Press Release contacts: Jodi Marsh,  jodi.marsh@ivieinc.com | Unni Krishnan, ukrishnan@expresskcs.com

FLOWER MOUND, Texas (April 14, 2015) – Ivie & Associates, Inc., a full-service global marketing company, and Express KCS Inc., the leading offshore provider of cross-platform marketing and advertising production, announce a joint alliance to enhance support, capabilities and capacity to their mutual clients’ marketing production.

Headquartered in Flower Mound, Texas, with over 40 offices worldwide and over 600 associates, Ivie provides integrated advertising and marketing services to global retail brands, with dedicated staff that become an extension of a client’s team.

Utilizing Express KCS’ teams based in Europe and extensive production operations in India to provide faster turnaround of marketing projects, the joint alliance will work together to deliver improved time to market and considerable savings, in addition to world-class marketing and technology solutions for brands.

“Ivie has tremendous retail experience and local knowledge, and their onsite client support model will greatly complement our offshore creative production services,” Robert Berkeley, CEO, Express KCS Inc. said. “Working together we can now offer clients production and adaptation of print, digital or video campaigns quickly and on-brand.”

“There’s not a retailer out there that wouldn’t want to leverage faster campaign production that’s top quality and lower price,” said Buddy Martensen, CMO at Ivie. “Combining our 20 plus years of retail experience with Express KCS’ dominance in offshore marketing production, we will now be able to offer the additional benefit of overnight production, thereby getting our clients’ campaigns to market faster than ever.”

About Ivie

Founded in 1993, Ivie is headquartered in Flower Mound, Texas, and employs over 600 professionals throughout its U.S. and China offices. Ivie provides a full array of marketing solutions including creative and production services, sourcing, procurement, staff enhancement, media services, public relations, digital and interactive marketing, and general project management for top organizations both in the US and in Asia. Ivie is an accredited WBE organization and holds certifications as a Google partner and International Digital Enterprise Alliance G7 Master Qualification in graphic communications production environment. For additional information, please visit www.ivieinc.com.

About Express KCS:

Express KCS Inc. is a global, independent provider of creative production services across print, online, mobile and video platforms. The company provides print and digital advertisement production, creative design, pre-media, editorial services, website, app development, and video post production for brand owners, retailers, newspaper and magazine publishers, agencies and partners in North America and Europe.  Express KCS is ISO 9001 certified and employs 600 people across three production centers in India.