Promo Products

Win Saint Patrick's Day with These Awesome Promos
February 24, 2016 at 6:16 pm

With March making its debut next week, St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. I get extra excited about St. Patrick's Day because it's a chance to bore people with my stories about spending a semester in Ireland. I'll save you the snooze-worthy stories and instead provide some insight as to how your brand…

CPSC Rules All Available Hoverboards Unsafe, Amazon Pulls Them from Store
February 24, 2016 at 5:19 pm

Hoverboards quickly have become one of the most popular gifts, and seeing people glide across the sidewalk is no longer a novelty. However, numerous customers have reported issues, such as combustion, with their items. Now, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) have released…

What's Inside the Grammys Gift Bag?
February 23, 2016 at 4:23 pm

If you watched the Grammy Awards on Feb. 15, then you saw highlights of a year of music and performances. Now, we have highlights from the glitzy gift packages the attendees received. Distinctive Assets, which we wrote about…

BIC Graphic Announces Regional Honor Recipients
February 23, 2016 at 2:59 pm

BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla., announced that several of its employees received honors from promotional products industry regional associations. The recipients are as follows: Matt Storlien for Supplier Representative of the Year from Houston Promotional Products Association Harold Wood for Supplier…

Paul Bellantone on the Importance of Industry Legislative Action
February 22, 2016 at 8:16 pm

Earlier this month, Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO of Irving, Texas-based Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), posted a statement regarding the announcement of the launch of a potential member-funded industry lobbying group. Today we spoke with Paul Bellantone about the industry's lobbying…

Jetline Earns 2015 Supplier Achievement Award
February 22, 2016 at 4:12 pm

Jetline, Gaffney, S.C., now the value line of Bridgeport, Connecticut-based Prime Line, received the 2015 Supplier Appreciation Award from iPROMOTEu, Wayland, Mass. The company annually gives the award to suppliers that have provided exceptional support for iPROMOTEu and its affiliates during the past year. "We are honored to be recognized by this outstanding, long-time, valued partner,”…

Taking Your Conversation to the Next Level
February 19, 2016 at 7:04 pm

People don’t buy with their heads. They buy with their hearts. The competition is not for their money. The only real competition is for their emotions. Touch the hearts of the people you serve, and they’ll be back for more. Engage their emotions, and they’ll become raving fans. “I have always believed that by touching…

BIC Group CEO to Retire
February 19, 2016 at 6:57 pm

BIC Group, Clichy, France, announced in a press release that the company's CEO, Mario Guevara, has decided to retire. The board of directors will propose two options—to combine the chairman and CEO functions, and to nominate chairman of the board Bruno Bich as chairman and CEO. One of Bich's responsibilities would be to continue to develop…

The '$200K Oscars Gift Bag' Was a Sham
February 19, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Last week, we ran a story about some of the more interesting items that Academy Award nominees would take home. After we, along with many other sources, like Vanity Fair, The Telegraph and Forbes, reported on it, it came to light that the bag actually isn't an officially…

Prime Line Releases 4 New Product Videos
February 18, 2016 at 3:39 pm

Prime Line, Brideport, Conn., has released four new product videos as part of its award-winning PrimeVideo series, which debuted in 2012. The company produced the videos in both distributor and unbranded versions. Viewers can see them here. Three of the videos—“DJ MopTopper Dude,” “Ms. Yowie” and “The Competition”—are fantasy vignettes shot in high definition on…