ASI Advantages Roadshow Attracts Hundreds of Distributors in the Northeast


Moves to Van Nuys, Ontario, Newport Beach, San Diego and Phoenix Sept. 20-24

TREVOSE, PA – September 3, 2010 – The Advantages Roadshow, managed by The ASI Show, announced a successful four-day week in the northeast as part of its 16-week 2010 schedule. As the largest and best-attended traveling show in the advertising specialty industry, more than 6,700 distributors have attended an Advantages Roadshow to date this year

Distributors in the Northeast II portion of the tour – shows were held in Boston, Long Island, Philadelphia and Baltimore – spent time with leading suppliers introducing the latest advertising specialties.

The impressive exhibitor list included:

  • American Apparel, asi/35297         
  • Aunt Beth’s Cookie Keepers, asi/37465
  • Dard Products, asi/48500
  • Debco, asi/48886
  • Hit Promotional Products, asi/61125
  • Leashables by Oralabs, asi/66715
  • Logo Mats, asi/67848
  • Marathon Mfg./Prestige Lines, asi/68707
  • Noteworthy, asi/74360
  • Sabina, asi/84470
  • SanMar, asi/84863
  • Virginia T’s, asi/93917

Reactions from attendees were positive.

“The roadshow was definitely worth attending – we scored a $70,000 order,” said supplier Cindy Ticer of Navitor Folders (asi/43925).  “And we re-established relationships with people we’ve never seen face-to-face before, which was wonderful. We’re more than happy.”

“These days, it’s all about connections and innovative ways of doing business more efficiently,” said distributor Deb Sheldon of ABC Specialtees.  “The Advantages Roadshow is a productive environment that allows me to spend quality time with leading suppliers in a really cost-effective manner.”

A total of 50 attendees also 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 “Sell More Products Faster with ESP Web and ESP Orders” session, which outlined the instant access, intelligent search, innovative marketing and integrated ordering features of these new services.    

The show co-located 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.

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 Van Nuys, Ontario, Newport Beach, San Diego and Phoenix Sept. 20-24.To see the entire exhibitor list, which includes these respected industry suppliers: 

  • American Ad Bag, asi/35290
  • Aunt Beth’s Cookie Keepers, asi/37465
  • CFS Promotions for Now!, asi/42989
  • Enduraline, asi/52480
  • Graphco Line, asi/57956
  • H & C Headwear/Capco Sportswear, asi/58760
  • Marathon Mfg./Prestige Lines, asi/68707
  • Prime Concepts, asi/79525
  • SanMar, asi/84863
  • Stouse, asi/89910
  • Target Industries, asi/90640
  • TSC Apparel, asi/90518

“The Advantages Roadshow targets 130,000 industry distributor salespeople from more than 22,000 ASI distributor companies,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president of The ASI Show.  “Suppliers can easily meet hundreds of distributors each week, and that’s more than they could meet through personal phone calls in the same amount of time.”  

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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