Tampa Promotional Products Distributor Earns the Industry’s Most Prestigious Education Award

Tampa, FL, October 03, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Chris Yates, owner of Blue Dot Promotional Marketing, a Tampa-based firm, has earned a Bachelor of Advertising Specialty Information (BASI) certification from the Advertising Specialty Institute. This certification is the industry equivalent of a bachelor’s degree.

“Achieving BASI certification isn’t a requirement to be an advertising specialty distributor,” said Yates. “But dedicating the effort to do so shows my commitment to the profession, and enhances my knowledge base in order to better serve clients.”

BASI holders are recognized as industry experts who have the knowledge they need to thoroughly understand and navigate the promotional products marketplace profitably, and develop solid relationships with their colleagues that will help them prosper in the industry. To date, more than 550 graduates of the Advertising Specialty Institute Certification Program have received their certifications.

“We are so proud of the graduates of the Advertising Specialty Institute Certification Program,” said ASI President and Chief Executive Officer Timothy M. Andrews. “We launched this program to provide members with the skills they need to out-think, out-perform and out-service the competition. We couldn’t be happier so many members are seizing the opportunity to set themselves apart through quality education.”

Yates helps companies utilize promotional products, also known as advertising specialties, to promote their companies and make an impression on prospects. His company, Blue Dot Promotional Products, represents over 750,000 products that can be printed with a company’s logo.

About Blue Dot Promotional Marketing
Blue Dot Promotional Marketing helps companies maximize their marketing investments through innovative and memorable campaigns, delivering quality, value, and measurable return on investment. The company helps Tampa-area businesses select, design, and implement a marketing campaign using promotional products that gets them seen, recognized, and remembered. Search product ideas at www.BlueDotPromos.com or call (813) 977-1056 for more information.
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