Creative Marketing Solutions Joins Imagine! Print Solutions and Classic Graphics
Creative Marketing Solutions (CMS) has joined Imagine! Print Solutions and Classic Graphics, creating one of the largest privately owned mailing and fulfillment facilities in the Carolinas. CMS began its move last week to Classic's headquarters in Innovation Park at the former IBM Campus.
While financial terms of the transaction were not revealed, 2013 sales for the combined companies will approach $300 million.
Bob Lothenbach, president and founder of Imagine! Print Solutions, is enthusiastic. "We share a philosophy of providing highly responsive and flexible service to our clients, a passion for the graphics industry and a belief in team work," he said. "We are excited about the expertise that CMS brings in mailing and fulfillment. This supports our commitment to providing our clients an integration of marketing services through a single point of contact."
"This is a logical move," added David Pitts, president of Classic Graphics. "Classic has enjoyed an enduring relationship with CMS. Having them on our team provides clients access to a wider array of service options."
Dick Kittle, founder and managing partner of CMS, has managed direct mail and fulfillment for 30 years. He grew CMS from his kitchen table to be a leading direct marketing company in the Carolinas. CMS produces millions of pieces of mail and serves some of the nation's most renowned brands in fulfillment. Kittle will retire at the end of 2013.
"My time has been spent working with a very talented staff that drives innovation in all that they do," he said. "We have always considered Classic Graphics an industry friend and look forward to bringing the best aspects of our combined company to the marketplace."
About Imagine! Print Solutions
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Imagine! Print Solutions is an award-winning, privately held, full-service graphic solutions company, founded in 1988 by Bob Lothenbach. Known for its commitment to the client perspective, technological capabilities and cutting-edge graphics expertise, Imagine! serves the top national and international brands. For more information, visit www.imagineps.com.
About Classic Graphics
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Classic Graphics is an award-winning, privately held, full-service graphic communications company, founded in 1983 by David Pitts and Bill Gardner. Known for exemplary client service, cutting-edge technological capabilities and cutting-edge graphics expertise, Classic Graphics serves national and international corporations. For more information, visit www.knowclassic.com.
About Creative Marketing Solutions
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Creative Marketing Solutions (CMS) offers targeted, personalized marketing solutions that drive measurable results. With 30 years of proven experience, CMS is well-respected in the Carolinas and a model member of the national Mailing and Fulfillment Services Association (MFSA). Its vast knowledge positions the company to provide closed loop program management from concept to completion. For more information, visit www.creativecms.com.