Staples Promotional Products Europe
makes a mark with new name
As part of a global restructure of the Staples business, Staples Promotional Products Europe is changing to Marke Creative Merchandise.
The team at the re-named agency confirmed that the choice of name was reflective of Marke’s reason for being. “We’ve never been one to slap a logo on a hat and leave it at that. We work tirelessly with clients to develop inventive ways to get their name and message into the world. We’re here to help brands deliver impactful, sharp, smart messaging that pokes you in the eye.”
Lisa Munro, Managing Director at Marke Creative Merchandise, also confirmed that other than the name change all operations of the company remain the same – including structure, bank details and customer and supplier relationships. “We’re still part of the global Staples, Inc. business which means we’re consistent, dependable and always deliver. We want to be the team who are there for you whenever you want to go beyond the normal rules for expressing your brand. We provide industry-leading creative support to express your brand’s entire philosophy in a fun, bold, clever way.
And we’re more focused than ever on helping our customers’ brands to make their mark.”
Effective May 28, 2017, Staples Promotional Products Europe Limited will be doing business as Marke Creative Merchandise Limited. All future business correspondence should be addressed to Marke Creative Merchandise Limited. Other than this name change, all other tax information, structure of the company and bank details, as well as current contracts and other agreements, remain unchanged.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why are you changing your company name?
As part of a global restructure of the Staples business, Staples Promotional Products Europe is changing to Marke Creative Merchandise. We took the opportunity of a restructure to rebrand our offering to stay modern and relevant, just like our service. It also serves to differentiate us from the office product arm of the business and highlight the creative capabilities we bring to promotional merchandise. Sometimes change is good—and we hope that going forward Marke will become synonymous with our reputation for ultimate creative expression in everything we do.
When does this change take effect?
Effective May 28, 2017, Staples Promotional Products Europe Limited will be doing business as Marke Creative Merchandise Limited.
Are you still a part of the Staples group?
Marke Creative Merchandise is a member of the Global Identity Network and is wholly-owned by Staples, Inc.
How will the change affect our trading relationship?
It will only get better! We’ll still be providing you with the same great service we always have. But more than ever we’re focused on providing industry-leading creative support to express your brand’s entire philosophy in a fun, bold, clever way.
Does anything change with my account management?
No – our team remains the same and is very excited to be part of Marke Creative Merchandise. We will keep sourcing great ideas for you and help you maximise your ROI through successful campaigns and millions of brand impressions!
Will you still be able to work with STAPLES to serve us globally?
Are you staying the same legal entity?
Yes, we will remain the same legal entity with the same company number only our name will change on official documentation. You may need to update your procurement system to show this new name.
Will your company registration and VAT number change?
No, these remain exactly the same.
Will my company need to update your new company banking details?
Our bank details will remain the same except for the name on the account which will change to Marke Creative Merchandise Ltd. For international payments you will need to update this name to ensure a successful transfer of funds. Our bank details will be included on all invoices.
What happens to our contract?
Aside from our name change, all other tax information, details and structures of the company, as well as current contracts and other agreements, remain unchanged.
Do we need to change our Purchase Orders?
Ideally, yes. We kindly ask you to update your records and ‘to address’ all future business correspondence to Marke Creative Merchandise Limited. However we will still accept POs addressed to Staples Promotional Products Europe for the foreseeable future.
Where do I send correspondence and invoices to now?
Our physical address stays the same. We are remaining in the same physical office in Liongate Enterprise Park in Mitcham. We will have new e-mail addresses; however, we will still be able to receive all emails sent to our previous @Staples.com email addresses.