Reports Solid Third Quarter
Despite higher oil prices and
the effects of recent hurricanes,
the overall U.S. economy maintained
a 3.8% annual growth, and the
promotional products marketplace
was no different. Based on ASI’s latest Quarterly Sales Study, most respondents
indicated that sales were higher during the third quarter of 2005 than the corresponding
period in 2004. And beyond that, fewer practitioners reported third-quarter sales
drops this year, as opposed to 2004 - 19% and
25%, respectively. Why the recent success?
Respondents offered several
but one dominant belief is that more
end-buyers are becoming educated
and knowledgeable in their recognition
of promotional products as an effective
marketing and ad medium. For the
full report, including comparisons
of industry health by company size
and a fourth-quarter forecast, see
the “Marketwise” section
of the December Counselor.
Express Goes Green Counselor Top 40 distributor
Corporate Express Inc., parent
company of Corporate Express
Promotional Marketing (asi/168786),
has introduced a line of environmentally
friendly office products dubbed
Ecoffice. The new line includes
more than 3,500 products that
will be available in its catalog
and online, and represented
by a special Ecoffice icon
next to each item. Among the
offerings are recycled paper
products, rechargeable batteries,
remanufactured toner, biodegradable
cups, recycled plastic desk
accessories and environmentally
friendly cleaner. “It
that we help our customers
make environmentally friendly
choices for their office,"
says Dave Grove, senior
vice president, sales,
marketing and merchandising. "We
adhere to high standards
of environmental sustainability,
and we want to pass our
practices on to our customers.
Through the Ecoffice program,
we plan to add a minimum
of 100 new environmentally
friendly products to our
catalog every year.”
Industry In The
was recently profiled in
the Kansas City Star.
Geiger Inc. (asi/202900)
was mentioned in the Needham (MA) Times as
a sponsor for the town’s
annual Halloween Spooky
Global, a UK marketing
firm, has been instrumental
in London’s new Museum
of Brands, Packaging and
Advertising, opening in
December. Its 10,000+ items
on display will include
both traditional advertising
and promotional products.
Inc., parent firm of
Next Marketing Inc. (asi/283365),
has entered into an agreement
with bicycle builder Russell
Marlowe to promote its
American Biker brand.
Mike Pittman, a sales
rep for Eatonform Inc.
was voted to the Dayton,
OH, board of trustees.
Proforma Inc. (asi/300094)
was mentioned in a recent
about business-supply franchisors.
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72 of the November Counselor,
was given for
number is asi/37128.
On the Move
parent firm of
Group Inc. (asi/315984),
has named Jim
He was previously
has hired Geoffrey
Vejsicky as Northern
OH sales rep.
has named Brian
Barron vice president
Next Inc., parent
firm of Next
has named Rick
He was previously
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Jan. 16-27 Advantages Roadshow
Pacific ASI Show
1/16 Seattle; 1/17 Portland,
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Info: (800) 546-3300; Fax: (800)
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