Distributor News

InnerWorkings' Recently Appointed CEO On the Power of Partnerships
December 10, 2018 at 9:15 am

Each year, Print+Promo, Promo Marketing's sister publication, compiles its Top 50 distributors into one comprehensive list. The top earners for 2018 have implemented traditional cornerstones of business success to keep their firms healthy, but, more importantly, they understand that even the fanciest digital inkjet press or e-commerce system can't replace the value of relationships. These…

How Should You Mark Shipping on Orders?
December 7, 2018 at 1:39 pm

Question: Should I put the real shipping or in-hands dates on the orders I send to suppliers? Answer: I always built in a cushion of a few days to prevent 11th hour heroics and to be prepared for client ignorance, like neglecting to tell me the event is at 8 a.m. or that they need…

Proforma Announces New $10 Million Technology Platform
December 7, 2018 at 11:37 am

Proforma, Cleveland, has announced the January 2019 pre-release of ProVision2, a new business management technology platform providing owners with powerful business insights, metrics and efficient order entry. Proforma has invested more than $10 million over the past three years developing ProVision2, which has been in the beta phase for the past two years. To date,…

Facilisgroup Acquired by Private Equity Firm Elysian Capital
November 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Facilisgroup, St. Louis, Mo., announced today that it has been acquired by Elysian Capital LLC, a private equity firm based in London, U.K. Facilis will continue to operate as Facilisgroup under the strategic leadership of Dan Rochette (founder), Martin Weber (chief business development officer) and Chuck Fandos (CEO)...

APISource Inc. Founder and Mentor Charles G. Brown Passes Away
November 26, 2018 at 8:39 am

APISource Inc., Lanham, Md., announced last week that founder Charles G. Brown has passed away. Charles opened the doors of Charles G. Brown Inc. in Marlyand, 1965. Operating as a sole proprietorship in the formative years of the company, he eventually brought on additional team members, including his son Michael Brown and longtime friend Leo Boone, to help grow the business...

David Geiger Returns to Geiger
November 20, 2018 at 2:01 pm

Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, welcomed back David Geiger, effective Nov. 12, 2018. He will become general counsel once he is admitted to the Maine State Bar. A recent graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, David represents the fifth generation of Geigers to work at the family-owned company.…

HUB Promotional Group Team (Plus Debco's Alex Morin) Talk Acquisitions, Future, What Moves Mean for Distributors
November 13, 2018 at 11:40 am

Joe Fleming, Trina Bicknell, Mike Fleming and special guest Alex Morin joined the show to talk about HUB Promotional Group's recent acquisitions, how HUB selects suppliers to buy, what distributors can expect from HUB Promotional Group moving forward, and more. Plus, Sean and Brendan dig into that Fast Company article that called for the entire promo industry to shut down...

The Common Denominator of Success
November 12, 2018 at 1:56 pm

At some point throughout our sales careers, we all ask ourselves the same existential questions ... What should I do differently to accelerate my sales? Am I spending my time, attention and focus on the right clients or aspects of my business? What will it take for me to reach the top? The answers to these…

4imprint Awards More Than 300 Organizations Third-Quarter one by one Promotional Products Grants
November 9, 2018 at 11:40 am

During the third quarter of 2018, 4imprint, Oshkosh, Wis., helped more than 300 organizations achieve their goals by awarding one by one promotional products grants. Each business day, 4imprint provides three $500 in-kind promotional products grants through the one by one charitable program, helping organizations raise funds, acknowledge volunteers, educate their communities and build awareness…