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Promotional product trends & new items to promote to clients.

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Case studies of promotions in specific client sectors.

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Tim Andrews Advertising Specialties & Marketing Blog | ASI News Tim Andrews Blog

Powerful People, Powerful Lessons

Remember Borders, the once-giant bookstore chain? At its peak, Borders and its chief competitor, Barnes and Noble, controlled a combined 40% of the bookselling market. While numerous factors led to Borders' eventual demise, failing to jump quickly enough on the e-commerce bandwagon probably hurt the... Read more

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The Best of the Best: SGR’s Supplier Sales Rep & CSR of the Year!

Hi Everyone! Truly, one of the best parts of my job (and there are many) is the privilege of giving awards each year to the SGR Supplier Sales Reps of the Year and Customer Service Rep of the Year. Now in its fifth year, these awards are based on distributor voting what I think is […]... Read more

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An Editorial Intern’s Summer at ASI

Editorial Intern and guest blogger Alexandra Steel discusses her time at ASI Here's me, with ASI's president/CEO, Tim Andrews! After graduating in December, I went through the common thoughts that a recent college graduate has - the ones filled with utter confusion trying to figure out what to do ne... Read more

Wearables & Decoration

Trends in promotional apparel and the imprints used.

The Big-Sales, High-Pressure World of Contract Decoration The Big-Sales, High-Pressure World of Contract Decoration Screen Printing

Despite dealing with low margins and high pressure, a number of decorators eschew direct sal...

Five Steps: Create a Laser-Etched T-shirt Five Steps: Create a Laser-Etched T-shirt Laser Etching

Target Decorated Apparel (asi/90549) shows how to create a multimedia, laser-etched T-shirt.

Embroidered Insects a Hit for Japanese Firm Embroidered Insects a Hit for Japanese Firm Embroidery

Takahiro Harada, president of Harada Embroidery in Japan, turned his childhood love of inse...

Fair Winds for Nautical-Themed Apparel Line Fair Winds for Nautical-Themed Apparel Line Embroidery

Mudhook Clothing offers simple, nautical-themed apparel. Kyle Sayler recently made the...


Successful strategies & tactics for entrepreneurs and new businesses.

How to Grow Your Business: Target This Niche: Craft Beer How to Grow Your Business: Target This Niche: Craft Beer Trends

The popularity of craft beer is growing. In this increasingly competitive segment of the be...

Fresh Off the Farm Fresh Off the Farm Opportunities

Farmer Tom Mertz stumbled upon an ingenious business-to-business marketing idea: putting adv...

When Opportunity Knocks: "How I Got Into the Promo Business" When Opportunity Knocks: "How I Got Into the Promo Business" Opportunities

Sue VonderBecke used her people skills she gleaned as a professional driver to start a home-...

Opportunity Knocks (in Odd Places) Opportunity Knocks (in Odd Places) Getting Started

John Wolfe worked at a slaughterhouse until he stumbled upon a new opportunity that changed ...

Making You Money: What ASI is all about.

Promotional products, also known as ad specialties, make up a $20.5 billion dollars industry and are used by virtually every business in America. Why? Items like mugs, pens and t-shirts are memorable and provide a better cost per impression for advertisers than almost every major marketing effort like prime time TV, magazines and radio.

With so many businesses buying ad specialties there is a huge opportunity for professionals looking to make great money running a promotional products distributorship. It’s easy and inexpensive to get started and you can work from home.

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