Category: Press Release

Motivators Awarded Google Trusted Stores Badge

Motivators, which offers custom printed promotional products, was recently selected to join the Google Trusted Stores program. To help shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Trusted Store badge is awarded to e-commerce sites that demonstrate a track record of on-time shipping and excellent customer service. When visiting the Motivators website, shoppers will see a Google Trusted Store badge and can click on it for more information.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by both our customers and Google as a company worthy of the Google Trusted Stores badge,” said Motivators President and CEO, Ken Laffer, Mas, Masi. “We will continue to provide our customers with the excellent service upon which our reputation has been built.”

As an added benefit, when a shopper makes a purchase at a Google Trusted Store, they have the option to select free purchase protection from Google. Then in the unlikely event of an issue with their purchase, they can request Google’s help, and Google will work with Motivators and the customer to address the issue. As part of this, Google offers up to $1,000 lifetime purchase protection for eligible purchases.

Google Trusted Stores is entirely free, both for shoppers and for online stores. The program helps online stores like Motivators attract new customers, increase sales and differentiate themselves by showing off their excellent service via the badge on their websites.

ABOUT MOTIVATORS 

Motivators Inc. has been dedicated to creating “Branding Opportunities that Work” for more than 35 years. Its website, www.Motivators.com, features tens of thousands of imprintable promotional products as well as an array of marketing ideas and solutions.

Motivators Inc. Named Authorized Distributor of Under Armour Corporate Apparel

WESTBURY, N.Y., March 30, 2016 – Motivators Inc. has been named an authorized distributor of corporate apparel from the leader in performance apparel, Under Armour. Under Armour is one of the most recognized and sought-after brands of active sportswear. Now companies and organizations can decorate corporate logos, brands or event messages on this clothing line at Motivators.com.

“Imagine your brand or message professionally decorated on an Under Armour product this spring or summer,” said Motivators President and CEO, Ken Laffer. “Connecting your brand with such a powerful and universally recognized brand… Imagine what that can do for you!”

Because the public associates Under Armour with quality, brands will now be able to align themselves with that image and give the impression of superiority. Linking corporate brands to Under Armour elevates the brand’s message in the eyes of its target audience.

As an introduction to Under Armour corporate apparel, Motivators is offering customers the ability to order as few as three units.

ABOUT MOTIVATORS 

Motivators Inc. has been dedicated to creating “Branding Opportunities that Work” for more than 35 years. Its website, www.Motivators.com, features tens of thousands of imprintable promotional products as well as an array of marketing ideas and solutions.

ABOUT UNDER ARMOUR

Under Armour is the originator of performance apparel. Founded in 1996 by former University of Maryland football player, Kevin Plank, the brand offers a variety of items designed to keep athletes cool, dry and light. Under Armour products are available for men, women and youth.

Motivators Inc Brings Home Silver 2016 PPAI Technology Award for Best eCommerce Website

WESTBURY, N.Y., February 12, 2016 – At the 2016 PPAI Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, Motivators Inc. won the Silver level 2016 PPAI Technology Award for eCommerce Website.

This award was for the site, test.motivators.com, which allows customers to handle orders completely online from browsing products and instant price quotes to order placement, tracking and history. Motivators’ eCommerce site minimizes the need for direct contact to complete a transaction, creating a quick and easy purchasing experience.

With its Technology Award for eCommerce Website, PPAI strives to recognize members who develop creative and effective business websites for the industry.

“As one of the first companies in our industry to have established an eCommerce site, we are extremely proud of the work we have done and continue to do to enhance the usability of our website,” said Motivators President and CEO, Ken Laffer. “It’s truly an honor to receive this recognition from PPAI.”

The Motivators website won the Silver 2016 PPAI Technology Award in eCommerce Website based on overall site navigation, content, quality and creativity.

ABOUT MOTIVATORS

Motivators Inc. has been dedicated to creating “Branding Opportunities that Work” for more than 35 years. Its website, www.Motivators.com, features tens of thousands of imprintable promotional products as well as an array of marketing ideas and solutions.

