TIM ANDREWS BLOG

Thoughts and opinions on the advertising specialty industry

An Inspiring Story, From Hospital to Hollywood

Friday February 12, 2016 | Filed under: ASI Shows, Media Coverage

Imagine this: You’re the 19-year-old son of a single mother. Low on money, and unsure of your direction in life, you join the U.S. Army in the hope it’ll help pay for college. Whil...

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PR for Promos

Monday April 14, 2014 | Filed under: ASI Shows, Community, Media Coverage, Members, News About ASI

ASI scored some major PR for the industry recently, thanks to a national story that aired on the MSNBC Sunday morning program, Your Business, which exclusively covers small busines...

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Swimming with the Sharks

Friday April 4, 2014 | Filed under: ASI Shows, Media Coverage, Members, News About ASI

Shark Tank judge Daymond John blew the crowd away at ASI’s New York show. His rapid-fire presentation – chock full of personal stories, funny anecdotes and frank business advice – ...

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Presidential Memories from ASI Dallas

Friday February 7, 2014 | Filed under: ASI Shows, Community, Media Coverage, News About ASI

I’m standing in the wings at the Dallas convention center with President George W. Bush, seconds before our interview in front of a packed house of 1,200. The president turns to me...

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Goody Bags Score Major Points

Monday October 8, 2012 | Filed under: Media Coverage, Using Ad Specialties

No matter who you thought won the first presidential debate, it’s clear the promotional products in the media goody bag really stole the show.Westword, Denver’s equivalent to the V...

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ASI’s Norman Cohn in The Wall Street Journal

Tuesday June 26, 2012 | Filed under: Community, Media Coverage, Members, News About ASI

Tuesday's front page of The Wall Street Journal – which reaches a global audience of over 2 million – features a profile of ASI® Chairman Norman Cohn.I encourage you to share the s...

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Lights, Camera, Ad Specialties

Tuesday April 10, 2012 | Filed under: ASI Shows, Media Coverage, Members, News About ASI

Scores of reporters were drawn to ASI’s recent San Diego show, resulting in a ton of great press for the industry. One TV reporter called the show “the coolest convention of the ye...

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Promo Products Star In Dallas

Wednesday February 1, 2012 | Filed under: ASI Shows, Media Coverage, News About ASI

We kicked off the ASI show in Dallas in a really big way, with a terrific slate of education – and national news coverage of our industry. Steve Noviello, an Emmy Award-winning co...

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Onward To Dallas

Tuesday January 31, 2012 | Filed under: ASI Shows, Community, Media Coverage, News About ASI, Using Ad Specialties

We’re winging our way to the ASI show in Dallas for a three-day event that promises to be as action-packed as the great state of Texas itself. Education day on Wednesday features ...

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The Industry Responds

Thursday November 10, 2011 | Filed under: Community, Media Coverage, Members, News About ASI

I received immediate feedback to my letter to members concerning President Obama’s call for cuts in federal government spending on ad specialties. I appreciate everyone who respond...

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