Monday 8 February 2021

CMS Acquires Progressive Promotions

This month, Consolidated Marketing Services announced their acquistion of Progressive Promotions. Founded in 1987, Progressive will retain their office in Englewood, personnel and contact information. Going forward, the company will be known as Progressive Promotions, powered by Consolidated Marketing Services. According to company executives, the combined revenue of both companies for 2020 was $30 million.

The merger creates one of the largest certified women-owned promotional merchandise agencies in the United States and a powerhouse international provider of custom and e-commerce promotional programs that help companies, governments and institutions build brands, grow sales and profits, engage employees and achieve their cost savings and ROI goal. 

According to Julie Levi, CEO and founder of Progressive Promotions said in a press release. “We were attracted to CMS for its best-in-class, enterprise-grade, e-commerce service offerings, which are a perfect complement to the innovative products and services we currently offer,” 

Julie Levi, CEO and Founder

Levi continued: “Culturally, we knew they would value our employees and help take them to the next level professionally. Globally, we knew they would enhance our presence and enable seamless expansion to many countries. Additionally, their in-house design, data analytics and sophisticated print management teams will help create a one-stop shop for our clients’ marketing execution needs.”

CMS is a nationally certified women-owned business enterprise (WBENC), servicing a wide range of national and global customers from a variety of industries. As a leader in special event merchandising and identity apparel programs,CMS specializes in in-house developed e-commerce programs, which are backed by kitting and fulfillment via a network of company-owned warehouses. CMS and Progressive’s combined client roster includes American Express, Kraft Heinz, Levi’s, MetLife, PGA and more globally recognized brands.

“Combining services and sharing our breadth of expertise with another like-minded, industry-leading, woman-owned business only solidifies our position as the go-to for marketing and promotional products for enterprise-level clients,” said Charleen Smotrycz, president of CMS. “This acquisition will further allow us to attract additional blue-chip clients and large, complex projects on a national and global scale.”

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