Jun 9, 2016
Cleveland, OH (June, 9, 2016) –Proforma is proud to announce it is the recipient of three 2016 American Inhouse Design Awards from Graphic Design USA for the design and concepts behind its marketing programs. The 2016 Proforma Calendar, the 2016 Proforma Promotional Marketing Catalog and the new Proforma Website were recognized for each piece’s design and marketing creativity.
“Proforma has truly become a marketing powerhouse of resources to help our customers market their brand, find creative solutions and increase customer retention,” said Greg Muzzillo, Founder of Proforma. “Having received these awards for the ninth consecutive year is a testament to our dedication to providing innovative ideas, creative techniques and unmatched design capabilities. We are always working to push the creative boundaries and develop award-winning pieces year after year.”
Aside from three American Inhouse Design Awards, Proforma was also recognized as the #2 Top Distributor by Promo Marketing magazine with a total sales of $532 million in 2015. This is Proforma’s eighth consecutive year being named among the top two distributors.
“The goal of our marketing programs is to provide an easy and effective way for Proforma Owners to engage in brand awareness campaigns, generate sales and retain customers,” said Deanna Castello, Proforma’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Our creative team also works directly with Owners to create marketing campaigns customized to the unique needs and challenges each of their clients face. Earning three American Inhouse Design Awards validates that our marketing solutions are setting the businesses we work with apart from their competition.”
Graphic Design USA sponsors design competitions that spotlight areas of excellence and opportunity for creative professionals. The American Inhouse Design Award is the premier showcase for outstanding work by in-house designers. For the ninth consecutive year, Proforma has been honored with multiple Inhouse Design Awards
Jun 7, 2016
Cleveland, OH (June, 7, 2016) – Proforma is excited to announce it has been named the #2 Top Distributor in the promotional products industry by Promo Marketing magazine with a total sales of $532 million in 2015. This is Proforma’s eighth consecutive year being named among the top two distributors.
“Being named the #2 Top Distributor by Promo Marketing magazine is an accomplishment we are truly proud of,” said Greg Muzzillo, Founder of Proforma. “We owe this achievement to our member owners for continually working to differentiate themselves in the market by delivering the latest trends and innovative ideas to their clients.”
The annual listing by Promo Marketing magazine is based on 2015 sales volume. In addition to leading the industry in sales, Proforma also offers its member owners award-winning sales and marketing tools, unmatched resources and a network of support staff to assist them with meeting their clients’ needs. Proforma Owners are a part of a network of more than 750 independent offices and offer over 600,000 products and services.
“Our goal is to not only help our member owners grow and run a successful business, but to live the life of their dreams,” said Muzzillo. “We consider it our responsibility to provide them with the support they need so they can spend more time with their clients, understanding their needs and creating solutions to help their clients grow.
In addition to the company being named this year’s #2 Top Distributor by Promo Marketing, Proforma was recognized as the #2 Top Distributor by Print + Promo, #2 Top Distributor by Print Solutions and the #3 Top Distributor by Counselor magazine in 2015. Proforma was also the recipient of three 2015 American Inhouse Design Awards from Graphic Design USA for the design concepts behind its marketing programs.
Members of Proforma have access to a full suite of support, including award-winning marketing campaigns, a newly enhanced technology platform, financial backing, free credit insurance, the buying clout that lowers costs 5% - 15% with a proven vendor network, and more.
Dec 14, 2015
Cleveland, OH (December 14, 2015) –In the spirit of combining charitable giving and employee appreciation, Proforma will give every Proforma Support Center Staff Member a TOMS gift card this holiday season. With every product purchased from TOMS, the retailer of shoes,sunglasses, apparel and more, it will help a person in need.
"We wanted to not only thank our Support Team for the hard work and dedication they show our Owner Network all year round, but we also wanted a way to incorporate giving to underprivileged families,” said Brian Smith, President and Chief Operating Officer of Proforma. “TOMS empowers our employees to continue the giving. Their ‘One for One’ program means with every purchase our Team Members make, a person in need is getting a new pair of shoes, eye care, access to safe water, healthy birthing resources or bullying prevention services.”
Since 2006, TOMS has given over 45 million pairs of shoes to children in need in more than 70 countries.
“We were inspired by the TOMS business model and how they are able to use their sales to help improve the lives of those less fortunate around the world,” said Deanna Castello, Proforma’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Their mission is right inline with the mindset we had going into this holiday season. Now, nearly 160 more children will receive shoes or another critical health service when our Team Members redeem their holiday gift.”
Proforma’s Support Center Team Members have also collected more than $3,000 in cash and gifts for several Cleveland-area underprivileged families. Team Members purchase holiday gifts for six Cleveland children and additional money is raised through raffles and team events throughout the year.
“What impresses us the most about Proforma’s charitable efforts is that it is 100%employee driven and our team is working to raise money all year round for those who need it most. It’s not just a December initiative,” said Kathy Mayo,Proforma’s Director of Human Resources. “From sponsoring Bingo nights and serving breakfast at the local Ronald McDonald House to coordinating a‘Christmas in July’ summer raffle, the team is always working toward making a difference in the lives of others in our community.”
Proforma’s Tampa Offices have decided to join forces with A Kid’s Place,a local non-profit organization in Tampa providing foster care to neglected or abandoned children. Team Members purchased gifts and necessities for children ranging from toddler age to young adults.
Proforma is a network of more than 750 independent offices throughout North America that offers graphic communications solutions through commercial printing services, promotional products, business documents and eCommerce solutions. The company provides clients with one source for an infinite number of resources including a network of over 600,000 products and services.