Impact Promotional Publishing Closes, Founder Klein Makes Major Statement
“Having waged a long and endless personal campaign, in courts and in competition, with the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) I believe that the industry would be better served with our common assets in neutral hands, so that small, innovative entrepreneurs could bring sales and marketing products to suppliers and distributors. Each company’s identity and products are our common resource."
Klein concluded, “Let PPAI profit from the upkeep of this information; and let all companies, large and small, have access to it. This will foster improvement and innovation. There is no need for one industry to have multiple identification systems, nor is there good reason to allow one, for-profit company rights to control access to that information. This is what I believe; others might disagree.”