Teenage entrepreneurs. A makeshift garage office. Barely a trace of seed money. From nothing, childhood friends, Jay Deutsch and Eric Bensussen, built an industry-leading global company, a first-of-its-kind Merchandise AgencyTM. And to this day, pulling off the impossible is still what separates BDA.
From the very beginning, we’ve defined branded merchandise differently. This is a powerful, yet often overlooked, form of advertising. We’re the people who whisked the promotional products industry off the ground and into the stratosphere. We’re the people those other people keep trying to imitate. That’s because whether it’s running a company store, a gift with purchase campaign or a product placement on College GameDay, nobody makes it happen the best way like we do.
We welcome the chance to measure our global reach against anyone. Today, we call North America, the Philippines, China, and the UK home. Tomorrow? Stay tuned. Plans are always in motion to further expand our footprint and take your brand to places it’s never been. The international demand for branded merchandise is exploding and our local market expertise opens up a world of possibilities. We’ll see you abroad.
Most companies claim to have the best people. We say to them, “Keep dreaming.” Our people are second to none. They set us apart with their entrepreneurial spirit, ambition and borderline unhealthy obsession with Halloween. (Have you seen the pictures?) They come to us from the likes of Amazon, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Starbucks and the sports world, bringing energy, bold ideas and a willingness to dive into the unfamiliar. It’s our people that make BDA one of Seattle’s 100 Best Companies to Work for. From account management to design to operations, our people have a genuine passion for this business that shines through in everything we do.