SOURCE: Ace Marketing and Promotions

January 25, 2006 08:30 ET

Ace Marketing and Promotions Opens New Branch Office to Handle Growing Sales

VALLEY STREAM, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 25, 2006 -- Ace Marketing and Promotions, Inc. (OTC BB: AMKT), a full-service advertising and promotional products company, has opened a new branch office in Farmingville, N.Y., to manage and enhance the growing sales of the Company.

The new office will add four experienced representatives to the Company's sales force to drive the acquisition of new business. Ace Marketing provides promotional products and advertising specialties to large corporations, local schools, universities, financial institutions, hospitals and not-for-profit organizations. Ace believes hiring and keeping salespeople with deep industry knowledge and connections is key to acquiring new business in this growing industry, which, nationwide, generates more than $17 billion in sales annually.

Through its existing infrastructure in Valley Stream, Ace will integrate all aspects of processing, fulfilling, shipping and billing an order generated by the Farmingville branch. This allows the sales force to concentrate on selling while corporate office operations complete the back office support services. It also enables the Company to grow without large capital expenditures. For the first nine months of 2005, the Company posted revenue of more than $2.3 million, up from $1.86 million for the same period in 2004.

Michael Trepeta, President of AMKT, said, "We built Ace Marketing with the concept of being a scalable business. Having the corporate platform in place in Valley Stream allows us to add personnel incrementally in specific departments as more orders flow through the central office. The technology presently in place allows us to pipe in the order information and artwork as if the branch office was actually on site. We hope that Farmingville will act as a prototype that can be replicated throughout the nation as we find clusters of salespeople that are looking to join Ace and share in the many benefits that we offer as a public company."

About Ace Marketing and Promotions, Inc.

Ace is a full-service advertising specialties and promotional products company that distributes items typically with logos to large corporations, schools and universities, financial institutions and not-for-profit organizations. Specific categories of promotional products include advertising specialties, business gifts, incentives and awards, and premiums. Operating since 1998, the Company obtained listing on the OTCBB in June 2005.

Certain statements in this press release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements may be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "future," "may," "will," "would," "should," "plan," "projected," "intend," and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company's future operating results are dependent upon many factors, including but not limited to the Company's ability to: (i) obtain sufficient capital or a strategic business arrangement to fund its expansion plans; (ii) build the management and human resources and infrastructure necessary to support the growth of its business; (iii) competitive factors and developments beyond the Company's control; and (iv) other risk factors discussed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available for review at under "Search for Company Filings."

Consulting For Strategic Growth I, Ltd. ("CFSG") provides Ace Marketing & Promotions (Ace) with consulting, business advisory, investor relations, public relations and corporate development services. Independent of CFSG's receipt of cash compensation from Ace, CFSG may choose to purchase the company's common stock and thereafter liquidate those securities at any time it deems appropriate to do so.

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