Distributor News

Proforma Announces PPAI Expo Events With Steve Wozinak and Author Brian Moran
October 15, 2019 at 10:41 am

Proforma, Cleveland, announced that Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, has accepted an invitation to join Proforma in a celebration of its new business management technology platform, ProVision, on Jan. 12, 2020, at the PPAI Expo. After a considerable vetting process by Wozniak’s team, he accepted his invitation to celebrate Proforma’s thought leadership and innovation in…

My Best Promotion Rewind: Revisiting a Summer of Distributor Advice and Success Stories
October 14, 2019 at 2:41 pm

It always seems like summer flies by. As we celebrate the approach of fall, let’s look back at some helpful stories and advice we gleaned from our distributor friends as part of our ongoing My Best Promotion feature. We talked handling mistakes, landing long-term accounts and more. Let’s hit the rewind! Our first highlight is…

Proforma Hosts Supplier Energize Summit
October 7, 2019 at 11:01 am

Proforma, Cleveland, kicked off its Annual Fall Energize Summits last week in Chicago, where affiliate owners met one-on-one with hand-selected supplier partners to engage in strategically-guided conversations about specific clients, projects, prospects and opportunities. “I look forward to attending the Energize Summits because of how eager Proforma owners are to discuss new perspectives and strategize…

Genumark Acquires Rightsleeve as Its Founders Focus on commonsku
October 3, 2019 at 4:41 pm

Genumark, Toronto, announced that it has acquired Rightsleeve to strengthen its position in the Canadian branded merchandise market. "Although both companies are based in Toronto, there is virtually no overlap in client accounts," said Mark Freed, president and CEO of Genumark. "What we do share is a similar philosophy and business orientation, which focuses on…

commonsku Ignites Imaginations at Third Annual skucamp Conference
October 1, 2019 at 11:24 am

commonsku, a promotional products business and sales software platform, hosted its third annual skucamp conference in Pittsburgh. More than 120 supplier and distributor entrepreneurs arrived from as far away as Australia to attend the third annual skucamp, a bootcamp-style conference designed to help entrepreneurs reboot and re-imagine their business. The conference sessions were kicked off…

Facilisgroup Names Whitney Meahl New Director of Stores
September 27, 2019 at 1:37 pm

As St. Louis, Missouri-based Facilisgroup continues to focus on delivering business growth for its partners, it is looking to evaluate and evolve its current e-commerce offering. To lead this initiative, Facilisgroup welcomed Whitney Meahl as director…

BDA, Shumsky Begin QCA Certification Program
September 26, 2019 at 11:10 am

In order to continue meeting buyer demands for brand safety and responsible sourcing, Woodinville, Washington-based Bensussen Deutsch & Associates LLC. (BDA), as well as Dayton, Ohio-based Shumsky/Boost Engagement, have applied to participate in the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) Compliance Certification Program. QCA, the only coalition dedicated to ensuring accountability and independent validation of corporate responsibility…

Proforma Announces $24 Million Contract With Multinational Financial Institution
September 18, 2019 at 1:19 pm

Proforma, Cleveland, announced that Mike Lazzari, Multi-Million Dollar Club member and owner of Raleigh, North Carolina-based BrandCentric Solutions, has secured a three-year, $24 million contract with a multinational financial services company. After discovering that the client needed a print and…

Fully Promoted Reports Success With Its Newly Introduced Office Locations
September 12, 2019 at 11:33 am

Fully Promoted, West Palm Beach, Fla., reported that the launch of its new office locations this year was a success. Since its unveiling, nearly a dozen new Fully Promoted office locations have opened in the U.S. and Canada. By year’s end, the brand will open another 20. The office location combines the best of both…

BDA and BrandVia Call Off Acquisition Citing Unresolved Terms
September 10, 2019 at 12:49 pm

Bensussen Deutsch & Associates LLC (BDA) announced that it will not go through with its acquisition of BrandVia as reported last month. BDA said in a statement today that both companies came to an agreement that they did not meet the final terms required to complete the acquisition, and have agreed to end discussions and…