ORION Holdings and Pitney Bowes Create ORION Printing

Global print solution division to deliver print management value for IPG agencies and clients

Stamford, Conn.July 17, 2012ORION Holdings (of Interpublic Group) and Pitney Bowes Inc. partnered to create ORION Printing, a new unit which 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.

“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, Executive Vice President and President, Pitney Bowes Services Solutions. “We enable sustainable cost savings for customers with end-to-end print management solutions and services.”

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.

“The strategic partnership with Pitney Bowes allows ORION Printing to deliver a unique value proposition for our sister agencies across IPG,” said Brian McMahon, President & Chief Executive Officer, ORION Holdings Worldwide. “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.”

Robert Hoad will serve as ORION Printing’s Global Managing Director, reporting to McMahon. In addition, the new unit will be a fully-owned subsidiary of Orion Holdings, which is part of the IPG Mediabrands family of companies.

“ORION Printing hits the ground running,” confirmed Hoad. “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.”