Distributor News

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…

Proforma Invests Technology Education with Tampa Coding Event
September 5, 2019 at 11:29 am

Proforma, Cleveland, recently sponsored its first Code Kata event at the Technology Innovation Lab in its Worldwide Support Center in Tampa, Florida. This event was open to developers and data scientists of all skill levels in the Tampa area to practice structured coding challenges with professionals from Proforma’s 75-member technology team. “It gives me great…

HALO Branded Solutions Announces Headquarters Expansion
August 29, 2019 at 11:52 am

HALO Branded Solutions announced a major expansion of the company’s corporate headquarters in Sterling, Ill. The expansion comes just 16 months after the completion of HALO’s new corporate headquarters, and will include an additional 253,300 sq. ft. of warehouse space and 23,500 sq. ft. of office and meeting space. When the project is completed in early…

How One Promo Distributor Navigated Artwork Issues With a Supplier
August 23, 2019 at 1:45 pm

It’s rare to have everything go according to plan. One mark of a professional is the ability to handle issues as they come and reach an end result as close to the original vision as possible. Here's how Mike Button, senior account executive for Tricor Brand Communications, worked through some hiccups in the art process to achieve what he thought was a successful and long-lasting promotion...

AIA Community Celebrates Growth at 2019 National Sales Meeting
August 22, 2019 at 11:10 am

More than 200 attendees, including AIA owners, suppliers and employees, headed to the mountains this month for AIA’s annual National Sales Meeting. Held in Park City, Utah, at the Grand Summit Hotel, the AIA community convened for four days of learning and networking focused on personal and professional growth. Owners participated in curated experiences and events,…

2019 Inc. 5000: See What Promotional Products Companies Made the List
August 15, 2019 at 2:18 pm

Every year, we look forward to combing through the Inc. 5000 list to see which of our friends in the promotional products industry made it among the esteemed ranks. This year, more than 60 companies related to promotional products made the list. That's a pretty impressive chunk.

BDA Acquires BrandVia
August 14, 2019 at 1:06 pm

Bensussen Deutsch & Associates LLC (BDA) announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire BrandVia, San Jose, Calif. "BrandVia has long been recognized as an innovative company with great people and great clients," Jay Deutsch, co-founder and CEO of BDA, said in a press release. "They've built a tremendous culture of customer service…

Rod Brown, CAS, Named 2020 PPAI H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award Recipient
August 14, 2019 at 11:37 am

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, will recognize Rod Brown, CAS, founder of Pleasanton, California-based distributor MadeToOrder, as the 2020 H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award recipient. The award ceremony will take place during the Chairman’s Leadership Dinner at The PPAI…