April 4, 2019 -- Kansas City and Dallas, MO -- Tension and Motion Envelope, Inc. Today, we announced that they have reached an agreement to acquire Motion Envelope.
Motion Envelope was founded in 1984 as a family based Envelope manufacturer in Dallas. The company specializes in high-end direct mail and its products include specialized surface treatments, hot and cold foils, embossing, and other unique printing technologies that have been proven to deliver results. "We are excited to build this relationship with Motion Envelope," said Bill Berkley, President and CEO of Tension. "John Searfoss and his son Johnnie have built an impressive business that will not only complement Tension's product portfolio and provide our customers with additional creative options, but is a great fit with Tension's culture and commitment to quality."
As the second largest Envelope manufacturer in the United States, Tension gained more clout from Motion Envelope's specialty products. Toby Reed, VP of Marketing at Tension, said: "Further expansion into high-end direct mail demonstrates our commitment to our customers to provide creative forms that deliver results, as well as our continued confidence in the effectiveness of direct mail as part of the marketing mix." "Motion Envelope has been associated with Tension for many years," said John Searfoss. "Tension is a valuable partner and we are excited to join their team."
March 8, 2019 -- Kansas City, Mo -- Tension was recently recognized by ANA Business Marketing Kansas City (KC) for its excellence in Marketing. Tension received three awards from ANA Business Marketing KC, with a special honor being given to Director of Tension Marketing Karen Loggia, who was named B2B Marketer of the Year.
The awards were presented at ANA Business Marketing KC's annual event (The Fountain Awards) for outstanding achievements in Marketing and advertising in over 55 categories by professionals in The KC area. In addition to Loggia's B2B Marketer of the Year honor, Tension has won the B2B Integration Campaign Award of Merit, the Work Blog Creative Award, and the Work Blog Creative People's Choice Award.
This year marks the anniversary of ANA Business Marketing KC B2B Marketing. The winners are nominated and selected by the ANA Business Marketing KC Committee, which is made up of marketing leaders from different disciplines in the KC region. Prior to being named B2B Marketing of the Year, Loggia received the Bronze Award for Excellence in Web Copywriting from the KC International Business Communication Association in 2016.
"Few B2B market leaders are as visionary, generous, and strategic as Karen Loggia. The KC community has benefited from the continued support of her marketing partners, both publicly and privately. She is a rare talent and really deserves this award." Natalie Jackson, director of marketing for Emfluence.
Since joining Tension in 2012, Loggia has been expanding its integrated marketing efforts both internally and externally. As a communications specialist, her advances in print and digital marketing have helped Tension build stronger connections with clients and colleagues. Under Loggia's leadership, Tension launched the "Creative Work Blog" in 2016 to provide clients with important industry knowledge.
The third party honor awarded to the Tension marketing team is a testament to the company's commitment to continuously providing knowledge to Tension customers, the Kansas City community, and the entire mail industry.
Tension, a privately held company based in Kansas City, Missouri, is a global leader in envelope products and packaging and automation solutions. The Envelope department serves a variety of industries, including finance, insurance and direct sales, as well as working directly with third party suppliers. Its packaging and automation division provides automation solutions, software, consumables, services and support for the e-commerce and pharmaceutical industries. Founded in 1886, the company produces billions of envelopes annually and has seven regional production facilities and offices, as well as overseas operations.