Promo Products

PM Video Battle: Trimark Versus ParsonsKellogg
February 5, 2016 at 5:09 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: The Super Bowl is this weekend! I won't lie. At the beginning of this season, I was sure that my Eagles would be in it. But we can't…

Showdown Displays Announces Sales Award Winners
February 5, 2016 at 4:46 pm

Showdown Displays, Ramsey, Minn., announced the 2015 sales award recipients during its national sales meeting. The company gave out awards for Independent Sales Representative and Factory Sales Representative of the Year. The Watson Group, Birmingham, Ala., which includes Bo Turner and Tina Jameson-Brown, received the independent sales representative award for the third time in a…

Evernote Shuts Down Branded-item Marketplace
February 5, 2016 at 4:25 pm

Evernote, the popular smartphone app for cross-platform note-taking, had tried its hand at physical products, like notebooks, backpacks and wallets. Now, after three years of selling these items, the company shut down its Evernote Market on Feb. 3. According to The Verge, some Evernote-branded items,…

6 'Cool' Campaign Items for Millennials
February 4, 2016 at 4:48 pm

Getting young people out to the ballots is important for candidates. Over time, we've seen candidates employ a lot of techniques to try to appeal to the young voters—some have been effective, others fall flat. Here are a few of the more recent ways the presidential candidates are trying to appeal to millennials. 1. "Loud and…

Prime Line and Jetline – The Art of the Acquisition
February 3, 2016 at 6:39 pm

In January, Prime Line, Bridgeport, Conn., acquired Gaffney, South Carolina-based Jetline, in a move that made big news in the promotional products industry. With two large companies, some might think that it would be a tumultuous process, but Jeff Lederer, CEO of Prime Line, and Eric Levin, executive vice president for Prime Line, told Promo Marketing…

Summit Group Honored for Excellence in Promotional Marketing Campaigns
February 3, 2016 at 4:27 pm

Summit Group, Bloomingdale, Ill., won a Silver Pyramid in the 2016 Pyramid Award Competition sponsored by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). PPAI recognized 35 gold, silver and bronze winners at the PPAI Awards Presentation and Reception held Jan. 12, 2016 at the House of Blues in conjunction with the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. The…

One Man Could Make More than $200,000 from Trump Buttons
February 2, 2016 at 6:27 pm

For Don Kriener, selling campaign merchandise is a family tradition. His father and grandfather sold buttons at JFK's 1960 inauguration. According to GQ, Kriener has been in the game since 1988. He sold $218,000 worth of Barack Obama buttons in 2008, making $60,000 in…

ETS Express Inc. Opens New Production Facility in Concord, NC
February 2, 2016 at 4:39 pm

ETS Express Inc., Oxnard, Calif., announced that it has opened a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facility in Concord, N.C. The new facility will increase ETS Express' decorating and distribution capacity, and play a role in supplying its…

Customer Focus Consultant Thomas S. Kennerly III Passes Away
February 2, 2016 at 4:19 pm

Thomas S. Kennerly III, 54, of Camp Hill, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 in his residence. He was a business consultant with Customer Focus, Costa Mesa, Calif., and a graduate of Penn State Harrisburg and Northern Illinois University, where he earned his MBA.…