BAMKO President Phil Koosed Named No. 26 in ASI Power 50 for 2018

The co-founder and top exec at BAMKO, Koosed has raised his industry profile through aggressive deal-making. Koosed’s biggest splash was his firm’s acquisition of Tangerine Promotions – a purchase that helped push BAMKO onto the 2018 Counselor Top 40 distributor list.


BAMKO Director of Client Success Jill Albers Named No. 43 in ASI Power 50 for 2018

After an eight-year run as a business development exec at Shumsky (asi/326300), Albers left the Ohio-based distributor in mid-September.


BAMKO hires Jill Albers as Director of Client Success

Top 40 distributor BAMKO (asi/131431) announced today the hiring of Jill Albers as its director of client success.


PPB Magazine Profile on BAMKO’s Joshua White

Joshua White was working as an attorney in private practice and counted Los Angeles-based BAMKO among his clients when President Phil Koosed recruited him to join the company in 2013.


Tangerine Promotions Wins 2018 Counselor Magazine Award for Best Client Promotion

Tangerine Promotions won the toasts of its client, CIROC, by creating a custom product that evoked the essence of the luxury brand vodka in a campaign that delivered eye-popping ROI.


BAMKO Rises on Acquisitions, Company Culture

BAMKO made one of our largest climbs this year, jumping from 
the No. 32 spot in 2017 to the No. 17 spot in 2018. We interviewed Phil Koosed, president of BAMKO, to find out how the company 
grew its sales, as well as his thoughts on outside competitors and the millennial customer.


BAMKO General Counsel and SVP Strategic Partnerships Joshua White Named 2018 PPB Rising Star

PPB’s Rising Stars program is one of the magazine’s most popular and coveted honors spotlighting the industry’s up-and-coming leaders.


BAMKO Named 2018 Greatest Company to Work For In Promotional Products Industry

With the U.S. unemployment rate at its lowest rate in 18 years and 2.11 million new jobs added in 2017, the job market is more robust than it’s been in decades. For workers who want to change jobs, it’s a golden opportunity.


BAMKO President Philip Koosed Profiled as BAMKO Climbs To Top 20 Distributor in Promo Industry

BAMKO made one of our largest climbs this year, jumping from the No. 32 spot in 2017 to the No. 17 spot in 2018.


BAMKO General Counsel and SVP Strategic Partnerships Joshua White Named To The 2018 Counselor Magazine Hot List

Joshua White buzzes with energy and curiosity. They radiate from him in waves, driving an eagerness for exploration.


Superior Uniform Group Rebrands As Superior Group of Companies

Superior Uniform Group, Inc. shareholders voted Thursday to approve changing its name to Superior Group of Companies (SGC).


BAMKO President Phil Koosed Q&A in Counselor Magazine

We aren’t the guys looking to gobble up 10 companies in a year, strip them down and bring our people in.


BAMKO President Phil Koosed discusses Saving Syrian Children

Phil Koosed is the President and Founder of Los Angeles-based BAMKO. His non-profit organization, Save the Syrian Children, has delivered tens of millions of dollars of life-saving medical supplies to war-torn areas of Syria.


BAMKO’s Max Levavi and Joshua White interviewed about China Tariffs

President Donald Trump confirmed suspicions last week by imposing tariffs on up to $60 billion worth of Chinese goods as part of an investigation into the theft of U.S. intellectual property. China has since responded by proposing its own tariffs on $3 billion worth of American-produced fruit, pork, wine and more than 100 other goods.


BAMKO White Paper: U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Imports

The proposed tariffs pose a novel challenge for all companies that rely upon overseas trade and stable markets. In today’s global economy, most companies fit that description to some degree.


BAMKO-led growth results in 2017 gains for Superior Uniform Group

Florida-based Superior Uniform Group Inc. (asi/339857), whose holdings include distributor BAMKO (asi/131431), has announced its total 2017 net sales increased to $266.8 million, a year-over-year rise of 5.6%. Gains were strengthened in 2017 by 15% organic sales growth in promo products revenue, the company said.


BAMKO Acquires Tangerine Promotions

BAMKO announces its second acquisition of 2017 with the purchase of Chicago-based distributor Tangerine Promotions. Tangerine is considered the industry's premier supplier of point of purchase and point of purchase displays and packaging and serves a number of the world's most well-known brands.


Superior Uniform Group Reports Strong Promo Sales, Eyes Acquisitions

BAMKO drives 74% Q3 sales growth in promotional products segment.


China's Environmental Crackdown and its Impact on Supply Chains

This BAMKO White Paper tackles the recent spate of environmental crackdowns by the Chinese government and the impact inspections have had on supply chains.


