Print buyer and marketing exec Brittany Fenning: What "marketing services provider" means
Published on February 25, 2010
I’m Britney Fenning. I’m Creative Director for Fenning Marketing Group, my company. We are an advertising marketing firm; we specialize in creative services as well as strategic branding.
I’d like to talk about the marketing services provider and what that means. To me, that’s what I do. I’m a marketing services provider. So the term in the industry is a little clouded, I think print production, print services providers, I think that really applies to what we’re looking for in a printer.
With marketing service providers, they’re all things including print; ecommerce, branding, creative services, mailing. But a lot of that is what I do and I find it gets a little bit competitive. It competes with my services as well. And what I look for is a printer who can print and do a really good job. I want to know that they’ll be on time, they’ll be on budget, and if there’s a problem they’ll let me know. I like to form relationships with my printers and help them to understand what it is that my preferences are and what I like to do.
Out of Stock
Published: January 18, 2019
Frank comments about shortages of printed books. At the end of 2018, bookstores— and even Amazon—ran out of inventory for certain bestsellers. Ebooks have not truly replaced printed books and we are still trying to find the equilibrium between ebooks, on-demand books, and long-run printed books.
Frank Books a Hotel Room
Published: January 11, 2019
Frank discovers a hotel lounge that uses the printed encyclopedia as part of the décor. The Hilton Fanueil Hall in Boston has 40 or more sets of various reference encyclopedias in a small room off the main entrance.
Celebrating a Quarter-Century of Digital Color Printing Part 2: Indigo
Published: December 21, 2018
Frank celebrates the 25th anniversary of HP Indigo. What began as Benny Landa’s groundbreaking technology is now a multi-billion-dollar worldwide business. It ushered in the era of on-demand color printing, and, more importantly, the use of variable-data printing for personalized promotion.
Cybersecurity in the Printing Industry
Published: December 20, 2018
Carlos Fernandes, CEO of Agile Cybersecurity Solutions, discusses the importance of cybersecurity in the printing industry.
Specialty Print Communications Delivers Data-Driven Mail with Production Inkjet
Published: December 19, 2018
Adam LeFebvre, President of Specialty Print Communications (SPC), talks with David Zwang about the company's niche in high-volume, data-driven direct mail and loyalty marketing solutions. SPC recently installed the Canon Océ Prostream 1000 and Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 to bring in new business from its existing customers and to open up opportunities with new customers.