NEW YORK, NY, March 19, 2009 — ePromos Promotional Products, Inc., a leading online supplier of logoed merchandise, today announced receipt of three prestigious industry awards from the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). In the Web Awards competition, which recognizes attributes such as overall functionality, image quality, search capability and visual design, ePromos received two Gold Awards in the Functionality/Usability and Information/Content categories. ePromos is also the proud recipient of a coveted PPAI Pyramid Award, recognizing the outstanding use of promotional products in an integrated campaign by its client, Norwich University. This recent slate of winnings lifts ePromos into the running for the distributor holding the most PPAI awards of all time; right now the firm is among the top three distributors but its sights are set even higher–on the number one spot.
“ePromos was one of the first promo companies in the online space, and it continues to be a priority for us to become and to remain the industry leader,” says CEO Jason Robbins. “These awards testify to our dedication to providing excellence in the online shopping experience, as well as to our ongoing commitment to helping clients leverage promotional products as a cost-effective, measurable part of the marketing mix.”
The Pyramid-Award-winning program developed for Norwich University included a series of branded promotional products, from travel coffee mugs and sweatshirts to backpacks and hats, delivered quarterly to off-campus, distance education students, as well as the development of an online school store selling Norwich-branded merchandise. “The quarterly gift program has been highly successful,” explains ePromos’ Director of Marketing and Merchandising Mark Yokoyama. “It helps distance students feel a sense of school spirit and part of the Norwich community, which ultimately encourages more students to complete their online education and become active, contributing alumni–not to mention whetting appetites for even more Norwich-branded merchandise from the online store,” he adds.
Norwich University Case Study (http://ideas.epromos.com/industries/education/branded_gifts_build_school_spi.html)
CEO Robbins points to the recent Pyramid Award as representative of ePromos’ ability to collaborate on results-generating marketing programs for businesses and non-profits alike. “We’re thrilled when our clients can meet strategic and tactical objectives using promotional products,” he says. “And our collaboration with Norwich University is but one example of the benefits firms experience when they use logoed merchandise in creative, efficient ways.”
About ePromos Promotional Products, Inc.
ePromos is a leading online distributor of promotional products that help companies of all types and sizes increase brand recognition and implement engaging marketing campaigns. The company ranks in the top one percent of promotional products distributors in the U.S. and is a seven-time winner of the Promotional Products Association International’s Best Web Site award, the industry’s highest honor. EPromos is also a two-time member of the Inc. 5,000 fastest growing private companies. Based in New York with offices in Arizona, Florida, Minnesota and Massachusetts, ePromos serves a highly diversified global base of over 20,000 customers.
About Promotional Products Association International
PPAI is the preeminent membership organization leading the evolving promotional products industry in growth, innovation and success. Since 1904, PPAI has led the industry by expanding markets, providing indispensable products and services, and enhancing members’ professionalism and chances of success.