PostcardMania Strikes Again: In the Maddux Business Report

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Downtown Clearwater is transforming from the abysmal to a signature downtown…and certain downtown businesses are contributing to its success, PostcardMania reported among them.

The Maddux Business Report recently released their July 2006 issue with their Clearwater Corporate Report featured: http://www.maddux.com/2006/July/corpreports_1_a.asp. Among the developers and businesses that were contributing to the massive makeover of Downtown Clearwater, PostcardMania was one who was attributed to moving and shaking the direct mail industry.

PostcardMania, headquartered in Clearwater, was started by Joy Gendusa with no start-up capital -- only a computer and a phone. By innovating the direct mail marketing business, Gendusa made PostcardMania the first postcard company to market to the general business owner and now creates postcard marketing campaigns for over 350 industries nationwide. PostcardMania made the prestigious Inc. 500 list in 2005 and the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Fastest 50 in 2006.

Gendusa, also an Executive Board Member of the Clearwater Downtown Partnership, a newly-formed private-public partnership that has become a catalyst for downtown economic development, said she believes that Clearwater has potential to become Tampa Bay’s new destination. “The climate for expansion in this part of the country is unprecedented -- there is room for growth and the citizens and business leaders are determined to help it along,” she added.

For the past decade, the St. Petersburg Times has taken an annual look at the area's top public companies. In 2005, for the first time, each of the 10 largest companies headquartered in Tampa Bay had more than $1-billion in revenue. Aerosonic Corporation is a publicly owned Tampa Bay company that has attracted national recognition. As major suppliers of aircraft instrumentation, they made the Forbes 2004 list of the 200 best small companies in the U.S.

PODS Inc., also headquartered in Clearwater, was founded in 1998 with the concept of bringing storage containers directly to the consumer and now has more than 86,000 containers in service. They were listed as the number one fastest growing privately-held company in the Tampa Bay area by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2006.

You can read more about PostcardMania in The Clearwater Corporate Report featured in the July issue of The Maddux Business Report at http://www.maddux.com/2006/July/corpreports_1_a.asp under the section “Mail Madness.”

About PostcardMania:

PostcardMania is a full service postcard direct mail marketing company which includes graphic design, printing, mailing list acquisition and mailing services with free marketing advice. They help small businesses all over the country to expand through the use of direct mail marketing techniques and were recently listed at one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Tampa Bay in 2006 and one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the USA in 2005. Visit their web site at http://www.postcardmania.com

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