Leading media firms partner to form CompassCustom Media

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NEW YORK, NY Â? Two of North AmericaÂ?s most respected media providers Â? consultancy Netburn McGill LLC and design group Flinchum LLC Â? announced the formation of a new company, CompassCustom Media.

Two of North America's most respected media providers –- consultancy Netburn McGill LLC and design group Flinchum LLC –- announced the formation of a new company, CompassCustom Media.

CompassCustom Media will provide vibrant, innovative custom publishing, electronic media, and strategic marketing solutions to the rapidly growing number of corporations and organizations utilizing custom communications to develop and strengthen customer and constituent relationships.

CompassCustom will offer its clients integrated, cross-platform media, communications, and marketing capabilities delivered on an all-inclusive turnkey basis, or in a manner to support a client's existing resources. CompassCustom capabilities include: Print and digital publication development and on-going production, online content creation, publication and web design, editorial management, advertising sales management, audience development, manufacturing and distribution management, research, and integrated marketing programs.

According to the Custom Publishing Council, $35.5 billion is annually invested in the custom communications sector.

"Collectively, Netburn McGill and Flinchum bring more than a quarter-century of media development expertise to this new venture. CompassCustom Media will offer its clients the benefits of a talented, solutions-oriented, award-winning team of media, design, and marketing professionals, and offer a dynamic blend of experience and fresh strategic thinking," stated Frank McGill, a founding partner of Netburn McGill and principal of CompassCustom.

"Flinchum and Netburn McGill have a rich history of collaborative success in media and brand development, and the creation of CompassCustom strengthens that relationship and carries us forward with a clear, exciting value proposition for our clients," added Dwayne Flinchum, President of Flinchum and CompassCustom principal.

CompassCustom Media, like its parent companies, will be headquartered in New York City (Manhattan), and will actively utilize and deploy the extensive capabilities and creativity of both organizations' top professionals.

Netburn McGill has, since 1989, provided commercial and not-for-profit media enterprises with successful solutions to publishing challenges and has facilitated the launch of numerous publications. Netburn McGill has served more than 150 clients.

Flinchum, founded in 1995, is an award-winning media design and branding group expert in publication and online design, corporate communications, and brand development. Flinchum’s client base numbers more than 100 firms.

"CompassCustom Media represents an important new initiative for Netburn McGill and Flinchum," stated Netburn McGill founding partner and CompassCustom principal Malcolm Netburn, "yet it is one built upon years of media experience. CompassCustom will represent a valuable, highly collaborative partner for organizations and companies seeking to utilize custom media to most effectively market their products, build their brands, and deepen constituent relationships."

"Clients turn to Netburn McGill and Flinchum for our experience in delivering creative, innovative media solutions that are effective due to a strong grounding in business strategy and a focus on real-world results. With the experienced publishing and design team CompassCustom Media has assembled, we look forward with excitement to bringing these same attributes of success to our custom communications clients," added CompassCustom President Gary Dolzall.

CompassCustom Media is a member of the Custom Publishing Council. Netburn McGill is a member of American Business Media and the American Society of Association Executives. Flinchum’s creative work has been recognized by Folio Magazine, the New York Art Director’s Club, the Society of Publication Designers, and the Society of Illustrators. The firm is a member of AIGA and SPD.

CompassCustom Media offices are located at 500 Fifth Avenue and 72 Madison Avenue in New York. For further information, contact Gary Dolzall at 212-302-3697 and visit http://www.compasscustom.com.

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