May 29, 2007
From Norman Cohn, Chairman of ASI:
It is with great pleasure that I announce today that Timothy M. Andrews has been promoted from President of ASI to President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ASI. You can see a copy of the full release below.
Tim joined ASI as its President in 2003 and, since that time, we have seen how he has successfully developed and shaped the strategic direction for the company.
Tim has been largely responsible for leading the overall growth of the Advertising Specialty Institute during his four years as President, and this promotion to Chief Executive Officer is a continuation of the confidence we have in his abilities and a well-deserved honor.
Since joining the company, Tim has enhanced ASI’s membership services, not only introducing many valuable new member benefits, but also significantly improving the quality of service ASI members receive. Two significant accomplishments include the development and launch of ESP Online and the implementation of ASI’s new business management platform, combining dozens of databases and software systems into one platform.
The innovative ideas that Tim provides, the expertise he demonstrates when making strategic business decisions, and his passion for leading by example, are all admirable qualities and skills. ASI is proud of all that Tim has accomplished in the last four years, and we look forward to even greater success in the future with Tim’s increased responsibilities as President and CEO.
May 23, 2007
Filed under: Community
From Michele Bell, Editor for ASI Publications:
Hello from Asia!
I have been busy traveling overseas with Rich Fairfield, ASI’s senior vice president and publisher, and visited four trade shows that have advertising specialties: the Hong Kong Electronics Show, the Global Sources’ Gift Show, the Canton Show in Guangzhou, China and the Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair.
There are many new ideas for distributors and suppliers at these shows, including some rather interesting, hi-tech products and also some that are practical and useful. They can get your clients talking and placing orders. Watch for many of these products to make their way to the States within the next few months.
May 8, 2007
I’m back from another great ASI Show!, and I wanted to share with you some of the great new products and trends that we’re seeing in the ad specialty industry this year. You can see them in my video from the show floor – click here to watch. Environmentally-friendly products, hi-tech items and personalized imprinted items are coming together to form the latest mix of ad specialties that will get the attention of your clients and will help you sell more and grow your business and theirs.