Distributor News

BDA LLC Acquires SwervePoint
July 20, 2017 at 1:52 pm

BDA LLC, Woodinville, Wash., announced yesterday that it has acquired Boston-based SwervePoint. “Over the last decade, SwervePoint has established itself as an industry innovator focused on amazing customer service," Jay Deutsch, co-founder and CEO of BDA, said in a press release. Early on, we identified them as a potential acquisition partner due to business acumen…

Promo Marketing Releases 2018 Power Meeting Dates
July 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Promo Marketing, the Philadelphia-based provider of product and marketing information for distributor sales professionals, today released its 2018 Power Meeting dates. A proven industry success, Power Meetings have a long track record of delivering valuable, one-of-a-kind opportunities to attending…

HALO Branded Solutions Completes Record-Breaking National Sales Meeting
July 19, 2017 at 11:52 am

HALO Branded Solutions, Sterling, Ill., recently concluded its annual National Sales Meeting with record attendance of more than 300 of the company’s top account executives and more than 200 supplier personnel from HALO’s Preferred Supplier Program at The Omni Nashville…

How Custom Projects Pave the Way for More Business
July 18, 2017 at 1:40 pm

As promotional products distributors, you all want to give your customers exactly what they’re looking for. When you’re able to give customers a custom product that checks all the boxes, it sets you apart from the competition. Glen Jusczyk, co-owner of Plainville, Massachusetts-based AMGC, remembers one custom project that paved the way for more business.…

Partners For Incentives Offers New Online Incentives Platform
July 14, 2017 at 1:38 pm

Partners for Incentives (PFI), Cleveland, Ohio, announced that it is offering redemptions for hotel and airline travel within a points platform (Awardlink.com). PFI has partnered with a well-established travel company to provide its clients the opportunity to use their award points on hotel and air travel purchases. This platform can now help companies worldwide offer…

PPEF Scholarship Awards Climb To $175,000 In 2017
July 12, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, today announced the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) 2017-2018 scholarship recipients. “PPEF is off to a record-breaking year with the most applications ever received and the most scholarship funds ever awarded," said Lori Bauer, PPEF chair. "The scholarship committee started with 540 applications and narrowed the awards down…

Facilisgroup Announces New Partner
July 11, 2017 at 2:03 pm

George Andrie & Associates Inc., Waco, Texas has joined Facilisgroup’s community of promotional products distributor partners. The company was started in 1979 by former Dallas Cowboys player George Andrie and his wife, Mary Lou. The business is still family-owned, and is now run by Andrie’s son, George, and his wife, Gina. “We joined Facilisgroup because…

An Industry Power Couple You Should Know: Julie and Dan Haar
July 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

Meet Julie and Dan Haar, Owners of Proforma Strategic Promotions. This husband and wife team is a dynamic duo in the promotional marketing industry, whose many accomplishments include over 1,200 percent growth in six years’ time. Want to learn about this power couple’s inside secret to rapid business growth and outstanding success?...

Top Brands Partners With Incipio Group
July 5, 2017 at 11:44 am

Top Brands Inc., Oshkosh, Wis., announced today that it will be partnering with Incipio Group to bring its lineup of brands, including Braven Audio, Incase, Incipio and Griffin Technology, into the corporate incentive and promotional products market. “Incipio Group has quickly become an international powerhouse with their incredibly diverse lineup of mobile device accessories, premium…

Hasseman Marketing Acquires Paparazzi Promotional Products
June 30, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Hasseman Marketing, Conshocton, Ohio, announced today that it has acquired Paparazzi Promotional Marketing, Irvine, Calif. "Marty [Hagerty, founder of Paparazzi Promotional Marketing,] has a great creative mind and has built a business with a great reputation," Kirby Hasseman, CEO of Hasseman Marketing, said in a press release. "I am so excited to partner with them…