The IPM received the very sad news that Alan Crossman had passed away at his home in Bedford.
Alan was one of the early pioneers in Door-to-Door marketing with Circular Distributors and then Marketforce in the days when just a few companies had delivery teams across the UK delivering to millions of households on weekly frequencies, long before Free newspapers and demographic targeting came to dominate this service. His prominence within our industry was evidenced by his election to the IPM Board (ISP at it was then) and then acknowledged further by his appointment as a Fellow of the ISP. In the mid 90’s Alan then joined the wider promotional marketing services group Mailcom as Sales Director.
Alan was very well known throughout the industry professionally and socially. ISP Summer Lunches were all the better for Alan’s presence where he would ensure everyone had the best time they possibly could. He was a real character in the truest way always insightful and always a person you wanted to be around. On behalf of the IPM and its members we send our deepest condolences to his wife Sandy and his two son’s and daughters. Alan’s funeral took place on the 15th of February in Bedford.