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ASI Awards 12 More Industry Professionals with Education Certifications


23,000 currently enrolled in ASI's free Online Learning Center

TREVOSE, PA – December 12, 2012 – The Advertising Specialty Institute®(ASI) today announced 12 more industry professionals were certified in November through the ASI Education Certification Program, bringing the total to 675, with more than 23,000 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:

  • Suzette Ciszek, TAG Communications (asi/105027)
  • Shellie Davis, Premier Promotional Solutions (asi/298521)
  • Albert Dayeh, Sterling Promotions (asi/336406)
  • Anne Long, AIA Corp. (asi/109480)
  • Bonnie Raad, The Vernon Company (asi/351700)
  • Banner Short, Modassic Marketing (asi/269963)

MASI graduates are:

  • Tom Drake, The Bentcil Company (asi/39850)
  • Diana Clouser, Premier Promotional Solutions (asi/298521)
  • Tom Clouser, Premier Promotional Solutions (asi/298521)
  • Don Gordon, Safeguard Business Systems (asi/495002)
  • Timothy Holliday, Children's World Uniform Supply (asi/161711)
  • Mike Schenker, DARD Products/Tagmaster (asi/48500)

“Every class a member takes increases the professionalism level of this entire industry,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president and chief executive officer of ASI. “Putting in the hard work it takes to succeed makes every one of these graduates better prepared to meet whatever business challenge comes their way.”

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 26,000 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™Â 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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