ASI Names 2016 List of Counselor Hot 25

Annual list of movers and shakers in the promotional products industry released

TREVOSE, PA – March 4, 2016 – Charisma, creativity and innovation are qualities the members of the 2016 CounselorHot 25 have in abundance, according to the annual list of movers and shakers in the $22 billion promotional products industry released today by the Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI).

“These professionals are certainly taking the market by storm and most definitely not looking back,” said ASI Editorial Director Andy Cohen. “They’re sparking creativity and innovation in the industry by approaching the business in highly unique ways. As a whole, it’s a group that stands out for its energy, vision and inspiration.”
Anyone in the promotional products industry can nominate a peer for the annual Hot List, published since 2008. ASI’s editorial team reviews each nomination and determines the top innovators. The results and more information on all Hot 25 winners are in the March issue of the award-winningCounselor magazine, which is published by ASI, and profiles and photos of all winners are available online.

This year’s list is a mix of industry veterans and newcomers, children of industry legends and heads of overseas companies. Below is the list of the 2016 Hot 25, alphabetized by first names:

  • Bayo Simmonds, Assertive Creativity LLC (asi/37166)
  • Carol DeVille, The Branding Company
  • Chris Ferriter, Spencer Kramer and Scott Latimer, SoBe Promos (asi/245603)
  • Chris Sinclair and Shaun Lichtenberger, Brand Blvd. (asi/145124)
  • Courtney Ramos-Fincher, A.R.K. Ramos Architectural Signage Systems (asi/37150)
  • Daniel Baker, Debco Solutions (asi/48880)
  • Daniel Webb, Webb Company (asi/95838)
  • Dat Dang, Chao (asi/48102)
  • Eddie Blau, Innovation Line (asi/62660)
  • Esmeralda Anaya, Terry Town (asi/90913)
  • Jennifer Arenson, Global Sourcing Connection (asi/208403)
  • Jessica Hiner, The Magnet Group (asi/68507)
  • Jill Stirnkorb, BIC Graphic North America (asi/40480)
  • Kevin Rollins, Next Play Promotions, an AIA Corporation (asi/109480) affiliate
  • Kim Fisher, Quashies LLC (asi/80127)
  • Luke Freeman, Wizard Creations (asi/362568)
  • Marjhé Johnston, Keya (asi/64602)
  • Nathan Bailey, Ideation Promotions & Apparel (asi/229699)
  • Sarah Penn, Outstanding Branding (asi/288519)
  • Scott Chastain, Everfan (asi/99553)
  • Seth Cohen, All-In-One (asi/34256)
  • Shari Verrone, Stackable Sensations (asi/332999)
  • Stacee Gilmore, Promotions Pronto (asi/301257)
  • Tayla Carpenter, iPROMOTEu (asi/232119)
  • Terri Tolmack, Proforma Hi-Rez

ASI publishes four magazines, eight catalogs and nine digital newsletters. ASI’s growing magazine circulation is audited, which ensures the quality of the readership, and Counselor magazine’s collection of “top” lists – including the Top 40 Distributors and Suppliers – are now the industry standard.

About ASI
The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI®) serves a network of 25,000 suppliers, distributors and decorators in the $22 billion promotional products industry. ASI’s flagship product, the technology platform ESP®, manages the industry’s entire supply and marketing chain. ASI also produces award-winning digital and print content, live events and educational programs that enable companies in 61 countries to be more efficient, productive and profitable. ASI’s Counselor magazine provides the most authoritative business content in the industry, and the ASI Certification Program features 500+ live and online education courses for over 40,000 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: