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Trening in 2020

A Virtual Tradeshow Experience
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

You can discover the newest trending products and get inspired to take your business to the next level while staying safe at home! SAGE Show Virtual is a brand-new virtual tradeshow experience for the promotional products industry so you can see products from top supplier lines right from home. You can also attend our expert-led, online education sessions to learn what’s trending in the industry and new ways to grow your business.

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What to Expect When You Log In

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Discover

Discover the newest trending products from hundreds of the top supplier lines all brought right to your computer!

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Create

Create relationships with suppliers, fellow distributors, and local associations through our seamless chat and lounge features.

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Ignite

Ignite your business with new ideas, marketing strategies, and industry-leading innovation through online education sessions.

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  • SAGE Show Virtual is free to attend for all nationwide distributors and their salespeople.

  • Learn about trending topics during live education sessions from SAGE, PPAI, and top suppliers. These sessions are provided on-demand so you can attend as many sessions as you want - in any order!

  • Get an exclusive first look at new trends and the hottest products in the industry by visiting curated product pavilions.

  • Chat live with suppliers about their newest products and even participate in live video conferences to get your questions answered right away.

  • Get access to exclusive deals and show specials from top supplier lines!

  • Visit networking lounges to chat live with distributors, regional associations, and discuss a number of different topics with industry leaders.
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Education Sessions

Presented by Ben Stallard  |  CAS 1.0

Ready to tackle your projects and knock out every task in a flash? With the brand-new SAGE project management area, you can easily view and manage all projects, as well as track the status. We'll also walk you through how projects work with the order management module to streamline your workday. You'll be ready to supercharge your efficiency and make running your business easier than ever!

Presented by Kim Ballard  |  CAS 0.5

With a company store, you can offer a seamless, modern online ordering experience to your clients for their branded merchandise! You'll lock in business with a client while they enjoy their own convenient and completely customizable online store stocked with their company uniforms, employee incentive gifts, to popular swag they order often. We'll show you how to incorporate SAGE Company Stores into your offerings, how to qualify a client, and what exactly makes for a successful company store.

Presented by Grayson West  |  CAS 0.5

Having a strong web presence is an essential part of running a business in 2020! At SAGE, we build your website for you. We combine your vision along with our expertise in best practices to ensure your business stands out online. In this session we'll discuss how to successfully establish a web presence with SAGE Website Standard, SAGE Website Professional, and SAGE Website Professional Plus. We'll also show you how SAGE Website Professional Plus helps boost your SEO with our exclusive content package including blogs, videos, case studies, and more for you to add to your site to help you stand out from the crowd and attract new clients!

Presented by Cody Smith  |  CAS 0.5

Segmentation and personalization are trending topics in the marketing world, but how can you incorporate them into your business? Have no fear because SAGE offers useful marketing solutions, like the SAGE Print Studio custom catalogs and ready-to-send email campaigns, that will help you promote your business! We'll show you some fresh, new ideas for how to use these marketing solutions, as well as tips on allocating a portion of your marketing budget to these cost-effective solutions.

Presented by Danica Panosh  |  CAS 0.5

Class is in session for distributors who are new to SAGE or want a refresher course. Get introduced to the industry's most popular research and business management solution. We'll unpack the most powerful features of SAGE Online, including our database of over one million products, the presentation publisher, order management, and the CRM module.

Presented by German Nieves  |  CAS 0.5

Gone are the days of fishing out business cards from the bottom of your wallet. In this session, you'll learn how our CRM module helps you manage your business relationships and store all your client data in one place. Whether you need to send a quote to a client or you want to plan a follow-up with a lead, our CRM module makes it easier for you to manage your workday and your client requests.

Presented by Susan DeRagon  |  MAS 1.0 and PSA Approved

Personal Protective Equipment are not exempt from Prop 65. This session with Sue DeRagon and Maurice Norris will discuss general test requirements for non-medical and medical face masks, gowns, gloves, and other equipment.Participants will also learn what may be applicable when it comes to children's product requirements. This session qualifies as an elective course for the PPAI Product Safety Awareness initiative.

