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Giving the business card a makeover

For as long as anyone can remember, the humble business card has looked the same. Functional but not particularly inspiring. However, that is changing, according to the owner of a company that specialises in direct marketing and printing. Alastair Smith, who runs Print & Mail Runner, which is based in Hexham, Northumberland, says that more […]

There is at least one definite winner in the election campaign

The owner of a North East print and direct mailing company says that the General Election has proved good for business with a 15 per cent increase in his workload in May. Alastair Smith, who runs Print & Mail Runner, which is based in Hexham, Northumberland, said that companies such as his have enjoyed a […]

It’s in the post….

There was a time not so long ago when a lot of marketing material dropping through the letterbox was dismissed as ‘junk’ mail. However, that is changing, according to the owner of a company that specialises in direct marketing and printing. Alastair Smith, who runs Print & Mail Runner, which is based in Hexham, Northumberland, says […]

How print is becoming something special

The owner of a company that specialises in direct marketing and printing says that more and more clients are ordering marketing materials that are a little out of the ordinary. Alastair Smith, who runs Print & Mail Runner, which is based in Hexham, Northumberland, has been running a series of special offers as part of […]

Spreading the love as print undergoes a transformation

The owner of a company that specialises in direct marketing and printing says that he is seeing a definite shift in the way his clients regard printed products. Alastair Smith, who runs Print & Mail Runner, which is based in Hexham, Northumberland, is running a series of special offers in February as part of his […]

Reasons to be cheerful in uncertain times

The owner of a company that specialises in direct marketing says that business has retained a feel-good factor into the New Year despite gloomy predictions that Brexit speculation could have a negative impact. Alastair Smith, who runs Print & Mail Runner, which is based in Hexham, Northumberland, says that the pessimistic prediction for business in […]

Business confidence ‘still strong’ after referendum vote

The owner of a company that specialises in direct marketing including printing says that many businesses are looking to the future with more confidence after things settle down following the EU referendum vote. Alastair Smith, who runs Print & Mail Runner, which is based in Hexham, Northumberland and provides printing and mailing materials, says that […]

Businesses ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ after referendum vote

The owner of a company that specialises in direct marketing says that business confidence remains buoyant despite the uncertainty surrounding the recent EU referendum vote Alastair Smith, who runs Print & Mail Runner, which is based in Hexham, Northumberland and provides printing and mailing materials, says that his clients are displaying a resilient and pragmatic […]

Business confidence ‘on the up’

The owner of a company that specialises in direct marketing says that business confidence is on the rise despite the uncertainty surrounding the EU referendum debate. Alastair Smith, who runs Print & Mail Runner, which is based in Hexham, Northumberland, says that he is seeing an upturn in enquiries for more traditional products such as […]

Fundraising promises to be hot stuff for Alastair

The owner of a North East company is to tackle a fire walk in aid of a charity that helps young people with special needs. Alastair Smith, who runs Print & Mail Runner, which is based in Hexham, Northumberland and which carries out print work and direct marketing, will walk ten metres across hot coals […]