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Feb 03, 2017, 17:19 ET ASI Keynote Speaker John Mackey Says Business Is 'The Greatest Value Creator In The World'

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey urged entrepreneurs at a Dallas trade show to recast the media-driven narrative of business as greedy, selfish and...


Jan 20, 2017, 17:29 ET Quarterback Dan Marino Scores With Crowd At ASI's Orlando Show

The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) kicked off the 2017 trade show season with a three-day trade show at the Orange County Convention Center...


Dec 16, 2016, 17:18 ET ASI Survey Says 44% Of Companies Rewarding Employees With Holiday Gifts

The annual corporate gift-giving report released today by the Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) found 44% of companies are rewarding employees...


Oct 31, 2016, 19:49 ET ASI Releases Top 10 List Of Wackiest Political Swag

The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today released a top 10 list of the wackiest political promotional products of the 2016 presidential...


Jul 14, 2016, 18:52 ET Politicos James Carville And Mary Matalin Debate America's Future At ASI Keynote

 During a free-wheeling keynote at a trade show hosted by the Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI), political odd fellows Mary...


Feb 26, 2016, 15:32 ET ASI Says Trump and Sanders Win Presidential Bumper Sticker Poll

 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and  Republican Donald Trump should sweep Super Tuesday primaries, according to the...


Feb 09, 2015, 14:02 ET 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'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...


Feb 06, 2014, 19:21 ET 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 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 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...


Dec 06, 2012, 17:02 ET ASI Survey: Companies Thanking Employees with Gifts Averaging $42

ASI's 2012 corporate gift-giving survey says companies spending an average $26 on each client gift as thanks for their business  The...


Oct 25, 2012, 18:54 ET Election Spending Fuels 4.6% 3Q Earnings Spike in Ad Specialty Industry; Sales Hit $5 Billion

Political promotional products help industry post gains for 11th straight quarter  The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI)...


Oct 16, 2012, 14:39 ET ASI Says Fight Like a Girl to Help Beat Breast Cancer

Health test recorder and seed paper matchbook hit ASI's annual top 10 list of pink-themed products for a...


Oct 15, 2012, 13:59 ET Economist Steve Forbes: Romney Will Win

Forbes Media chairman discusses politics and economy; warns small businesses to watch cash flow "like a hawk" Economist and Forbes Media...