Annual list of distributors and suppliers achieving greatest growth between 2012 and 2014
TREVOSE, PA – June 4, 2015 – A virtual distributor and a supplier moving fast on mobile advertising led Counselor®magazine’s 2015 list of the fastest-growing companies in the $21.5 billion promotional products industry.
The number-one distributor, Swag Promo LLC (asi/340491), of Atlanta, Georgia, is a virtual, decentralized company whose sales jumped from $400,000 in 2012, when Swag launched, to $2.3 million last year, for a two-year growth rate of 488%. Jim Owen is president of Swag Promo. All seven of its employees work from home, helping save the company over $250,000 a year.
The number-one supplier, Gotcha! Mobile Solutions (asi/57851), of Dallas, Texas, provides mobile marketing services to distributor clients. In 2014, Gotcha! posted more than $2 million in sales, up from $246,000 in 2012. Christopher Jenkin is CEO of the company, which is banking on continued spending on mobile advertising to fuel future sales.
Counselor, the“voice” of the industry,is published by theAdvertising Specialty Institute® (ASI).
The results and more information on the fastest-growing companies were published in the June “Hot” issue of the award-winning Counselor magazine, along with 2015’s hottest product design and best advertising awards and products.
“The forward-thinking companies on this year’s list are headed by bold entrepreneurs who are daring enough to take chances and smart enough to guarantee results,” said Andy Cohen, editor of Counselor magazine. “If your company needs to jumpstart sales or strike out in a new direction, check out their marketing and sales strategies for ideas and inspiration.”
Below are Counselor’s Top 10 Fastest-Growing Companies, with the percentage of growth achieved between 2012 and 2014:
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. Learn more atwww.asicentral.com and on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and the CEO’s blog.