ASI Advantages Roadshow Attracts 651 Distributors in the Midwest


Visits Minneapolis, Des Moines, Omaha, Kansas City and St. Louis March 7-11

TREVOSE, PA –  February 25, 2011 – The Advantages Roadshow, the largest and best-attended traveling show in the advertising specialty industry, drew 651 distributors to Cincinnati, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Detroit this week.

The impressive exhibitor list for the first leg of the Midwest tour included:

  • Augusta Sportswear, asi/37461
  • Aunt Beth’s Cookie Keepers, asi/37465
  • Dard Products, asi/48500
  • EMT, asi/52263
  • Gill Studios, asi/56950
  • H & C Headwear/Capco Sportswear, asi/58760
  • Logo Mats, asi/67849
  • Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707
  • Numo, asi/74710
  • Sabina, asi/84470
  • Target Industries, asi/90640
  • Whispering Pines Sportswear, asi/97027

Attendees said they loved the show.

“We personally connected with a terrific number of distributors,” said supplier Tim Steine of Whispering Pines Sportswear (asi/97027). “These were quality contacts – and a lot of them. We’ll definitely be back.”

“We met with so many leading suppliers I almost lost count,” said distributor Jay Nathenson of Scott Advertising Specialists in Pittsburgh. “It’s a great way to do business efficiently, without having to travel too far or spend a lot of money.”

A total of 138 attendees enjoyed free education designed to help them sell in any economic environment. Sessions included “Getting Started in the Advertising Specialty Industry,” for new distributors who want to sell promotional products; the “Exhibitor Presents” session, featuring hot products; and the all-new “Increase Sales and Streamline Your Operations With Insider Tips on ESP Web and ESP Orders” session, which outlined the instant access, intelligent search, innovative marketing and integrated ordering features of these new services. 

The “Getting Started” and “Exhibitor Presents” classes can be applied toward certification credit in the Advertising Specialty Institute Certification Program. In addition, new distributors get a free ASI Distributor Success System (value $399) for attending the “Getting Started” and ESP classes. 

The show co-locates with the Stitches Roadshow in select cities, allowing attendees and exhibitors to experience two shows in one and providing decorators with opportunities to meet equipment, software, supply and service providers face-to-face, see new wearables vendors, enjoy valuable education and network with other decorators.

Additionally, the brand-new ASI Holiday Preview Tour will visit Los Angeles, Toronto, Atlanta and Philadelphia this fall. Featuring a full-day schedule, including education, tabletop exhibits and a networking reception, the ASI Holiday Preview Tour is the perfect place to prepare for the busy fourth quarter. Visit for details.

“As the industry rebounds and we enjoy a stronger 2011, the Advantages Roadshow presents the perfect selling showcase,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president of The ASI Show. “Suppliers will meet hundreds of distributors each week, making the Roadshow the most efficient sales tool available.”

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

The Advantages Roadshow moves on to visit Minneapolis, Des Moines, Omaha, Kansas City and St. Louis (Midwest II) March 7-11. To see the entire exhibitor list, which includes these respected industry suppliers: 

  • Bulldog Packaging, asi/42426
  • Custom Printing II LTD, asi/47971
  • Dard Products, asi/48500
  • Enduraline, asi/52480
  • Fields Mfg., asi/54100
  • Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707
  • Metropak, asi/70830
  • Moderne Glass Co., asi/71920
  • Perfect Promotional Products, asi/77350
  • Sacs and Boxes 2, asi/84430
  • SanMar, asi/84863
  • Whispering Pines Sportswear, asi/97027

About the ASI Advantages Roadshow
The ASI Advantages Roadshow is the official traveling tradeshow of ASI, visiting over 70 top cities throughout North America every year.  The ASI 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.  In 2010, the Advantages Roadshow is also co-locating with the Stitches Roadshowin three locations.  Visit the Advantages Roadshow and ASI online at and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and the CEO’s blog.     



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