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Bodek and Rhodes grabs two AIA awards – Adventures in Advertising

Bodek and Rhodes grabs two AIA awards – Adventures in Advertising – Brief Article

PHILADELPHIA – Bodek and Rhodes, the national wholesale distributor of a full line of industry and branded wearables headquartered here, was recently voted “Best Wearables Supplier” and “Best Customer Service Team” at the 2002 Adventures in Advertising (AIA) convention. Bodek and Rhodes has been honored with the “Best Wearables Supplier” award from the franchise PPD organization for three consecutive years, with AIA members specifically citing the wholesaler for a vast product range.

“The two awards really go hand-in-hand,” said Mary Ellen Hudicka, Bodek and Rhodes Director of Marketing Communications. “Offering the big-name brands, competitive pricing and vast inventory is only one-third of what makes us well known to the industry. We also dedicate ourselves to a service culture that assures our customers can get that merchandise in the most efficient way possible. The third piece of the picture is offering them creative marketing solutions that provide greater opportunities to increase sales and make their businesses more profitable.”

Our business is very much about relationships, said Marc Held, Bodek and Rhodes’s National Accounts Manager and head of most of the customer service team cited for excellence by AIA. “Only by listening and communicating can we understand and respond to the needs of our customers. As these needs continue to change with the promotional products industry, Bodek and Rhodes will evolve right along with them.”

Bodek and Rhodes is based in Philadelphia and maintains distribution centers in Niles, Mich., and Fresno, Calif.

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