New York, NY and STAMFORD, CT – July 17, 2012 – ORION Holdings, a unit of Interpublic Group
(NYSE: IPG), and Pitney Bowes Inc.
(NYSE: PBI) announced today that they have launched a strategic partnership enabling ORION Holdings to create a new unit, ORION Printing (www.orionprintingww.com
). ORION Printing will focus on supplying print management solutions to IPG companies globally with a mission of leveraging the holding company’s worldwide print spend to create savings and increased value for clients. Through ORION Printing, IPG companies will gain access to a fully managed print service, a global network of industry leading print solutions, project management and innovative technologies to deliver enhanced service and quality with cost effectiveness to clients.
ORION Printing will be run by veteran IPG operations executive Robert Hoad who will serve as the unit’s Global Managing Director, reporting to ORION Holdings Worldwide President & CEO Brian McMahon. ORION Printing will be a fully-owned subsidiary of Orion Holdings, which is a part of the IPG Mediabrands family of companies.
“The strategic partnership with Pitney Bowes allows ORION Printing to deliver a unique value proposition for our sister agencies across IPG,” said Brian McMahon. “We believe this is yet another innovative way ORION Holdings can deliver strategic value for our IPG partners. Clients spend a significant amount of money on printed marketing materials and we know ORION Printing can drive significant savings for them. We’re also exceptionally lucky that an executive with Robert’s depth of experience will be leading this effort,” concluded McMahon.
“We are very pleased to partner with ORION Holdings to deliver the highest levels of service, quality and value in print management for Interpublic Group’s global network of agencies and clients,” said Vicki O’Meara, EVP and president, Pitney Bowes Services Solutions. “We enable sustainable cost savings for customers with end-to-end print management solutions and services.”
Robert Hoad added, “ORION Printing hits the ground running. We’ve been engaged by two IPG agencies in the UK and South Africa to help their clients with significant printing needs and have many other global markets coming online now with active projects. We look forward to continuing to help all IPG agencies and their clients find value and best-in-class service for their print needs,” Hoad concluded.
About Pitney Bowes
Delivering more than 90 years of innovation, Pitney Bowes provides software, hardware and services that integrate physical and digital communications channels. Long known for making its customers more productive, Pitney Bowes is increasingly helping other companies grow their business through advanced customer communications management. Pitney Bowes is a $5.3 billion company with 29,000 employees worldwide. Pitney Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Major global brands include Draftfcb, FutureBrand, GolinHarris International, Huge, Initiative, Jack Morton Worldwide, Lowe and Partners, MAGNAGLOBAL, McCann, Momentum, MRM Worldwide, Octagon, R/GA, UM and Weber Shandwick. Leading domestic brands include Campbell Ewald; Campbell Mithun; Carmichael Lynch; Deutsch, a Lowe and Partners Company; Gotham Inc.; Hill Holliday; ID Media; Mullen and The Martin Agency. For more information, please visit www.interpublic.com
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