Something strange has happened to me. On a recent three-day holiday weekend, I had the opportunity to sleep in. But I didn’t. I attended a concert at the Hollywood Bowl Saturday and started early Sunday packing meals at our church for families in Haiti. I was looking forward to sleeping in on the holiday Monday when my wife told me our runners group was going out at 7 a.m. What would seem like an automatic "no" has become a much easier "yes" for me.
AIA Corporation, Neenah, Wis., honored suppliers at its National Sales Summit in Orlando, Fla.
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Suppliers The Chest and Astor Chocolate have teamed up to offer distributors a line of premium packages for the 2013 holiday season. This package will feature some of the best selections from Astor Chocolate's line in personalized premium packages offered by The Chest.
Astor Chocolate has hired Charles G. Duggan II, MAS, as national accounts manager, corporate sales division. In this new role, Duggan will be responsible for growing revenue through wider distribution of Astor Chocolate gifts and giveaway items through the company’s distributor partners.
“During his tenure in the promotional products industry, Charles has built and maintained lasting partnerships at all levels with key distributor customers, and this was very attractive to us as we were looking to fill the position of national accounts manager,” said Howard Cubberly, vice president of corporate sales for Astor Chocolate. “Astor is a bit of a hidden gem, and Charles can help get the word out in a big way. His experience gives him the ability to sell quality in both the promotional gift and giveaway categories. Since he understands the different types of distributor needs, he can look at how each segment goes to market and apply the right product and program to the right opportunity.”
Versatile, fun and indulgent, done right chocolate can solve a number of marketing problems like little else in the industry. Here are six distinctive ways to make the most of chocolate promotions.
WELCOME TO THE big show. That's right. You might want a front-row seat for this.
Like the rest of the population, we here at Promo Marketing love our chocolate. Sure, some of our consumption is "research," but really, when that three o'clock slump hits—nothing pacifies the staff quite like a little bit of the sweet stuff.
Astor Chocolate, Lakewood, N.J., recently launched its new Executive Line, featuring Radiant Bronze window boxes with custom-molded, premium Belgian chocolate centerpieces. The centerpieces are surrounded by Belgian milk or dark chocolate truffles with various fillings. Astor’s new molded chocolate line also offers custom molded squares, bars, CDs and more, all prepared with premium Belgian chocolate. To view Astor’s introductory offer of promotional chocolates visit www.astorline.com. Do you have a press release for PromoMarketing.com or Promo Marketing magazine? We are continually looking for the latest information on promotional product suppliers, distributors and the promotional item industry in general. Please e-mail all