Promo Marketing 2010 Supplier Excellence Awards
Each year, Promo Marketing asks its readers to tell them which suppliers make the best pens, golf balls, jackets and bags, and the results are our annual Supplier Excellence Awards. With nearly 200 finalists and more than 60 winning companies represented across 33 product categories, the Supplier Excellence Awards represents the most popular, most successful and most effective manufacturers in our industry. And most importantly, it’s all decided by you.
There were more shake-ups in the categories than in previous years, with new gold winners in a number of categories, such as outerwear, T-shirts, mugs and tumblers, and health and beauty. In addition, new categories were added in 2010 for flashlights, greeting cards, and sports and outdoor products, reflecting increased demand from distributors in these markets. Take a look at the winners, and let us know what you think about the results on promomarketing.com and promomarketing.com/facebook, or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Along with the Supplier Excellence Awards,Promo Marketing has compiled a new Top Suppliers ranking.
There is no question that 2009 was a difficult year, and more than enough ink has been spilled recapitulating the numerous reasons why. Accordingly, our industry was also affected, and it is reflected in the sales figures shown on the list. Among the top 50 companies, the combined total of 2009’s promotional products revenue was $4,483,326,637, a 16.5 percent decrease from the prior year. It is important to keep in mind that these figures represent last year’s earnings and do not indicate the very real changes and rebounds that have happened over the last seven months. Looking at these figures from last year and at the state of the industry today, there is one important point to take away: the worst is behind us.