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Ray Titus Named to Counselor Power 50 For 2008

Ray Titus Named to Counselor Power 50 For 2008

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – November 19, 2008 - Advertising Specialty Institute®, the largest media and marketing organizationserving the advertising specialty industry

The Counselor Power 50 is an impressive group of executives who have redefined innovation at their companies, are setting the pace for the marketplace and whom other distributors and suppliers emulate in their best practices.

The ranking is determined by a panel of editorial experts at the award-winning Counselor magazine. The panel first sent a survey to industry distributors and suppliers, asking them to nominate potential newcomers to the list and to also indicate whether those on last year’s list should move up or down, or be removed. It also carefully weighed other factors, such as nominees’ achievements throughout the year and the health of their companies.

“We have received many comments about the Counselor Power 50 list,” said Timothy M. Andrews, president and chief executive officer of ASI. “Distributors and suppliers like to tell us who should move up or down in the rankings as well as who should be moved off the list entirely. Our readers are not shy.”

“We expect 2009 to be our best year ever. In addition to our success in the United States, we have experienced growth internationally in Australia, Canada, China and India,” said Ray Titus, CEO for EmbroidMe.

This year’s group was announced at the second ASI Power Summit, an exclusive event attended by over 200 executives and business leaders from around the globe who discuss issues vital to the advertising specialty industry, identify best practices and determine ways in which the industry can productively move forward.

For the complete Counselor Power 50 ranking for 2008, visit

About EmbroidMe:

Headquartered in West Palm Beach, Fla., EmbroidMe (, is the world leader in the full-service embroidery, printed apparel, promotional products and personalized gifts industry. With hundreds of retail locations worldwide, EmbroidMe provides its services and products to both the private and commercial segments of the business community. The company is part of the UNITED FRANCHISE GROUP (, an organization that specializes in franchise development and services.

About ASI

Advertising Specialty Institute is the largest media and marketing organization serving the advertising specialty industry, with a membership of over 26,000 distributor firms (sellers) and supplier firms (manufacturers) of advertising specialties. Supplier firms use ASI print and electronic resources to market products to over 22,000 ASI distributor firms. Distributor firms use ASI print and electronic resources, which contain nearly every product in the industry from more than 3,500 reputable suppliers, to locate supplier firms and to market services to buyers. ASI provides catalogs, information directories, newsletters, magazines, websites and databases, and offers e-commerce, marketing and selling tools. Visit

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