Grafico Marketing Group, the leading alternative financial services design and marketing agency for more than 20 years, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic marketing relationship with IBT Enterprises, which specializes in build/implementation projects for retail and financial services companies. IBT has provided its platform to more than 175 retail clients and more than 550 financial services clients, delivering thousands of commercial spaces worldwide for nearly 30 years.
“Grafico’s vast industry experience and innovative design services have helped redefine the branch environment and increased revenues for many alternative financial services companies. By partnering with IBT, we can now offer a seamless implementation platform to support large scale retail rollouts with a focus on speed to market” said Lou Costantini, Founder and CEO of Grafico Marketing Group. Mr. Costantini added, “Grafico works on many regional and national projects that can really benefit from a more cost effective integrated design/build approach, and we have been searching for the right strategic build/implementation partner for many years”.
With IBT, Grafico is able to offer its clients an implementation partner with experience in the alternative financial services space. More importantly, IBT is a world class company that has developed a proprietary process to minimize construction time, track progress against specific goals, and deliver outstanding value. And, what is even more exciting for IBT and Grafico is that IBT’s business model is scalable to execute the kind of aggressive conversion plans often experienced by Grafico’s clients.
As an example of IBT’s scalability, its process has been applied to the implementation of over 1,000 Walmart Money Centers as well as 2,200 Jackson Hewitt Tax Preparation kiosks into Walmart stores to replace H&R Block in a remarkable six week period in order to be ready for tax season. IBT’s value proposition includes its ability to manage large-scale roll-out projects that require fixture manufacturing, case goods furniture, construction planning and project management, permitting, and signage with national reach for simultaneous implementation. Grafico, with its industry leading environmental design expertise, has found the ideal strategic partner in IBT, which has successfully co-located thousands of financial services spaces into retail environments for major national brands via its integrated build/implementation platform.
“Grafico’s environmental design expertise provides us with a more effective full service design/build approach in financial services and the other vertical retail markets we serve. It’s a great synergy, and I believe we can do great things together! ” said Mylle Mangum, CEO of IBT Enterprises, LLC.