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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


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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...

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...

Jul 02, 2012, 15:41 ET

U.S.-Made Promo Products Light Up the Skies July 4

Laptop backpack, cocktail shaker and extra cold cooler hit Top 7 U.S.-made list  In honor of Independence Day and a patriotic thirst for...