ASI’s 2012 Advantages Roadshow Events Attract 4,100+ Distributors

Visits nearly 40 cities across the U.S. and Canada

TREVOSE, PA – June 5, 2012 – The 2012 Advantages Roadshow ended its winter-spring tour in western Canada after visiting nearly 40 cities across the United States and Canada. Attracting on average 100+ distributors in each city, the Advantages Roadshow remains the ad specialty industry’s most popular traveling show.

Designed to bring together suppliers and distributors, the Advantages Roadshow provides a productive venue for distributors to stay on the cutting edge without traveling far from home.

“We had a terrific year,” said Nick DiNicola, general manager of the Advantages Roadshow. “We continually hear that the roadshow format offers suppliers the perfect opportunity to target key cities while meeting face-to-face with a unique group of clients and prospects who traditionally do not attend other regional events. We are presently working on the 2013 Advantages Roadshow schedule and look forward to rolling out some exciting new features to next year’s events.”

The impressive list of suppliers who took part in the 2012 Advantages Roadshow tour included:

  • Aunt Beth’s Cookie Keepers, asi/37465
  • Bag Makers, asi/37940
  • Bodek and Rhodes, asi/40788
  • CFS Promotions For Now!, asi/42989
  • Debco, asi/48886
  • Evans Mfg., asi/52840
  • Field Mfg., asi/54100
  • Hit Promotional Products, asi/61125
  • Hotline Products, asi/61960
  • Leed’s, asi/66887
  • Marathon Mfg./Prestige, asi/68707
  • Numo, asi/74710
  • Prime, asi/79530
  • SanMar, asi/84863
  • Virginia T’s, asi/93917

Participating suppliers raved about their experience. “The Advantages Roadshow really allows us to spend one-on-one time with a large number of clients and prospects – many more than we could see making traditional sales calls,” said Alex Morin of Debco (asi/48886). “We’re really glad we came. It was time well spent.”

The productive roadshow schedule offers distributors a valuable business-building experience, without spending a lot of time away from the office. The event features ASI® education from 7:45 a.m.-9 a.m. and 1 p.m.-2 p.m., and exhibit hours from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; attendees leave motivated and armed with new sales and marketing tools to immediately apply to their distributorships.

“We got to stay closer to home and avoid hundreds of miles of travel – not to mention the expense – while still meeting with top suppliers who gave us innovative ideas to grow our business when we need it most,” said distributor Cyrene Beavis of Cyrene & Co. (asi/341024). “The show is a no-hassle way to accomplish an awful lot in a short amount of time.”

Look for the 2013 Advantages Roadshow schedule coming soon to For more information on how to exhibit at the Advantages Roadshow, contact Anthony Carfagno at (800) 546-3300, ext. 3189.

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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