Dartmouth; the name brings forth an association with history, tradition, quality, intelligence, excellence, and competitiveness. In the case of Dartmouth Printing, the association is more than a commercial operation borrowing the name to impart those qualities to its brand; the printing company was originally established as Dartmouth Press in 1793 as the in-plant printing operation for the college that bears the same name. Fifty years later, in 1843, Dartmouth College spun off the printing operation as an independent printing company. According to company legend, the printing company employed several famous alumni of the college, including Nelson Rockefeller who worked as a typesetter while attending Dartmouth and later became governor of New York and a US Vice President. Many years before, Daniel Webster, the famous attorney, politician and orator, reportedly worked as a “printer’s devil” at the printing company before he graduated from Dartmouth in 1801. Webster eventually served in the House of Representatives, in the Senate, and as US Secretary of State. Webster not only negotiated the final settled line between the US and Canada, but also famously (and fictionally) defended a New Hampshire farmer who had sold his soul to the devil. click Read More below for more of the story
Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: QUAD) (“Quad” or the “Company”) announced today that it is featured in Ad Age’s 2020 Annual Agency Report, which analyzes and ranks advertising and marketing services companies based on U.S. and worldwide revenue in multiple categories. Quad premiered on two lists: No. 16 on the World’s Largest Agency Companies and No. 21 on the World’s Largest Consolidated Agency Networks. The full report can be accessed online.
Quad continues to transform itself as a marketing solutions partner with a unique integrated platform that helps clients reduce the complexity of working with multiple agency partners, increase workflow efficiencies, and improve the effectiveness of their overall marketing spend. To accelerate its transformation, the company has made a series of strategic investments in marketing services companies, including creative agency Periscope; marketing services provider Ivie & Associates; and digital marketing agency Rise Interactive. In addition, the company has hired several high-level marketing professionals with deep client-side expertise.
“We are pleased to be recognized in this highly regarded report as it validates our Quad 3.0 strategy and the value it creates for our clients,” said Eric Ashworth, Quad Executive Vice President of Agency Solutions who also oversees the company’s Product and Market Strategy. “Our platform offers a comprehensive portfolio of integrated solutions that solve clients’ marketing and process challenges while driving customer loyalty and topline growth. In short, we offer the solutions clients need to succeed and win in today’s fast-changing marketing landscape.”