Awards & Gifts

Apparently, Oscar Nominees Really Love Academy Awards Promotional Sweatshirts
February 15, 2018 at 1:01 pm

We often hear from prize contenders that “It’s an honor just to be nominated” when they emerge from their respective packs to square off against their contemporaries. I have usually had a hard time believing them, wondering who, truly, would want to go home empty-handed. But I also realize that even having one’s name chosen…

Jolly Rancher Wants You to Buy its Jewelry for Valentine's Day
February 14, 2018 at 2:34 pm

The company has released a line of jewelry that resembles its colorful hard candy. For its marketing strategy, Jolly Rancher took to social media, posting pictures of models wearing the jewelry with funny taglines such as "jewelry: a great way to start or end a relationship" and "the romantic gesture that she will think is 'okay'"...

Crystal D Celebrates Employees at 16th Annual WOW Day
February 9, 2018 at 2:20 pm

Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., celebrated its 16th annual WOW Day on Jan. 19, 2018. The company named 18 new award winners at the event. WOW Day was designed to recognize the hard work and dedication of Crystal D…

Butler Street and NAPCO Media Announce the 2018 Best of Print and Digital Winners
February 2, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Butler Street, an Atlanta-based management consulting, training and research firm, and provider of client loyalty and retention programs, today announced its 2018 Best of Print and Digital Award Winners. NAPCO Media, Printing Impressions and Print+Promo sponsor this program in conjunction with Butler Street to provide benchmarking data and growth plans for the industry. Winning companies…

Live From Las Vegas: Day Two at PPAI Expo
January 17, 2018 at 4:39 pm

We have all heard that what happens in Vegas should stay in the lauded resort city, but when it comes to the PPAI Expo, keeping quiet about the proceedings is akin to being a gazillionaire and not sharing a penny. Simply put, the gathering has so many enriching experiences that "mum" is definitely not the…

Meet Alyce: The Business Gifting Company That Does the Personalization for You
December 20, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Personalization, and researching your clients and end-users to provide a product that will be used on a regular basis and, therefore, provides long-lasting brand awareness, is key for promotional products distributors. The more an end-user enjoys the item they receive, the more they think about your clients and do so positively. In this age of…

Crystal D Promotes Three Employees
December 13, 2017 at 1:53 pm

Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., has promoted three employees to new positions. Marketing manager Bridget Dahlgren has been promoted to director of sales and marketing. Dahlgren will now oversee the business development, inside sales solutions and marketing departments. Marketing coordinator Alexis Kurttila has been promoted to marketing manager. Kurttila will lead the marketing department to…

My Favorite Holiday Merchandise
November 29, 2017 at 12:41 pm

When it comes to the holiday season, I know it's all about giving and being thankful. But, I also can't help but get excited when musicians, sports teams, theme parks and TV shows release special edition holiday gear. In fact, my coworkers know my Sixers ugly sweater is one of my most coveted possessions, as…

Chuck Rips the Roof Off of Crystal D!
November 22, 2017 at 9:56 am

Have you ever wondered what makes one small business flourish while another one fails? Are you a small-business owner, or do you know a small-business owner who wants to be inspired by someone who knows exactly what it’s like to be in the trenches, just barely surviving? Do you want to know how to have…