(Editor’s Note: PromoWire by PPAI Media is a running digest of news releases and updates submitted from organizations around the industry. PPAI Media edits these only slightly, including for length, and will consider newsworthy entries from any member organization.)

June 6, 2022

Orbus Acquires Seg Systems and Services

Woodridge, IL – Orbus Exhibit & Display Group®, North America’s largest producer and manufacturer of visual communications solutions for tradeshows and events, retail environments and corporate interiors, is excited to announce its acquisition of SEG Systems & Services effective May 17, 2022.

SEG Systems, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, specializes in the engineering, design, and manufacture of lightboxes, merchandising and display systems, and highly creative solutions to bolster brands.

SEG Services, based in Portland, Oregon, is a full-service retail marketing agency that offers the highest levels of service to clients through design, production and execution.

“Orbus is excited to explore the outstanding custom capabilities of SEG and its remarkable team,” said Gary Keefer, CEO of Orbus. “They have demonstrated superior speed, precision, and creativity in their solutions. Further, SEG’s assortment of frames and light boxes complement and supplement Orbus’ existing offering.”

SEG’s President, Reid Johnson, will continue to lead the SEG team and will become a part of the executive team at Orbus.

“Being a part of the Orbus Group significantly expands our resources and capabilities across North America,” said Johnson. “Access to an expansive range of visual communications solutions, supported by an exceptional team committed to service, promises a limitless future for what we can do together.”

June 3, 2022

ACS Affiliate Services Announces Addition of Four New Affiliate Partners

PHILADELPHIA, June 2, 2022 – ACS Affiliate Services is proud to announce the addition of four new affiliate partners to its affiliate community during the months of April and May.

The new affiliate partners are Davidson Promotional Products, Inc.; Dragonfly Marketing & Consulting; Lex Branded Merch, LLC; and Top Results Promotions & Apparel, LLC.

“We are excited about the future of ACS with the addition of these new affiliate partners,” said Kirk Ross, Executive Vice President of ACS Affiliate Services. “The strong culture inside ACS and the valued affiliate community is something special to be a part of every day. The ACS team truly cares about the growth and success of those affiliates we serve. We are big enough to take care of our affiliates’ everyday needs, but our approach is collaborative, personal, and focused on them and their growth goals. The difference is in the strategy.”

ACS Affiliate Services is a division of Altitude Group, LLC and a subsidiary of AIM Smarter, LLC.

June 2, 2022

The Book Company Grows Retail Gift Line with Modern Sprout

The Book Company (PPAI #218850) has added sustainable indoor gardening products from Modern Sprout to the company’s fast-growing retail gift product offerings.

Chicago-based Modern Sprout’s mission is to “uncomplicate indoor gardening.” From fresh herbs and flowers to plants, trees and more, Modern Sprout has designed sustainable gift items including the popular self-watering grow kits based on the art of hydroponic growing. The company also offers a collection of seeds in unique packaging, gardening accessories such as misters and shears, ceramic candle vessels that transform into planters, gift box sets and more.

“We love Modern Sprout’s passion to connect people with plants through a smart, simple and unique product line that exudes both happiness and life,” said Roni Wright, MAS, Vice President of The Book Company. “The items from Modern Sprout make a statement on their own or work really well paired with other promotional items as part of a kit.”

According to Modern Sprout, the company donates a percentage of proceeds to the Pollinator Partnership for ecosystem protection and is committed to domestic sourcing and manufacturing, reducing plastic materials in its products and packaging, and building its products with sustainable materials.

The Book Company is the leading supplier of published books and retail gift items in the promotional products industry. The Book Company offers wholesale pricing and unique branding options for more than 3 million products from more than 100 leading publishing houses. All unbranded products receive Free Ground Shipping in the US. For more information and to view The Book Company’s complete offering of retail gifts and curated product collections by theme, visit www.thebookco.com.