ASI Awards Eight More Industry Professionals with Education Certifications

25,000 currently enrolled in ASI’s free Online Learning Center

TREVOSE, PA – March 14, 2013 – The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today announced eight more industry professionals were certified in February through the ASI Education Certification Program, bringing the total to 745, with more than 25,000 enrolled in ASI’s free Online Learning Center.

Participation in the ASI Education Certification Program costs nothing for ASI members and is user-friendly, with all courses automatically tracked electronically via ASI’s proprietary digital campus. ASI’s extensive educational programs support the needs of everyone from newcomers to proven industry veterans.

The ASI Certification Program offers two certification levels: BASI™ (Bachelor of Advertising Specialty Information) and MASI™ (Master of Advertising Specialty Information).

BASI graduates are:

  • Alex Acree, Avala (asi/127831)
  • Joanne Donnells, iPROMOTEu/Image Pack (asi/466573)
  • Donald W. Hazlett, Lands’ End Business (asi/250566)
  • Susan Jackson, Open Country Promotions (asi/387555)
  • Robert Piller, Eco Marketing Solutions (asi/185798)
  • Michael Ryba, Brown & Bigelow Inc. (asi/148500)

MASI graduates are:

  • Ryan Byrnes, Suncoast Marketing (asi/339154)
  • Tony Orling, P A P/Mambo Tuna Promotions (asi/387514)

“The value of higher education can never be underestimated, and ASI would like to congratulate every one of our graduates for the commitment they’ve demonstrated to this industry, their business and their clients,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president and chief executive officer of ASI. “ASI’s latest graduates join a growing group of professionals who are taking our industry to the next level.”

ASI annually invests $1.3 million to educate its members. During the 2012 ASI Show™ season, 6,597 industry professionals attended live education classes, up 4.7% from 2011, making ASI the largest educator in the industry. Click here for a complete overview of ASI Education.

With a full spectrum of education, information and research programs, ASI has everything it takes to help ad specialty professionals learn the business and remain competitive. ASI offers an unmatched portfolio of educational opportunities, incomparable publications and insightful research reports.

For more information on ASI Education, contact Melinda Ligos, ASI’s editor-in-chief and senior vice president of professional development, at (215) 953-3434 or [email protected].

About ASI
The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) is the largest media, marketing and education organization serving the promotional products industry, with a network of over 25,000 distributors and suppliers throughout North America. ASI leads the industry in technology solutions, providing cloud-based e-commerce, enterprise resource planning software (ERP) and customer relationship management software (CRM). ESP Web™ is the industry’s leading tool for sourcing hundreds of thousands of products. A family-owned business since 1962, ASI also provides online research, marketing, advertising opportunities, trade shows, education, award-winning magazines, newsletters, custom websites and catalogs to help members sell, market and promote their brands. Visit ASI at and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and the CEO’s blog.

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