NEWTON, IA— The Vernon Company, #19 on ASI’s Top 40 Distributors list, and Brandinc, #1 fastest growing distributor 2016 and #8 in 2017 with US headquarters located in Los Angeles, have formed a strategic partnership to serve Fortune 500 clients with domestic and international requirements for promotional marketing programs.
This partnership is dedicated to helping international corporations with their global branding initiatives. It provides integrated technology solutions and core groups of custom-designed products that are both market specific and safety compliant to local distribution points throughout the world.
Merging Vernon’s rich North American branding and marketing experience with Brandinc’s creative agency and global team approach will provide a seamless customer experience in major markets throughout the world.
“We are really excited about this relationship with Brandinc,” expressed Chris Vernon, CEO of The Vernon Company. “After working closely with them on a complex multi-year program for an international company, we quickly realized that both organizations could benefit immensely if we were to formally collaborate together. We feel Brandinc’s highly creative product development team compliments Vernon’s broad array of administrative, marketing, financial and technology services. Our partnership is a win-win for both Vernon and Brandinc, as well as a major benefit for our mutual US and international clients. In addition, we feel this provides a major leap forward for existing and future AE’s to present turn-key creative marketing and global distribution programs.
Adrian Ferrand, CEO of Brandinc, commented, “This is an exciting opportunity for Brandinc to grow our business by partnering with a well-established and technology focused marketing firm. Vernon has earned its reputation for being one of the most financially-solid distributors and a philosophy of being a customer-focused organization closely mirrors that of Brandinc. Together we will hit the ground running in our approach to find creative business solutions for Fortune 500 companies around the globe.”
Both organizations will continue to operate as separate companies. No financial terms were disclosed.
The Vernon Company, a fourth-generation family business founded in 1902, is an integrated manufacturer and marketer of branded merchandise programs designed to help businesses increase revenues, improve profits and enhance employee morale. The company has 30,000 customers, served by 265 account executives and sales managers throughout North America and 210 administrative and production employees in its Newton, Iowa, home office and two sign graphics manufacturing subsidiaries based in Missouri and New Jersey.