Awards & Gifts

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…

What's In the MTV Movie & TV Award Gift Bag?
May 8, 2017 at 2:11 pm

What's that? You weren't invited to the MTV Movie & TV Awards? It's OK, we weren't either. Don't feel bad. Alas, while we had to watch the fun from the loneliness of our sofas, we can still see what the Hollywood elite left with in their gift bags, and live vicariously through them. Here are…

Hub Pen Company's Jim Maddox Wins SPPA Award
March 7, 2017 at 2:07 pm

Hub Pen Company, Braintree, Mass., announced that Jim Maddox was awarded Top Representative of the Year from Sunbelt Promotional Products Association (SPPA). “Jim has a phenomenal work ethic and strongly relates to his customers”, said Andy Arruda, national sales manager…

How Much Is an Oscar Really Worth?
February 24, 2017 at 10:48 am

For aspiring actors, holding the Academy Award is a dream. While it has immense sentimental value for Hollywood elite and beginners alike, how much is it really worth, though? Mic reported that the…

BIC Graphic Receives Two PPPC Awards
February 22, 2017 at 2:05 pm

BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla., announced that it received two awards at the Promotional Products Professionals Canada (PPPC) National Convention on Feb. 12, 2017. The "Canada! 150 Years Calendar" was awarded a Silver in the Most Creative New Promotional Product category. Mark Wingrove, national sales and marketing manager for BIC Graphic in Canada, was on hand…

What's In the Grammys Gift Bag?
February 13, 2017 at 2:27 pm

Last night was music's biggest night: The Grammy Awards. And, if you can believe it, the gift bag that attendees and nominees received contained some interesting giveaways. Thanks to the Daily Mail, we can take a look inside, so to speak. Here were some of the ones that…

9 Valentine's Day Promotion Ideas You'll Love
February 1, 2017 at 11:29 am

We know you're still settling into your post-holiday routine. It seems like just yesterday you were hanging the stockings on the fireplace and singing "Auld Lang Syne." But like it or not, Valentine's Day will be here soon, and there's nothing worse than waiting 'til the last minute to plan for it. If your clients…