Canton, Mich., June 25, 2007- Markit Strategies and PR, LLC, a Canton, Mich.-based integrated strategic marketing and public relations firm, is the recipient of the 2007 Renaissance Award of Merit from the Detroit Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

IABC honored the Markit Strategies team — Peggy Fenwick, Julie Metea and Julie Rogier — for the Plex Systems Business-to-Business Media Relations Campaign at the annual awards program held in June 2007.

The prestigious business award honors the effectiveness of Markit Strategies’ integrated communications program on behalf of technology client Plex Systems, Inc. (Auburn Hills, Mich.) with over 20 media interviews, 75 published stories and media mentions resulting in over 11,530,000 media impressions in 2006. Other key achievements include improved media awareness, increased target publication coverage, speaker placement, and industry accolades received by the client company.

“We’re especially proud of this significant recognition as it honors our effective teamwork in Markit Strategies’ first full year of operation. In fact, this exceptional teamwork is the fuel that allows Markit Strategies to attain truly noteworthy results,” notes Markit Strategies founder and principal Peggy Fenwick. “We are very proud of our work to date, and look forward to years of service to our clients and the industry.”

About Markit Strategies & PR, LLC

Markit Strategies and PR, founded in early 2005, assists many automotive, manufacturing, technology, and professional services companies and organizations with strategic market development, planning, web and collateral development, press release writing and establishing productive relationships with the media. For more information, visit or call 734-516-6490.

About Plexus Systems, Inc.

Since 1995, Plexus Systems, Inc. (Auburn Hills, MI) has maintained a singular vision — to drive significant cost, quality and productivity improvements for manufacturers, from the shop floor to the top floor. Plexus OnlineTM is on-demand software for the manufacturing enterprise, delivering a powerful, real-time interface to integrate and manage the total manufacturing enterprise. Plex Systems is partially owned by Apax Partners (, one of the world’s leading global private equity groups, to drive global expansion and further strengthen the company’s products, services and market position. Apax Partners operates across the US, Europe and Asia and has more than $20 billion in funds under management and advice. Visit for more information.