Burlington PIP Makes History with Second “Franchisee of the Year” Award, Plus Franchise Top 10 and Industry Top 100 Awards

Parent company grants graphic communication scholarship in their name

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., September 1, 2012— PIP Printing and Marketing Services has named Jimmy and Judy Brumley, owners of the PIP center in Burlington, “Franchisee of the Year.” This is the second time the Brumleys have won the franchisor’s most prestigious award, and the first time in history a franchisee has won the honor twice. Their first Franchisee of the Year award was in 2007. The Brumleys are also perennial members of the PIP network’s Top 10 franchises based on annual sales volume; this year they ranked at number five. They were also distinguished with a Quick Printing magazine Top 100 award, which ranks printers industry-wide based on 2011 sales volume. This year’s successes follow close on the heels of the Brumley’s top sales rep, Lee Whitaker, winning the franchisor’s highest salesperson honor, the Don F. Lowe Salesperson of the Year award, in 2011. The Brumley’s awards were presented during the PIP International Convention, held August 15-19 at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore.


While recognizing the Brumleys at the Convention, Don Lowe, CEO of Franchise Services, Inc., announced that a PIP scholarship would be granted in their honor. The scholarship will be made in partnership with the Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation (EDSF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the document management and communications industries. It will provide $2,000 to support students attending California Polytechnic State University’s Graphic Communication program in the 2012 academic year.

The Brumley’s accomplishments this year, and in recent years, are extremely impressive,” said Mr. Lowe. “It is fitting that they’ve made history by winning the Franchisee of the Year award twice, because the Brumleys and their team exemplify the leadership, innovation and dedication that have always been the hallmark of the PIP brand. I know I speak for the whole PIP network when I say that we are inspired and honored to have the Brumleys as part of the PIP family.” “Being the Franchisee of the Year for the second time is a true honor,” said Jimmy Brumley. “Growing our business within the PIP network has been exciting and extremely rewarding. We share these awards with our amazing staff, and we thank PIP corporate for supporting us as we’ve grown and taken on new opportunities in printing and marketing services.” “We take this honor very seriously and think it is a reflection on our staff and their commitment to our customers and each other. Judy and I will continue to do all in our power to strengthen all brands that FSI represents.”

About PIP Printing and Marketing Services

PIP Printing and Marketing Services specializes in the creation and execution of growth-oriented printing and marketing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. More than 500 locations world wide offer robust digital and offset printing, integrated marketing campaigns, data and mailing services, signage, promotional products, graphic design, and online services that help companies advance their Web presence. Whether the client objective is branding, lead generation, customer retention, reactivation, cross-sell, upsell, or campaign measurement, PIP is where businesses go to grow.

PIP has received numerous awards and recognition including the Franchise Times Top 200, Entrepreneur Franchise 500, Quick Printing Top 100, Printing Impressions 400, an AllStar Top 300 Award, a Franchise 50 Award and a Franchisee Satisfaction Award from Franchise Business Review.

Contact: PIP Printing and Marketing Services, 825 South Main Street, Burlington, NC, 27215-5740, Telephone: 336-222-0717, Fax: 336-222-0773, Email: sales@pipburlington.com, Website: http://burlingtonnc787.pip.com.

We will beat the price!

Need Black and White Copies Done? Want the Quality of PIP at the Office Store Price? Well we can help! PIP Printing and Marketing Services is proud to announce the installation of their second Konica Minolta bizhub PRO 1200/1200P! We can produce up to 5 million Black and White Copies Per Month!!!

Our New Konica features….

  • Blazing output speed
  • Precise registration accuracy
  • High-capacity paper handling
  • Fast-turnaround at a fraction of the cost
  • We Can Now Produce 120 Copies Per Minute

It can run 55 11×17 copies a minute. It prints at 1200 dpi for high Res Black and White outputs. It can saddle stitch books up to 50 pages.

Now we can pass those savings on to you! If you need Black and White Copies produced….head to your local office supply store and get a quote….bring that quote to us and we will beat it by 5%! Hurry this offer expires 12/31/2012.

Call today 336.222.0717

Training Services Now Available Through Growth Marketing!

Growth Marketing is very excited to offer both one on one and group training sessions. Over the past month Jessica Byerly – Marketing Director for Growth Marketing and PIP Printing and Marketing Services has held several training sessions.

During the month of August – Jessica did a one on one training session with Adelaide’s Vintage Home & Garden on how to use Facebook and Pinterest to move inventory. During the two hour interactive training session – Adelaide learned techniques on how to use her iphone each morning to showcase items to move inventory. So far to date – Adelaide’s Vintage Home & Garden has been posting items daily. Most days the item posted is sold quickly.

Two Hours Worth of Training paid for itself in less than one morning!

Growth Marketing also opened it’s doors to the team from Deja Groove Salon and Spa. We did two sessions for their staff and 2 hour morning session and a 2 hour afternoon session. Both sessions were interactive – in less than one day they went from 54 fans and no content on their facebook page…..to 179 Fans and fresh content and exclusive Facebook offers.

Training can be done on a individual or group basis – your location or ours.

Topics Can include but are not limited to

– Twitter

-Facebook Pages

-Facebook Marketing

-Google +

-Email Marketing

-Text Marketing



-Understanding Your Fan-base

and more – pick one topic or two!

If your staff or team could benefit from a training session – please call Jessica Today To Schedule.



Promotional products are one of the most-effective and lowest-cost ways to brand your business. In fact, according to recent surveys, they have a lower cost per impression (.004) than TV, radio, magazines, the Internet and basically every other form of advertising.  Even better, we have secured special pricing with the suppliers that we are passing along to you.

Please contact me at 336-222-0717 or jessica@pipburlington to take advantage of these limited time specials.

P.S. I have access to every product in the promotional products industry and can get you a quote in seconds. Please let me know what other items or ideas you might be looking for!