ABOUT PPAI

Since 1904, the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) has grown to become the world’s largest non-for-profit promotional products association. Read more

Ali Strauss is the Winner of this Years Past Presidents Scholarship from SAAGNY

WESTBURY, N.Y., November 20, 2015 – We would like to formally congratulate our very own Ali Strauss as the winner of this year’s Past Presidents Scholarship from SAAGNY. The Past Presidents Scholarship Award provides the recipient the opportunity to attend a program that will expand his or her knowledge in the promotional products industry.

The Past Presidents Scholarship Awards are in honor of former presidents. One outstanding past president is Linda Robinson. Linda was a woman ahead of her time; she entered the Specialty Advertising field when only a handful of women were in the industry. She took advantage of every educational opportunity to build a successful business, earning not only the respect of her peers but attracting many friends throughout the years as well.

Linda played a major role in shaping the growth of SAAGNY, including a term as president. She was well on her way to making an impact on the Board of PPAI. Linda was a compelling, fair-minded individual and gifted professional who truly loved the challenge of the sale. Her generous nature allowed her to share with others the wealth of information that she acquired over the years. She distinguished herself as a leader, a teacher and a mentor.

“We are so proud that Ali Strauss has won this particular award,” said the Director of Sales, Rachel Levin. “Ali exemplifies the nature of this scholarship as she too is a professional who loves the challenge of the sale.”

Ali has earned her CAS and continues to utilize the education provided in this industry to share with others and make knowledge-based decisions that will enhance her growth.

“At Motivators, Ali is an outstanding sales representative, manager, co-worker and friend to all,” said Levin. “This award could not have gone to a more appropriate candidate.”

ABOUT MOTIVATORS 

Motivators Inc. has been dedicated to creating “Branding Opportunities that Work” for more than 35 years. Its website, www.Motivators.com, features tens of thousands of imprintable promotional products as well as an array of marketing ideas and solutions.

Motivators Wins SAAGNY Award for Distributor Technology

WESTBURY, N.Y., November 20, 2015 – We are greatly humbled and honored to be the recipient of the Distributor Technology Award for the second consecutive year. We would like to offer our sincerest gratitude to the members of SAAGNY who voted for Motivators and recognized the hard work and dedication that our staff has devoted to the development of our website: Motivators.com.

Motivators Promotional Products has been in business for over 36 years. “To achieve this honor (not once, but twice) indicates that we are forever evolving and will continue on our venture for the next 36 years,” said Rachel Levin, Director of Sales. “Thank you again, SAAGNY, for all of your support!”

ABOUT MOTIVATORS

Motivators Inc. has been dedicated to creating “Branding Opportunities that Work” for more than 35 years. Its website, www.Motivators.com, features tens of thousands of imprintable promotional products as well as an array of marketing ideas and solutions.

Motivators Celebrates Making Your Brand Memorable for 35 Years of Movies

Motivators celebrates making your brand memorable for 35 years by creating a video depicting 35 movies.

WESTBURY, N.Y., December 4, 2014–In honor of Motivators celebrating 35 years building Branding Opportunities That Work, the Motivators team is proud to present their take on some of the most popular movies from the past 35 years.

“I hope people are compelled to look up the scenes that they don’t quite remember,” said Anthony Zuaro, Graphic Design and Video Production Supervisor at Motivators., “The details of each scene is what really makes this project special.”

Zuaro, who is also the lead actor in many of the scenes, spent five months meticulously shooting and editing footage in order to present the project. Some movies that are included in the video are The Hunger Games, Apocalypse Now, Die Hard, and Guardians of the Galaxy.

“Movies have given people some great memories over the years,” Zuaro said. “I thought it would be a great way to celebrate the fact that Motivators has been helping businesses and organizations become more memorable via the use of promotional products for 35 years.”

Motivators was founded in 1979 and launched its fully e-commerce enabled website, Motivators.com, in 2003. Since then, the award-winning site has been updated in an effort to give its shoppers the best possible buying experience.

