Thoughts and opinions on the advertising specialty industry

Windy City Wrap-Up

Windy City Wrap-Up

Thursday July 21, 2016 | Filed under: ASI Shows, Members, News About ASI

ASI® recently finished an incredibly positive, powerful week in Chicago, including our last large show of 2016. At ASI Show® Chicago, distributors enjoyed a ton of great events an...

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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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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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Powerful People, Powerful Lessons

Thursday November 5, 2015 | Filed under: Community, Members, News About ASI

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 numero...

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Build a Better Company

Tuesday October 13, 2015 | Filed under: Members, News About ASI

Until recently, very few companies gave much thought to their “corporate culture.” How times have changed. Now, smart companies go out of their way to ensure employees maintain a p...

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Triumphs, Tears and Tips in Chicago

Thursday July 23, 2015 | Filed under: ASI Shows, Community, Members, News About ASI

ASI ended its last major show of the 2015 season with fireworks and fanfare in Chicago, with attendance up nearly 3% over 2014, tons of fun at our new networking clubs and a fast-p...

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Big Fun in the Big Apple

Monday May 11, 2015 | Filed under: ASI Shows, Community, Members, News About ASI

Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran is a pip. I just love her, and so did our audience at the ASI Show® New York. Corcoran, ASI’s keynote speaker, shared a ton of unlikely insider...

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Inspiration and Motivation at ASI Long Beach

Thursday March 26, 2015 | Filed under: ASI Shows, Community, Education, Members, News About ASI

ASI’s Long Beach keynote speaker Jillian Michaels – an internationally known fitness expert who single-handedly built a healthy-living empire – was as down-to-earth as a friendly n...

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Give Big or Go Home

Monday November 17, 2014 | Filed under: Members, News About ASI, Using Ad Specialties

The results of ASI’s just-released corporate gift-giving survey show six in 10 companies plan on thanking clients and employees with holiday gifts this year. What’s most surprising...

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Into the Future

Wednesday September 17, 2014 | Filed under: Community, Member Benefits, Members, News About ASI, Research, Using Ad Specialties

A major theme of this year’s U.S. Power Summit was helping prepare the promotional products industry for the future. The keynote speaker, Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard, advised b...

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