Distributor News

AIA Wraps First-Ever Virtual National Sales Meeting
September 28, 2020 at 12:31 pm

Canceling was never an option. Instead, more than 250 members of the AIA community went online and got up-close and virtual at the AIA 2020 National Sales Meeting. Themed “2020 Reimagined,” the virtual event brought together AIA owners, employees and MVP suppliers for four days of collaborative, peer-to-peer conversations and learning. The packed agenda included…

InnerWorkings Inc. Finalizes Merger With HH Global
September 28, 2020 at 12:10 pm

InnerWorkings Inc., Chicago, announced today that its stockholders officially approved a merger with HH Global Group Limited. InnerWorkings will officially become a wholly owned subsidiary, after the deal was first announced back in July. At that time, Promo Marketing's sister publication Print+Promo reported that HH Global would acquire InnerWorkings at a price of $3 per…

How DiscountMugs' Donated Promo Products Are Helping South Florida Small Businesses Stay Open
September 24, 2020 at 3:39 pm

The promo industry is uniquely positioned to assist small businesses by donating products and services that can help attract customers and generate funds. It’s a long-term solution, too, and it gives small businesses one fewer thing to worry about right now. Here's how a few South Florida businesses used donated promos from DiscountMugs...

PPAI Goes All-Virtual For 2021 Expo, Rebrands as 'Expo Direct-2-You'
September 24, 2020 at 2:54 pm

The 2021 PPAI Expo will officially be all-virtual after the organization deemed it unsafe to host an in person event of that size during the COVID-19 pandemic. This past summer, PPAI chose not to hold Expo East in Atlantic City, N.J., as the facility was being used in case the area needed more hospital beds…

Proforma Q4 Kickoff Event Provides Momentum Motivation for Business Success
September 23, 2020 at 1:15 pm

Proforma, Cleveland, recently held its PROmentum Q4 Kickoff Event to provide Proforma owners, sales reps and team members with the momentum and motivation to head into the fourth quarter poised for success. The meeting, which was held virtually on Sept. 15-16, was attended by more than 600 members of the Proforma family. Kicking off PROmentum…

AIA Welcomes Joél Bastien as New SVP of Owner Success
September 10, 2020 at 1:53 pm

AIA Corporation (AIA), Appleton, Wis., announced that industry veteran Joél Bastien, MAS, has joined the company as senior vice president of owner success. In this role, Bastien will provide strategic direction and leadership to the AIA community to ensure exemplary customer experiences among AIA owners. As the leader of…

Boundless Names Bridget Smith New CEO as Henrik Johansson Steps Down
September 2, 2020 at 12:13 pm

Boundless, the distributor based in Austin, Texas, recently announced that CEO Henrik Johansson has stepped down. Bridget Smith, chief of special operations at Zazzle, Boundless' parent company, will take over as CEO. Smith has worked closely with the Boundless team since managing Zazzle's acquisition of Boundless in 2014...

Proforma Launches Business Success Webinar Series
August 31, 2020 at 11:01 am

Proforma, Cleveland, has launched a new series of webinars called "New Days, New Ways" as a sequel to its original "Rise & Thrive" webinar series. The "Rise & Thrive" series, introduced in March 2020, included more than 100 webinars focused on helping members pivot and innovate during the first several months of COVID-19. This original…

commonsku Launches commonsku Sessions at Home, Live and Worldwide
August 27, 2020 at 8:27 am

commonsku opened registration for commonsku Sessions at Home, a virtual conference dedicated to thriving in sales. The virtual experience will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. EST, and features a lineup of maverick thinkers who are reimagining the role of selling in the new world of work, including...

Southern Plus Expands Sales Force With Four Multi-Line Reps
August 26, 2020 at 10:37 am

Southern Plus, Hartwell, Ga., is using these challenging times to expand its sales force by adding four new multi-line reps/groups to the company. The supplier added MAC Marketing, Paparone Consulting LLC, KS Sales Inc. and Mercer Enterprises, totaling decades of industry experience...