Mark Graham - "In 2001, when I was relatively new to the industry, I attended an education session at the PPPC show with today’s guest, Cliff Quicksell. It was a transformative moment for me as I was challenged by Cliff to see the bigger creative picture as it pertained to promotional products sales. I will always remember that class and the several others I attended in subsequent years as key to my development as a professional in this industry."
While Cliff is certainly a household name in the industry, his bio is well worth recounting. Cliff Quicksell, Jr., has been involved in the promotional products and sportswear industries for the past 33 years. During this tenure, he has been a mainstay on the education circuit at PPAI, ASI and several regional associations. Those who who have attended his sessions describe a man of boundless energy and enthusiasm for creative promotional products sales.
For more than 27 years, Cliff has been speaking, training and consulting internationally to associations and national business groups on more effective ways to market themselves and their products and services. Cliff has consulted for several blue chip industry companies such as: iPROMOTEu©, Fruit of the Loom, Inc., Brown & Bigelow©, AIA, Geiger© and Snugz© USA.
Cliff has been the recipient of numerous industry awards. Recognized by PPAI for creativity, he has won the prestigious PPAI Golden Pyramid award 23 times. He has received PPAI’s Ambassador Speaker of the Year Award 6 consecutive years. He has also been recognized by Counselor Magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in the Promotional Products Industry.
Cliff is also a prolific writer, having been published in every recognizable trade publication in our industry, and we are honored that he now adds PromoKitchen to that list.