WAYLAND, MA — iPROMOTEu enjoyed yet another fantastic year in 2018, with an increase in order volume of 17% over the prior year, and a record annual order volume of approximately $200,000,000. The following exclusive group of industry vendors were recognized at The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas, at the iPROMOTEu Affiliate “Kick-Off” Breakfast that took place on Tuesday, January 15th. We extend our sincere gratitude and congratulations to the following Top 20 Vendors.
iPROMOTEu’s Top Twenty Preferred Vendors for 2018 were recognized and honored. The award winners were: SanMar; Alphabroder; PCNA; Hit; S&S Activewear; Bam Bams; BIC Graphic; ETS Express; Prime; Gemline; Delta Apparel; iClick; Magnet; Showdown Displays; Ariel; Garyline; Pro Towel; SWEDA; High Caliber Line; Heritage Sportswear and Logomark. ETS Express was the recipient of iPROMOTEu’s Supplier Appreciation Award for exceptional support of iPROMOTEu during 2018. Alexandra Guhkman of Prime Line was named iPROMOTEu’s Supplier Representative of the Year.
In addition to the “Kick-Off Breakfast”, iPROMOTEu hosted its annual Awards Luncheon to recognize and honor Affiliates for their impressive accomplishments in 2018. Fifty Affiliates were recognized as “Top Affiliates” based on their 2018 order volume and another twenty-five Affiliates were honored for their tremendous sales growth in 2018 compared to 2017. Several other Affiliates were recognized for their large orders in excess of $100,000. The Rising Star Award, given to Sherri Steinle of Wisconsin, The Affiliate of the Year Award, given to Brittany Smith of California, Most Profitable Affiliate Award, given to Paul and Eileen Keely of Delaware, and the annual Tommy Joyce Memorial Award, given to Mara Villa of California, were presented as well. iPROMOTEu also recognized those Affiliates in its Million Dollar Club and Multi-Million Dollar Club for their cumulative career sales volume.
“A record number of nearly 400 iPROMOTEu Affiliates and salespeople attended The PPAI Expo and participated in many iPROMOTEu-hosted events. The company’s visibility, energy, enthusiasm, and pride were obvious to all. We are such a great organization, and our Affiliates are the best in the business,” said iPROMOTEu President and CEO Ross Silverstein.
iPROMOTEu Affiliates also received Gold and Silver Pyramid Awards from PPAI for creative marketing excellence. Cliff Quicksell, MAS+, iPROMOTEu’s Director of Affiliate Marketing, and thirty-four-time award winner stated “iPROMOTEu continues to be both proud of and impressed by its Affiliates and their successes. This year we were once again impressed by three of our Affiliates who walked away as winners: Paul & Stephanie Zafarana with one Silver, Darrell & Greta McChesney with one Gold, and Karen Major with one Silver. iPROMOTEu continues to make a huge commitment to the Pyramid Awards in supporting the efforts of all Affiliates who want to enter, by coaching and counseling them through the entire process. This year marks the eighth year that iPROMOTEu and its Affiliates have walked away with the creative hardware. Just wait until next year! – look for us to be on stage multiple times!”
In addition to the awards programs, iPROMOTEu hosted a company-wide event at Topgolf Las Vegas. According to one iPROMOTEu Affiliate, “The event at Topgolf was so much fun. This was a great way to kick-off the Expo.”