John McMahon of Madden Communications talks about calling on C-level execs
Published on April 30, 2010
John McMahon, Vice President of Operations. Madden Communications in Wooddale, Illinois.
To carry on our conversation we are really looking at not the print-buyer level; those folks we can't really serve all that well. The CMOs, the CEOs, the folks that are putting strategy together and understand that there's lots of costs to be taken out from a total cost perspective as opposed to unit cost and other things such as that are the ones that we're interested in working with.
Our company really specializes in allowing large companies that have a big retail presence to outsource a good portion of that entire execution process. We're not an agency, so we don't a lot of creative direction; although, we collaborate on that process but we're not creating images for the most part and acting like a typical agency. We try to position ourselves so that our customers can really outsource that entire process from an execution point of view. So we'll take the files from agencies and we'll create the work, we'll print it if it's print piece that fits within our capabilities, we'll procure it if it is not, we will do all sorts of value-added things like warehousing distribution, kitting, labeling, special packaging, mod building, that kind of thing, and do distribution.
We have two large distribution centers that are dedicated to customers that they fund, that we manage for them and that those programs are specifically for those clients.
GMC: Working to bridge the print/digital gap
Published: October 26, 2016
Rich Lloyd, VP of Sales for GMC, shares the company's strategy to help customers bridge the gap between printed and digital communications and to service the enterprise on multiple levels. He cites the industry skills that ideally position service providers to be a single source communciations services provider.
Digital Direct-to-Corrugated: Disruptive Technology On The Way
Published: October 25, 2016
Mike Schliesmann, Senior Vice President at Wisconsin-Based Great Northern Corporation, talks about why the company is interested in digital direct-to-corrugated printing and how this will bring disruptive technology to corrugated.
"We believe in the printed word"
Published: October 23, 2016
"We believe in the printed word". So declares Claus Bolza-Schünemann, president of KBA, as he reviews the state of the industry as a whole and his company's position within it. He says that the success of drupa 2016—an event he traveled the world to promote as chairman of its executive committee—proves that there is no longer any excuse for "whining and crying about how bad the industry is." He also discusses how KBA regained its strength and forward momentum after several tough years of post-recession restructuring.
To Inkjet Or Not? The thINK Conference helps in the decision process
Published: October 20, 2016
Jen Mitchell, Marketing Director at Harding Poorman, talks about the value of the thINK conference in terms of staying abreast of industry developments and being able to network with peers. The company has not yet invested in inkjet and views the thINK platform as an excellent part of the education and due diligence process.