Lemonis Touts Vulnerability As Key To Success In the first five minutes of his keynote at ASI Orlando this morning, Marcus Lemonis shared details about himself that the public simply doesn’t know. “You don’t hear this stuff on my show, you won’t read about it in interviews I do, but this is who I am,” he said. “I was fat as a kid. I was bullied. I had an eating disorder. I was molested by a relative. I’m telling you all this because my number one asset is vulnerability. It is the key to success.” Read Article
Counselor Honors Distributor Choice Awards Winners
At a ceremony held last night at the Orange County Convention Center during The ASI Show in Orlando, Counselor announced the winners of its 2016 Distributor Choice Awards. Broken into 55 different product categories, 42 total suppliers won awards at the ceremony, which honored suppliers for their service and dedication to their distributor customers. “We’re here tonight to celebrate the industry’s top-performing suppliers,” said Tim Andrews, president and CEO of ASI. “Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists.” To determine winners of each category, distributors cast more than 50,000 votes overall in the 2016 Counselor Distributor Choice Awards program. Click here to see the complete list of winners
Brighter Promotions Named Supplier Of The Year
Taking home the top prize during last night’s Counselor Distributor Choice Awards ceremony was Brighter Promotions (asi/42016), which was named Supplier of the Year by Counselor. “We’re honoring Brighter Promotions with this prestigious award because distributors swear by the quality of their products and their exceptional customer service,” said Tim Andrews, ASI’s president and CEO, upon announcing the Supplier of the Year award on stage last night. “Brighter Promotions isn’t content with just selling products – they’re firmly committed to building long-lasting customer relationships with every single order.” Counselor caught up with Brighter Promotions’ Jeff Schrimmer immediately after the ceremony to find out how the company’s culture led it to the Supplier of the Year award. Click here to watch the interview
Joe Show Day Two From Orlando Bustling for the past two days, the trade show floor at The ASI Show in Orlando has displayed the newest and most sought-after promotional products for 2016. Product Editor Joe Haley scoured exhibitors’ booths to identify some of the most useful and attractive items. In this day-two episode of The Joe Show from Orlando, he shows off five of the best products he found. Click here to watch the video
Nominate Now for the Counselor Product Design Awards Counselor magazine is looking for innovative products for its annual Product Design Awards competition. Suppliers are invited to nominate their favorite eye-catching products in the following categories:
Awards & Recognition
Caps & Wearable Accessories
Meeting & Travel Products
Sports & Outdoors
Watches & Jewelry
To enter, please submit the following:
A sample of the product. (We recommend that the product be exclusive to the supplier that is submitting it, although this is not a requirement.)
A brief description of the product, including any special features.
The category that the product should be considered for.
There is a limit of one submission per category, per company. Please note that only products from North American suppliers will be considered, and that submissions will not be returned unless requested. Items that were submitted for previous Counselor Product Design Awards competitions are ineligible.
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All submissions will be judged on the following areas: design appeal, functionality and the ability to attractively feature a logo (when appropriate). Winners will be featured prominently in a future issue of Counselor. All samples must be received by Friday, January 8.
Ready, Set, Customize
Distributors can visit booth 1047 at ASI Show® Dallas February 10-11 for info on customizing an ESP Website.. Find out more.
Another New Member Benefit
ASI recently announced a new affiliate partnership with Xpedite Fulfillment, Inc. that will allow members to save up to 25% on warehousing and fulfillment services. Find out more.
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