AIA HIRES IOTT, PROMOTES KOLLMANN
NEENAH, WISCONSIN (November 10, 2008) – Adventures In Advertising has hired Greg Iott as vice president of marketing services. His role brings together in one place management of the entire portfolio of products and services AIA provides to franchise owners and sales affiliates, including supplier relations and the MVP program, marketing services, marketing technology and the AIA Ink printing initiative, among others.
Iott has more than 25 years of senior management experience including vice president of marketing and vice president of business development at Oshkosh, Wisconsin-based distributor 4imprint and, most recently, as market segment vice president at major printer Banta Corporation, now part of R. R. Donnelley.
In other news, 13-year industry veteran Rebecca Kollmann, MAS, has been promoted to the newly created role of director of business development, where she will lead recruiting, corporate marketing, and advertising and public relations activities. Kollmann joined AIA five years ago as marketing manager before she was promoted to her most recent position, director of marketing.
“Greg brings many years of valuable experience to our senior management team at a perfect time to help drive our future growth,” said David Woods, MAS, AIA president and chief executive officer. “And Rebecca’s professionalism, enthusiasm and drive make her a natural choice to spearhead our business development initiatives.”
Neenah, Wisconsin-based Adventures in Advertising offers a promotional consulting franchise opportunity for entrepreneurs who want to grow an independent business while being backed by extensive support resources. Founded in 1981, the company began offering franchises in 1994. Today, its network has grown to more than 300 franchised and affiliated promotional consultants that help corporations and businesses develop marketing and advertising programs, select promotional products from top brands and build integrated marketing solutions.
Since 2002, AIA and its owners have been awarded 17 PPAI Pyramid Awards, 11 of which were Gold Pyramids for the outstanding use of promotional products in employee incentives, tradeshows and exhibitions, self-promotion, goodwill, not-for-profit and business-to-business programs. Additionally, AIA is ranked No. 11 on Counselor magazine’s 2008 Top 40 Distributors.
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Lisa Horn, CAS
Rebecca Kollmann, MAS