Distributor News

AIA Hosts Second-Annual Marketing Lab Event
April 1, 2022 at 9:33 am

In March 2022, AIA Corporation (AIA), Appleton, Wisconsin, brought together nearly 70 owners for its two-day Marketing Lab, a virtual hands-on learning event focused on marketing solutions. This year’s event centered on developing a brand’s digital footprint, advancing their social media presence and creating strategic content...

Something Inked Names David Schneiderman Chief Procurement Officer
March 25, 2022 at 9:23 am

Something Inked, the distributor based in Nashville, Tennessee, has named David Schneiderman chief procurement officer. Known by many throughout the industry as “Big D,” Schneiderman is one of the founding partners of Something Inked and has over 50 years of experience in merchandise and promotional products...

Fully Promoted Takes Center Stage With Line-Up of Industry Leaders at 2022 Convention
March 23, 2022 at 10:52 am

Fully Promoted, West Palm Beach, Florida, part of the United Franchise Group (UFG) affiliated family of brands, hosted its annual convention in Fort Worth, Texas, for 2022. The three-day event, themed "Branding We Grow," featured networking events, presentations, vendor roundtables, an award ceremony and educational opportunities.


Proforma Expands Marketing Team to Support Aggressive Growth Plan
March 17, 2022 at 10:17 am

Proforma announced that it is continuing to build its marketing team to support its rapid growth. Over the last several months, Proforma hand picked 10 experts in their respective fields to support key marketing initiatives from design to e-commerce. These new hires will play an integral role in supporting the company's marketing efforts...

Stran & Company Announces Sheila Johnshoy as Chief Operating Officer
March 16, 2022 at 11:03 am

Stran & Company Inc. today announced that promotional products industry veteran Sheila Johnshoy has been appointed chief operating officer to support the company's continued growth. Johnshoy brings more than 20 years of leadership in the industry, and has previously served at SwagUp LLC, ePromos Promotional Products and Harland Clarke...

BAMKO Reports 65% Non-PPE Sales Increase for 2021, Total Sales Up 6.8%
March 10, 2022 at 12:11 pm

BAMKO announced that its fourth quarter 2021 net sales increased 41% and annual net sales increased 65% over the previous year. These figures don't take PPE sales into account. The company also reported that its promotional products net sales increased 6.8% to $215.8 million, which includes an increase of $77.4 million in core branded merchandise...

AIA Welcomes Cynthia Kopesky as New Senior Vice President of Finance
March 1, 2022 at 9:44 am

AIA Corporation (AIA) announced that Cynthia Kopesky, CMA, CPA, has joined the company as senior vice president of finance. Kopesky will serve as a key leader of AIA’s Executive Leadership Team and will provide strategic direction and leadership to implement, manage and control all financial-related activities for the company...

Proforma Prepares for Launch of Automated Sales Insights Tool
February 24, 2022 at 9:46 am

Proforma is preparing for the launch of its proprietary ProSuccess insights module. ProSuccess was developed within Proforma’s proprietary business management system, ProVision, to help its owners leverage their key sales performance metrics. This module’s goal-setting functionality provides real-time...

BAMKO Announces Strategic Partnership With Carder and Associates LLC
February 23, 2022 at 11:49 am

BAMKO announced a new strategic partnership with corporate gifting company Carder and Associates LLC. BAMKO likened the partnership model to a Silicon Valley incubator, where the company uses its stature to nurture another and help it achieve growth. Carder will preserve its ownership and autonomy, but will merge...