Friday, June 29, 2007

Postal Service launches historic infomercial

The U.S. Postal Service used a bit of history to make history when it debuted its first infomercial titled “Today’s Postal Service: A Tradition of Innovation” on June 16 according to DM News.

Reporter Melissa Campanelli writes, "The thundering hooves of the Pony Express led viewers through a series of modern-day business success stories in a 28-minute video that will run throughout the summer on 20 different channels, including CNBC, ABC Family and The Discovery Channel."

Each story highlights a service available at that has made shopping and shipping easier. Interspersed with each story is a bit of USPS history showing how the Postal Service has been on the cutting edge of information transportation - from the early days of the stagecoach to having the largest fleet of alternative fuel vehicles in the world today.
Shown above is a 1975 set of stamps celebrating the Postal Service's 200th anniversary which depict some of the technological advances in mail delivery.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM