WEST PALM BEACH, FL (September 9, 2022) – Fully Promoted®, the world’s largest branded apparel and promotional products franchise, was named a 2022 Counselor® Top 40 distributor by the Advertising Specialty Institute®(ASI), the largest technology, media, marketing and education organization serving the $23.2 billion advertising specialty industry. Fully Promoted was ranked No. 20 on ASI’s exclusive ranking of the largest distributors in the industry, based on 2021 sales.
This is the thirteenth year Fully Promoted has made the annual list by the industry support organization. ASI said revenue success was driven by the company’s return to its core business of apparel and hard goods after focusing on personal protective gear during the pandemic, and by its expansion into Canada with the addition of eight new franchises since September 2021.
“We rose to many challenges in the past year; our team worked together and supported each other to get it done,” said Mike Brugger, President of Fully Promoted. “Our franchisees are very collaborative and share their resources and expertise with each other, and they receive even more support through their association with United Franchise Group.”
Fully Promoted is part of the United Franchise Group™ (UFG) family of affiliated brands, with almost four decades in the franchising industry and a global network of brands, suppliers, manufacturers, and vendors.
“ASI is delighted to congratulate Fully Promoted for once again making our prestigious list of the promo industry’s most successful companies,” said Timothy M. Andrews, ASI president and chief executive officer. “Two years of COVID taught us many lessons – foremost among them is the certainty that we can triumph over anything. Through the Counselor awards, we’re honoring our entire industry’s fortitude, self-reliance, and success.”
The Top 40 Distributors and Top 40 Suppliers were revealed at an exclusive ceremony at the ASI Show® in Chicago. The Top 40 companies were also profiled in the annual State of the Industry issue from ASI’s Counselor magazine.
About Fully Promoted
Fully Promoted® operates a full-service branded apparel, promotional products, and marketing service business with approximately 270 individually owned and operated locations around the world. As part of the United Franchise Group affiliated family of award-winning brands, Fully Promoted has established its reputation as a one-stop-shop for branded gear, merchandise, and apparel, perfect for business conferences, tradeshows, incentives, recognition and award programs, corporate gifts, and company stores, building brand recognition that can take your organization to the next level. To find the Fully Promoted nearest you, visit www.FullyPromoted.com, and for franchising opportunities, visit www.FullyPromotedFranchise.com. To shop Fully Promoted e-commerce, visit www.shop.fullypromoted.com.
About United Franchise Group
Led by CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group™ (UFG) is home to an affiliated family of brands and consultants including Accurate Franchising Inc.™, Exit Factor™, FranchiseMart®, Fully Promoted®, Signarama®, Transworld Business Advisors®, and the Coworks™ division consisting of Franchise Real Estate™, Network Lead Exchange™(NLX), Office Evolution® (OE) and Venture X® as well as a food division featuring Graze Craze® and The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill®. UFG affiliated brands include over 1600 franchises in more than 60 countries, with consultants that have helped develop over 350 brands into franchises, in over 80 countries with more than 2500 franchisees. With over three decades in the franchising industry United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.
The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI®; asicentral.com) serves a network of 25,000 suppliers, distributors, and decorators in the $23.2 billion promotional products industry.