ASI Advantages Roadshow Attracts 1,048 Distributors

Headed to the Midwest and Eastern Canada in March

TREVOSE, PA – February 21, 2012 – The Advantages Roadshow attracted 1,048 distributors during its visit on the West Coast, which included cities in California, Oregon, Washington and Arizona.

The Advantages Roadshow continues to be the advertising specialty industry’s best-attended traveling show. Designed to bring together suppliers and distributors across the United States and Canada, the Advantages Roadshow provides a productive format for distributors to stay on the cutting edge without traveling far from home.

The impressive exhibitor list for the Pacific and California legs of the 2012 tour included:

  • American Ad Bag, asi/35290
  • Aunt Beth’s Cookie Keepers, asi/37465
  • Blue Generation, asi/40653
  • Bodek and Rhodes, asi/40788
  • Dard Products, asi/48500
  • Enduraline, asi/52480
  • Fields Mfg., asi/54100
  • KTI Networks, asi/63776
  • Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707
  • Prime Resources, asi/79530
  • SanMar, asi/84863
  • Stouse, asi/89910
  • Tranter Graphics, asi/91880
  • Visstun, asi/93975

Attendees said they loved the show.

“These days, it’s all about making connections – and learning innovative new ways of doing business,” said distributor Linda Martin of Diamondback Promotions in Phoenix. “The Advantages Roadshow delivered a productive environment to spend quality time with leading suppliers and hot-topic education that I can apply to my business.”

Suppliers had a great week.

“What I like best about the Advantages Roadshow is its interactive environment, allowing us to connect one-on-one with attendees,” said supplier Kory Brunette of Bulldog Packaging (asi/42426). “I know we’ll see orders as a result of us being here. And isn’t that what it’s all about?”

The new 2012 roadshow format includes product-focused education sessions and co-branding with Advantages magazine that includes a new “On the Road With …” section a Q&A with Advantages Roadshow exhibitors written monthly by Advantages editor Kathy Huston.

A total of 172 attendees from California and the Pacific region enjoyed free education designed to help them sell in any economic environment. Sessions included “Own Your Customers With ASI SmartSales CRM by Oracle” and “Roundtable Presentations and Networking,” which allows distributors to meet one-on-one with a select group of suppliers for a presentation jam-packed with new promotional products and hard-hitting selling and marketing tools.

Classes can be applied toward certification credit in the Advertising Specialty Institute Certification Program.

The Advantages Roadshow moves on to visit Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Indianapolis February 27-March 2, and Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Burlington March 19-27. The entire exhibitor list, which includes these respected industry suppliers:

  • Ad-N-Art Inc., asi/31518
  • Augusta Sportswear, asi/37461
  • CFS Promotions For Now!, asi/42989
  • Dard Products, asi/48500
  • Debco, asi/48886
  • Express-A-Button, asi/53408
  • Fields Mfg., asi/54100
  • Hit Promotional Products, asi/61125
  • Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707
  • Numo, asi/74710
  • SanMar Canada, asi/84864
  • Targetline, asi/90640
  • Virginia T’s Inc., asi/93917
  • Whispering Pines Sportswear, asi/97027

All distributors are invited to attend the Advantages Roadshow for free, and can register on-site with a business card or pre-register on each city’s to receive exclusive exhibitor specials and show updates in advance. Suppliers interested in exhibiting may contact Roadshow Manager Nick DiNicola at [email protected], or their ASI Show rep at 1-877-ASI-SHOW.

About the ASI Advantages Roadshow
The Advantages Roadshow is the official traveling trade show of ASI, visiting top cities throughout North America. The Advantages Roadshow is the largest and best-attended traveling show in the advertising specialty industry, connecting more top industry suppliers with more quality distributors and salespeople than any other traveling show. Visit the Advantages Roadshow and ASI online at and on Facebook, Twitter , LinkedIn, YouTube and the CEO’s blog.

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