New Counselor Editor Counselor magazine is pleased to announce it has a new editor, Andy Cohen. A native New Yorker, Andy spent the past 11 years with VNU Business Media and most recently was editor of Incentive and Potentials magazines. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Corso: ESPN Analyst And Pencil Pusher A cover story in the sports section of this week's USA Today featured Lee Corso, ESPN college football analyst and director of business development for pencil supplier Dixon Ticonderoga (asi/50150). The article outlined Corso's career as a college football player, college coach and co-host of the popular ESPN college football show GameDay. The article also touched on his job with Dixon, his involvement in the creation of Dixon's soybean crayon and how he came on board after a suggestion from his golfing buddy, former Dixon CEO Gino Pala. Corso is best known for his colorful comments and animated gestures with a pencil –
a Dixon Ticonderoga #2 of course.
Pacific Fleece Not Pacific Style Pacific Fleece Apparel (asi/75647) has informed us that some distributors are apparently confusing it with another firm, Pacific Style Sportswear. Pacific Fleece President Mike Trull notes that there is no affiliation between the two companies, and never has been, and that distributors should check to be sure they're contacting the proper company.
Industry In The News The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently ran a piece about the mayor of Plum, PA, resigning, opening the position to two likely candidates, Mary Louise Anderson and Richard Hrivnak. The latter, who's been endorsed by the Democratic party, is also director of HR at Leed's (asi/66887).
Timesunion.com ran an article about Bob Belive, a former video shop owner, who closed his business to start Beatmugs Inc., a business offering coffee mugs bearing detailed reproductions of Beatles albums. It took Belive six years to secure the proper licensing, but it's something he feels will take off. As he said in the article, �I couldn't believe no one was doing this.�
Kelly Hanslovan-Bond, salesperson at The Ipsenault Co. (asi/232120), was featured in an article in the Albany Democrat-Herald describing the single mom's 15-year struggle to earn her college degree. Congrats, Kelly.
Nominations Call For 2005 Counselor Awards Know an individual in the industry who has really shaken things up this year? How about a client who is a super-savvy user of promotional products or an entrepreneur who's achieved off-the-charts growth in 2005? Now is the time to give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the 2005
Counselor Awards. The editors of
Counselor invite you to send in nominations for the following:
Counselor Person of the Year –
Presented to a trailblazer who has made a significant impact on the industry.
International Person of the Year –
Presented to an individual who has significantly contributed to increasing international business activity
and relationships within the industry.
Client of the Year –
Presented to an end-buyer firm that supports the industry by successfully incorporating logoed merchandise into its overall media mix, or through an inventive campaign utilizing imprinted products as a key element.
Entrepreneur of the Year –
Presented to an industry practitioner who has exemplified the entrepreneurial spirit by achieving notable growth –
via new products, creative marketing campaigns, or acquisition.
Woman of Distinction –
Presented to a woman who has made a positive mark in the industry through her business acumen
and leadership abilities.
People On The Move Dunbrooke (asi/50930) announces the hiring of two new reps. Mike Schaller will be responsible for Northern Texas and Oklahoma, while Dee Bennett will cover Southern Texas.
Mille Lacs Gourmet Foods (asi/71190) has named Richard Harney vice president of sales/marketing and Joel Jahns national sales manager, as well as adding Indentity Group Inc. and Identity Enterprises LLC. as multiline reps.
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Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Products (UMAPP)
RiverCentre, St. Paul, MN
Info: (651) 734-9767; Fax: (651) 734-9110 firstname.lastname@example.org
Traveling Optimum Promotional Show
Promotional Products Association of Canada Inc. (PPACanada)
4/Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, Vancouver, BC; 6/ Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, AB; 9/ Delta Regina Hotel, Regina, SK; 11/ Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB
Info: (514) 489-5359; Fax: (514) 489-7760 email@example.com
Educational Seminar for Profit (ESP)
Georgia Association of Promotional Products Professionals (GAPPP)
Atlanta Hilton Northeast, Norcross, GA
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Promotional Marketing Association of Northern California (PMANC)
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