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ASI Names Harper + Scott to 2023 Counselor Power 50 List

New York, NY – October 24, 2023Harper + Scott, fast growing innovative creative agency, earns a spot on the Power 50 List for the second year running. Following their debut on the Power 50 list in 2022, Michael Scott Cohen and Jon Alagem, Co-Founders of Harper + Scott, have been recognized as two of the most influential people in the promotional products industry, climbing 7 spots up the list to #43 on the 2023 Power 50 List published by The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI).

“This would not have been possible without the collaborative efforts of the entire team at Harper + Scott,” says Alagem, President and Founder of the creative agency. “We work together to create and design the most cutting edge products on the market, and continue to evolve in a smart and strategic way. We are extremely proud of this win for everyone involved.” In 2022, Harper + Scott was ranked #50, making this year’s bump in recognition very significant for the company.

“We need to be the experts and the early adopters,” says Cohen. “We do more than take a logo and put it on a water bottle. It’s about the user journey that starts from the time they’re even thinking about placing an order, to the ideation to sample to the delivery.” Alagem and Cohen’s complementary skill sets are paying off; the pair were also named to the Counselor’s 2023 Distributor Entrepreneurs of the Year list, as they continue to grow and position Harper + Scott as the industry leader. the leading edge of major trends. 

Harper + Scott has gained major notoriety for its roster of clients and creative campaigns, working with brands like Nike, Sephora, Netflix, Popeyes and Sweetgreen. Recently, they designed and launched the Chick-fil-A Originals Collection webstore and first-ever merch line, after much persistence in acquiring the popular quick-service restaurant account. 

“It’s an honor to celebrate the forward-thinking leaders on this year’s prestigious Power 50,” said Timothy M. Andrews, President and CEO of ASI. “These visionaries are at the vanguard, fearlessly embracing profound shifts in consumer demands to help guarantee our industry’s enduring relevance.” 

ASI serves a network of 25,000 suppliers, distributors, and decorators in the promotional products industry, encouraging growth and innovation through technology, education, research, and business connections. Introduced in 2006, the Counselor Power 50 annually spotlights distributor and supplier executives who exert considerable impact on the promotional products market. This year’s Power 50 includes 29 distributors and 17 suppliers, 10 newcomers, 50 men, 18 women and four executives returning to the #CounselorPower50 after an extended absence.

The creation of the Power 50 starts with voting by last year’s members along with nominations of potential new members from industry pros, after which ASI Media executives gauge each candidate based on their accomplishments over the past year as well as their career-long track record.

The promo products industry consists of suppliers who manufacture, source and/or imprint products and distributors who market and sell those products to clients. The biggest brands in the world, along with nonprofits, schools, hospitals and small businesses, often give away logoed promo products to advertise their company or event and to thank employees and clients.

About Harper + Scott
Harper + Scott is the brand behind your favorite brands. Headquartered in NYC with a global footprint, Harper + Scott is the leading creative agency specializing in the design and production of branded merchandise and private label goods. A Certified B Corp organization, Harper + Scott partners with the world's best brands to design, produce, and deliver high quality, sustainable branded merchandise that bolster brand awareness and drive authentic customer experiences at every touch. For more information, visit

About ASI
The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI®; serves a network of 25,000 suppliers, distributors and decorators in the $25.8 billion promotional products industry. ASI’s flagship product, the technology platform ESP®, manages the industry’s entire supply and marketing chain. ASI also produces award-winning digital content, live events and educational programs that enable companies in 53 countries to be more efficient, productive and profitable. ASI’s media and research operation provides the most authoritative business content in the industry, and the ASI Certification Program features 200+ live and online education courses for industry professionals. The company, family-owned and -operated since 1962, is proud to have been consistently ranked among the “Best Places to Work” in Philadelphia and Bucks County, PA.

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