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Presenters at Catalog University are the best in the industry—professionals who have honed their direct marketing skills at companies like L.L.Bean, Lands’ End, IKEA, Home Depot, Disney and more.

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Catalog University Free Pub Talks

Looking for a great way to learn more about cataloging, catalog marketing, design and more?

Cat-U offers FREE Pub Talks to keep you informed and up to date on topics and trends in the industry. These fun and informal talks are live in the Cat-U Pub and last about 45 minutes.

If you miss a Pub Talk, don’t worry, they’re recorded and free for about a week after the talk. Want to receive updates on upcoming Pub Talks and new classes? Join our mailing list.

Recent Blog Posts

Amazon, Athleta and Man-Buns

The Art of Keeping it Simple. “Simple is harder than complex.” – Steve Jobs Browsing through a catalog of one of my favorite brands, I found myself completely frustrated, to the point that I eventually threw the catalog aside. Why? Because they made it hard for me to shop. We are in an era where […]

Dear Zulilly

Ah the elections, they do turn a perfectly enjoyable read of the news into something, well, provoking. So there I am, teeth gritted, loins girded, and imagine my delight when, just to the right of the jaw-dropping stupidity I was reading, was an ad for a super cute shirt. Heaven—I could shop and and let […]

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Winning Email Headlines

While most email boxes are full to the brim, email continues to an effective way to talk with existing customers and to find new customers. I loved an article this morning in FastCompany about what to include or not include in a winning subject line.


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Catalog Design and Marketing Classes When You Need Them

Catalog University is dedicated to helping catalog professionals find the information they need to be successful. We offer a range of online classes taught by top names in the industry. When you take a course at Catalog University you are directly supporting the presenters who teach them, because half of your subscription fee goes back to the Deans and presenters. We think it’s the best way to share knowledge and reward the people who took time out of their busy work schedules to show you how to work smarter, think outside the box, and get results!

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Cataloging is a Challenging Industry

There are over 20,000 catalogs in the US alone. Catalog University is the only place dedicated to sharing knowledge so that we can all get ahead. One of the wonderful things about catalogers is we all help each other because the best indicator that someone will buy from your catalog is if they have ever bought from any other catalog. Catalogers want every catalog to be successful and that is the foundation Catalog University is built on.

If you’re ready to learn more about this fascinating industry drop in on a FREE Pub Talk, take a class in the area you work in or, even better, learn more about one you don’t. If you have a question about cataloging ask one of the Deans, they’d be happy to help.

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