Icon Blue Proudly Celebrates 20th Anniversary
20 Years of Smarter Promotions
This year, Icon Blue celebrates 20 years of achievement in our goal to provide companies with smarter promotional product ideas and the service to match.
Icon Blue was founded in 1998 by Walter and Bonnie Hill, located on Wilshire Boulevard’s Miracle Mile in Los Angeles, California. Walter Hill used his expertise in licensing and promotional products to form Icon Blue’s signature brand—a boutique promotional products distributor with a focus on service and marketing solutions. Icon Blue has been recognized as a Star Supplier and received Supplier of the Year honors for over 10 consecutive years from Fortune 500 companies like American Honda Motors, Hilton Hotels, and Macy’s.
Walter’s daughter, Eden McClellan, joined the company in 2012 and currently runs the daily operations as President/COO. In 2015, Walter Hill received the Marvin Spike Lifetime Achievement Award from Counselor Magazine. Icon Blue has received Best Place to Work recognition from Counselor Magazine in 2015 and 2016, as well as PPB Magazine’s Greatest Industry Workplaces in 2017. In 2017, PPB awarded Director of Accounts, Alison Peters, with the Service Superhero recognition and President/COO, Eden McClellan, the Best Boss distinction.
“Celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year is very special. Professionally, it is a milestone that we can be very proud of. Personally, I have been part of the Icon Blue team 17 out of those 20 years. Reflecting on where we have been brings back memories of working on countless projects with Walter, meeting our now President Eden for the first time and of all the wonderful suppliers who have visited us over the years. Being a part of a company that is forward thinking, consistent in its quality of service and dedicated to fostering a positive and respectful work environment has made it a pleasure to call Icon Blue home for well over a decade. I’m excited to see where the future will take us. Congratulations to Icon Blue! Go Team!”
-Alison Peters, Director of Accounts
“As Icon Blue celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2018, we are grateful for a solid foundation that was built on the values of integrity, courtesy, quality, knowledge, dependability, and admiration. As we head into the next 20 years of business, our mission to excel in the creation and delivery of the best ideas in brand marketing will be supported by improved technology, a great group of people who care about our clients, and a quest for more innovative ideas about how we can better service our clients.
Our motto is “exceeding clients’ expectations”, which means we never stop looking for ways to improve our client service. We will continue to train and educate our staff in an environment that motivates and stimulates our associates. Our work processes will be frequently measured against new technology that can improve the overall client experience with Icon Blue. Our vision to be a premier, client-centered brand marketing service will continue to drive our relentless commitment to our staff and our clients.”
-Eden McClellan, President/COO