Consolidated Marketing Services Acquires Progressive Promotions

Distributor Progressive Promotions (PPAI 107820, D6) has been acquired by Somerville, Massachusetts-based Consolidated Marketing Services. It will retain its Englewood, New Jersey, office, personnel and contact information, and operate as “Progressive Promotions, powered by Consolidated Marketing Services.”

The merger of the two certified women-owned businesses combines Consolidated Marketing Services’ in‐house-developed ecommerce programs enhanced by kitting and fulfillment via a network of company‐owned warehouses, and Progressive Promotions’ custom programs serving a wide variety of blue‐chip clients.

“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.”

Julie Levi, CEO and founder of Progressive Promotions, adds, “In today’s constantly‐evolving digital world, reliable and consistent technology is crucial to the overall success of a company, and CMS’s technology team proves that. 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 adds, “In CMS, we saw many synergies between our two companies. 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.”

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