Awards & Gifts

Gemini Industries Acquires F&H Ribbon Co.
October 20, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Gemini Industries, Roxana, Ill., announced the acquisition of F&H Ribbon Co., a provider of award ribbons and rosettes for the awards and recognition industry. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. Founded in Dallas in 1962, F&H Ribbon designs and manufactures highly customized award ribbons, neck ribbons, rosettes, sashes, banners, celluloid buttons, certificates and folders,…

A Look at the Emmys' Lavish Giveaways to Television Stars
September 19, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Sunday’s 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards launched what amounts to a roughly seven-month period through which television and film heavyweights collect commendations for their performances and fashion senses. The…

How The New Yorker Struck Gold With a Canvas Tote Bag Promo
September 13, 2017 at 1:42 pm

I gained my initial exposure to The New Yorker 17 years ago this month when, as a college senior, I joined classmates in submitting poetry to the publication as it marked its 75th anniversary. While none of us could eventually boast of being a celebrated bard within its pages, nobody had a sour grapes mentality,…

'Tis the Season To Start Thinking of Holiday Promotions
September 13, 2017 at 11:54 am

When you’re young, the holiday season is nothing but relaxing and exciting. You had a few days off from school, your house was filled with the smell of delicious meals and you got to see family members you hadn’t seen in a while. It was fun. It was stress-free. It was short-lived. As we get…

Crystal D Hires for a Number of Positions
August 3, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., has hired new employees for eight positions, covering many different departments. Dah Dah, Michael Goetz and James Thao were hired in the production department. Each one is trained in the various production roles such as packing, washing, masking and etching. Barron Duncan was hired in the warehouse department as a…

PPAI Extends Pyramid Award Submission Deadline
July 20, 2017 at 1:23 pm

The PPAI Pyramid Award submission deadline has been extended to Friday, July 21. Starting this year, the PPAI Pyramid competition incorporates the categories previously found in the Technology, Suppliers Achievement, Image and Pyramid competitions. Companies can submit their 2018 Pyramid Award entries by visiting

Pioneer Balloon Earns 3 FTA Awards
June 29, 2017 at 1:39 pm

Pioneer Balloon, Wichita, Kan., received three awards in the “Wide Web” category—a Gold, Silver and Bronze award—for three different foil balloons from the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) at its 2017 Excellence in Flexography Awards at the Hyatt Regency Long Island in Hauppauge, N.Y. The Excellence in Flexography Awards recognizes exemplary package printing. Awards are judged…

PPAI Pyramid Awards Celebrates 60 Years With Full Program Redesign
June 22, 2017 at 11:55 am

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, will celebrate the 60th presentation of its Pyramid Awards in 2018. The PPAI Pyramid Award has stood the test of time and continues to advance the awareness and prestige of the industry’s most innovative companies and talented individuals. First introduced in 1958, the PPAI Pyramid Award recognizes promotional…

Teresa Moisant, MAS, Named PPAI 2017 Woman of Achievement
May 19, 2017 at 1:12 pm

Promotional Products Association International, Irving, Texas, announced Teresa Moisant, MAS, owner and president of Oklahoma City-based Moisant Promotional Products, as the 2017 PPAI Woman of Achievement. The presentation of the PPAI Woman of Achievement award will take place during the 2017…