Marketing consultant and branded products brand Fully Promoted recently announced its impressive growth over the course of 2018, which included opening 20 new locations to increase its worldwide count to over 300 specialty stores. This franchise business, which started out as EmbroidMe almost 20 years ago, is part of the industry titan known as the United Franchise Group. The group has more than 1,600 franchisees across 80 countries and various brands under its umbrella.
Brand President Mike Brugger said that the company has aggressive growth goals for 2019 as well, with plans to open at least 100 stores across the globe. According to Brugger, the brand is meeting a need that both small and large business have, so the long-term goal is to bring many franchisees into the new brand over the the next year. Right now, 75 percent of the US EmbroidMe locations are in the process of converting to the new brand.
This fast-growing brand was recognized as a "Top Global Franchise" and as part of the "Franchise 500" by Entrepreneur Magazine for 2018. It also received the honor of being named a "Top 40 Distributor" via the Counselor's Award.
Franchisees with this marketing and promo product brand work with businesses to help them get and keep a brand identity using branded apparel or traditional promo products. They also can take advantage of marketing services, which include printed materials, lead generation services, online campaigns. social media programs, gifts, awards and other products.
To promote the ways in which this brand can enhance a company's profile and gain new customers, company representatives attended the Promotional Products Association International Expo in Las Vegas and the e ASI Show in Orlando in January. They will also be at the Advertising Specialty Institute® Dallas Show, which is held from February 4 to 7 in the Fort Worth Convention Center in Texas.
Each brand franchise business is individually owned and operated by trained professionals who know the surrounding community and how to support and promote brand messaging in that area. There are turnkey franchise opportunities available that come with complete training from the United Franchise Group's Florida training centers.
With more than 300 centers across the US and other locations overseas, Fully Promoted is established yet still growing strong and plans to have 400 centers total by the end of the year. The initial investment for one of its franchise opportunities ranges from $160,000 to $165,000.