Full-service promotional products franchise shares exciting brand updates and recognizes outstanding franchise owners at annual brand convention.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL, August 17, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Fully Promoted®, the leading promotional products franchise, announced today that it has experienced tremendous success in 2023, reporting record-high systemwide sales and new location growth up 15%. Year-to-date, Fully Promoted has opened eight new locations both domestically and internationally with plans to open 4-5 more this month. The brand has also signed 24 franchise agreements year-to-date.
Among the 24 franchise agreements signed is a new Master License for the United Kingdom, marking the first new Master Agreement for Fully Promoted since 2018. Master Licensee Jamal Abdul Shah comes from the financial industry and is eager to expand the brand in the U.K.
“Our primary focus going into this year was growing our brand – both from a systemwide and unit-level standpoint. We’re thrilled to see positive momentum in both these areas of our business with even more to come,” said Andrew Titus, President of Fully Promoted. “The key to our collective success so far this year has been prioritizing our valued clients through attraction, retention, and engagement. There is so much excitement about our brand right now, our future is very bright.”
Since its inception 23 years ago, Fully Promoted has established itself as a leader in the promotional products industry and continues to be recognized by top industry organizations. The brand was recently named a Counselor Top 40 Distributor by the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) for the 18th consecutive year, coming in at #21 on the exclusive ranking for 2023. Fully Promoted was also ranked among 50 exemplary distributors in the promotional products industry by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) on its inaugural PPAI 100 list.
“2023 is already proving to be a tremendous year for Fully Promoted – the system is growing, franchise owners are breaking sales records, and there are exciting things happening behind the scenes that will enhance operations across the board,” said Ray Titus, CEO of United Franchise Group™ (UFG), of which Fully Promoted is an affiliated brand. “You can feel the energy and excitement surrounding this brand which reaffirms the best is yet to come.”
Fully Promoted hosted its 2023 brand convention July 25-27 in Chicago which garnered record attendance among franchise owners, vendor partners, and company leadership, as well as representatives of UFG. Focused around “Attract, Retain, Engage,” the event kicked off with a welcome session co-presented by Brand President Andrew Titus and Vice President of Operations Michelle Longueira and went on to feature three full days of brand updates, panel discussions, networking mixers, and an owner townhall meeting moderated by ASI President & CEO Timothy Andrews. UFG CEO Ray Titus also gave a presentation on the previous year’s success and how franchise owners can embrace key differentiators and new technologies to drive even greater performance this year into the next.
A highlight of the convention was an awards ceremony and dinner where Fully Promoted recognized outstanding franchise owners, including:
• Hall of Fame Inductees: Michelle Bottino (St. Charles & Schaumburg, IL); Garrick Jacobi (Boise, ID); Jeff Moffett (Overland Park, KS)
• MVP Award: Garrick Jacobi (Boise, ID)
• President’s Awards: Todd Diskin (Olathe, KS); Robert & Tina Pouliot (Raritan, NJ)
• Team Player: Fernando & Cristina Bertero (Cleveland, OH); Sal Calautti (Bedford & Nashua, NH); Alice McCalla (Houston, TX); Jo-Anne Reeger (Conroe & The Woodlands, TX); Jeff & Dina Slain (Fishers, IN)
• Most Improved: Robert Steffek & Michelle Monhollen (Centerville, OH); Bill Wheatley (Cedar Hill, TX)
• Rookie of the Year: Doug Jakobitz (Urbandale, IA); Jim Palombo & Kathleen Mawanay (Oceanside, CA)
• Humanitarian of the Year: Maude & Dan Swearingen (Arbutus, MD)
• JJ Prendamano Mentor of the Year: Cristina Bertero (Cleveland, OH)
• Fully Promoted Years of Excellence (20 Years): Conroe, TX; Hackensack, NJ; Morristown, NJ; Peoria, IL; West Palm Beach, FL; Westminster, MD
Fully Promoted is a member of the Starpoint Brands™ family of trusted companies, a division of United Franchise Group™ (UFG), representing the very best in its industry and the mark of quality for customers, providing the ultimate in service, reliability, and value.
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. It is among the Starpoint Brands™ constellation of trusted companies representing the very best in their industries. Fully Promoted has established its reputation as a one-stop-shop for branded swag, 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 Starpoint Brands
A family of trusted brands representing the very best in their industries, including retail, food & beverage and professional services, Starpoint Brands™ is the mark of quality for customers. It brings together a constellation of brands within United Franchise Group™ (UFG), including Signarama®, Fully Promoted®, Transworld Business Advisors®, Venture X®, Office Evolution®, Network Lead Exchange™, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill® and Graze Craze®. A brand under the Starpoint Brands division is one that business-to-consumer and business-to-business customers can be sure will provide the ultimate in service, reliability and value.
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