In addition to other significant actions, including preparation for PDI 2016 in Orlando, the ASMC
HQ staff, in coordination with associated committees, has been working on several significant actions over the past few months.
On November 5, 2012, ASMC
announced plans to realign its business to focus on the long-term growth of its Motorcycles/ATV and Marine divisions and to wind down and discontinue new automobile sales in the continental U.
This past December Mark Baum, president of the Association of Sales & Marketing Companies (ASMC
), and the ASMC
board of directors fired a quiet shot over the bow of trade association complacency by announcing they were pulling the plug on their Annual Business Forum Conference for 2000.
The new entity will use the ASMC
brand name and operate in the continental U.
Left to right: Jeffrey Hayden--Master of Ceremonies and ASMC
Cleveland Chapter Past President, Lou Ockunzzi--ASMC
Cleveland Chapter President, Bryan Conway--President-Elect, Elena Baykal--Secretary, James Caywood--VP Membership, Toni Blevins Treasurer, and Larry Walton--VP Nominations (Absent: Sviatlana Alexander--VP Programs)
created a new organizational structure, taking effect this year, to allow the Association to best serve the varying needs of its different membership segments.
In response to continued consumer demand, dealer interest has remained high in continuing to order and receive shipments of Suzuki automobiles as long as they remain available, ASMC
intends to use a portion of the DIP funds to purchase and ship 2,500 additional cars from Japan to the continental U.
San Diego Training Day volunteers with National Executive Director Al Runnels--Left to Right: Patty Finnell, Sherrie Major, Bobby Green, Karen Dalton, Kaitlyn Krowei, Evelyn Mahoney, Ken Suazo, Genia Kyres, Brenda Meyer, Joanne MacDonald, Helen Profeta, Merlinda Medina, Letty Soto, Bill Johnson, Al Runnels.
motorcycle/ATV sales for November 2012 increased by 26% over the same period in last year, and November sales for ASMC
's Marine division were up over 50% year-over-year.
The purpose of this guideline is to give ASMC
members the information they need to create a marketing department within their foodservice sales and marketing agency.
We are pleased to have reached agreements with all of our top 50 Automotive dealers and that the total number of acceptances represents more than 98% of the total volume of automobile sales for ASMC
in the continental U.
First, congratulations to the ASMC
National HQ staff, the Professional Development Committee, the New Orleans (host) chapter, the supporting chapters, and everyone who had a hand in planning and conducting the extremely successful ASMC
2015 PDI in New Orleans.