Telecommuters Face Communication
new survey by Maritz Incentives
reveals that telecommuting
employees are feeling underappreciated.
The report states that 42%
of offsite employees feel that
the onsite staff is better
recognized and 71% said that
wished for more praise. Maritz
says there needs to be better
communication between telecommuters
and the home office, along
with more concrete rewards
such as e-cards, gift cards
and gift packages. This, of
course, presents a great opportunity
for promotional products that
can make telecommuters feel
that they are part of a team
or products that reward them
for their hard work and dedication.
In Need K&K Graphics (asi/238283)
is looking for your help. Through
Global Family Alliance (GFA), a Christian
organization that seeks to improve
the health and welfare of children
and poverty-impacted families in
Eastern Europe, K&K is collecting
products for the children of Belarus,
ages 9-11, whose families were victims
of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Each
year the GFA hosts 90 to 100 of the
children and are looking for donations
of apparel, caps, stuffed animals,
games and toys to give to the returning
children and their impoverished families.
If you would like to make a donation,
please contact Katie Wall by phone,
(360) 683-3497, or by Email, email@example.com.
In the News
RS Owens Co. Inc.
(asi/75530) has partnered with
AIA Loyalty Builders to design
and produce a custom award
for presentation to top executives
at AMC Movie Theatres.
Graphic USA (asi/40480)
has selected Siebel CRM
OnDemand for its hosted
CRM solution to help
improve its sales,
marketing capabilities. “Our
decision was based on speed
of implementation and the
ability to gain a 360-degree
view of our customers and
Mike McEldowney, BIC
director of information
Luis Obispo Tribune reports that binge drinking
has declined 7% at California
State Polytechnic University,
largely as the result of
campaign on campus that
included, among other things,
posters and other promotional
Free Press notes
that the Ferndale,
MI, chamber of commerce
is launching a grow-business
campaign which will include
T-shirts and other logoed
reports that newer, smaller
in an attempt to attract
are using promotional products
as part of their campaign.
April Stremming of April’s
Images & Productions
(asi/123054) was quoted.
Bags Boom Next?
recent Comic-Con International,
one of the country’s
premier annual events for
comic collectors and fans,
the more popular items
being distributed by exhibitors
plastic, paper and cloth
tote bags. Not that there
a lot of other promotional
products being given out;
but bags were being sought
the most by attendees.
The show even created some
of sorts. The most sought-after
was one advertising the
upcoming film Chronicles
of Narnia: The Lion, The
Witch and the
Wardrobe. Also flying
off the distribution racks
touting Aeon Flux and
one from Sideshow Collectibles
featured the profiles of Star
Wars stalwarts Luke
Skywalker, Han Solo and
On The Move
has added Jessie Li and
Rachael Watson as account
at its Runnemede, NJ, location.
Tervis Tumbler Co. (asi/90914)
has named Tim Desser controller
and Nathan Yoder as manager
of the golf division.
OF THE WEEK
AMC is proud to introduce the newest addition to their quality line: The
BG97 Sports Bag
This item is made from the highest-quality fabrics in the industry
and like ALL of the AMC products; its manufacturer stands behind its
BG97 Sports Bag is also woven out of the same high-quality 600-denier
polyester fabric the BG96 is made of. It comes with a small pocket
that is great for storing your keys, phone and even your wallet. The
best thing about this bag is the side pouch that is GREAT for storing
a pair of basketball/ soccer shoes.
APOLLO is excited to offer you the price of $5.99 per piece blank and
it gets better, $6.99 per piece with a FREE digitized tape with a minimum
order is 144 pieces. Ask about our contract embroidery pricing.
free to contact APOLLO at
1-800-982-2146 or EMBROIDERY
1-888-947-9988 or visit WWW.APOLLOEMB.COM to
see the full AMC line…….
other new and
visit the Product Central section on ASICentral.com.
Show Chicago Surpasses 4,500
The seventh annual ASI Show Chicago ended
just under two weeks ago, putting a successful
wrap on the industry’s largest midyear
event. Actual attendance verified by AR
Systems International reports that 4,515
distributors walked the show floor — a
10% increase over last year making it one
of the industry’s largest and best
attended shows of the summer. Distributors
were introduced to the second selling season’s
newest products from 850 suppliers, including
250 that did not exhibit in 2004.
Over the three productive
days (July 12-14), attendees also enjoyed
education conference, The Gala Celebration
at House of Blues and a free keynote
presentation with Lorna Riley. In addition,
the lucky winner of the Ultimate Grand
Prize in the Passport to Winnings program
was announced. Ron Barnes, Barnes & Assoc.
(asi/132810) from the ASI
won the Jaguar X-Type.
Corrie Broge of Gap Inc. Business Direct
(asi/55780) was extremely pleased with
her company’s new ASI Show experience. “We’re
a first-time exhibitor and we’ve
had a great response to our booth so
far!” said. “We’ve
seen a lot of excited people and we’ve
seen a lot of our brand customers come
through — distributors that know
and like our brand and realize that they
can sell it and make some money from
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Specialty Advertising Association
of California (SAAC)
Long Beach Convention Center,
Long Beach, CA
Info: (800) 734-6356; Fax: (818)
346-1888 firstname.lastname@example.org• www.thesaacshow.org
Promotional Products Association
of the Mid-South (PPAMS)
Nashville Convention Center,
Info: (931) 695-3117; Fax: (931)
January 3-5 Orlando
February 8-10 Dallas
March 21-23 Las Vegas
May 23-25 Philadelphia
July 11-13 Chicago
Info: (877) ASI-SHOW; Fax: (800)