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May 06, 2015, 18:48 ET

'Fun Is Good For Business,' Barbara Corcoran Tells ASI New York Audience

Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran delivered sass, sizzle and savvy advice to a crowd of entrepreneurs at the ASI Show® New York on...

Mar 30, 2015, 10:42 ET

ASI Promocar Kicks Off Cross-Country Road Trip

Covered inside and out in a colorful array of promotional products, the ASI Promocar left California today, bound for a 2,700-mile journey across...

Mar 27, 2015, 14:13 ET

Fitness Expert Jillian Michaels Wows Entrepreneurs At Long Beach Trade Show

 Internationally known fitness trainer and reality TV star Jillian Michaels advised a crowd of suppliers and distributors gathered at the ASI...

Feb 09, 2015, 14:02 ET
Distributor sales of promotional products hit a new record of $21.5 billion in 2014, ASI reports.

ASI Reports Ad Specialty Sales Hit Record-Breaking $21.5 Billion

The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today released its annual sales analysis for the promotional products industry, showing total...

Jan 08, 2015, 10:21 ET
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, center, tours the show floor at ASI Show Orlando Tuesday with ASI vice-chairman Matthew Cohn, far left, after a keynote Q&A before a packed house of promotional products suppliers and distributors.

Apple's Steve Wozniak Urges Entrepreneurs To Be Bold And Inventive

 Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak advised an overflowing crowd at ASI Show® Orlando to seek original ideas if they want to be...

Dec 10, 2014, 11:41 ET

ASI Says Corporate Gift Giving Trending More Nice Than Naughty

The annual corporate gift-giving survey released by the Advertising Specialty Institute®  (ASI) shows companies planning holiday rewards...

Oct 29, 2014, 17:20 ET

ASI's Global Study Proves Promo Products Memorable and Popular

The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today released groundbreaking global research proving logoed promotional products deliver...

Jun 19, 2014, 20:14 ET

ASI Names Top 10 Fastest-Growing Canadian Ad Specialty Companies

 Redwood Classics Apparel topped the 2014 list of top 10 fastest-growing ad specialty companies in Canada, released today by the...

Apr 16, 2014, 16:52 ET
The promotional products industry, aka ad specialties, reports record-breaking sales of $20.5 billion for 2013. (PRNewsFoto/Advertising Specialty Institute)

ASI Reports 2013 Ad Specialty Sales of $20.5 Billion Break Industry Record

The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today released its annual  sales analysis for the promotional products industry, showing total...

Feb 06, 2014, 19:21 ET
President George W. Bush, right, with ASI CEO Timothy Andrews during a promotional products trade show in Dallas, TX Thursday before an audience of 1,200.  (PRNewsFoto/Advertising Specialty Institute)

President George W. Bush Inspires Packed House at ASI Dallas Show

 President George W. Bush shared stories behind some of the most personal and defining moments of his presidency during a candid conversation...

Jan 09, 2014, 18:03 ET
Card Ninja wins Shark Tank-style competition for best promotional product at ASI trade show in Orlando. Company co-founder Sunder Jambunathan, at far right, with Shark Tank judge Barbara Corcoran, in red, and co-presenters Rupa Mohan, center, and Christopher Page, with their winning $5,000 check.  (PRNewsFoto/Advertising Specialty Institute)

Shark Tank Judges Pick Card Ninja as Best Promo Product at ASI Trade Show

Self-made tycoons Barbara Corcoran and Kevin O'Leary captivated a standing-room-only crowd at The ASI Show™ in Orlando Tuesday during a...

Nov 27, 2013, 13:34 ET

ASI Survey Says 2013 Corporate Gift Giving Is Up

Amount spent on holiday gifts to employees and clients highest in four years The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today...

Oct 28, 2013, 13:14 ET
The "Eff Cancer" shirt created by Rachel Morell of Ramalama Enterprises to help fund treatment for Haley Bellows, a 21-year-old George Fox University student and cancer patient whose insurance was dropped. So far, the shirts have raised nearly $7,000.   (PRNewsFoto/Advertising Specialty Institute)

New ASI Report Says T-Shirts Now The Go-To Charity Fundraiser

The digital revolution and philanthropic efforts are making T-shirts a saving grace A new report from Wearables magazine...

Aug 12, 2013, 17:46 ET

ASI's "State of the Industry" Forecasts Record-Breaking Ad Specialty Sales

Health, education and manufacturing top 3 markets for promotional products  The annual "State of the Industry" report published by the...

Aug 12, 2013, 17:24 ET

Stitches Hopeful Hearts Quilt Starts Cross-Country Journey

Embroiderers from Minnesota, Michigan, Arkansas, Ohio, NC, Maryland and Washington create a quilt to help benefit 10 causes A 12-square quilt...

Jun 14, 2013, 17:46 ET

ASI Names Top 10 Fastest-Growing Canadian Ad Specialty Companies

Simplex Promotional Products topped the first-ever list of top 10 fastest-growing ad specialty companies in Canada, released today by the...

Jun 14, 2013, 15:22 ET

ASI Releases Top 10 List of Greatest Golf Gifts for Dad

In honor of Father's Day, the Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today issued its annual Top 10 list of greatest golf gifts for dad,...

Apr 22, 2013, 18:06 ET

ASI Releases Top Eco-Friendly Freebies for Earth Day

Bowls made from bicycle spokes, three-in-one utensils and USBs boxed with recyclable packaging hit the top eco-friendly freebies list released...

Mar 15, 2013, 16:36 ET

ASI Names Top 7 Luckiest Promo Products

Annual list includes light-up fedora, customized travel guide and booze basket    The Advertising Specialty...

Feb 14, 2013, 13:09 ET

ASI Names 2013's Six Sexiest Promotional Products

Valentine's Day advertising favorites include condom matchbook and thigh-high socks  The Advertising Specialty...