Emily McDowell Studio Partners with The Madison Park Group
Emily McDowell Studio Partners With The Madison Park Group
SEATTLE, WA—Emily McDowell Studio, maker of greeting cards and gift items that speak to what makes us human, has joined forces with The Madison Park Group, a leading stationery and gift manufacturer and distributor. Within the partnership, Ms. McDowell will retain ownership and creative control of Emily McDowell Studio, with MPG handling operations, manufacturing, and sales & marketing from its Seattle, WA headquarters.
Emily McDowell Studio will maintain its own brand identity, with its own product line, catalogs, trade show presence, and all existing Emily McDowell Studio national sales representatives and showrooms remaining in place. Charlie Wright, Emily McDowell Studio’s VP of Sales, will join the MPG team and continue to manage national sales, along with Alison Keefe, Account Coordinator, who will relocate to Seattle to provide further support.
In discussing the partnership, Emily McDowell commented, "Working with Madison Park gives me the opportunity to grow my brand and products in new, exciting directions, and allows me to focus more of my energy on the creative end of the business, which is a welcome change. I'm really looking forward to exploring all the things we can build together."
Glen Biely, President of The Madison Park Group, shares, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Emily McDowell Studio. Emily is extremely talented and she has created an impactful product line that resonates with retailers and consumers in a huge way. We are very excited for what the future holds within the partnership.”
The partnership officially begins April 1, 2016 with new contact information:
Emily McDowell Studio
About Emily McDowell Studio
Emily McDowell Studio officially launched their wholesale collection of greeting cards and art prints at the National Stationery Show in May of 2013. Today, they are a busy team based in Los Angeles, and their products now include textiles, mugs, stationery, and gift items. Emily McDowell Studio was founded on the success of one card that spoke to a truth about relationships in a way that wasn't yet represented in Greeting Card World, and that's what they do best: identify universal, emotional truths and observations on being human, and turn them into products that help people feel understood. Emily McDowell and her team have made it their mission to help people connect when they don't know what to say. In May 2015, Emily launched Empathy Cards™ which have since been mentioned in over 300 media outlets, including Good Morning America and The New York Times.
About The Madison Park Group
With its roots tracing back to 1977, The Madison Park Group, a Southworth Company, established itself as one of the earliest specialty greeting card companies in the US. Over thirty years later, the company has expanded, through strategic manufacturing and distribution arrangements, to include twelve partner companies. Today, The Madison Park Group has grown far beyond greeting cards with products including personal accessories, gifts and party goods.
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