Michele Bell

  • Sr. Executive Director of Editorial & Events /Editor, Supplier Global Resource

An award-winning writer, Michele has been at ASI for over 20 years and has the epic bar bills to prove it.

In Memoriam: Fran Ford

Remembering an industry icon of the highest order, who passed away on Monday, May 21.

PPPC’s Women’s Empowerment Event Has a Record-Breaking Conference

Held from May 4-5 at the Kingbridge Centre in Toronto, the ninth annual WEE broke all...

2018 Hot List: Alex Webb, McCabe Promotional Products

Meet the new stars shaking up the promo market with their ambition, empathy and...

In Memoriam: ASI's Ron Ball

Industry legend Ron Ball, 74, passed away on Tuesday morning, May 15, after a long...

Hong Kong Gift Fair Showcases Hot New Trends

Held last week from April 27-30, the Hong Kong Gift Fair, now in its 33nd year,...

The Most Creative People In Promo: Jeff Anderton, SnugZ + VideoFarm

Presenting our inaugural list of the industry's most inventive and resourceful...

ETS Express Wins Court Case Against S’well

In an exclusive report, Counselor has learned that a jury has sided unanimously in...

No. 1: Brand Blvd, Best Places To Work 2018

Taking the top spot on this year’s Counselor Best Places to Work list by killing it in ...

No. 14: ETS Express, Best Places To Work 2018

Dominating every category in the Best Places to Work employee-driven survey, the indust...

Chuck Fandos Retires From Brand Addition; Remains CEO of Facilis

An industry cast of characters convened in St. Louis recently with the sole purpose of ...

PPPC’s National Show Draws Strong Crowds, Gives Honors to Clearmount’s David Plummer

At its 62nd annual show since the inception of the association, PPPC held its...

The UK’s Second Annual Merchandise World Show Draws Over 1,000 Visitors

In the quaint and picturesque Northamptonshire village of Whittlebury, the second...

Lanco’s New Owners Lay Out Future Strat Plan

As was finalized earlier this month, Nassau Candy Chocolate Manufacturing (NCCM), the...

Boston's Charles River Apparel Brings the Holiday Cheer (in a Big Way) to Area Charity

Accompanied by a squad of their dedicated employees decked out in festive holiday...

WEE Continues Legacy of Women’s Empowerment

For the 8 th consecutive year, the WEE (Women's Empowerment Event) gathered together...

Fastest Growing Distributor 2017: SoBe Promos

Founded in 2013 by three young millennials, SoBe Promos is this year’s Fastest Growing ...

International Person of the Year 2017: Ralf Oster, PFConcept

In 2012, when Ralf Oster started at PFConcept, the European arm of supplier...

Distributor Entrepreneur of the Year 2017: Chris Sinclair & Shaun Lichtenberger, Brand Blvd

Maverick upstarts, enigmatic iconoclasts, shredders of the status quo… Brand...

2017 Hot List: Johanna Gottlieb

"I love that every single day is different, and that this job will keep you on your toes"

2017 Hot List: Michael Hung

Très hip trend-spotter is the scion at Hong Kong's Headwind

2017 Hot List: Guy Malk

Meet the 33-year-old VP of marketing for the St Regis group.

2017 Hot List: Kate Plummer

Meet the scion at Canada's Clearmount.

2017 Hot List: Crystal Rueck

"I love making the ideas happen."

2017 Hot List: Andy Thorne

Meet the "Creator of All Things Badass."

Hong Kong Gift Fair Showcases Hot New Promo Items

Held last week from April 27-30, the Hong Kong Gift Fair, now in its 32nd year,...

Are Promo Distributors Putting Too Much Demand on Suppliers?

"We’re being nickel and dimed and being asked for outrageous concessions."

Europe’s Largest Promo Show Opens in Düsseldorf

PSI, the Germany-based association that runs Europe's largest trade show, kicked off...

Gateway/CDI's Conrad Franey Retires; Industry Luminaries Converge for St. Louis Soiree

After 25 years in the promo industry, Conrad Franey, one of the original partners of...

Entrepreneurship in the Promotional Products Industry

Larry Cohen and Mitch Mounger both agree: The ad specialty industry is a breeding groun...

The Future of the Promotional Products Industry

Innovators CJ Schmidt and Chuck Fandos look into the industry’s future in this exclusiv...

Marvin Spike Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 - Dave Saracino, BIC Graphic

Some people cruise through life under the radar, affecting a precious few in their...

Person of the Year 2016 - Chuck Fandos, Brand Addition

In what sounds like the start of a fabulous rom-com, Chuck Fandos got his start in...

WEE Draws Promo Industry’s Top Women for Strategy Discussions, Team Building

Now in its seventh year, PPPC's Women's Empowerment Event (WEE), was held from May...

Supplier Sales Rep of the Year - Jane Ryan

After nearly 40 years in the industry, Jane Ryan has seen it all. The good, the bad...