promo marketing supplier excellence awardsAt QCA, we’re not only dedicated to product safety and compliance—we also strive to recognize excellence throughout the promotional products industry, which is why the 2013 Promo Marketing Supplier Excellence Awards are definitely on our radar.

The annual contest, run by Philadelphia-based Promo Marketing magazine, is designed to produce the definitive list of the promotional product industry’s most respected companies and is described by the magazine as “the industry’s objective standard for supplier achievement.”

Promo Marketing staff, together with a panel of top-tier distributors from companies across the country, sifted through a list of thousands of qualified suppliers to narrow down the best of the best in 43 categories. The diverse list of finalists includes promotional products categories such as apparel, badges & buttons, health & beauty, sports, office, toys & games, writing products and many more.

Congratulations to all of the QCA-Accredited companies and QCA Accreditation applicants that are among this year’s finalists: Admints & Zagabor, American Ad Bag, Bag Makers, Barton Nelson, Bodek and Rhodes, Broder Bros., Bullet Line LLC, Calibre International, Castelli North America, Chamelion like Inc., Crown Products, Cutter & Buck, ETS Express, Garyline, Gemline, Gill Studios Inc., Gordon Sinclair, HIT Promotional Products, iClick, Jetline, Leed’s, Logomark, The Magnet Group, Moderne Glass Co. Inc., Norwood Promotional Products & BIC Graphic USA, Points of Light, Seville Gear, SnugZ USA, and Sweda Company LLC.

Dave Leskusky, group president of Promo Marketing, says the annual awards are designed to not only recognize the best of the best, but also encourage open feedback about members of the industry.

“The Excellence Awards afford distributors an opportunity to recognize their best supplier partners,” he says. “Our goal is to provide distributors with an avenue to express their open and honest opinions about the suppliers who they feel support them the most.”

Interested in casting your vote? You have until June 6, after which the top three companies in each category will be announced and featured in the July issue of Promo Marketing. That’s not the only reason to pick up July’s issue, which will also include the Top 50 Suppliers List that represents the largest and most successful suppliers in the promotional products industry.

Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists—we wish you the best of luck! Keep an eye on the QCA blog and we’ll be sure to update you on the 2013 winners.

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