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ASI Awards 8 More Industry Professionals with Education Certifications


22,000 currently enrolled in ASI's free Online Learning Center

TREVOSE, PA – October 10, 2012 – The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today announced eight more industry professionals were certified in September through the ASI Education Certification Program, bringing the total to 614, with more than 22,000 enrolled in ASI’s free Online Learning Center.

Participation in the ASI Education Certification Program costs nothing for ASI members and is user-friendly, with all courses automatically tracked electronically via ASI’s proprietary digital campus. ASI’s extensive educational programs support the needs of everyone from newcomers to proven industry veterans.

The ASI Certification Program offers two certification levels: BASI™ (Bachelor of Advertising Specialty Information) and MASI™ (Master of Advertising Specialty Information).

BASI graduates are:

  • Timothy Holliday, Children’s World Uniform Supply (asi/161711)
  • Denise Jeffers, Pip Printing of Tennessee (asi/398518)
  • Cathy Kuchenbecker, Paramount Promos (asi/290306)
  • Christine Rezendes, Way To Be Designs (asi/355980)
  • Rebecca Tavares, Craftwell Canada Inc. (asi/169543)
  • Jamie Watson, Certified Marketing Consultants

MASI graduates are:

  • Newton Jones, EmbroidMe (asi/384222)
  • Jeff Meyer, Certified Marketing Consultants

“ASI would like to congratulate our most recent graduates for taking the time from their busy lives to put a premium on education and to boost the overall professionalism of our industry,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president and chief executive officer of ASI. “By taking education seriously, these industry pros send a direct signal to clients and the business community that they are committed to excellence in everything.”

ASI annually invests $1.3 million to educate its members. During the 2012 ASI Show™ season, 6,597 industry professionals attended live education classes, up 4.7% from 2011, making ASI the largest educator in the industry. Click here for a complete overview of ASI Education.

With a full spectrum of education, information and research programs, ASI has everything it takes to help ad specialty professionals learn the business and remain competitive. ASI offers an unmatched portfolio of educational opportunities, incomparable publications and insightful research reports.

For more information on ASI Education, contact Melinda Ligos, ASI’s editor-in-chief and senior vice president of professional development, at (215) 953-3434 or mligos@asicentral.com.

About ASI
The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) is the largest media, marketing and education organization serving the promotional products industry, with a network of over 27,000 distributors and suppliers throughout North America. ASI leads the industry in technology solutions, providing cloud-based e-commerce, enterprise resource planning software (ERP) and customer relationship management software (CRM). ESP Web™ is the industry’s leading tool for sourcing hundreds of thousands of products. A family-owned business since 1962, ASI also provides online research, marketing, advertising opportunities, trade shows, education, award-winning magazines, newsletters, custom websites and catalogs to help members sell, market and promote their brands. Visit ASI at www.asicentral.com and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and the CEO’s blog.


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