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Denny Hatch is the author of six books on marketing and four novels, and is a direct marketing writer, designer and consultant. His latest book is “Write Everything Right!” Visit him at dennyhatch.com.

Various news reports on the recent DM Days New York trade show echoed the sentiments I heard on the show floor, as industry veterans longed for the years when the event was at the Hilton Hotel & Towers. Even though the exhibit hall and sessions were spread across three floors then, the show seemed intimate because you were bound to bump into people you knew … in the hall aisles; on one of the escalators; in the lobby bar; heck, even on the street. But that energy has been diffused at the cavernous Javits Center. And I'd venture to guess that those vendors

How Harvey Mackay saved the day! I have been going to Direct Marketing Days New York (DMDNY) for 40 years. In the early days, the conference was held every year at the Hilton Hotel & Towers. The booths on the exhibit floors seemed jammed together and the aisles narrow so you had to bump into people and make eye contact. The speakers had all rehearsed their presentations down to a gnat's eyebrow. The seminar rooms were mostly small, which meant a SRO crowd. The electricity in the air was palpable. But DMDNY got greedy to get bigger. It moved to perhaps the dreariest

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