Best Mailing Services (BMS) and creative agency Magnificent Stuff have launched what they call a one-stop shop for print, creative services, marketing and fulfilment.
The launch of the 'hub' aims to help clients improve consistency and efficiency, said BMS director Lyn Reed.
Her company is based on the perimeter of North Weald airfield in Epping, Essex, and Magnificent Stuff, a creative content marketing and digital specialist, is based next door.
The roll-out of the marketing and fulfilment hub was in response to an increasing requirement to deliver a fully integrated service for clients of all sizes, said Reed.
“This is an informal partnership; we've worked together before, our services complement each other and it made sense promote a one-stop service together,” she said.
BMS has 10 staff and a turnover of about £1m. Digital printing kit includes Ricoh and HP machines.
Three-staff Magnificent Stuff is run by directors Emma Knewstub and Steve Chew.
Reed said: “Quite often people are looking for design and social media, but that is not the be-all and end-all of it. You need printing as well.”
One client, a subscription craft beer company was using the new partnership for a social media push and for the printing of boxes.
BMS has been running for 32 years with clients such as Bafta, Laing and Hilton. Magnificent Stuff has been trading for three years.
“We would like to grow turnover, but are taking it in small steps. Our knowledge and understanding of the industry fused with the years of experience allows us to work on exciting projects,” said Reed.
“The multi-function offering means we can work from initial research stages right through to fulfilment and the measurement of effectiveness.”
Magnificent Stuff director Knewstub said: “You tend to find so many local agencies are really just designers pitching themselves as a marketing agency.
“Where we differentiate, and offer value, is by fusing design, content marketing, reputation management and now fulfilment together seamlessly under one roof.”
Magnificent Stuff co-founder Chew added: “We were very keen to explore how we could further expand our offering to clients.
“In BMS we have found not only a hugely experienced partner, but one with genuine enthusiasm, knowledge and creativity.”