Distributor News

So Great It Should Almost Be Illegal
June 18, 2019 at 10:38 am

Fellow distributor owners and sales reps, have you ever stopped to think how unbelievably fortunate we are to be distributors? We don’t need to own any manufacturing equipment. We don’t need to own any manufacturing plants. We don’t need to hire manufacturing employees. We don’t need to invest in any inventory. All we need is…

How One Distributor's Cold Call and Persistence Turned Into a Long-Term Customer
June 14, 2019 at 11:33 am

It’s no secret that a lot of successful sales relationships are built on personal touches and making the effort to show clients that you care. But, in the age where communication is so easy it becomes impersonal, making sure to give your customers a little face time (and making them feel important) can go a…

Overture Promotions Expands With New Facilities
June 11, 2019 at 11:09 am

Overture Promotions, Vernon Hills, Ill., announced that it has opened sales offices in downtown Chicago and Plano, Texas, to better serve its customers. The $60 million, certified women-owned promotional marketing firm also added distribution capabilities in Los Angeles and Pennsylvania, in addition to its 100,000 sq. ft. distribution center north of Chicago. Overture plans to…

Expo East: Day Two Best-of Roundup
June 10, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Last week’s PPAI Expo East gathering in Atlantic City featured 302 businesses offering wide varieties of products and services, and although diversity marked their New Jersey-based presence, two themes ran common among them—pride and innovation. Every Promo Marketing interaction with the companies sparked conversations that made apparent that the exhibitors are spending 2019 displaying both,…

Debco Now Distributing HUB Pens, Customers Invited to BBQ at New Greater Toronto Facility
June 7, 2019 at 10:57 am

Debco, Toronto, announced the addition of HUB Pen Company to its product line in Canada. Using state of the art European printing equipment for precise and impeccable decoration, Debco will leverage HUB Pen’s more than 60 years of experience in providing quality, creativity and selection in pens to the promotional product industry. HUB Pen inventory…

alphabroder Adds Commonwealth Cotton to List of Brands
June 4, 2019 at 1:27 pm

alphabroder, Trevose, Pa, announced the addition of Commonwealth Cotton to its family of brands. Commonwealth Cotton has built a business through its focus on the right assortment of products and customer service. These tenets align very well with alphabroder’s commitment to product assortment, deep inventory and customer service. The two businesses will immediately complement each…

Geiger Acquires Winter People Image Marketing
May 29, 2019 at 2:22 pm

Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, has acquired Winter People Image Marketing, with locations in Freeport and Falmouth, Maine. The company will operate as a division of Geiger. Clay Bouton, senior vice president of sales, will remain as a key contact with the company. A…

PromoCorner Hires Kelsey Cunningham as Creative Director
May 20, 2019 at 11:11 am

PromoCorner, Lakeville, Mass., announced the hiring of Kelsey Cunningham as creative director, where she will be responsible for designing, developing and delivering engaging client solutions to drive results. Cunningham brings more than 15 years of experience in the promotional products industry to PromoCorner, having achieved great success at ETS…

Facilisgroup Adds Three Partners in Canada
May 15, 2019 at 12:36 pm

Facilisgroup, St. Louis, announced it has expanded its presence in Canada, adding three more Canadian promotional product distributors as partners. All three new partners are located in Ontario—C.I. Promotions in Concord, Promotional Elements in Kitchener, and Promotional Source in Oakville. Facilis now includes 19 distributors in Canada and more than 120 in the U.S., making…

Geiger Announces Further European Acquisition
May 14, 2019 at 11:28 am

U.K. distributor GeigerBTC, a subsidiary of Geiger, announced it is acquiring York-based distributor Response Marketing as part of its continued expansion strategy to support clients in the U.K. and across Europe. Response Marketing has been in business since 1999 and has gained a reputation as one…