Valassis in Livonia Seeking to Fill 170 Positions
September 21, 2011

So far in 2011, Valassis has been recognized by 17 different organizations for the way it manages its business and treats its employees. It was one of the Information Week 500 Top Technology Innovators for 2011, and this year Working Mother called it one of the 100 Best Companies for Women.

Right now, the company has 170 open positions, with 50 of them in Michigan. Besides sales and client services, there are several Michigan-based jobs available in information technology, marketing and accounting.

Despite the accolades, in the last couple of years the company has found it increasingly difficult to recruit

Morrrison New IWCO Direct President; Schultz Retiring
August 26, 2011

CHANHASSEN, MN—IWCO Direct, a national provider of direct marketing solutions, announced that Joseph Morrison, currently executive vice president and CFO, will take on an expanded role as president. Patrick Deck has been named executive vice president, chief marketing officer (CMO).

Valassis’ Alan F. Schultz to Retire, Rob Mason Named CEO Successor
August 23, 2011

Valassis announced the planned retirement of Alan F. Schultz, on Dec. 31, after 27 years with the company. Schultz will retain his chairman of the board role and has entered into a consulting arrangement. Rob Mason, executive vice president of sales and marketing, has been named to succeed Schultz as CEO and president.

Valassis Named to ‘Best Places to Work in Marketing & Media’ List
August 22, 2011

Valassis has been recognized by Advertising Age magazine as one of the “Best Places to Work in Marketing & Media.” The final list was determined by the results of two surveys—one detailing hiring practices, benefits and pay; and the other being an employee survey.

Valassis Offering Media Solutions to Assist Brands with Crisis Management
August 10, 2011

Valassis Rapid Response is a range of new capabilities offering promotional and advertising media solutions for businesses that are facing a crisis or undergoing a merger and acquisition. It is designed to help with maintaining and rebuilding customer confidence, reestablishing brand recognition and upholding public trust.

A Minor Price to Pay on 9/11
August 1, 2011

Randy Stover, Director of Client Services, Valassis - Client Services, Livonia, MI—I was staying at the Hyatt adjacent to McCormick Place and had just been seated for breakfast as I watched Good Morning America break into its programming to report that a plane had crashed into one of the Towers. As the story unfolded, panic began to set in with everyone, including the attendees at PRINT 01.

June 1, 2011

Commercial printing industry news briefs, including items on Consolidated Graphics, RR Donnelley, Valassis, Grafix Systems, Southwest Offset, Mercury Print Productions, Rider Dickerson, Fort Orange Press and Printcrafters Group.

Valassis Strikes Deal with Alliance Marketing
April 29, 2011

LIVONIA, MI—Valassis, a media and marketing services provider, and Alliance Marketing, an independent ad group representing more than $2 billion in annualized retail sales, announced an arrangement to develop and execute in-store marketing and media programs, starting in the  second quarter of 2011. Alliance Marketing and its affiliates represent independent supermarkets in 15 states.