JPIMedia gained creative production efficiencies with Express KCS



JPIMedia gained creative production efficiencies with Express KCS

JPIMedia is one of the largest national, regional and local multimedia organisations in the UK. They provide news and information services to their audiences through a strong portfolio of publications and websites.

The Challenge

JPIMedia is one of the largest local media groups in the UK with an audience spread across eight regions, having the largest exposure of any regional publisher in the UK. Their continuous endeavor has been to empower their customers by creating data-driven ad campaigns along with a multitude of sophisticated creatives.

In the past years, the decline in print, and the rising competition in digital advertising space pressed JPIMedia to advance its product offerings across print, digital and video. Their biggest challenge was to find a solution that would not just help drive better engagement and returns for their advertisers, however, to also achieve efficient ways to manage massive workloads, shorten admin times and improve ROI for the company.

Express KCS’s Solution 

When first partnered with Express KCS in 2012, JPIMedia's immediate challenge was to gain cost efficiency in ad production across its portfolio of print and digital publications. They outsourced their tier-1 and tier-2 ad production work across print and digital media to Express KCS. Later, they also outsourced high end creative ad production and other marketing production work.

  • As part of the solution, JPIMedia started using MediaFerry, an award-winning, cloud-based workflow management solution, developed and maintained by Express KCS. The system lets JPIMedia order, track, proof, approve and effectively manage their projects and creative assets.

  • Being one of the first adopters of the system, JPIMedia integrated MediaFerry with their existing billing systems, ad servers and CRM systems including Google DFP, SalesForce etc. By doing so, they were able to automate parts of their digital ad trafficking, tracking and campaign performance reporting.

  • MediaFerry’s SmartDesign, SmartCorrect and SmartQuote features helped JPIMedia save time and effort by automating redundant tasks and reduce admin time for their teams.

Express KCS’ tireless dedication to produce and manage our print and digital content made the decision to continue our partnership an easy one. Over the years, its MediaFerry platform has allowed us to become increasingly cost-effective while ensuring the ad production process remains as efficient as possible.
— Chris Sanderson, JPIMedia

Benefits to JPIMedia

Express KCS’ offshore creative teams worked as an extension of JPIMedia's existing creative teams thereby providing much needed scalability and flexibility to the publisher. Some of the benefits that this partnership has brought in for JPIMedia are:

  • Cost-efficiency: Outsourcing ad production and implementation of Mediaferry not just enabled business transformation for JPIMedia, however, but enhanced cost efficiency.

  • Streamlined workflow: Looking to better manage advert creation with an option for instant scalability – MediaFerry’s fully automated, template-based multiple ad creation tools has allowed JPIMedia to streamline its overall content production and distribution process.

  • Online proofing and approval: Online proofing of artworks by sending proof links to stakeholders so they can mark changes on the go saves time and effort.

  • Reduction in admin time of sales and creative staff: Designers and sales reps are now getting more time to design and selling respectively as admin tasks are handled using automations


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