“I was truly amazed with how this video turned out,.” Laffer said. “Anthony did a tremendous job. The choice to combine 35 movies in honor of our 35th anniversary was a phenomenal idea.”

The video required a great deal of time and effort, and. Zuaro enjoyed finding solutions and various ways to replicate the scenery and costumes from each particular film. After filming 35 clips for 35 movies, the talented producer picked his favorites after all was said and done.

“I definitely had a blast sliding around in my socks during the filming for Risky Business,” he said. “Being on the beach dressed as Jack Sparrow was a lot of fun as well.”

The video pays very close attention to detail. During the filming, he was slathered in makeup, had water poured over his head, navigated through thorn-infested woods, and received plenty of odd looks from onlookers.

“I had a blast,” Zuaro said. “I’m proud to be part of a company that has been successful for as long as Motivators has, and I look forward to continuing to be a part of it.”

ABOUT MOTIVATORS 

Motivators Inc. has been dedicated to creating “Branding Opportunities that Work” for more than 35 years. Its website, www.Motivators.com, features tens of thousands of imprintable promotional products as well as an array of marketing ideas and solutions.

Motivators Wins Three Awards at Annual Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York Meeting

Motivators Promotional Products won three standout awards at the 2014 annual SAAGNY meeting.

WESTBURY, N.Y., November 18, 2014–Motivators Promotional Products made a splash at the 2014 annual SAAGNY meeting, where they were the recipients of three awards.

Motivators Promotional Products has taken home three of the most prestigious awards given to promotional products distributors at the 2014 annual SAAGNY meeting. Motivators was awarded the Distributor of the Year Award, their second consecutive Technology Award, and CEO Ken Laffer was presented with the Humanitarian of the Year Award.

“I am so proud of our team,” said Laffer. “It was truly an honor for all of us to be recognized by the association.

Laffer founded Motivators in 1979. In 1983, he was elected to the Board of Directors at SAAGNY. He served on the board for seven years. In 1986, Ken was nominated for and elected to the National Board of the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI).

Laffer is known for being an advocate for industry education, and he has been widely commended for his efforts. Under his leadership, Motivators has become a highly regarded promotional products distributor. This year, Motivators ranked on Counselor magazine’s “Best Places to Work” in the ad specialty industry for the third straight year.

Motivators.com was launched in 1995, and in 2003 it was re-launched as a fully eCommerce enabled, secure website. To date, the website has more than 40,000 promotional products available for purchase online.

“Any acknowledgement for our hard work gives us a great sense of pride,” Laffer said. “The staff and I are extremely proud of our growth and success in 2014.”

ABOUT MOTIVATORS 

Motivators Inc. has been dedicated to creating “Branding Opportunities that Work” for more than 35 years. Its website, www.Motivators.com, features tens of thousands of imprintable promotional products as well as an array of marketing ideas and solutions.

Counselor Announces Motivators As One of 2014 Best Places To Work

For the third year in a row, Counselor has announced that Motivators, a leading promotional products distributor, is one of the best places to work.

WESTBURY, N.Y., July 21, 2014--Motivators Inc, a leading promotional products distributor, ranked on Counselor magazine’s Best Places to Work in the ad specialty industry for the third year in a row.

“These are the companies that are totally dedicated to their corporate cultures and to the well-being and productivity of their employees,” said Tim Andrews, president and CEO of the Advertising Specialty Institute. “They’re the leaders in the industry when it comes to workplace success, and we’re happy to honor them tonight.”

Being named to the list signifies that Motivators is one of 90 companies that comprise this year’s list of Counselor’s Best Places to Work.

“It’s truly an honor to be acknowledged by Counselor for a third straight year,” said Motivators CEO Ken Laffer, MAS, MASI. “This company would not be where it is without the staff, so first and foremost I have to thank them, for the excellent job that they do.”

The list was unveiled on Thursday night at a reception that kicked off the 2014 Counselor Best Places to Work Conference, held at the Hotel Chicago Downtown.

