Promotions marketing expert Heidi Thorne, Thorne Communications LLC, has been named to the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) Hot List for 2013. This list recognizes promotional products industry thought leaders “who are shaking up the ad specialty market, creating unique business plans, networking like maniacs, and overall, making the industry a fun and successful place to work” (Counselor magazine, April 2013).
As noted in Counselor, Heidi was included on the list for publishing five books on various aspects of the promotional products industry, a speaker at ASI Shows, and for her active social networking. She is one of the most followed people in the industry on Twitter (@heidithorne) with over 4,500 followers.
“I am certainly honored to be a part of ASI’s 2013 Hot List class,” says Heidi. “We have so many bright and innovative people who are changing the industry and redefining it for the future. So glad that ASI has found a way to showcase and help us learn from these thought leaders.”
About Heidi Thorne
Heidi Thorne is president of Thorne Communications LLC, a promotional products marketing company. She is also an author of six books and speaker on marketing topics. Her experience includes over 25 years in the fields of sales, marketing, advertising and public relations, with almost a decade in the hotel and trade show industries.
Heidi’s blog, Promo With Purpose Today (http://pwptoday.com), offers promotional product news and ideas for small business, trade shows and events.