Evans Manufacturing

SAAC Announces 2009 Board of Directors
November 25, 2008

The Canoga Park, California-based Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC) announced its list of new officers and board members whose terms of office will begin on January 1, 2009. The 2009 SAAC officers include: President - Rick Greene, MAS, HALO/Lee Wayne Corporation, Sterling, Ill. Vice President - Les Dorfman, CAS, AITG/Eighth Floor Promotions, Celina, Ohio Secretary/Treasurer - Kim Bakalyar – PromoShop, Los Angeles 2009 Directors: Drake Harrison MAS, Evans Manufacturing, Garden Grove, Calif. Julie Ditchik, Pinnacle Designs, San Fernando, Calif. Thea Schroeder, CAS, Beanstalk Logo Promotions Kaili Yang, Pacific Western Sales, Brea, Calif. Kristi DeLeo, Vantage, Avenel, N.J. Craig Reese, Jack Nadel International,

The Proof is in the Products
July 1, 2008

ORE ASSOCIATIONS AND organizations are starting to realize the power of promotional products. In the past, some [nonprofit] organizations would be skeptical about spending money on a pin because they felt every penny should go to research. We’ve now seen that nonprofits are realizing that they can increase their donations by offering a small item.” These sentiments expressed by Kelly Grant, vice president of business development at Sonoma Promotional Solutions, Sonoma, Calif., should give distributors interested in the nonprofit/cause-related market reason to rejoice. It is precisely this kind of thinking that has been instrumental in the growth of the promotional awareness product category,

Sake Announces Bolton On Board at Evans
June 24, 2008

Shelley Sake, director of sales and marketing for Garden Grove, California-based Evans Manufacturing announced the appointment of Lori Bolton as West Coast senior key account manager. “Lori is an accomplished salesperson with more than eight years promotional product industry experience on both the distributor and supplier side,” said Sake. “With her dynamic personality, she will do a fabulous job representing our line and will share her extensive knowledge with our distributor base,” Sake continued. Bolton will represent Evans in 11 states including Ala., Ariz., Northern Calif., Hawaii, Ida., Mont., Nev., Ore., Wash. and Wyo. and promote awareness of the Evans product line, which

Evans Wins Supplier Star Award
February 26, 2008

Alan Vaught, CEO, of Garden Grove California-based Evans Manufacturing, announced the company was recognized with a Supplier Star Award (in the S10 sales category - $20,000,001 to 50,000,000) at the 2008 PPAI Annual Awards Presentation & Dinner, held in January at The PPAI Expo 2008 in Las Vegas. Recipients of the Supplier Star Award are selected by ballot vote of industry distributors. PPAI states that recipients of the PPAI Supplier Star Award epitomize overall excellence both in service and product quality. Vaught commented, “We are very proud to be honored with a Supplier Star Award, especially on our 25th anniversary. We have been

Live from Las Vegas
January 22, 2008

8:37a.m. — Bright and early, here’s your loyal correspondent, blogging live from the PPAI Fashion & Accessories Show. Despite its 8:30 a.m. starting time, there’s a more-than-adequate turnout, though according to a few of my row companions, it’s considerably less than years past. The coffee hasn’t yet dispersed through my system, and I can kind of see how this could be that much more fun with cocktails instead.
8:41 — The lights dim 10 minutes late, and I can’t help but think of Marc Jacobs’ two-hours-overdue N.Y. Fashion Week opening. Good to know our industry can keep “fashionably late” from approaching diva-like proportions!

Pharm Aid
August 1, 2007

FOR YEARS, PHARMACEUTICAL companies abided by stringent guidelines when marketing products directly to consumers—even describing the condition a drug was designed to treat was cost-prohibitive. However, in August of 1997, the Food and Drug Administration revised the rules. It wasn’t long before an evening of television was not complete without families frolicking free of nasal allergies, thirty-somethings rediscovering life after depression and Bob Dole telling the world how his marriage was reinvigorated. Good news for the pharmaceutical companies, but not for the promotional companies previously responsible for most of the industry’s advertising, right? Wrong. A decade later, the pharmaceutical industry continues to grow at an

March 26, 2007

Evans Manufacturing, Garden Grove, Calif., recently appointed Michael Zingale as the new southeast senior key account manager. “Mike is an accomplished salesperson with more than 15 years of promotional product industry experience, noted Shelley Sake, director of sales and marketing. “He will do a fantastic job representing our line and will share his extensive knowledge with our distributors in our newly created Southeast territory.” Zingale will represent Evans in 10 states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. He will also be working with the Puerto Rico market. “Mike’s previous industry experience on both the