TREVOSE, PA – June 18, 2019 – The Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Timothy M. Andrews is joining the board of directors of Connectiv, the world’s leading business information association.
Connectiv accelerates innovation for leading and emerging content, data and technology companies by navigating evolving content technology to help member companies manage change. Connectiv’s association membership represents over 200 world-class business information companies and reaches more than 100 million professionals. Their companies and collective industries represent a $400 billion global market.
“I’m honored to join the Connectiv board of directors and look forward to working with the highly respected professionals helping further Connectiv’s mission,” said Andrews. “In our fast-paced, data-driven world, it’s critical for companies to keep pace with emerging tech trends and to empower today’s business leaders through facts and stats.”
The other new Connectiv board members come from Crain Communications and EnsembleIQ.
Connectiv is held by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), an umbrella association representing 800+ technology, data and media companies globally. The Jesse H. Neal Awards, the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of specialized journalism, are named after the first managing director of Connectiv. ASI’s Counselor magazine was recently honored with three more prestigious Neal awards for editorial excellence, including wins for a masterful range of work by a single author, a profile of its Person of the Year and its annual State of the Industry package.
Andrews joined ASI as president in 2003 and is responsible for the vision and operations of the privately held company, which has 450 employees and serves a network of 23,500 suppliers, distributors and decorators in the $24.7 billion promotional products industry.
Under his guidance, ASI has become the industry leader in technology and multimedia marketing across all platforms. Customer satisfaction is the focal point of ASI’s research and data services, marketing tools, trade shows, educational resources, award-winning magazines and catalogs.
Andrews is also president of ASI Show, which annually hosts 15,500 distributor attendees at trade shows and events across North America, and vice chairman of ASI Computer Systems Inc., which has an accounting and business platform used by nearly 1,000 companies.
Prior to joining ASI, Andrews served as chief executive officer of Primedia Business Magazines, a $400 million media company. He led key business, editorial and product strategy for the company’s 80 magazines, 100 websites, 24 trade shows and its group of 450 reference titles.
Andrews also serves on the Business Advisory Council of ProPublica, an independent, nonprofit investigative newsroom founded by the former managing editor of The Wall Street Journal and the general counsel of Dow Jones.
In addition, Andrews is active in several community organizations. He served three years as board president of the Arts Council of Princeton and is a trustee and secretary of the McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts in Princeton, NJ. He also actively supports several community programs in his rural Indiana hometown, including a food bank and an annual endowment fund that provides annual grants to local organizations.
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The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI®) serves a network of 23,500 suppliers, distributors and decorators in the $24.7 billion promotional products industry. ASI’s flagship product, the technology platform ESP®, manages the industry’s supply and marketing chain. ASI also produces award-winning digital and print content, live events and educational programs that enable companies in 55 countries to be more efficient, productive and profitable. ASI’s Counselor® magazine provides the most authoritative business content in the industry, and the ASI Education Certification Program features 200+ live and online education courses for industry professionals. The company, family owned and operated since 1962, is proud to have been consistently ranked among the “Best Places to Work” in Philadelphia and Bucks County, PA. For more info: asicentral.com.