Distributor News

4 Case Studies That Will Spark New Ideas for Creative Promotions
September 8, 2020 at 7:45 pm

The last few months have tested the resiliency of distributors. There have been new routines to follow, new obstacles to overcome and new products to learn. But, while campaign goals may have shifted, what hasn’t changed is the need for strong business partnerships. In fact, there’s even more opportunity to showcase the value of print and promo, and distributors are in a position to bring their clients’ ideas to life...

Proforma Holds Annual Owner Advisory Council Planning Meeting
September 8, 2020 at 5:27 pm

Proforma’s Owner Advisory Council (OAC), member owners elected each year to represent their geographical regions, recently held its annual planning meeting with Proforma’s top executive team members. Historically attended in-person, most council members chose to attend this year’s meeting via Zoom due to the current COVID-19 pandemic...

Proforma Launches Business Success Webinar Series
September 1, 2020 at 7:13 pm

Proforma, Cleveland, launched a new series of webinars, ‘New Days, New Ways’, as a sequel to its original Rise & Thrive webinar series. The Rise & Thrive series, introduced in March 2020, included over 100 webinars focused on helping members pivot and innovate during the first several months of COVID-19...

The Sourcing Group Acquires ImageX
August 25, 2020 at 6:18 pm

The Sourcing Group (TSG), a top 50 distributor headquartered in New York City, has acquired ImageX, a Pleasanton, California-based company that specializes in servicing a wide array of clients from...

18 Proforma Owners Named to Inc. 5000 Rankings
August 18, 2020 at 4:00 pm

For over 30 years, Proforma has continued to hold the greatest affiliate presence on the Inc. 5000 in the printing and promotional products industry. The Inc. 5000, ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a three-year period, has recognized these affiliates for...

Have You Thanked a CSR Lately?
August 11, 2020 at 8:10 pm

If you think about it, we are all in customer service, simply doing our best to make clients feel heard, understood and supported. But, customer service representatives (CSRs) in the traditional sense typically are at the front line fielding the brunt of criticisms. Add to the mix the worst global pandemic...

Reconnect at the Back to Business Virtual Meeting
August 4, 2020 at 6:52 pm

The pandemic has brought in-person interactions, business or otherwise, to a near standstill. Distributors can no longer meet face-to-face with customers. Colleagues can no longer meet up for lunch. There are no trade show networking events. Our scheduled Distributor Connect in Florida has been pushed back. Honestly, we miss everyone. And we know everyone feels the same. So, after months of planning, we decided to take Distributor Connect online...

How to Cultivate Successful Supply Chain Partnerships
July 29, 2020 at 7:19 pm

As conglomerates like Amazon and Vistaprint continue to change the way we conduct business, alliances between distributors and suppliers are needed now more than ever to protect their spot in the print and promo space. However, there’s a big difference between just working with someone and working well with someone, so it’s crucial to find the right fit for your professional partnership...