Mark Graham is the founder of RIGHTSLEEVE.COM, one of the industry’s leading web based promotional products distributors. Mark’s online marketing strategy has allowed RIGHTSLEEVE to scale, enhance margins as well as provide a point of differentiation within a crowded and mature industry.
RIGHTSLEEVE is the National winner of the Dell Small Business Excellence Award, an honor presented to businesses that use technology in innovative ways to enhance customer experience and company growth. In 2011, Mark was named Distributor Entrepreneur of the Year (Counselor Awards). In the same year, he was inducted into ASI’s Hot List and PPAI’s Rising Stars.
Mark has been featured in several major media publications on his approach technology and social media, including PPB, Counselor Magazine, Stitches and Advantages. Mark has presented multiple times on web marketing and social media best practices to promotional industry professionals across North America (PPAI Expo, ASI Chicago, ASI San Diego, PPPC, MAPPA, SPPA, Promo East, Partnering Group, NALC, ASI Power Summit).
To further the mission of PromoKitchen: I am passionate about education as a way to move the industry forward. To accomplish this, I will contribute as a blogger, podcaster, industry speaker & mentor.
Favorite promotional product: Retro sunglasses
Favorite musical artist: Radiohead
Favorite work attire: Tshirt and jeans
Year started in the promotional industry: 1997
Profession before the promotional industry: Investment banking
City of birth: Toronto
Birth Year: 1974
In one sentence: “entrepreneur, dad, husband and curious mind”
Hobbies: The outdoors, photography, road trips, geeking out over tech trends