Thoughts and opinions on the advertising specialty industry

Online Learning Center Earns A+ Praise

Friday December 6, 2013 | Filed under: ASI Shows, Community, Education, Guest Blog

Distributor Stephanie Jackson is usually up and out of the house by 5 a.m. six days a week to work out. But on quiet Sunday mornings, this serious athlete has made it a habit to re...

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The Other One Percent

Wednesday November 27, 2013 | Filed under: Community

On my way to the airport a couple of weeks ago, I was picked up by a taxi driver who was the happiest guy I’ve met in years.Born and raised in Ethiopia, three years ago he won one ...

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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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Promo Products 101

Tuesday November 5, 2013 | Filed under: Community, Education, Industry Initiatives, News About ASI

When college students tell you you’ve done something right, you want to share it with the world. That’s how we felt when we heard from Babson College students who recently dipped a...

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Connect Your Business

Wednesday October 23, 2013 | Filed under: Guest Blog, News About ASI

The first time I saw ASI’s new Connect™ tool in action, I felt like a kid on Christmas Day! I’ve been dreaming about a game-changing online resource just like it since Day One at A...

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I Spy…Happiness

Tuesday October 15, 2013 | Filed under: ASICentral, Community, News About ASI

Happy employees help a company’s bottom line. Unhappy employees hurt productivity. In the face of research studies proving engaged employees work harder and come up with better ide...

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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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Rewind on a Redesign

Friday September 13, 2013 | Filed under: Guest Blog, News About ASI

One of the things I love about working in magazines is that when you work really hard on something and are unabashedly proud of it, you have a finished product you can actually lo...

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Power Summit’s Got Game

Monday August 19, 2013 | Filed under: Community, News About ASI

It’s a no-brainer that Korean superstar Psy and his “Gangnam Style” video is now the most-watched YouTube video, with 1.7 billion views. What’s more interesting to me are sensation...

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The Summer of ’83

Wednesday August 7, 2013 | Filed under: Community, News About ASI

Thirty years ago this summer, I worked as a Dow Jones News Fund intern in New York City. I was 21 and it was the first time I’d ever left Indiana for more than a few days. As you c...

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