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TalkTalk appoints BMC to 3 year Print Management remit

Press Release   •   Jan 10, 2012 12:02 GMT

TalkTalk appoints BMC to 3 year Print Management remit

Press release: 10th January 2012, London, UK
TalkTalk Group has awarded a three-year print management contract to Banner Managed Communication (BMC) after a rigorous competitive tender process. 

One of the key reasons BMC was awarded the contract was the excellent client services they have provided to TalkTalk during the past five years.  In that time BMC has proved a reliable and much-valued supplier.  BMC has helped TalkTalk consistently deliver their marketing objectives through a robust and flexible supply chain, in addition to significantly improving service and quality levels and driving costs down.

Michele Lockwood, Head of Direct Marketing at TalkTalk commented:
“One of our key selection criteria was to work with a company who provide a single source solution for our integrated communication needs.   With their knowledge of our core business BMC’s client services team provides added value and is a seamless fit with TalkTalk’s marketing department.”

Catherine Burke, Managing Director at BMC commented:
“We are delighted to have been awarded the TalkTalk contract.  Two particular areas of focus will be to continue TalkTalk’s drive for operational innovation as well as supporting their ongoing commitment to reduce significantly their environmental impact.”

Rob Jones, TalkTalk Procurement commented on BMC’s appointment:
“Awarding the contract to BMC is a reflection of their very strong and innovative proposal in what is a very competitive market. This contract will enable us to build on the great work they have already done and deliver a service that really meets our future business requirements. In addition part of their core print management remit is to continue to deliver us further savings and efficiencies.”

BMC secured a mandated contract with AOL UK (now TalkTalk) to cover their full range of marketing print requirements in 2006. BMC provide a full end–to-end business solution from the management of TalkTalk’s print, right through to their logistics, fulfilment, data and response management facilities.  The contract involves a wide variety of print activity from dedicated pre-media support, Point-of-Sale, Direct Mail to daily fulfilment campaigns. 

BMC will provide an on-site account team consisting of an Account Director, a Senior Account Manager and three Account Managers
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Notes for Editors:
TalkTalk Telecom Group plc is a television, home phone, broadband, mobile broadband and mobile business, launched in 2003 as a subsidiary of The Carphone Warehouse plc.   In March 2010 TalkTalk demerged from The Carphone Warehouse Group plc and was listed on the London Stock Exchange

Banner Managed Communication (BMC) specialises in the provision of business communication services.  They provide an end-to-end service - from creative design to fulfilment and response handling - enabling customers to outsource any or all of these services to a trusted provider.  BMC is part of the office2office group plc.

office2office group plc  provides managed procurement and business critical services to customers in the public, corporate and mid-market sectors. The group’s other subsidiaries include:

Banner Business Services is the UK and Ireland’s leading independent supplier of business products and services to corporate and public sector organisations.
Accord is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of business products to small and medium-sized enterprises.
Truline offers a bespoke logistical solution comprising either individual elements or a complete end-to-end service.

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