Consolidated Marketing Services (CMS) announces the acquisition of promotional merchandise agency Progressive Promotions. Progressive, which was founded in 1987, retains its Englewood, New Jersey, office, staff, and contact information and will now be known as “Progressive Promotions, powered by Consolidated Marketing Services.”
The merger creates one of the largest certified women-owned promotional merchandise agencies in the U.S. and an international provider of custom and eCommerce promotional programs.
The combination of CMS, a leader in in-house developed eCommerce programs, and Progressive Promotions, whose custom programs serve a variety of blue-chip clients, benefits current and new clients by providing a wider range of products and services.
“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,” says 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.”
“In today’s constantly-evolving digital world, reliable and consistent technology is crucial to the overall success of a company, and CMS’ technology team proves that,” adds Progressive Promotions CEO and founder Julie Levi. “We were attracted to CMS for their best-in-class, enterprise-grade, eCommerce services offerings, which is a perfect complement to the innovative products and services we currently offer.”
Levi continues, “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.”