Promo Products

Shooting at the Wrong Basket
March 8, 2016 at 3:42 pm

When I was 12 or 13, I was on the basketball team. My school was small, so everyone made the team. Somehow I was still third string. When…

The Image Group Acquires Bag Warehouse, Thirsty Promo
March 8, 2016 at 2:42 pm

The Image Group, Holland, Ohio, announced yesterday that it has acquired Santa Ana, California-based companies Bag Warehouse and Thirsty Promo from Mark-it Smart. According to a press release, the deal includes Mark-it Smart's Web-based sales platform. Bag Warehouse and Thirsty Promo sell branded items directly to businesses, rather than through distributors. Jon Levine, president of The…

11 Keys to Great Success in Life and Business: Key 11: Know Your 'Big Why'
March 7, 2016 at 6:57 pm

Most industry folks want to focus on the “how.” How do I sell more? How can I make more money? How? I believe with all my heart that “how” doesn’t matter until you know “why.” The truth is that most folks reading this already know “how” to double their sales and incomes. The reason they…

Federal Authorities Subpoena Town for Insider Deals with Distributor
March 7, 2016 at 6:53 pm

The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago has issued a subpoena for the town of Cicero, Ill., requesting records for transactions with two politically connected companies, including one promotional products company. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, federal authorities requested invoices and payment records relating to You & Me Inc., a Woodridge, Illinois-based distributor, dating back to…

Peyton Manning's Retirement Spurs Merchandise Sales
March 7, 2016 at 4:15 pm

After 18 seasons in the NFL, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said that he will retire from the game. It's not a bad time for Manning to hang up his helmet. After all, his last game was a Super Bowl 50 victory, and he…

Prime Line Announces $30,000 Donation to PPEF
March 7, 2016 at 3:46 pm

Prime Line, Bridgeport, Conn., announced a commitment to donate $30,000 to the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF). “It’s our way of giving something back to the industry,” said Jeff Lederer, president and CEO of Prime Line. At the 2016 PPAI Expo, Prime Line sponsored SuccessFit4Life!, a fun run/walk benefiting the PPEF. Since 1989, PPEF has…

Last Chance to Vote! PM Video Battle: Prime Line Versus Williams Advertising Co.
March 4, 2016 at 6:31 pm

Promo Marketing’s Video Battle pits two industry videos against each other for the chance at the ultimate bragging right: Being declared our readership’s absolute favorite. (Next up: It snowed today in Philadelphia. I guess the sled I still have in my hallway can get one last ride.) Last week, Prime Line won again, so now it will challenge…

Philadelphia Distributor Named Merchandise Provider for 2016 Democratic National Convention
March 3, 2016 at 4:33 pm

Impact Dimensions LLC., a Philadelphia-based promotional products distributor, has been chosen as the merchandise provider and manager for the 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Although no official numbers have been confirmed, a spokeswoman said there was a lot of interest from local companies and firms across the country to be…

SanMar Adopts PromoStandards Integration Guidelines
March 3, 2016 at 4:27 pm

SanMar, Issaquah, Wash., announced its launch of PromoStandards integration, an industry organization composed of distributors and suppliers focused on helping to improve technology's consistency for more efficient relationships. SanMar customers, including AIA Corporation, Geiger, HALO Branded Solutions, commonsku and Facilis Group, currently are working with SanMar to take advantage of its PromoStandards Inventory Integration. “Our goal is…

Dallas Voters Receive Party-specific 'I Voted' Stickers
March 2, 2016 at 4:51 pm

On election day, whether it's for general or primary elections, people usually see plenty of "I voted" stickers on jackets and lapels. However, they usually don't indicate how people voted. That's not the case this year in Dallas County, Texas, as voters…