipient address. Most Vendors provide shared mail boxes, where you share a box with many users for a cheap price, or dedicated services where you actually rentrepparttar 139344 whole mailbox. You should look at how manageable your account is, can you have multiple predefined recipient addresses, and can you see what mail you have and how much mail you have inrepparttar 139345 box at any time.

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