TIM ANDREWS BLOG

Thoughts and opinions on the advertising specialty industry

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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My 100-Year-Old Promotional Memory

Monday December 7, 2015 | Filed under: Community, News About ASI, Research, Using Ad Specialties

Every Fall, ASI conducts a corporate gift-giving survey to find out how much companies across the country are spending on client and employee gifts this holiday season. And every y...

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Thanks to the Promo Products Community

Wednesday March 4, 2015 | Filed under: Community, News About ASI, Research

I love nothing better than hearing “thank you,” especially from a business that’s acknowledging how much I mean to them as a customer or client. So I’d like to take this opportunit...

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Steal This Study

Thursday October 16, 2014 | Filed under: Community, Member Benefits, News About ASI, Research

It’s here: ASI’s groundbreaking global research report packed with stats and graphics to help you convince customers to spend more of their marketing moolah on promo products.Click...

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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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Taking the Industry’s Pulse

Wednesday August 6, 2014 | Filed under: News About ASI, Research

To most people, summer means family road trips, zeppelin-sized zucchini, backyard barbecues and lightning bugs. Here at ASI, summer means all that and more, since summer is when we...

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Slow, Steady Growth

Wednesday May 7, 2014 | Filed under: Community, Research

With the U.S. reporting modest economic gains and a European recovery finally taking hold, the most recent ASI North American sales report on the promotional products industry also...

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It’s SOI Survey Time

Friday March 7, 2014 | Filed under: News About ASI, Research

Each year, ASI conducts the most comprehensive and important research about our industry to create the Counselor State of the Industry report. But we can’t do it without you. All ...

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The Era of Innovation

Thursday November 21, 2013 | Filed under: Community, Members, Research

Thanks to strong Q3 results, distributor and supplier sales in the promotional products industry have now risen for 15 straight quarters, which is solid proof that companies big an...

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A Mountain of Information and Inspiration

Thursday September 19, 2013 | Filed under: Community, Industry Initiatives, Members, News About ASI, Research, Using Ad Specialties

This year’s ASI Power Summit in Park City, Utah, had it all: Breaking news, early morning inspiration, late-night camaraderie, tons of expert advice, incredible views and great gol...

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