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Shumsky Wins Gold At PPAI Pyramid Awards

About the PPAI Pyramid Awards Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) celebrated the 60th Anniversary of its PPAI Pyramid Awards Competition awarding 44 Gold, 88 Silver, 12 Supplier Star and 10 Supplier Award of Merit winners at the PPAI Walk of Fame award ceremonies held January 16, 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in conjunction with The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas, January 14-18. Since 1958, the PPAI Pyramid Awards have recognized and honored promotional products businesses and helped shine the spotlight on the collaborative business model unique to the industry. Shumsky, was presented a Gold Pyramid Award in Distributor Self Promotion for the 2018 Pyramid Award Competition. "I am thrilled to congratulate Shumsky, winner of PPAI’s prestigious Pyramid Award,” said Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO at PPAI. “Shumsky’s dedication to solution-based selling combined with creative inspiration and the ability deliver promotional strategies that resonate with customers and deliver results.” "Ready to Knock Your Socks Off" There to accept the award was Matty Toomb, VP of Sales at Shumsky, and two members of Pop! Promos, a promotional product supplier. Matty teamed up with Pop! Promos for a three-month campaign called "Ready to Knock Your Socks Off." This campaign [...]

Juli Clark Joins Boost Engagement As Chief Operating Officer

Dayton, OH – Boost Engagement®, an industry leader in promotional products and employee engagement solutions, announced today that Juli Clark has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Clark joins Boost Engagement, the parent company of Shumsky and Boost Rewards, with extensive business and operational leadership roles in a number of large corporations, including Cisco, a Fortune 100 company. Most recently, Clark was Senior Vice President of Global Renewals and Customer Retention at Veritas. According to Dawn Conway, CEO of Boost Engagement, "Our Company is positioning ourselves for a record year in 2018. Juli is here to align our processes and teams to drive this growth. With her background in sales operations and strategic growth, the expertise Juli will bring to the team is invaluable." Clark says, “I am pleased to join Boost Engagement and its family of companies as COO. I have known the Shumsky name for years and it's exciting to join a woman-owned and operated company with such potential.”  In 2017, Shumsky/Boost Engagement was named to the list of Top 50 Distributors, the Inc 5000 list, and Dayton Business Journal’s list of Fastest Growing Companies. Shumsky is celebrating their 65th year in business. [...]

ASI’s 2017 Power 50 List Features Shumsky Executive

Dayton, OH – October 24, 2017 – – The ADVERTISING SPECIALTY INSTITUTE® (ASI) named the Power 50 List of MOST INFLUENTIAL BUSINESS LEADERS in the $23 billion promotional products industry, featuring Jill Albers, VP of Business Development at Shumsky. “The talented leaders on the prestigious Counselor® Power 50 list are embracing change during a time of great transformation in our industry, knowing that constructive change is the best way to compete, innovate and grow their company,” said Timothy M. Andrews, ASI’s president and chief executive officer (@TIM_ANDREWS_ASI). “I’m also heartened that so many of these forward-thinking entrepreneurs and business owners genuinely care about this industry, their employees and their customers.” The rankings are determined by surveys of the general industry, last year’s Power 50, and ASI magazine editors. The 2017 list features 13 newcomers, including Albers. CLICK HERE to review the entire Power 50 list, along with profiles of each executive. Albers is #44 on the list and has been with Shumsky since 2010 when she joined the New Business Development team. She quickly established herself as one of the go-to people at Shumsky and one of the top young executives in the entire industry. She has developed multiple award-winning campaigns and even invented her first promotional [...]

Boost Engagement LLC Tops List of Largest Dayton-Area Ad Agencies

Boost Engagement, LLC (formerly Boost Technologies, LLC), parent company of Shumsky, was just named #1 on the Top Advertising Agencies list by the Dayton Business Journal. The rankings were locally researched by Jane Applegate of the Dayton Business Journal, with the final rankings based on number of local employees. Dayton has been home to Shumsky since it was founded in 1953 by Hy Shumsky and has remained a family-owned business for three generations.  “We take a lot of pride in being part of the Dayton community for over 60 years," said Michael Emoff, grandson of Hy Shumsky and current Chairman, "We are proud to be ranked #1 on DBJ’s Top Ad Agencies list for the second year in a row." Dayton Business Journal subscribers can view the complete list on their website.

Boost Engagement LLC is on the 2017 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies

NEW YORK, August 16, 2017 – Inc. magazine ranked Boost Engagement, LLC (formerly Boost Technologies) on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and mid-sized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.  “It is an honor to be included in this year’s list with so many other growing businesses,” stated Anita Emoff, CEO of Boost Engagement, LLC (formerly Boost Technologies) (the parent company of Shumsky and Boost Rewards). “We credit our company’s growth to our team and their focus on scalability and continuous improvement for our business. Our drive to exceed expectations for our clients over the past 60 years has helped bring us to where we are today.” The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling [...]

Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (gBCAT) Expands Scope and Steps Up Efforts to End Trafficking

Major global companies, including Boost Engagement, LLC (formerly Boost Technologies) dba Shumsky Promotional, have renewed their commitment to the Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (gBCAT) through an expanded membership and scope of work. Formed in 2010, gBCAT has provided a unique forum for business to understand how all forms of modern slavery affect their operations and supply chains, and to design effective and pragmatic solutions to combat traffickers. BSR—a global nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainable business—has been appointed secretariat of the initiative. Under its new scope of work, gBCAT will capitalize on the major organizational strengths, resources, and reach of global businesses to accelerate progress on human trafficking. Through three work streams, members will share learnings through webinars and in-person meetings; develop a Research Lab to incubate ideas, publish reports, and identify areas for action; and publicize findings through an enhanced Public Platform. Issues to be addressed include employee or sub-contractor training programs, company policies, and best practices in reporting around the U.K. Modern Slavery Act. The members of gBCAT are determined to take a proactive approach to end human trafficking, which remains widespread and difficult to uncover. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that around 21 million [...]

Chasing the Dream, Olympic-Style, in Partnership with Shumsky

Only a few will win gold in the pool, on the track or on the slopes at the Olympics. But everyone can dream big dreams. Everyone can be a champion in their homes, their schools, their communities, in the fabric of their lives. In that spirit — the Olympic spirit — Dayton-based Shumsky and Boost Rewards is leading the way in supporting a one-of-a-kind, forward-looking project that ties together the sports we love to watch, the stories of some of the world’s greatest athletes and the events that connect us all. With it seeming increasingly likely that the United States will play host to an Olympics in either 2024 or 2028 in Los Angeles, the University of Southern California’s world-class Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism will be at the center of it all. Thanks in significant part to a partnership with Shumsky and Boost Rewards, three USC master’s-degree journalism students will spend this 2017-18 school year chasing their own Olympic-style dreams: reporting in-person from the world swimming championships July 21-30 in Budapest, Hungary; the world track and field championships Aug. 4-13 in London; and, next February, the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. “We believe, first and foremost, in people, and [...]

PPEF Awards Jayne Emoff Miller Scholarship

PPEF (Promotional Products Education Foundation) recently awarded the Jayne Emoff Miller scholarship to a future graduate of Brandeis University. Jayne Emoff Miller was the former owner of Shumsky Promotional, located in Dayton, OH. She was a second generation owner of Shumsky during the mid-1980’s into the mid-2000’s and one of the early diversity businesses certified as a Woman Owned Business. Miller was a part of Shumsky for over 40 years - selling, leading and molding teams. She developed her skills from a combination of the mentoring she received from her parents, trial and error, industry education, and her peers. Carmen Huang is the scholarship recipient and a first-generation college student. She and her family immigrated to America ten years ago and Ms. Huang views her college education as a way to repay her parents for their sacrifices. “This scholarship is more than just a form of financial aid—it is an encouragement that motivates me to continue pursuing my goals.” When Ms. Huang found out she was a scholarship recipient, she was “ecstatic.” Says Huang, “I am inspired to become someone like her [Jayne Emoff Miller]—someone who was not only a female representative of the corporate world but also an outstanding [...]

Branded Under Armour Now Available through Shumsky

Shumsky is officially licensed to distribute branded Under Armour For over 60 years, Shumsky has brought value to our clients with an endless list of brand names to use in your promotional campaigns. We’re very excited to be in a very small group of distributors who are officially licensed as an Under Armour apparel distributor in our industry!  What this means for our clients is access to more than 30 styles of branded Under Armour in categories like apparel, head wear, and bags. Branded Under Armour is the perfect solution for your uniform program or next golf outing when we add your logo or message to the modern color choices like heather gray, laser green, tropic pink or hi-vis yellow. If that sounds a little too modern for your company or event, we also carry the basics: white, black, navy, and red. Apparel styles include men’s and ladies’ short sleeve polos, jackets, t-shirts, hoodies, and more! Now, we’ll introduce you to Eric, our Shumsky Showcase host who will show you a few Under Armour styles. Contact us if you’re ready for more information!

Shumsky Honored for Excellence in Promotional Marketing Campaign

Shumsky Wins Local and National Award for Marketing Campaign Shumsky is proud to announce we recently won a GOLD in the 2016 Pyramid Award Competition sponsored by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) and a SILVER Hermes Award through Dayton’s American Advertising Federation (AAF). Both awards were given for Shumsky’s collaboration on a marketing campaign for a season ticket delivery package for the Dayton Dragons. Thirty-Five Gold, Silver and Bronze winners were recognized at the PPAI Awards Presentation & Reception (in conjunction with The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas). The Pyramid Awards, first introduced in 1958, have grown more relevant with time by recognizing campaigns that demonstrate the effective use of promotional products, packaging and copywriting to create integrated marketing campaign programs and quantifiable results. Winners of PPAI Pyramid Awards are recognized for the outstanding, creative use of promotional products in a variety of client programs and campaigns. "We are very pleased to recognize Shumsky with the Pyramid Award,” said Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO at PPAI. “Shumsky’s dedication to solution-based selling combined with creative inspiration and the ability deliver promotional strategies that resonate with customers and deliver results.” The Hermes Awards recognizes the very best in locally created advertising through [...]