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805 Industry Professionals Now Awarded with Education Certifications


13 new grads certified; 27,000 enrolled in ASI's free Online Learning Center

TREVOSE, PA – June 14, 2013 – The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today announced 13 more industry professionals were certified in May through the ASI Education Certification Program, bringing the total to 805, with more than 27,000 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:

  • Steve Brown, Ads on Magnets (asi/31061)
  • Terry Hilpert, Good Hope Bags (asi/57702)
  • Melquisedeck T. Aranas, 27 Zeros Promotions (asi/100210)
  • Noel Kennedy, JCK Special Tees (asi/520047)
  • Jeremy Montecalvo, Proforma inMotion (asi/490474)
  • Ryan Olson, Custom Logos (asi/173183)
  • Jessica Richards, Giggle Sports (asi/206369)
  • Christina Spagnuolo, Antina Promotions (asi/122489)
  • Bernard Thorn, Brand Marketing Trends & Pictorials (asi/145068)
  • Tennecia Tyndale, Impact Images Bahamas(asi/230328)

MASI graduates are:

  • Martin Frings, Custom Logos (asi/173183)
  • Jasbir Goraya, Craftwell Canada Inc. (asi/169543)
  • Stephen Jackson, Sunscope (asi/90075)

“Every new graduate deserves congratulations for working hard to better themselves and our industry by obtaining their ASI certification,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president and chief executive officer of ASI. “By obtaining your MASI or BASI, you’re alerting the business community that you are a true professional.”

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. For more info on ASI Canada, click here.

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 25,000 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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