Quad Named to Ad Age’s List of the World’s 25 Largest Agency Companies

SUSSEX, Wis.--()--Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: QUAD) (“Quad” or the “Company”) announced today that it is featured in Ad Age’s 2020 Annual Agency Report, which analyzes and ranks advertising and marketing services companies based on U.S. and worldwide revenue in multiple categories. Quad premiered on two lists: No. 16 on the World’s Largest Agency Companies and No. 21 on the World’s Largest Consolidated Agency Networks. The full report can be accessed online.

Quad continues to transform itself as a marketing solutions partner with a unique integrated platform that helps clients reduce the complexity of working with multiple agency partners, increase workflow efficiencies, and improve the effectiveness of their overall marketing spend. To accelerate its transformation, the company has made a series of strategic investments in marketing services companies, including creative agency Periscope; marketing services provider Ivie & Associates; and digital marketing agency Rise Interactive. In addition, the company has hired several high-level marketing professionals with deep client-side expertise.

“We are pleased to be recognized in this highly regarded report as it validates our Quad 3.0 strategy and the value it creates for our clients,” said Eric Ashworth, Quad Executive Vice President of Agency Solutions who also oversees the company’s Product and Market Strategy. “Our platform offers a comprehensive portfolio of integrated solutions that solve clients’ marketing and process challenges while driving customer loyalty and topline growth. In short, we offer the solutions clients need to succeed and win in today’s fast-changing marketing landscape.”

To learn more about Quad’s marketing solutions, visit the company’s website at www.QUAD.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding, among other things, our current expectations about the Company's future results, financial condition, sales, earnings, free cash flow, margins, objectives, goals, strategies, beliefs, intentions, plans, estimates, prospects, projections and outlook of the Company and can generally be identified by the use of words or phrases such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "plan," "foresee," "project," "believe," "continue" or the negatives of these terms, variations on them and other similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based largely on the Company's expectations and judgments and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are unforeseeable and beyond our control.

The factors that could cause actual results to materially differ include, among others: the uncertain negative impacts the coronavirus (COVID-19) will have on the Company’s business, financial condition, cash flows, results of operations and supply chain, as well as the global economy in general; the impact of decreasing demand for printed materials and significant overcapacity in the highly competitive environment creates downward pricing pressures and potential underutilization of assets; the impact of digital media and similar technological changes, including digital substitution by consumers; the impact of fluctuations in costs (including labor and labor-related costs, energy costs, freight rates and raw materials) and the impact of fluctuations in the availability of raw materials; the inability of the Company to reduce costs and improve operating efficiency rapidly enough to meet market conditions; the impact of the various restrictive covenants in the Company's debt facilities on the Company's ability to operate its business, as well as the uncertain negative impacts COVID-19 may have on the Company’s ability to continue to be in compliance with these restrictive covenants; the impact of increased business complexity as a result of the Company's transformation into a marketing solutions partner; the failure to successfully identify, manage, complete and integrate acquisitions and other significant transactions, as well as the successful identification and execution of strategic divestitures; the failure of clients to perform under contracts or to renew contracts with clients on favorable terms or at all; the impact of changing future economic conditions; the fragility and decline in overall distribution channels, including newspaper distribution channels; the impact of changes in postal rates, service levels or regulations; the failure to attract and retain qualified talent across the enterprise; the impact of regulatory matters and legislative developments or changes in laws, including changes in cyber-security, privacy and environmental laws; significant capital expenditures may be needed to maintain the Company’s platforms and processes and to remain technologically and economically competitive; the impact of risks associated with the operations outside of the United States, including costs incurred or reputational damage suffered due to improper conduct of its employees, contractors or agents; the impact of an other than temporary decline in operating results and enterprise value that could lead to non-cash impairment charges due to the impairment of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets; the impact on the holders of Quad’s class A common stock of a limited active market for such shares and the inability to independently elect directors or control decisions due to the voting power of the class B common stock; and the other risk factors identified in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, which may be amended or supplemented by subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Except to the extent required by the federal securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Quad

Quad (NYSE: QUAD) is a worldwide marketing solutions partner dedicated to creating a better way for its clients through a data-driven, integrated marketing platform that helps reduce complexity, increase efficiency and enhance marketing spend effectiveness. Quad provides its clients with unmatched scale for client on-site services and expanded subject expertise in marketing strategy, creative solutions, media deployment (which includes a strong foundation in print) and marketing management services. With a client-centric approach that drives its expanded offering, combined with leading-edge technology and single-source simplicity, Quad has the resources and knowledge to help a wide variety of clients in multiple vertical industries, including retail, financial/insurance, healthcare, consumer packaged goods, publishing and direct-to-consumer. Quad has multiple locations throughout North America, South America and Europe, and strategic partnerships in Asia and other parts of the world. For additional information visit www.QUAD.com.

Contacts

Steve Hoffins
Director of Marketing PR, Industry Relations & Events, Quad
414-566-2771
shoffins@quad.com

Release Summary

In Ad Age’s 2020 Annual Agency Report, Quad ranks No. 16 on the World’s 25 Largest Agency Companies list.

Contacts

Steve Hoffins
Director of Marketing PR, Industry Relations & Events, Quad
414-566-2771
shoffins@quad.com