Irving, TX, March, 2018 – In its annual recognition program that pays tribute to the diligence, professionalism and collaboration of multi-line reps, PPB magazine recognizes seven individuals as this year’s Best Multi-Line Reps and longtime BEST Promotions USA MLR Deborah Mann is among them.
Throughout her 28 year career in promotional products, Deborah Mann has seen the industry from several perspectives. She started as the Director of Marketing at supplier company A La Carte in Chicago then worked with distributor company Printable Promotions before making the move to the multiline rep side in 2005. Thanks to the encouragement of her supplier and distributor partners, she branched out and started DMannding Results, Inc. in 2007. Since 2013, Deborah has been representing BEST Promotions USA and sister company Cooler Graphics in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
BEST Promotions and Cooler graphics joined HUB Promotional Group in late 2017, and bring to the HUB product mix innovative beverage insulating products sold exclusively to the promotional products industry. “It can be tough to sell can coolies to midwest dwellers in December and January,” says Mann. “But BEST and Cooler graphics offer fun twists on a well established product category and some great add on items, such as the Beer Blizzard. Plus their ‘We Say Yes’ mantra is more than a catchphrase. It has made the conversation much easier to have. I absolutely love working with the team there.”
“Deborah sets the standard for MLR’s,” says BEST President Mike Hicks. “Her work ethic, passion for her lines, and the large customer following she has developed over the years, has been a huge part of our growth here at Best and we love working with her.”
A lifelong Chicagoan, Deborah lives with her dog Cooper walking distance from Wrigley Field. “If spring training is any indication, it’s going to be an exciting season for Chicago!”
“PPB has run this program since 2011 and, in that time, we’ve spotlighted 44 multi-line reps for their hard work, relationship-building and service to customers and the industry,” says PPB Editor Tina Berres Filipski. “Multi-line reps are critical to the connections and communication within the industry and we’re glad to have a chance to bring more visibility to this important group of professionals.” PPB’s Best Multi-Line Reps will be spotlighted in PPB Magazine’s April 2018 issue.
About Hub Pen: Boston has been described as the “Hub of the Universe” and in the Hub Pen story the same holds true. From Frank and Rita Fleming’s humble beginnings in Boston in 1954 to the 100 million pen annual operations of today, Hub Pen has grown to serve an ever -increasing national and international market. Our customers have rated us “A+” on the SAGE rating system and 5 out of 5 stars on ESP. For more information on Hub Pen, visit our website at hubpen.com or call customer service at 800-388-2323.
About Beacon: Beacon is a multiple Star Supplier Winner with a great reputation for service. Our customers have rated us “A+” on SAGE and 5 out of 5 stars on ESP. Beacon offers a wide selection of products, such as: calendars, table covers, housewares, tools, techie, auto, highlighters and name badges. You will also find premium leather products in our Canyon Leather line and name brand products for executive gifts and incentives. For more information on Beacon, visit our website at beaconpromotions.com or call customer service at 800-628-9979.
About BEST: BEST was founded in 2007 with a passion for answering the phone with a live person, and saying YES! At its core are relationships built on trust and authenticity, strong work ethic, and having the heart of a champion. Being the second largest designer and supplier of “Coolies” in the United States, BEST prides itself in Championship Level Service and market leading product quality. Our customers have rated us “A+” on SAGE and 5 out of 5 stars on ESP. For more information on BEST, visit our website at bestusa.com or call customer service at 972-552-3636.