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Vote Now! ASI Women to Watch

Filed under: Awards, The ASI Show

There are many entrepreneurial women in this industry, women who not only exhibit great sales, marketing and networking skills, but an uncanny commitment to helping others succeed in the industry as well.

That’s why ASI is giving you the chance to vote for five women who you think are most deserving of an ASI Women to Watch award that exemplifies these qualities.

Click here to see who the 36 nominees are — including profiles and pics — and to vote for the five women you believe should be honored with this award. (NOTE: must be an ASI member to vote)

Winners will be announced at the ASI Women’s Summit in Dallas on Feb. 18.

Call For Entries: Counselor Product Design Awards

Filed under: Awards, General

Counselor Product Design AwardsSuppliers, listen up!

Do you know of a cool, innovative product you think is worthy of recognition? Then you need to submit it for Counselor magazine’s Product Design Awards competition! Here’s how it works:

In order to nominate a product, it has to fall into one of the following 14 categories:

  • Apparel/Caps
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Bags
  • Calendars
  • Computer Accessories
  • Desk Accessories
  • Drinkware 
  • Electronics
  • Housewares
  • Meeting Products
  • Packaging
  • Sporting Goods
  • Watches & Jewelry 
  • Writing Instruments 

Once you’ve identified a category, please submit the following three items:

  1. A sample of the product. (We recommend that the product be exclusive to the supplier that is submitting it, although this is not a requirement.); 
  2. A quick description of the product, including any special features; 
  3. The category that the product should be considered for. There is a limit of one submission per category, per company. All submissions will be judged on the following areas: design appeal, functionality and the ability to attractively feature a logo (when appropriate). Winners will be featured in the June issue of Counselor.

Please send all entries to: Karen Akers, Awards Editor, Counselor Magazine, 4800 Street Road, Trevose, PA 19053. Questions? E-mail Karen Akers at kakers@asicentral.com. Please note that only products from North American suppliers will be considered and that submissions will not be returned unless specifically requested.

And that’s it. Simple, right? Then what are you waiting for?! Get nominating!

Want to see winner’s from the past three years? Click here!

Get On Counselor’s Hot List

Filed under: Awards

Are you doing something unique, hip, fun or trendy in the industry right now? Do you know somebody who is?

Counselor is looking for nominations of people for its third annual Hot List, which will be published in August – our Hot Issue. We’re on the lookout for anyone in the industry who is taking an interesting approach to business, shaking up the status quo or simply networking like a maniac at all hours of the night. We’re in search of those people who are making the industry a unique marketplace that’s fun and energetic.

Send an e-mail to Karen Akers at kakers@asicentral.com explaining in 50 words or less why your nomination should be recognized on Counselor’s Hot List in August. And, please make sure to include a picture of the person you’re nominating.

For links to previous Hot Lists, click here.

Counselor Awards Tix Available

Filed under: Awards

From guest blogger and ASI Marketing Manager Kate Malone …

The Plaza – A Celebration of the Industry’s Best

I love New York, especially The Plaza, one of New York’s most celebrated hotels and the only New York City hotel designated a National Historic Landmark.

Speaking of The Plaza and celebrations, ASI is hosting its annual Counselor Awards in its Grand Ballroom on May 5.  And, the event is going to be spectacular!

You’ll be networking, drinking and dining in the elegance of an opulent French chateau.  Perfect for honoring our industry stars.  And perfect for connecting with old and new industry friends. 

We’ll recognize and congratulate the industry’s best firms and individuals including the 2010 Counselor Person of the Year, International Person of the Year, the companies representing the year’s Top 40 distributors and Top 40 suppliers, Woman of Distinction and additional impressive leaders.

We hope you’ll join us. 

If you haven’t purchased your tickets, please click here.

Wearables Apparel Design Awards

Filed under: Awards

Here it is not even 2009 yet and already we’ve got our first Awards listings of the new year!

Hot off the press, the 2009 Wearables Apparel Design Awards page is now live and available on ASICentral.com by clicking here.

In this second annual awards program, Wearables — one of our seven magazines (www.wearablesmag.com) — went in search of the most attractive and functionally designed apparel and ad specialty accessories to hit the market. The following are the categories represented in the awards:

  • Best Accessory
  • Best Embellishment
  • Organic Apparel & Accessories
  • Outerwear
  • Performance Polos
  • Recycled or Repurposed Apparel & Accessories
  • Trendy Hats
  • Use of Color in Apparel & Accessories
  • Woven/Button-Front Shirt & Blouses
  • Readers’ Choice Award

So, what are you waiting for?! Check out the Wearables Apparel Design Awards now!


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