In 2016, Meeting Street Promotions celebrates 20 years of producing and fulfilling programs for Promotional Products, Corporate Awards and Sports Promotions for small families, schools and some of the largest companies and sporting events in the world.
MSP was founded in 1996 to provide in-stadium promotions to the NFL for the Super Bowl and to the NCAA for the Men's and Women's Final Fours.
Since 1996, Meeting Street Promotions has sourced seat cushions, and coordinated a comprehensive program to install a seat cushion into every seat in the stadium prior to the start of 12 Super Bowls, five Men’s and Women’s Final Fours and five NHL Winter Classics, including the world's largest in-stadium promotion at the 2014 Winter Classic in the University of Michigan's "Big House" with 105,000 seats.
In total, MSP has produced and installed more than 1.5 million seat cushions. The USTA and Major League Baseball also used MSP to fulfill seat cushion promotions at the US Tennis Open, and the Inaugural Game of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, respectively.
As an extension of the in-stadium promotion business, MSP entered the Promotional Products and Corporate Awards arena in 1998 with a managerial position for Crystal Impressions, an Israeli-based company specializing in 3D laser etching inside of blocks of crystal. MSP managed all of the elements of this enterprise for US operations, including: Sales, Marketing, and Product Design and Development.
Some of MSP's programs on behalf of Crystal Impressions, included:
- Awards presented to Presidents Clinton and Bush on behalf of the US Women's Soccer Team and General Motors, respectively.
- Crystals designed by Enterprise Rental Car to commemorate their 500,000th car, presented to 35,000 employees.
- In-room hotel gifts given to 50,000 guests of the Las Vegas Hilton's Concierge Floor in a given year.
At the request of some of MSP's customers, Greg started to develop alternative solutions to their Recognition Awards and Promotional Products needs. MSP used its relationships with multiple manufacturers and contacts made at trade shows in order to come up with creative solutions to more diverse needs.
MSP's client list and project history includes the following companies and their product needs:
- New York Road Runners – produced 43,000 shirts for NY Marathon participants and more than 12 different items for sale at the Runners Expo prior to the race.
- Medco & Pfizer – designed and produced unique awards utilizing multiple materials, including crystal, granite and aluminum.
- Citibank – produce special monthly recognition awards for industry analysts for over 5 consecutive years
MSP is able to compete in the very competitive Promotional Products Industry by providing the best prices, for the biggest variety of products at unmatched service. As the sole decision-maker for MSP's entire operation, Greg Rosen can respond with the immediate answers that his customer's demand.
Greg's background in Sports Marketing and his passion for golf led him into a new venture in 2014, when he undertook the challenge to create a PGA Tour-like event at the CT Open Championship at Rolling Hills Country Club, where he is currently a member. While leading a Committee of other members, Greg created a premier hospitality experience for the members and a multi-tiered sponsorship program to fund it. The club managed to make more than $20,000 on this event as opposed to prior years when host clubs had actually lost thousands of dollars. Greg believes that this is a logical next step in his efforts to become a full service agency for Promotions, Events and Merchandise for every corporation, sports entity, organization or individual.
“No project is too big or too small for us. We have experience with orders from 1 to 110,000 and project coordination from design to fulfillment to implementation."Give us a try - you'll never go back to your previous supplier !"
Greg Rosen, Owner, Meeting St. Promotions