Said Laffer: “Our staff has been working harder than ever, and this award truly reflects that.”

ABOUT MOTIVATORS 

Motivators Inc. has been dedicated to creating “Branding Opportunities that Work” for more than 35 years. Its website, www.Motivators.com, features tens of thousands of imprintable promotional products as well as an array of marketing ideas and solutions.

Motivators Inc. Makes PPB Magazine’s Greatest Companies To Work For List

PPB magazine ranks Motivators on its list of Greatest Companies To Work For.

WESTBURY, N.Y., April 22, 2014–Motivators was chosen as one of 12 promotional products companies to be featured on PPB magazine’s 2014 Greatest Companies To Work For list.

More than 40 industry businesses were nominated for the honor, but just five suppliers and seven distributors were selected. This year marks Motivators’ first on the PPB magazine list, which was established in 2011.

The companies that made this year’s list all have one thing in common: They acknowledge and appreciate their employees and give them a sense of purpose.

“Being included on PPB magazine’s list of Greatest Companies To Work For is a great source of pride,” said Motivators President and CEO, Ken Laffer, MAS, MASI. “Motivators has a unique company culture, and our placement on this list is a direct result of our outstanding and creative staff.”

Motivators has been recognized six times on Inc. Magazine’s prestigious 500/5000 list. Still, the growing distributor maintains the exceptional, tight-knit work environment that initially sparked its growth.

ABOUT MOTIVATORS 

Motivators Inc. has been dedicated to creating “Branding Opportunities that Work” for more than 35 years. Its website, www.Motivators.com, features tens of thousands of imprintable promotional products as well as an array of marketing ideas and solutions.

Motivators Helps Sponsor Connecticut Sports Foundation Fundraiser

Motivators has signed on as a sponsor for the Connecticut Sports Foundation’s 27th Annual Celebrity Dinner & Memorabilia Auction.

WESTBURY, N.Y., February 7, 2014–Motivators Inc. is a proud sponsor of the Connecticut Sports Foundation’s (CSF) 27th Annual Celebrity Dinner & Memorabilia Auction, a fundraiser for Connecticut families stricken with cancer. The promotional products distributor has donated promotional bags to be used at the February 7, 2014 event.

The annual benefit, which begins tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Mohegan Sun, is organized by more than 75 volunteers. In 2012 and 2013, CSF raised and donated approximately $300,000 in grants to cancer patients and their families.

Sponsors for this year’s event include Mohegan Sun, The Mohegan Tribe, Pfizer Global Research & Development and Dunkin’ Donuts. Major League Baseball players scheduled to appear include David Phelps and Brendan Ryan of the New York Yankees, Craig Barlow of the Boston Red Sox, and Matt Harvey of the New York Mets.

Motivators’ marketing and sales director, Rachel Levin, CAS, chose to get involved with the CFA fundraiser because it’s a cause near and dear to her heart. “Giving back to the community is important to everyone at Motivators,” she said. “What better way than to help cancer patients in their time of need?”

To become a sponsor and/or to contribute to the cause, contact Joan Koloski at 860-388-0788 or joan@sportsfoundation.org.

ABOUT MOTIVATORS 

Since its founding in 1979, Motivators Inc. has been dedicated to providing innovative branding solutions for businesses. Its website, www.Motivators.com, features tens of thousands of imprintable promotional products as well as an array of marketing ideas and solutions.

ABOUT CONNECTICUT SPORTS FOUNDATION (CSF)

CSF was founded in 1987 by Connecticut native John Ellis, a former catcher for the New York Yankees and cancer survivor, to financially assist cancer patients and their families and fund cancer research. For the past 26 years, through its Grant Recipient Program, CSF has granted over $3.5 million to more than 4,000 Connecticut families dealing with the financial hardship that often follows a cancer diagnosis. In addition, CSF has donated more than $1.5 million to support ongoing cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering. CSF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information, please visit www.sportsfoundation.org.

Navigation