MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - May 4, 2016) - Promotional Marketing Advantages is embarking on their biggest expansion yet. Market Director, Stephen Oates, has recently announced that Promotional Marketing Advantages will be opening up in the Minneapolis market to promote their clients' brands and services. As an in-store marketing firm, Promotional Marketing Advantages began out of Eau Claire two and a half years ago and has been steadily expanding throughout the Midwest into other smaller markets.

As the company's Market Director, Oates set the pace for Promotional Marketing Advantages and has helped the company to explode across the Midwest. When asked what this move would mean for the company, Oates stated, "This is the big step that we have been working toward and waiting for. Having learned how to cut our teeth on smaller markets, we are ready to take on a big city."

This move to Minneapolis will create large opportunities for the company moving into the second quarter. Oates expressed his excitement about forging additional retail partnerships and recruiting additional business partners for the firm. Having started at the company as entry level, Oates, now a senior market director, acts as a champion for promotion from within the company. Having been listed on the top rep list for the nation for thirteen weeks in a row, Oates feels like the best managers are individuals with practical, real-world experience in the field.

Although his road to management wasn't always easy, Oates feels his success has come from investing in employees -- a trait he picked up from the company's national consultant and personal mentor, Jeremy. He stated, "I struggled with building a team in the beginning until I learned that I had to sacrifice to build others." By placing the needs of his team and his clients above his own, Oates has built a thriving organization that is paving the way for the Minneapolis exaptation.

Promotional Marketing Advantages' expansion into the Minneapolis market has been a major focus for Oates this past year. When asked about how he was able to turn his top goal into a reality, Oates replied, "It starts with humbleness and acknowledging the mentors that help you to get there because they can see things before you can see them. I thought I needed more time, but the vision you have can happen, and the daily tasks you do will help you get where you want to go." Oates' vision for expansion has allowed Promotional Marketing Advantages to expand their client base and bring additional products to their retail partners.

Human Resources Manager, Heidi Figueroa, will be assisting Oates and Promotional Marketing Advantages with this expansion as well. She remarked, "I'm so excited about this expansion into the Twin Cities. This is something that Stephen has been talking about since I started working with him, and to see it come into fruition and know that I get to be a part of it is incredible. That's what we are all about, helping each other and everyone around us realize their goals." One of Figueroa's main objectives during this move will be helping Oates discover, train, and develop top talent in the Twin Cities to assist Promotional Marketing Advantages with local marketing campaigns.

Oates mentioned that he is also looking for individuals with strong communication and goal-setting skills to join the management team at Promotional Marketing Advantages. Figueroa, who went through management training with the firm, asserted, "None of this would have been possible if not for the support that I instantly gained being a part of our company, people cared about my goals, my future, and they wanted to help me accomplish them. That's why I invest so much into this business, I love what I do. I love that I get to be a part of building something so much bigger than myself, I absolutely love the fact that I get to hand the same opportunity that I had, to others."

For more information about this expansion, visit them online at www.promotionalmarketinginc.com.


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