A company’s trending performance is arguably as important as its top line numbers. When PPAI 100 was introduced earlier this year, industry firms’ growth trajectory was an important addition to their story.

Growth puts revenue numbers into context. A company that is generating considerable but stable revenues is on a different footing than one whose earnings are lower but rapidly climbing. Growth figures can reveal a lot about management’s mindset and strategy, and give valuable insights on what the coming few years will be like at a firm. 

In the survey used to score the inaugural PPAI 100, a company’s performance from 2019 to 2022 was broken down into two segments: Revenue trends are considered as both a whole number and as a percentage rate of growth or decline. The percentage factor acted as a counterweight to ensure that the largest corporations did not dominate the rankings on the basis of their size alone.

These firms didn’t make our original rankings but matched or exceeded the average growth rate of PPAI 100 suppliers and distributors from 2019-2022.

New Suppliers Earning High Marks


A custom boxing supplier based out of Terre Haute, Indiana, BoxUp grew by 291% in revenue from 2019-2022.


Founded in 1995, the New Jersey-based supplier grew 399% in revenue over the three-year period from 2019-2022.

Opti Print and Fulfillment

The Dallas-based supplier offers turnkey production services on a wide range of lenticular products. Opti Print and Fulfillment showed a 93% revenue growth from 2019-2022.

Radius Display Products

Founded as “Display Products” in 1977, the Dallas-based company changed its name to Radius Display Products in 2007 to represent the full melding of two lines. Its revenue doubled from 2019-2022.

New Distributors Earning High Marks

007 Marketing

Based in Salt Lake City, 007 Marketing showed a revenue growth of 160% over the three-year period from 2019-2022.

American Diversity

Collaborating with thousands of supplier partners since its founding in 1992, the Minnesota-based company, certified woman-owned and operating independent of American Solutions for Business, grew 67%.

Bob Lilly Promotions

An integrated marketing solutions agency, Garland, Texas-based Bob Lilly Promotions grew in revenue by 86% from 2019-2022.

Brand Fuel

Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and co-owned by Danny Rosin, CAS, PPAI’s 2023 H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award winner, Brand Fuel grew in revenue by 67% from 2019-2022.

City Apparel + Merch

The Findlay, Ohio-based company, which curates, designs and decorates apparel and merchandise, grew its revenue by 58% from 2019-2022.

Corporate Specialties

The Michigan-based distributor’s revenue showed 99% growth from 2019-2022.

Graphic Stylus

The Houston-based distributor grew in revenue by 86% over the three-year period from 2019-2022.

Haymaker Promotions

Founded in 2017 and based out of Baltimore, Haymaker Promotions grew its revenue by 79% from 2019-2022.


The Glendora, California-based promotional marketing source for organizations received high marks for growing in revenue by 88% from 2019-2022.

Kite Meeting Management

Focused on promo for meetings and events, Piqua, Ohio-based Kite Meeting Management grew from a side hustle for founder Glenna Fulks to a full-fledged business, increasing revenue seven times over.

Mirror Promotions

Massillon, Ohio-based Mirror Promotions earned a new high mark for growing revenue by 158% from 2019-2022.

Show Your Logo

Founded in 2001 and based in Oswego, Illinois, Show Your Logo grew revenue by 58% from 2019-2022.


Operating since 1976 and based out of Memphis, Tennessee, Signet earned a high mark by growing revenue by 30% from 2019-2022.

Social Good Promotions

Focused on “connecting commerce with purpose,” Carey, Ohio-based Social Good Promotions grew its revenue by 452% from 2019-2022.

Whitestone Branding

Recently celebrating 10 years since its founding, Whitestone showed 240% revenue growth from 2019-2022. It has also earned Inc. 5000 honors under owner Joseph Sommer.