Embracing the Shift of the Print Provider Role to Forge Business Growth

Below is an excerpt from an article about the need for communications technologies in the print and distribution industries that appeared in Print Solutions, PSDA’s flagship monthly magazine. To download the entire article, click the link on the right.

One of the more surprising findings in InfoTrends’ study of the enterprise communication market is the key role print providers are playing in serving firms’ multichannel marketing needs, as highlighted in Figure 3. Marketers and communication decision makers are turning to print providers to support a variety of digital media and marketing services. As survey respondents indicated, the top reason for selecting a print provider was the company’s ability to provide a broad range of services and capabilities.

In-depth interviews with communication decision makers at enterprise-size firms indicated that expanding services offers print vendors the opportunity to capture more work. However, interview respondents were quick to note that service expansions need to be accompanied by a corresponding shift in sales approach, where only taking print orders is replaced with offering solutions to their real-world challenges. According to interview participants:

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Schedule At a Glance

Wednesday, April 23

Education Workshops
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Preview 
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Expo Preview Reception
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thursday, April 24

Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Expo Hall Education Sessions
10:00 am - 2:00 pm



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