Express KCS Inc., the largest independent provider of newspaper advertisement production outsourcing, announces that it has signed an exclusive contract with Johnston Press plc for the provision of print and digital advertisement production services.

In the first deal since the partnership between Express KCS and Press Association was announced in November 2011, Johnston Press has appointed Express KCS as the sole vendor to produce advertisements across its portfolio of printed and digital newspapers. The work will be produced at Express KCS’ three production centres in India, which produce thousands of print and digital advertisements daily for brand owners and publications around the world.

As part of the contract StudioOnline, Express KCS’ cloud-hosted production workflow system, will be integrated with the Miles33 advertising databases used by Johnston Press.

Robert Berkeley, CEO, Express KCS said:

“The newspaper industry is in the process of transition. Express KCS’s world-class advertisement experience enables publishers to benefit from the economies of outsourcing at a time when cost reduction is high on the agenda.”

Johnston Press plc is one of the leading multi-platform community media groups in the UK and Ireland, publishing 13 daily newspapers and more than 230 weeklies.

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About Express KCS:

Express KCS. is a global, independent provider of outsourced creative pre-media and production solutions. For more than 40 years, Express KCS has provided high-end services to newspaper and magazine publishers, ad agencies, corporations, and retailers. The company produces thousands of display advertisements and related creative production services for newspapers around the world including the US’s leading newspaper groups McClatchy, MediaNews, Lee Enterprises, and Newsquest’s regional publications in the UK. Express KCS is ISO 9001certified and operates production centres in Gurgaon, Pune and Aligarh, India. For more information visit www.expresskcs.com

Contacts

Sharon D’Cruz, Senior VP Marketing

+44 (0) 7899 996 957

sdcruz@expresskcs.com