Posts tagged: Innerworkings

Inside InnerWorkings

Matt Swain
 Feb 28, 2012

InnerWorkings closed out 2011 with a record $633.8 million in revenue. To put it in perspective, this global print management company recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary, with first year revenues of just $5 million. I was invited to attend its Investor Day last Friday in New York, and had the opportunity to hear firsthand what was behind its growth.

With a supplier network of more than 9,000 printers, sign shops and promotional products companies, InnerWorkings has managed over 1 million jobs on behalf of its clients to-date. Think of InnerWorkings as a Walmart of the print brokering industry—smaller brokers often struggle to compete with InnerWorkings’ purchasing power and scale of execution.

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How Will GPO Transition to the Future?

Jim Hamilton
 May 17, 2011

I was in Washington, DC last Wednesday to testify about the transition to digital in front of a Congressional subcommittee with oversight for the Government Printing Office (GPO). I was also able to sit in on a Congressional budget meeting in which William Boarman, the Public Printer of the United States (and head of GPO), discussed GPO’s 2012 budget. Both of these experiences provided a fascinating look into the way that Congress and GPO operate as well as the challenges they face. The combination of tight budgetary times and the perception that printing is expensive and outdated has prompted Congress to question GPO’s budget. The hearings come at a time when the House of Representatives has passed a bill sponsored by House Representative Allen West (Republican from Florida) to reduce Department of Defense printing and reproduction spending by 10% in fiscal 2012. The bill is currently in the Senate Armed Services Committee for study and consideration.

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