TIM ANDREWS BLOG

Thoughts and opinions on the advertising specialty industry

A Special Message from the Eternal Optimist

A Special Message from the Eternal Optimist

Wednesday December 20, 2017 | Filed under:

I like to end every year with a message to our members, as thanks to everyone for doing business with ASI. This year, my “holiday card” is actually a 2-minute video with five quick...

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I Hear You

I Hear You

Thursday December 14, 2017 | Filed under:

As CEO of a 450-employee company, I’ve closely followed the unexpected firings and resignations of powerful men toppled by shocking allegations of sexual harassment in the workplac...

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Rowing 3,000 Miles For Charity

Rowing 3,000 Miles For Charity

Monday December 4, 2017 | Filed under:

“Mom: Rowing across Atlantic. Alone. Mostly naked. See you in 3 months. Love, Oliver”

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Mom: Rowing across Atlantic. Alone. Naked. See you in 3 Months. Love, Oliver

Mom: Rowing across Atlantic. Alone. Naked. See you in 3 Months. Love, Oliver

Monday December 4, 2017 | Filed under:

When I was a teen, my most challenging feat was biking eight miles to the Dairy Queen for a large (not medium!) hot fudge sundae. Not Oliver Crane. My Princeton, NJ, neighbor is da...

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Change Is Here: Are You Ready?

Change Is Here: Are You Ready?

Wednesday November 8, 2017 | Filed under:

Throughout 10 years of moderating the annual ASI Power Summit, I resisted taking the stage as a panelist. But this year, at our 11th event in San Diego, CA, I agreed to sit onstage...

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Opening Doors, As One Closes

Opening Doors, As One Closes

Tuesday October 17, 2017 | Filed under:

I was saddened this week to learn of the unexpected passing of a long-time ASI colleague, Maria Welsh. After several weeks of treatment, Maria was recuperating in a nursing facili...

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Thank You for Caring

Thank You for Caring

Thursday October 5, 2017 | Filed under:

Here’s what I love most about this industry: Its people. When the call went out to help those whose lives were upended by devastating hurricanes, you responded in full force, sendi...

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ASI Pledges $25,000 Match For Hurricane Relief, Calls For Goods To Houston

ASI Pledges $25,000 Match For Hurricane Relief, Calls For Goods To Houston

Thursday August 31, 2017 | Filed under:

It is difficult to imagine the pain being suffered, and the long recovery faced by our friends, family and colleagues in Houston and along the entire Gulf Coast of Texas, and possi...

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Our Annual Industry Exam – No Gloves!

Our Annual Industry Exam – No Gloves!

Friday August 25, 2017 | Filed under:

ASI is the best in the business on a number of counts (our ESP® business platform, shows and events, education – I could go on!), but we really outdo ourselves each summer with Cou...

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Let’s Talk Tech

Let’s Talk Tech

Thursday June 8, 2017 | Filed under:

If you follow tech news – or visit Starbucks – you probably heard about the coffee company phasing in groundbreaking Artificial Intelligence (AI) to allow customers to order and pa...

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