Who do we think we are? 

PromoKitchen is an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization led by professionals in the $20 billion dollar promotional products industry.  Our story began in January 2011: a group of young promotional products professionals banded together to create a new voice for the industry. What started out as a casual email list has now blossomed into a blog that represents our myriad views and questions we have for the future of our industry. We called this PromoKitchen.

PromoKitchen represents a cross section of the industry: suppliers, distributors and service providers, men and women, salespeople and business owners, young and the young at heart.

We believe that best practice sharing is a good thing for an industry that is going through rapid change. We also believe in the power of community and how this industry can improve by establishing stronger connections between us all.

PromoKitchen has two mandates:

1. Education: We want to advance the industry through thought-provoking discussion on a variety of subjects (marketing, sales, technology, operations, productivity, creativity).

2. Mentorship: We want to make the industry better for newer entrants and the idea is to match young superstars with some seasoned members in PromoKitchen.

We don’t have all of the answers (not even close), but we feel that by expressing our thoughts here we can help move the industry forward. PromoKitchen is about debate, differing opinions and pushing the limits by discussing new and cool trends.

To set the record straight, we represent an independent view with the goal of helping everyone progress. We are not here to promote or demote any other industry “group” or “association.” PromoKitchen is an entirely volunteer force, all of the contributors are busy running their own businesses and do not profit from PromoKitchen. Our commitment to you is to provide rich stories of real entrepreneurship and to create a space for open dialogue. We see PromoKitchen evolving into a larger community of progressively minded industry leaders that have something important to say.

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