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ASI Advantages Roadshow Attracts 670 Distributors in the Southeast

Visits Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, Concord and San Jose Jan. 31-Feb. 4

TREVOSE, PA - January 21, 2011 - The Advantages Roadshow, the largest and best-attended traveling show in the advertising specialty industry, drew nearly 670 distributors to the Southeastern cities of Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Nashville and Memphis this week.

The impressive exhibitor list for the Southeast I leg of the 2011 tour included:

  • Augusta Sportswear, asi/37461
  • Aunt Beth’s Cookie Keepers, asi/37465
  • Enduraline, asi/52480
  • Fields Mfg., asi/54100
  • KTI Networks Inc., asi/63776
  • Logo Mats, asi/67849
  • Marathon Mfg./Prestige Lines, asi/6877
  • Sabina, asi/84470    
  • SanMar, asi/84863
  • Stouse Inc., asi/89910
  • Target Industries Inc., asi/90640
  • Virginia T's Inc., asi/93917

Attendees said they loved the show.

“We just love the efficiency and ease of the traveling roadshows,” said supplier Aaron Bradley, of American Greenwood (asi/35500). Added supplier Jeff Flowers, of Gill Line (asi/56950): “We get to talk to hundreds of distributors and really show off our products in a meaningful way.”

“I never miss a roadshow if I can help it,” said distributor Graydean Laughter, of Promotions R Us (asi/301407). “It’s a super-fun, super-effective way to see a maximum number of products in a short amount of time - without the hassle or expense of a long trip to a far-off show.”

A total of 191 attendees also enjoyed free education designed to help them sell in any economic environment. Sessions included “Getting Started in the Advertising Specialty Industry,” for new distributors who want to sell promotional products; the “Exhibitor Presents” session, featuring hot products; and the all-new “Increase Sales and Streamline Your Operations With Insider Tips on ESP Web and ESP Orders” session, which outlined the instant access, intelligent search, innovative marketing and integrated ordering features of these new services. 

The “Getting Started” and “Exhibitor Presents” classes can be applied toward certification credit in the Advertising Specialty Institute Certification Program. In addition, new distributors get a free ASI Distributor Success System (value $399) for attending the “Getting Started” and ESP classes. 

The show co-located with the Stitches Roadshow in Atlanta, allowing attendees and exhibitors to experience two shows in one and providing decorators with opportunities to meet equipment, software, supply and service providers face-to-face, see new wearables vendors, enjoy valuable education and network with other decorators.

Additionally, the brand-new ASI Holiday Preview Tour will visit Los Angeles, Toronto, Atlanta and Philadelphia this fall. Featuring a full-day schedule, including education, tabletop exhibits and a networking reception, the ASI Holiday Preview Tour is the perfect place to prepare for the busy fourth quarter. Visit www.holidaypreviewtour.com for details.

“As the industry rebounds and we enjoy a stronger 2011, the Advantages Roadshow presents the perfect selling showcase,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president of The ASI Show. “Suppliers will meet hundreds of distributors each week, making the Roadshow the most efficient sales tool available.”

All distributors are invited to attend the Advantages Roadshow for free, and can register on-site with a business card or can pre-register on each city’s link here to receive exclusive exhibitor specials and show updates in advance. Suppliers interested in exhibiting may contact Nick DiNicola at ndinicola@asicentral.com, or their ASI Show rep at 1-877-ASI-SHOW.

The Advantages Roadshow moves on to visit Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, Concord and San Jose, Jan. 31-Feb. 4 (Northeast I). Click here to register and to see the entire exhibitor list, which includes these respected industry suppliers: 

  • American Greenwood Inc., asi/35500
  • Bulldog Packaging, asi/42426
  • Crown Products, asi/47700
  • Dard Products, asi/48500
  • Edwards Garment Co., asi/51752    
  • Hit Promotional Products, asi/61125
  • Lanco Corp., asi/66224
  • Landway, asi/66238
  • Nissun Cap Inc., asi/73979
  • Numo, asi/74710    
  • Pioneer Balloon Co., asi/78200
  • SanMar, asi/84863

For more information about the Advantages Roadshow and for the full 2011 schedule across more than 70 cities, click here.    

About the ASI Advantages Roadshow
The ASI Advantages Roadshow is the official traveling tradeshow of ASI, visiting over 70 top cities throughout North America every year.  The ASI Advantages Roadshow is the largest and best-attended traveling show in the advertising specialty industry, connecting more top industry suppliers with more quality distributors and salespeople than any other traveling show.  In 2010, the Advantages Roadshow is also co-locating with the Stitches Roadshowin three locations.  Visit the Advantages Roadshow and ASI online at advantagesroadshow.com and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and the CEO’s blog.     


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