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PCS Publishing

Castle Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3AD

PCS – your publishing technology partner

PCS has spent the past 45 years working with publishers to enhance their way of working and facilitate the efficiencies that are needed in such an evolving industry.

Our UK based, in-house developed, portfolio of solutions facilitate collaboration across editorial, advertising, sales and circulation workflows for newspaper and magazine publishers.

We take a partnership approach with all our clients to deliver tailored solutions that mean you can do more with less. A prime example is the collaborative course sister company Midlands News Association (MNA) has taken with its use of the Knowledge portfolio. Not only are they benefitting from the efficiencies our products deliver, but they are also working with our customers; offering services including, advert creation, page planning and financial management for several newspaper groups, all facilitated by our solutions.

The latest addition to the Knowledge suite is Prospect, a game-changing advertising sales and customer management platform developed entirely in-house. Teams can work from anywhere, with a global view of a publication in real time that can be collaborated on simultaneously. Sales and finance information can be accessed for instant reporting that benefits both customers and management teams.

We have an award-winning IT infrastructure that is second to none, with all data backed up at two separate UK-based data centres. If it is hosting you are after, we can remove your IT overheads and offer you a fully scalable cloud service that meets the needs of publishers big and small.

PCS are part of the Claverley Group of companies who have an annual turnover of £120m; the group also includes Midland News Association (MNA) publishers of the UK’s leading regional daily newspaper The Express & Star, MNA Media, commercial printers Precision Colour Printing, Channel Islands news publisher Guiton Group, magazine publisher Kennedy Publishing and, creative and print procurement agency Cubiquity Media.

We continuously evolve our product suite so you can benefit from the latest innovations, whilst also having the opportunity to drive these yourselves with specific enhancements for your business.

PCS Solutions

  • Knowledge Publish – Editorial and collaboration platform
  • Knowledge Prospect – Advertising sales and customer management platform
  • Knowledge Pulse – Advert production solution for print and digital
  • NCS – Circulation and subscription management platform
  • PropertyNet – Property advertising and publishing platform

Contact info
Contact Hannah Lloyd
Job title Marketing Director
Tel 01902 374 757
Email Hannah Lloyd
Address PCS Publishing
Castle Street
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PCS facilitates hubbing workflow for CN Group

PCS has delivered a hubbing workflow for independent local media business CN Group.

Author: News Desk
Posted on: 16 June 2017

Miller Hogg: "We are pleased with how MNA and PCS has worked with our team, delivering an on-time project that is already providing results."

Ad production for two daily tabloids, seven weekly titles and four magazines will now be handled entirely by Midlands News Association.

Following in the footsteps of other publishers such as Guiton Group, Racing Post and Oldham Chronicle, CN Group made this decision to support the requirements of its commercial customers and meet their volume demands, now and in the future, says PCS.

Utilising Pulse from PCS, MNA will now create display ads for all the CN newspaper titles, as well as magazine ads and static digital ads. Under a service level agreement, the MNA will produce all ads for CN Group within three hours; most of which are expected to be done in less time.

Pulse is a browser-based advertising production tool for print and digital that allows ad bookings to be made, viewed and modified in Adobe InDesign. Customisable workflows mean that ads can be controlled by deadline, against positions and classifications or by status in the production process. According to PCS, close integration with the Knowledge Portfolio means publishers can offer fully interactive third party access for 24/7 ad production, making outsourcing management an easily achievable and viable possibility.

Phil Walker MD at PCS comments: “One of PCS’s strengths is helping clients to create efficiencies in the current competitive media marketplace. Partnering with MNA and using Pulse means we can facilitate a UK based hubbing workflow that delivers high quality work at reduced costs.”

CN Group chief executive Miller Hogg says: “Taking advantage of the larger, more flexible set up at the MNA can help us adapt to the demands of our customers. We are pleased with how MNA and PCS has worked with our team, delivering an on-time project that is already providing results.”

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