ORION Holdings Forms Strategic Partnership With Pitney Bowes To
Create Global Print Solution
Division to Deliver Print Management Value for IPG Agencies and
Robert Hoad Named Global Managing Director
NEW YORK & STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 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.
Source: Interpublic Group
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