ASI Blogs

Thoughts and opinions on the advertising specialty industry


The Importance of Giving

Growing up, I benefited from charitable people and agencies. I remember when my disabled mom caught a ride with a neighbor into Columbus, Indiana, to file for welfare. Her pride w...

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“Fast Company” to the Contrary: People Love Promos

I join the promotional products industry in my dismay over an article published by “Fast Company” magazine, which unfairly and inaccurately portrayed ad specialties as ”cheap confe...

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The Benefits of Inclusion And Diversity

After thoughtful consideration, we just announced changes to the ASI benefits plan. I’m especially pleased about our addition of another national holiday, because I think it is in ...

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Director of Editorial Operations/Editor, Supplier Global Resource Michele Bell’s slanted view of the world.


The Best of the Best: SGR’s Supplier Sales Rep & CSR of the Year!

Hi Everyone! Truly, one of the best parts of my job (and there are many) is the privilege of giving awards each year to the SGR Supplier Sales Reps of the Year and Customer Service...

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Meet Lion Circle, the Supplier Family Business of the Year!

Hi Everyone! In my last blog post, I shared with you the full version of the article I wrote on Brown & Bigelow’s Cindy Jorgenson, this year’s Counselor Woman of Di...

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Meet Cindy Jorgenson, Counselor’s 2014 Woman of Distinction

Hi Everyone! I’m just back from Chicago, where I spent a week at the ASI Show, the Counselor Best Places to Work conference and squatting at my BFF Sharon Biernat’s hou...

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