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ASI Celebrates 2013's 10 Millionth ESP Search Winner


Innovative Print & Media Group hits milestone in industry's No. 1 product sourcing tool

TREVOSE, PA - December 23, 2013 - The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today announced Innovative Print & Media Group, Inc. scored 2013’s 10 millionth search in ESP® , the industry’s most powerful product sourcing tool.

“Milestones are worth celebrating, and ASI is delighted Innovative Print & Media Group hit the magic number while searching for the best available products in the promotional products industry,” said Timothy M. Andrews, ASI president and chief executive officer. “Tens of thousands of companies just like Innovative rely on ESP every day to search for the hottest products, find the best suppliers and create the coolest looking presentations for their clients.”

ASI thanked Innovative by throwing a celebratory pizza party for its 45 employees at the distributor’s headquarters in Phoenixville, PA.

“Innovative has partnered with ASI for over 20 years and has been an ESP user since it first became available to the industry,” said Rob Whitman, president of Innovative Print & Media Group. “Our 17 buyers utilize ESP to efficiently search for solutions that enable our customers to more effectively communicate their brand and to drive results through improved branding and promotional marketing. ESP has empowered my folks on the front lines to improve quality and customer responsiveness. We were pleased to be honored for conducting the 10 millionth search on ESP and look forward to continued success utilizing ESP.”

Click here to watch a YouTube video of the celebration.

ESP is used by over 30,000 distributors to search for suppliers in the ASI network and to create dynamic presentations for their customers. This week, ASI announced the latest version of its ESP platform is now live. Major upgrades include:

  • Decorator finder. Distributors can search for qualified decorator members in ESP Web® . And, the Decorator Advanced Search tool performs detailed searches by ASI number, service, exact location, proximity or contact.
  • Redesigned Event Planner. Features new event ideas, product suggestions and engaging editorial content and instructive videos.
  • Order History. View entire order histories and details in ESP Websites™, making reordering a snap.
  • Shareable Presentations. With one click, distributors can easily share a copy of their ESP presentation with anyone else in their company.

All told, ASI’s User Experience and Product Development teams have made over 350 enhancements to the ESP platform within the last year, resulting in new features, stronger functionality, faster speeds and a superior experience.

ASI will demonstrate all of ESP’s latest features, including upcoming visual search for ESP Mobile™, at the ASI Show in Orlando, Sunday, January 5 through Tuesday, January 7, at the Orange County Convention Center. The show also features a special presentation by the stars of the ABC hit reality TV show, “Shark Tank.” Co-hosts Barbara Corcoran and Kevin O’Leary will judge live pitches from the industry’s top suppliers competing for $5,000 to help launch a cool, new product. Click here to register for ASI Orlando.

For more information on ESP, call 1-800-546-1350 or email customerservice@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 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.

About Innovative Print & Media Group, Inc.
Innovative Print & Media Group is a marketing services company focused on providing our clients with comprehensive solutions to today’s communications challenges. As a leading provider of print management and promotional marketing solutions, as well as, direct mail marketing, and distribution, kitting, and fulfillment services, Innovative is positioned to help companies to effectively communicate their message and reduce costs while improving results. In July 2013 Innovative joined the Safeguard Network, which is a division of Deluxe Corporation; a provider of business and marketing solutions. Visit us at www.innoprint.com, www.gosafeguard.com, www.deluxe.com and on YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.


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