R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company has been awarded a $550 million multi-year agreement by American Media Inc. (AMI). Under the terms of the agreement RR Donnelley will provide a broad array of products and services in North America and the U.K., including premedia, magazine production, variable digital printing, TransPromo communications as well as new digital and electronic communications services through its CustomPoint Solutions Group. During the multi-year agreement, which extends and expands the companies’ relationship, RR Donnelley will produce all new AMI launches and will also begin to print and bind the popular weekly titles OK! and Star Magazine.
AMI owns and operates leading celebrity and health and fitness media brands. Its magazines, which include titles such as Star, OK!, National Enquirer, Shape, Men’s Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Natural Health, and Country Weekly reach more than 54 million men and women each month.
“RR Donnelley is at the forefront of production technology for both print and the increasingly critical digital distribution, which makes it the ideal partner for AMI to help grow our already popular brands,” said David Pecker, Chairman, President and CEO of AMI. “The company’s unique ability to manage and deliver content in a variety of ways will continue to provide superior value to AMI.”
John Paloian, RR Donnelley’s Chief Operating Officer stated, “For almost a quarter of a century we’ve been working to deliver value to AMI. We are very proud to continue this expanding relationship. The platform that we have built offers exceptional flexibility, with offset, gravure and variable digital printing and a host of related services. More than that, it offers the resources to help take our customers to the future of content creation, management and delivery, with capabilities for faster electronic composition, custom publications, e-delivery, multi-channel marketing and revenue enhancement.”