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.
Discover the newest trending products from hundreds of the top supplier lines all brought right to your computer!
Create relationships with suppliers, fellow distributors, and local associations through our seamless chat and lounge features.
Ignite your business with new ideas, marketing strategies, and industry-leading innovation through online education sessions.
Presented by Ben Stallard, CAS | CAS 0.5
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 Emily West | 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 and Maurice Norris | 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 kind 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 to reach 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 Julia Maddox | CAS 1.0
In this session, Julia Maddox will describe the design thinking process and the positive impact on innovation. Designed for small businesses with content that has creative and human-centered solutions at its core, participants will learn how to apply design thinking to their businesses. In order to get the most out of this session please pause the video to complete each exercise before continuing to play the session.
Presented by Candi Barry, Account Manager
This fast-paced 20-minute webinar will give you an overview of how full-color printing fits perfectly with promo products. With bold authenticity, Candi plants ideas, thoughts, and emotions into your mind as she shows you the huge revenue opportunity promotional printing offers and how important it is to help customers effectively communicate in these unprecedented times.
Stop by our booth, have a quick chat with Candi and our print team. Plus, you’ll get information on all the sales and marketing tools we offer to help grow your business- plus a special offer for SAGE Virtual Show attendees!
Presented by Cindy Mielke, Director of Channel Marketing: Incentives
Did you know that gift cards are at the top of everyone’s wish list for year-end and holiday gifts? Are you prepared to offer gift cards that increase your revenue and profits?
Especially in this time of pandemic, the growing incentive market creates opportunities for you to make money with gift cards. Join us to discover how you can make gift card fulfillment profitably fit into your business and tips on how to differentiate your incentive and recognition programs.
Presented by Russ Neale, SVP Marketing and Michael Ferri, SVP Sales
As schools and organizations struggle with getting back to normal, one thing is certain – everyone needs a mask. Founder Sport Group recently launched a brand-new program called Founder Sport Health, a fit-for-purpose website and digital tool for dealers that allows schools to customize and build personalized masks. This tool is for dealers, making quoting and fulfillment as seamless as possible with clients.
Presented by Mike Szymczak, VP Business Development at HPG
Mike Szymczak, Co-Founder of Origaudio, and now VP of Business Development at HPG will re-introduce you to the food segment of the promo industry. The opportunity is vast with the right products and pitch.
Mike will walk you through the latest trends culminating with the presentation of a brand new HPG product line, Batch & Bodega – the exciting new food gift venture he co-created with Jason Lucash (formerly his cofounder at Origaudio). Watch this session to take more advantage of the holiday gift season now underway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAGE Account Executive
Emily West joined the SAGE Distributor Sales Team in 2016. Emily is a graduate of Texas Tech University, where she studied Interior Design and Architecture. She enjoys the relationships she’s developed with her distributor clients as well as the close bonds she has with her colleagues. When she is not working, you can find her playing with her two puppies, Harlee and Harper.
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.
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.
PPAI Public Affairs Manager
Maurice Norris is the public affairs manager for PPAI. He monitors legislative and regulatory developments affecting the promotional products industry. Maurice also assists members with compliance challenges facing their businesses and helps them advocate for their companies with various aspects and levels of government. Maurice also serves on the board of the Graphic Communications Workforce Coalition.
CEO at SMB Strategic Media LLC
Shakira Brown is an award-winning professional branding and business communication speaker. She is the CEO of SMB Strategic Media LLC, a firm that helps businesses clarify their message via strategic brand messaging. Brown is also the lead marketing consultant for America’s Small Business Development Center at The College of New Jersey. She has won more than 13 industry awards in various disciplines for her work.
Qima Senior Technical Consultant
Susan DeRagon is the Senior Technical Consultant for Qima. Ms. DeRagon has over 25 years of experience in the toy and premiums industry and has worked with PPAI as a technical consultant since 2008. Ms. DeRagon is an active member of the Toy Industry Association and the American Society for Testing and Materials and is also on the Board of Directors for ICPHSO, the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization.
With over 10+ years in the industry as an award-winning trainer, presenter and sales manager, Candi has a passion for print!
