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...

Read More

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...

Read More

  • 2

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Get Ready for the Wearable Tech Revolution

Wednesday November 5, 2014 | Filed under: Guest Blog, Using Ad Specialties

Clearly, wearable technology is arriving. Fast. Four years ago, the U.S. wearable tech market was about $6 million. This year, it’s expected to clock in at over $5 billion. These d...

Read More

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...

Read More

Celebrating with Fun and Flair

Wednesday July 16, 2014 | Filed under: ASI Shows, Community, Members, News About ASI, Using Ad Specialties

ASI is celebrating its 15th anniversary of hosting a national trade show in the great city of Chicago with a ton of fun and flair. The show features info-packed education sessions,...

Read More

Driving Serious Fun

Tuesday July 8, 2014 | Filed under: ASI Shows, ASICentral, Community, Industry Initiatives, Members, News About ASI, Using Ad Specialties

There’s no better time than summer to tackle an offbeat project, all in the name of fun. In that spirit, ASI   created an “ArtCar” that we’re driving over 750 miles from our headqu...

Read More

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...

Read More

SOI: Cautiously Optimistic

Monday August 5, 2013 | Filed under: Member Benefits, News About ASI, Research, Using Ad Specialties

Remember the dark days of the Great Recession? We were mired in a subprime mortgage crisis, losing millions of jobs and experiencing 10% unemployment. Nearly every industry took a ...

Read More

Categories

Archive