TIM ANDREWS BLOG

Thoughts and opinions on the advertising specialty industry

Tribute to a Friend, a Mentor, a Father

Tribute to a Friend, a Mentor, a Father

Thursday June 9, 2016 | Filed under: Community

I am mourning the passing of Everett Groseclose, who was more like a father to me than my own. I met Ev 33 years ago when I was working as an intern at Dow Jones, publisher of The ...

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Securing Your Online Accounts

Securing Your Online Accounts

Friday June 3, 2016 | Filed under: Community, News About ASI

Whether you have a mom-and-pop shop or a huge corporation, online security has never been more important, especially in light of recent criminal data breaches at social media sites...

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Intern Today, CEO Tomorrow

Intern Today, CEO Tomorrow

Wednesday May 18, 2016 | Filed under: Community

One of the biggest concerns distributors have over hiring summer interns is the time and effort it takes to train newcomers about our industry. I get that. To help, we made trainin...

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Connect With ESP Chat

Connect With ESP Chat

Friday May 6, 2016 | Filed under: Community, Guest Blog, Members, News About ASI

A guest blog from ASI CTO Armughan Rafat: Imagine the business value in obtaining instant access to 50,000 people who understand exactly what you do day in and day out – like-mind...

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Stirring the Pot

Monday April 25, 2016 | Filed under: Community, Industry Initiatives, News About ASI, Research, Using Ad Specialties

Thanks to social media, reactions to controversial issues hit fast and furious these days. Most recently, a few of you in the promotional products industry posted about ASI’s Advan...

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Roll ’Em: Proof That People Love Promos

Thursday April 21, 2016 | Filed under: Community, News About ASI, Using Ad Specialties

How many of you check online restaurant reviews before making a reservation? If you’re like me, you rely on them because superlatives (or warnings!) seem more genuine when they com...

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ASI Earns Best Employer Title

Thursday March 24, 2016 | Filed under: Community, News About ASI

Validation is wonderful. In the case of corporate culture, it’s assurance you’re on the right track, that the work atmosphere you’ve created results in high productivity and happy ...

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Cool, Charismatic and Paying it Forward

Friday March 4, 2016 | Filed under: Community, Industry Initiatives, Members, News About ASI

If you read nothing else this week, I urge you to peruse the stories of the innovators and game changers who made the 2016 Counselor Hot 25 list.You’ll find entrepreneurs like Bayo...

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United States of Diversity

Tuesday February 2, 2016 | Filed under: Community, News About ASI

ASI’s Mickee Chai was a 20-year-old student living in her native Malaysia when she took her very first plane ride halfway around the world – a trip that changed the course of her l...

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Vulnerability is the Key to Success

Wednesday January 6, 2016 | Filed under: ASI Shows, Community, News About ASI

I admit, I didn’t know who reality TV star and businessman Marcus Lemonis was when we secured him last year as the keynote speaker at the 2016 ASI Show® Orlando. But since then, I...

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