Director of Channel Marketing: Incentives
Cindy Mielke is Tango Card's Director of Channel Marketing - Incentives and a Certified Professional of Incentive Management. Her passion is working with clients and partners, driving results through their incentive and recognition program rewards. A strong advocate for the incentive industry, Cindy was awarded the Karen Renk Fellowship and inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) in 2019.
Russ Neale has over 20 years’ experience building brands such as Campbell Soup, Pedigree Dog Food, Valspar Paint, and Cabot Wood Stain. Since joining Badger Sport in 2017, he has led all aspects of marketing, including the creation of Founder Sport Group and evolution of the Badger Sport, Alleson Athletic, Flash and Chromagear brands. He holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Michael Ferri has been with Badger Sportswear/Founder Sport Group since 2001 and was instrumental in transitioning the company from private label to a branded marketing and sales strategy. He is responsible for a strategic growth plan and committed to creating opportunities for accelerated growth and improved efficiency in each of its divisions and brands. Prior to joining Badger Sport Michael has held management positions at Champion and Starter Corporation.
VP Business Development at HPG
Founded in 2009 by Jason Lucash and Mike Szymczak, Origaudio has always had one primary mission in mind: make awesome happen. Origaudio prides itself on making creative and unique products that people will enjoy and carry wherever the journey takes them. Since combining forces with HPG in 2018, Szymczak is now part of the Business Development Team and focuses on continued growth for all subsidiaries and forging new brand partnerships.
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!
September 22 & 23, 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.
3M Promotional Markets
A+ Wine Designs
Ad Bands Plus
Alexa Springs - TST/IMPRESO Inc
American Ad Bag
American Calendar Company
American PaperWear LLC
AmeriKYP Marketing Group dba DermaCare Packaging
Anico International Inc
AT Cross Company, LLC
Augusta Sportswear Brands
Baden Sports Inc.
Beacon Promotions Inc.
Best Deal Awards
Best Promotions USA LLC
BIC Graphic NA
Blue Generation by M Rubin & Sons Incorporated
Bravo Awards Limited
Browse 25 Inc
Cap America Incorporated
Cavatina Elite Inc.
Coloring Book solutions
Charles River Apparel
Chocolate Inn / Lanco
Claire Chase Inc
Continental Headwear and More
Continental Marketing Services Inc
Creative Leader Imaging
Creative Mats Inc.
Dixie Seal & Stamp Co Inc
Dotted Line Mfg
Edwards Garment Company
Emblemtek Solutions Group Inc
Encompass Group, LLC
ERB Industries Inc
Erell Manufacturing Company
Exquisite Images LLC
Fairytale Brownies Inc
Founder Sport Group
Fresh Beginnings, LLC
Gemini Industries Incorporated
Giftland Works LLC
Halls & Company
High Caliber Line
Howard Miller Co
Hudson Valley Umbrella Co Inc
Identification Plates Inc
Illinois Glove Company
Indiana Metal Craft
Innovative Adhesives LLC
In Your Face Apparel
Jornik Manufacturing Corporation
Latham & Sons
Leashables By Oralabs Inc
Liberty Playing Card LP
Logo Mats, LLC
Made To Promo
Marine Layer Inc
Mercury Luggage Manufacturing Company
Moderne Glass Company Inc.
OTTO International, Inc
Outdoor Cap Company
Paramount Apparel International Inc
Perry Ellis International
Picnic Time Family of Brands Inc
Pioneer Balloon Company
Play Cards on Demand
Plexi Fab inc.
Prizes for Excellence
PromoMatting from Americo
PVH Corporate Outfitters
Raining Rose, Inc.
Sacs and Boxes 2
Sanford Business To Business
Sarge Knives LLC
Scratch Off Systems
Sofia's Cookies Incorporated
Steiner Innovations, LLC
Stickers Stickers Inc
STRAX Americas Inc
Sweda Company LLC
Symphony Handmade Seed Papers
The Bentcil Group
The Chest, LLC
The Gavel Company
The Urban + The Mystic
Tranter Graphics Incorporated
Trident Promo Inc
Tropico Imports Ltd
True Brands Inc.
United States Postal Service
Vu Line Direct
Warwick Publishing Co
Wehr Industries Inc
Wood Expressions Inc
Zeit Company Inc