BAMKO named one of Best Places to Work in Los Angeles

BAMKO recognized as one of the best places to work by the Los Angeles Business Journal.


BAMKO Vice President of Operations Max Levavi named PPB Rising Star

PPB Magazine recognizes BAMKO's Max Levavi as one of the 20 Rising Stars to watch in the promotional products industry.


BAMKO Acquires Public Identity

BAMKO completes its first acquisition by acquiring the assets of Los Angeles-based distributor Public Identity. Public Identity, a major player in the collegiate licensing space, will operate as a division of BAMKO.


BAMKO President Named 2017 Humanitarian of the Year

BAMKO's President, Phil Koosed, was honored as the winner of the 2017 Bess Cohn Humanitarian of the Year. Koosed was recognized for his incredible efforts to bring life-saving medical aid to some of the world's most dangerous conflict zones.


BAMKO's Max Levavi Named PPB Rising Star 2017

Twenty Named As PPB 2017 Rising Stars


BAMKO Named One of Greatest Companies to Work For

BAMKO® named one of the Greatest Companies To Work For by Promotional Products Business Magazine


BAMKO a division of superior uniform Group announces it was awarded five 2017 PPAI Pyramid awards

BAMKO awarded an industry-best five PPAI Pyramid Awards for its incomparably successful promotional campaigns.


Different Strokes for Different Folks

BAMKO's director of product integrity, shares insights on compliance and product safety. He dives into product risk assessment, lab proposals and everything in between.


BAMKO's Joshua White Named Los Angeles Business Journal General Counsel of the Year

Joshua White serves as General Counsel for BAMKO, an industry-leading merchandise and global sourcing firm. White has been a transformative force whose impact has reverberated throughout the business since joining BAMKO in 2013.


Superior Uniform Group Reports 19.5 Percent Q2 Sales Increase

Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (UPIC: SUGASI) announced a second quarter 2016 net sales increase of 19.5 percent to $64.7 million, compared to net sales of $54.1 million during 2015's second quarter.


A Day in the Life – Philip Koosed

President and CEO of BAMKO Promotional Items, Philip Koosed certainly has his hands full. He takes a breather for a second to share valuable insights about what life as a leader at BAMKO is truly like, and how he consistently encourages and motivates his team.


Superior Uniform group Inc, announces Acquisition of BAMKO, Inc.

Effective as of March 1, 2016, Superior Uniform Group, Inc. publicly closed their transaction with BAMKO Promotional Items through a $15.8 million dollar acquisition. The uniform provider was more than excited to pair its financial resources with BAMKO's strong leadership and innovative culture.


Banner night for BAMKO at PPAI Supplier Achievement Awards

At the January PPAI Supplier Achievement Awards of 2016, BAMKO once again proved its drive toward excellence by receiving three awards. The company continues to push the envelope in terms of innovation and creativity across the board.


BAMKO CFO Named Private Company CFO of the Year 2015

BAMKO's Chief Financial Officer, Jake Himelstein, was named the Los Angeles Business Journal's CFO of the Year.


Profile of BAMKO General Counsel Joshua White

At Bamko, GC Joshua White helps brands bring their creative ideas to life.


BAMKO CFO Jake Himelstein Named Los Angeles Business Journal CFO of the Year

Jake Himelstein is truly a transformational Chief Financial Officer. His involvement in all aspects of BAMKO's business makes him much more than a CFO, but rather a leader in the company and a true visionary in his field.


BAMKO Unifies Global Business Data in NetSuite OneWorld

According to Jake Himelstein, CFO of product sourcing, merchandise, and promotional product distributor BAMKO, "if you're not actively working to improve your system every day, then it's getting worse every day."


Just Born Gives Back with "Buy a Bunny, Gives a Bunny"

In a unique display, BAMKO partnered with Just Born to bring smiles to children undergoing medical treatments. Just Born donated PEEPS plush bunnies to Starlight Children's Foundation, with the help of BAMKO, in order to bring love and care to children in need.


NetSuite creates efficiencies and support international company's growth.

BAMKO Promotional Items has been growing rapidly, in the last five years specifically, and needed a financial system that could keep up with the multi-faceted accounting taking place behind the scenes. BAMKO's CFO, Jake Himelstein, walks us through the company's smooth transition to NetSuite.



Q&A with BAMKO President Phil Koosed
at the ASI Power Summit on the future of the Promotional Products Industry

Best of Expo 2018: Phil Koosed

NBC Profile on BAMKO President’s Charitable Efforts

BAMKO President on Small Business Economic Agenda

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BAMKO CEO Phil Koosed on Activist Investing


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