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Periodical Publications Association. MTAC Nov. 2, 2006. PPA Inc. Formed in the 1970s. Called the Association of Paid Circulation Publications (APCP) for years to distinguish it from controlled circulation publications. PPA Inc.

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Periodical publications association

Periodical Publications Association


Nov. 2, 2006

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PPA Inc.

  • Formed in the 1970s.

  • Called the Association of Paid Circulation Publications (APCP) for years to distinguish it from controlled circulation publications.

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PPA Inc.

  • Renamed the Periodical Publications Association in 1994 to reflect that members represent both paid and requestor publications

  • Goal is to provide information. a forum for networking and to represent the interests of Periodical publishers

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  • Also representation on MTAC and before the Postal Rate Commission

  • MTAC representatives:

    • Jack Widener, Newsweek

    • Steve W. Smith, Christian Science Publishing

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  • Small association – about 20 members

  • Focus on education & networking

  • Four quarterly Postal Roundtables featuring key leaders from the Postal Service and the publishing industry

  • Usually held at Newsweek in New York

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  • Intimate setting offers opportunity for interaction and discussion

  • Formal presentations are followed by lunch during which participants continue to network and talk with speakers

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  • Our goal is not to compete with larger associations but to provide a small-group environment where members can feel comfortable asking questions, sharing information & networking

  • Members say they like the intimate settings and informal atmosphere

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  • Recent speakers and topics include:

    • Ashley Lyons, USPS, on the pending rate case

    • Jim Hess, USPS, on service performance improvement

    • Charles Mancuso, USPS, on BSN restructuring

    • Rosa Fulton, USPS, on flats sequencing

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  • Pritha Mehra, USPS, and Scott Lorenz, Time Inc., on streamlining acceptance and preparation of periodicals

  • Mike Winn, RR Donnelley, on optimization of preparation and entry of periodicals

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  • Our next quarterly roundtable is Tuesday, November 14, in New York.

  • Speakers include:

    • Carla Siniscalchi, USPS, on Facility Access & Shipment Tracking

    • Jim O’Brien, Time Inc., update on pending rate case and outlook for rate increase

    • Dan Owens, Palm Coast Data, on addressing and list management

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  • Communications

    • Periodic e-mail news alerts and newsletters

    • MTAC updates, including minutes

    • An MTAC representative also provides an update at each quarterly roundtable

    • Board meetings following each roundtable

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Current membership includes:

  • Newsweek

  • Christian Science Monitor

  • Forbes

  • Dow Jones

  • The Economist

  • Quad/Graphics

  • Quebecor World

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  • Advance Magazine Group

  • Palm Coast Data

  • Hassett Air Express

  • I-Centrix

  • International Mail Express

  • VNU Business Publications

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  • Board Members:

    • Jack Widener, Newsweek, Chairman

    • Mary Dong, The Economist, Vice-Chair

    • Steve W. Smith, Christian Science Publishing, Secretary-Treasurer

    • Joe Schick, Quad/Graphics

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  • Membership Categories

    • Publisher, 1-3 publications $1,800

    • Publisher, 4 or more publications $3,000

    • Vendor (associate) $1,200

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  • All are welcome to attend quarterly meetings

  • Cost is $80 for members, $125 for non-members

  • To get on mailing list or for more information, contact Kimberly Scott at

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