WEST PALM BEACH, FL, November 10, 2021 – Fully Promoted, the global franchise brand known for its branded products and marketing services and a member of United Franchise Group (UFG), is pleased to announce that Mike Brugger has been recognized in the Power 50 2021 ranking by the industry’s leading authority, ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) for his expertise, foresight, and compelling results during a time when the industry experienced some of its toughest challenges.
Under Mike Brugger’s leadership, Fully Promoted was also recognized by the editors of ASI, through the Counselor awards on multiple occasions, by making the list of Top 40 Distributors, ranked among the largest companies in the promotional products industry.
Brugger has accumulated 27 years of industry experience and was involved in managing the very first Fully Promoted location that opened in 2000 (under the name, EmbroidMe). He guided the company through its rebranding transition from EmbroidMe to Fully Promoted and in 2021, and under his leadership, continued opening and developing franchise locations at a time when other retailers were declining.
With plans to open another 50 more stores in 2022, Mike Brugger’s leadership style proves to be an ideal balance to accelerate Fully Promoted’s positioning for continued success. “When you grow a company from one location to over 300, there’s a lot of pride in something like that.” Brugger commented after learning of his the ASI ranking.
“The Fully Promoted Difference,” Brugger explains, “is that we’re real people, that sell real products which bring real results.” Fully Promoted stores have showrooms with a large variety of quality product samples for customers to explore as well as over a half a million products available online for those that shop from home or from their office.
The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI), which represents a $20.7 billion promotional products industry, introduced the Counselor Power 50 in 2006 to recognize distributor and supplier executives who wield a considerable impact on the promo market. The ASI media team determines the annual Power 50 list through a combination of member votes, nominations from industry professionals, and consideration of accomplishments over a career-long track record, including performances over the past year.
As Fully Promoted plows through fourth quarter with measures in place to compensate for the global supply chain challenges by increasing their offerings, partnering with additional suppliers, and launching new online shopping options, Brugger’s impact and guidance, will be recognized by not only industry experts, but also by his organization, customers, and peers.
About Fully Promoted
With approximately 300 locations across the globe, Fully Promoted operates a full-service branded products and marketing services business and is the place to go to get customers. From promotional products and embroidery to expert printing services, we can help take your business to the next level.
About United Franchise Group
Led by Founder and CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group is home to an affiliated family of brands and consultants including Accurate Franchising, FranchiseMart, Fully Promoted, Network Lead Exchange, Preveer (formerly Resource Operations International), Signarama, Transworld Business Advisors, Venture X, and a food division featuring Jon Smith Subs, The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill, and Graze Craze. With over three decades in the franchising industry and more than 1,600 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.