Monday, February 28, 2011

New Service Available for AMA (American Medical Association) Data

A new service has become available for getting mailing lists of doctor's addresses from the AMA.  The AMA list, while usually a better quality list over compiled directory lists, is quite expensive with minimum orders of 5,000 records or more.  In those cases where you only want a small quantity, the cost is the same as if you ordered 5,000 records.   But now, there is a prepay service available to that makes it easier and cheaper to order those lists that are smaller when mailing to a small regional area.

Follow Up - When Things Don't Go Right

So, as it turns out - the postcards DID in fact get delivered - but was received at various addresses between 4-6 weeks AFTER the event.  Since different people received the postcards at different times, it would tell me that they got hung up with different carriers at separate post office locations.   This would make sense if the postcards were sent at bulk rates, but they were sent 1st Class Mail - absolutely no reason they should not have been delivered prior to the event.  Doesn't help the non-profit that was holding the event though :(