Presented by Shakira Brown  |  MAS 1.0

A crisis of any king can threaten your organization's brand image at a moment's notice, requiring you to act faster than ever before to effectively communicate. It's more important than ever not only to have a plan in place to respond to these crises, but also to train your team in appropriate techniques, authentic responses, and strategic engagement to steer the conversation. It is critical to send messages via proper channels toreach internal and external stakeholders. Award-winning branding and business communication strategist, Shakira Brown will share essential communication best practices to help instill trust and mitigate reputation damage on the onset of a crisis. Whether you're looking to bolster your reputation or better respond to situations at any time without notice, you'll learn the value of transparency and quick response. Plus, find out which crisis response tools to use and when to use them.

Presented by SPARK 2020  |  CAS 1.0

In this 60 minute virtual session, Julia Maddox will describe the design thinking process and the positive impact on innovation. This session will be designed for small business with content that has creative and human centered solutions at is core. Participants will learn steps that can be applied immediately after the session. Throughout the session there will be brainstorming activities. In order to get the most out of this session please pause the video to complete each exercise before continuing to play the session.

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Ben Stallard, CAS

SAGE Account Executive

Ben Stallard joined the SAGE Distributor Sales Team in 2017. Ben is a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington, where he studied Economics. He enjoys the team atmosphere at SAGE and brings a contagious enthusiasm to every interaction with his distributor clients. When Ben is away from the office, you can find him cruising the backroads on his motorcycle.

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Kim Ballard

Kim Ballard

SAGE Sr. Account Executive

Kim Ballard joined SAGE in 2003 as a Distributor Account Executive. Kim attended Southwest Texas State University and Texas State University-San Marcos. She enjoys training distributors on how to use SAGE and providing them with new solutions to improve their businesses. When Kim is not working, you can find her spending time with her family.

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Grayson West

Grayson West

SAGE Sr. Account Executive

Grayson West is currently a Sr. Account Executive and joined SAGE as a Distributor Account Executive in 2011. Grayson holds a degree in Criminal Justice. His favorite thing about working at SAGE is helping distributors succeed and becoming an extended part of their teams. When Grayson is not working, you can usually find him on a golf course.

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Cody Smith

Cody Smith

SAGE Account Executive

Cody Smith joined SAGE in 2019 as a Distributor Account Executive. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations. His favorite aspect about SAGE is the team support and family-type mentality among coworkers. When he’s not at work, Cody enjoys going to concerts, traveling, and playing with his French Bulldog, Murphy.

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Danica Panosh

Danica Panosh

SAGE Account Executive

Danica Panosh joined the SAGE Distributor Sales Team in 2019. Her favorite part of the job is working with a supportive sales team that has taught her a tremendous amount about the promotional products industry. When she’s not working, you can find Danica in a thrift store, purchasing vintage clothes and transforming them into new creations that she then sells at local art shows.

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German Nieves

German Nieves

SAGE Account Executive

German Nieves joined the SAGE team as a Customer Account Specialist in 2016. He was quickly promoted to Customer Account Coordinator and became a member of the Distributor Sales team in 2018. German received the SAGE Outstanding Teamwork Award in 2017. His favorite thing about working at SAGE is helping and meeting longtime customers.

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Julia Maddoxs

Julia Maddoxs

Team Building Consultant

Julia Maddox is a consultant, campaign strategist, and educator who helps teams build their capacity for creative problem solving. Julia has over a decade of experience leading high-performing teams and is a popular presenter on the topic of creativity and innovation. Julia Maddox is recognized as an expert on sustainable community development and change management.

Maurice Norris

Maurice Norris

PPAI Public Affairs Manager

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Shakira Brown

Shakira Brown

CEO at SMB Strategic Media LLC

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Sue DeRagon

Sue DeRagon

PPAI Public Affairs Manager

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Frequently Asked Questions

SAGE Show Virtual is an educational event and tradeshow for promotional products professionals. You’ll be able to discover the latest and greatest products, attend quality industry education sessions, receive sales advice, get help with your SAGE products and services, and more!

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

SAGE Show Virtual will be held online this year to help everyone practice safe social distancing.

All qualified U.S. promotional products distributors and their salespeople are welcome to attend.

Admission to the virtual tradeshow experience is free for all promotional products distributors and their salespeople.

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