Quad Redefines Print and Multichannel Integration With New Media Solutions for Marketers and Publishers
Integrated and streamlined services help customers create, optimize and connect content across all forms of media
SUSSEX, WI, March 22, 2012 – Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD) announces the formation of Media Solutions, a services group dedicated to helping marketers and publishers more efficiently and effectively integrate print and new media channels. Quad/Graphics Media Solutions (www.qg.com/mediasolutions) combines traditional print and content support services with emerging mobile and other digital media solutions to help clients produce more powerful and consistent experiences across all media channels.
“Our new Media Solutions group reflects our continuing commitment to redefine print and make it even more relevant in a fast-changing multichannel world,” says Joel Quadracci, Chairman, President & CEO of Quad/Graphics. “Media Solutions brings together all of our content services to help clients create, optimize and connect their content across multiple media channels.
“Our customers are challenged by the explosive growth of new channels and we are ideally positioned to help,” Quadracci adds. “Our integrated services approach extends our traditional strengths in print into web, mobile, e-mail, e-reader, tablet, in-store and emerging channels.”
“We aim to be a single source that helps our customers communicate their brands consistently across multiple channels, including some that are new to Quad/Graphics,” says Chris Pryor, Executive Director of Quad/Graphics Media Solutions. “We have built a continuum of content solutions – including creative, photography, video, imaging and more – and are using new, integrated workflow and content management systems to help clients more efficiently and powerfully drive their content across all forms of media.”
Pryor says the Media Solutions services continuum model was built around clients’ need for a Create / Optimize / Connect solutions set. Create services include brand strategy, creative development, photography, video and computer-generated imaging; Optimize services include content management, dynamic web imaging, premedia production, page production, color production, and workflow strategy and management; and Connect services include channel-deployment strategy, multi-platform digital editions, tablet and mobile apps, custom apps and interactive print.
Quad/Graphics’ interactive print solutions are key to its Media Solutions offering. “We are helping clients use Quick Response (QR) Codes, Variable QR Codes, Image Recognition, Augmented Reality and Near-Field Communications to unleash the power of print and new-channel integration,” Pryor says. “We have a dedicated Media Solutions team focused on bringing new interactive print solutions to market, and our approach has already been embraced by many of America’s most distinguished publishers and marketers.”
About Quad/Graphics Media Solutions
Quad/Graphics’ Media Solutions group (www.qg.com/mediasolutions) is one of North America’s largest providers of brand and content management services for print and related multichannel communications. Using its branded Create / Optimize / Connect services model, it helps marketers and publishers efficiently and seamlessly create and deliver content and brand experiences across channels.
Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD) is a global provider of print and related multichannel solutions for consumer magazines, special interest publications, catalogs, retail inserts and circulars, direct mail products, books, directories, and commercial and specialty products, including in-store signage. Headquartered in Sussex, Wis. (just west of Milwaukee), the Company has approximately 22,500 full-time equivalent employees working from more than 50 print-production facilities as well as other support locations throughout North America, Latin America and Europe. As a printing industry innovator, Quad/Graphics (www.QG.com) is redefining the power of print in today’s multimedia world by helping its clients use print as the foundation of multichannel communications strategies to drive their top-line revenues.
Notice regarding forward-looking statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements. The words “will,” “may,” “should,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “estimates,” “expects,” “projects,” “plans,” “seeks” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. They rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside Quad/Graphics’ control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the factors listed under “Risk Factors” in the annual report on Form 10-K and in subsequent quarterly reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Many of these factors are beyond Quad/Graphics’ ability to control or predict. Quad/Graphics disclaims any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Claire Ho, Director of Corporate Communications, Quad/Graphics
Investor Relations Contact:
Kelly Vanderboom, Vice President and Treasurer, Quad/Graphics