Quebecor World Creates New Publishing Services Group
Quebecor World Inc. announced Tuesday that it is integrating its magazine, book and directory divisions into a single operating structure, the Publishing Services Group. According to the company, the new structure will streamline operations, improve services and better serve existing and new publishing customers.
Kevin J. Clarke, who has served as president of Quebecor World’s Book and Directory Publishing Services Group for the last 5 years, will lead the new Publishing Services Group. “The integrated Publishing Services Group is part of our ongoing efforts to meet and exceed the requirements of magazine, book and directory publishers, and to ensure we are in a position to provide innovative, market-leading services,” says Clarke. “This consolidation is a logical streamlining of our core functions and will speed decision-making to benefit both our customers and our employees.”
This announcement follows the earlier integration of Quebecor World’s U.S. retail insert, catalog, Sunday magazine and direct divisions into the Marketing Solutions Group, and the integration of the logistics and premedia divisions under one operating structure. The company says these three new divisions will result in greater synergies, shared resources and faster decision-making with a focus on delivering complete, value-added solutions to two principle customer bases—multi-channel marketers and publishers.