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Cuba has proposed that a U.S. government delegation visit Havana next month for a second round of talks since June on resuming direct postal services, interrupted for the past 50 years, knowledgeable officials said Wednesday. Mail service between the United States and Cuba was cancelled in 1963 as Washington tightened economic sanctions on Havana. Letters and packages now go through third countries such as Mexico, Canada or Panama. Cuba proposed the talks be held Sept. 16 in Havana, according to the officials, who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to comment on the issue.

Pinterest is so new that a lot of major brands still don’t know what to make of it. However, there are a few outliers who have found creative ways to exploit the potential of the new social media destination. As the following list shows, there are many ways to do this. One marketer made a puzzle out of Pinterest’s picture-heavy design. Another noted what people were pinning on Pinterest and sent them real-life gifts based on those pins. If you’re a marketer looking to do something creative with Pinterest, we hope these will inspire you.

If you want to meet people at a fancy cocktail party, you don't come wearing a Hawaiian shirt, shorts and flip-flops. People will either ignore you or have you physically removed. Email marketing campaigns without best practices risk the same sorry result. You dress your email up in a Panama hat, send it to the crowd you thought might work, and realize too late that it crashed the wrong party. Now that's embarrassing. Here are the five best practices you should employ to make your email campaign turn heads—in a good way.

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