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GSP Design Services Advances in ADDY® Award Competition

Clearwater, Fla., April 24, 2018 – GSP, a leading provider of retail services, is proud to announce that it has won another silver ADDY® award from the American Advertising Federation – this time at the District 4 level. GSP will now proceed to the national ADDY competition.

The AAF Fourth District is one of 15 districts in the U.S. It is comprised of 19 local federations throughout Florida and the Caribbean. It should be noted that the 2017 National ADDY Best of Show came from the Fourth District.

Conducted annually, the AAF holds a three-step competition. Entrants first compete locally, then winners advance to one of 15 regional district competitions and finally on to the third tier, which is the national stage of the American Advertising Awards. The AAF ADDY Awards is the industry’s largest advertising competition, attracting more than 40,000 entries annually.

GSP won at the local and regional level for a coffee table book it created for GlobalShop, the annual retail design and marketing trade show. The book described the design thinking behind the booth, which featured a Cuban/island theme, and showcased the company’s many design and visual merchandising capabilities.

“The coffee table book perfectly illustrated GSP’s process, from inspiration to installation, and it also documented our ability to reimagine any retail environment,” said Design Services VP Steven Cohen.

“We’re thrilled that both our local ad club and the Fourth District judged our work to be worthy of recognition,” added Cohen. “GSP’s talented design and visual merchandising team does outstanding work every day for the nation’s top retail clients,” he said.


Now celebrating 40 years of business, GSP is a retail services provider located in Clearwater, Florida, with three regional production facilities (Clearwater; Provo, Utah; and Madison, Wisconsin). By using surveys and a proprietary software system, GSP helps retailers accurately measure and store site data, guaranteeing the right size sign is delivered to the right store every time with no overage. GSP offers award-winning marketing, design services, visual merchandising, food photography, best-in-class graphics and smart POP program management to more than 60,000 retail locations throughout North America. Recent growth led GSP to add AccuStore®, a survey, app and site profiling software brand, and the large-format graphics lab Great Big Pictures, which specializes in fashion retail. For more information, visit

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Our Brand Story

GSP started as a printing company in1978. We found our niche supplying in-store signage for convenience stores when retailers guessed quantities they needed. This led to overage, waste and expense. To solve this, we developed software to guarantee on-time delivery of “the right size sign, to the right store, every time.”

In 2014, we started AccuStore with a dedicated team. As software helped drive our growth, we realized that new printing and fulfillment sites near customers could drive business and improve sustainability. We acquired companies that fit GSP’s technical excellence and superior customer service models.

First was Great Big Pictures in Madison, WI in 2015. They lead the field in large format printing and visual merchandising for iconic fashion retailers. Their standards for customer service include award-winning sustainability programs, and expertise to bolster retail environments services.

In 2020, GSP acquired Custom Color in Lenexa, KS. The company supplies printed graphics to leading retailers. Custom Color’s stellar quality in fabric printing also aligns with GSP’s values.

GSP provides branding and marketing services with a focus on site-specific execution to help transform our customers’ growth strategies into store-level success. We design retail environments to engage shoppers and provide superior customer experiences. AccuStore powers our retail marketing, execution and digital display technologies and ensures stores get only what they need. GSP is a forward-thinking company that’s here to serve retailers now, with a focus on their future.

GSP delivers graphics and digital marketing to over 75,000 retail locations. Our experts provide retail branding and marketing services, focused on site-specific execution. Our methods ensure stores get only the POP they need, at the lowest cost. Our Retail Environments team creates and deploys amazing, in-store shopping experiences.