More than 400 Geiger sales partners, suppliers, associates and professional industry speakers attended this year's National Education Conference in Phoenix, an annual event that Lewiston, Maine-based distributor Geiger hosts.
Supplier Visions/Awardcraft announced that as of September 1, 2013, the company now offers four-color process decorations on its products.
The Premier Promotional Group elected three new members to its board of directors during the organization's Annual Meeting. Sam Sumrall of National Awards, Paula Shulman of Prime Line and Mark Stewart of DLX Industries all joined the group's board of directors.
Fairfield, New Jersey-based Points of Light has announced the company hired T. Reagan Holm, CAS, as president/COO and Scott A. Nussinow, MAS, as executive vice president–marketing. They join Ben Goldstein, owner and board chairman, to complete the company’s executive leadership team.
Adventures In Advertising (AIA), based in Neenah, Wis., announced it hired industry veteran Kirk Ross, CAS, as business development sales manager. In this new role, Ross will be a key member of the AIA team focused on achieving the company’s growth plans by continuing to build a network of top independent distributors.
IN THE CORPORATE world, this time of year can be taxing and downright stressful. With the holidays and end-of-year recognition ceremonies at hand, businesses know it’s time to dig deep—not just for the right words to say to staffers and customers, but for the right gifts to give them. There are no hard-and-fast rules to follow in selling corporate gifts and awards programs, but with the right techniques and products, it’s guaranteed CEOs will look forward to distributors’ calls year-round. FIRST THINGS FIRST There are a number of trends taking place in the promotional business gifts and awards category. According to Jay Donlin, vice president of
Eighth Floor Promotions, Celina, Ohio, the parent company of Visions Awards and Awardcraft, recently announced the copyrights of more than 50 products for both Visions Awards and Awardcaft. The company already owned 422 award design copyrights prior to these additions. “Both Visions and Awardcraft have made great strides to be innovators in recognition awards,” stated Jay Donlin, vice president of sales and marketing. “We feel good that we can offer the most creative recognition and awards products in the industry.” This year, Visions Awards introduced a combination of ebony stone and stainless awards. “We can accommodate any program, whether it is a simple plaque