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Quark revitalizes QuarkAlliance program

Friday, March 12, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

DENVER - March 11, 2004 - Quark Inc. today announced the newly restructured and expanded QuarkAlliance program. This program offers new opportunities for Quark and its network of developers, output providers, and trainers to provide valuable products and services to Quark customers. "Quark sees its partners as a resource for customers, and we're finding new ways to bring them together for the benefit of all," said Jay Wortham, director of QuarkAlliance. "Our goal is to provide an array of programs that meet the needs of our customers and our partners. Our new, multi-tiered programs were designed to suit the needs of a wide variety of partners of different sizes, so each QuarkAlliance partner can have a direct relationship with Quark through a dedicated program specialist." "I joined Quark to be the QuarkAlliance program specialist for output providers because the company is making an earnest and concerted effort to get back to basics: customer service, responsiveness, and dedication to serving its customers' needs," said Shellie Hall, a printing and pre-media expert as well as a frequent speaker at publishing seminars around the country. "It's very exciting to see Quark turn over this new leaf and I want to be a part of it." Newly designed program with additional support and benefits The goal of QuarkAlliance is to maintain relationships with companies spanning a variety of industries and professional disciplines. Members are invited to participate in co-marketing opportunities, access to pre-release programs, product discounts, and more. Membership in the program promotes visibility within the Quark community, and enhances the usefulness and value of Quark software through QuarkXPress training and enterprise solutions integration. The range of memberships in QuarkAlliance include programs for the following: XTensions developers Output providers Training providers System integrators QuarkXPress resellers Technology providers Sales consultants Service consultants Many more programs are in development, as Quark plans to extend QuarkAlliance to each community of partners. The initial response to the rejuvenated QuarkAlliance has been one of positive support from Quark's partners. "Being an XTensions developer has been a great business prospect for ALAP. Our ShadowCaster 3.2 for QuarkXPress has been a boon for designers looking for fast and efficient cutting-edge effects. I feel the QuarkAlliance program offers us visibility, opportunity, and a partnership in the future of production technology, as well as increased sales," said Paul Schmitt, owner of A Lowly Apprentice Production. "We are sure the new QuarkAlliance will be even better than before." Ellen Behoriam, founder and president of Against the Clock, one of the nation's leading training and courseware development firms, was enthusiastic as well. "The new and improved QuarkAlliance program offers training providers the tools and resources needed to be more responsive to our customer's training. The new program will help thousands of QuarkXPress users around the world become more efficient, improve workflow, and increase productivity." Information about QuarkAlliance membership benefits and requirements is available at www.quark.com/partners.




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