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Reach 17 Million People With These Six Products Without Breaking a Sweat
February 20, 2017 at 11:52 am

Across the country, more than 17 million people finish over 50,000 races every year. Whether it’s the Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy Run/Walk 5K in Waconia, Minn.; the Shudder Mudder in Corry, Pa.; or the New York City Marathon, people will come together en masse to either challenge themselves in the support of a cause or…

Calculator-itis
February 20, 2017 at 10:55 am

Let’s talk about what I call “calculator-itis.” My definition of “calculator-itis” is when business owners and sales reps continue to charge customers the same margins year after year without any routine, timely reviews. Continuing to charge customers the same margins over time doesn’t make sense because our value to customers grows as our expertise grows,…

PM Video Battle: C2BPromo Versus Stahls' DFC
February 17, 2017 at 1:49 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: Pitchers and catchers are at spring training! My invitation from the Phillies must have gotten lost in the mail, though.) Last week, C2BPromo won, and now will face off against…

PPAI Names Committee and Advisory Chairs, Liasons
February 17, 2017 at 1:17 pm

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, announced today the new Volunteer Committee and Advisory Group Chairs and Liaisons for the 2017 to 2018 term. The PPAI Committees and Advisory Groups are comprised of volunteer representatives from the association’s membership, including distributors, suppliers, business services partners and representatives, who work together to promote, protect and…

S&S Activewear Names Marc Vitulli Vice President of Marketing
February 15, 2017 at 12:29 pm

S&S Activewear, Bolingbrook, Ill., a distributor of uniform and promotional apparel, has hired Marc Vitulli to its corporate team as vice president of marketing. Vitulli has worked as a marketing consultant for S&S for the past two years, during which he developed a comprehensive understanding of the company’s business processes and target audience. Prior to his work…

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…

The Secret to Multi-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Success
February 13, 2017 at 2:16 pm

It’s said that a referral is the highest compliment you can receive in the business world. Kelly Stone, owner of The Idea Box Powered by Proforma, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based distributorship, is proof that a positive referral, backed by unmatched resources, can have a great impact on your business. In her case, it was the leverage she needed to help her company soar into a multi-million dollar, three-year contract with Spirit Airlines…

Victorinox's Janet Jones Wins Lifeguard Award
February 13, 2017 at 1:32 pm

Victorinox Swiss Army, Monroe, Conn., announced that Janet Jones, West region manager, was awarded the 2016 Lifeguard Award by PromoShop. The award recognizes an outstanding outside representative in a vote by sales representatives and internal sales support employees. This is the…

BIG and BIH Event Planned for April
February 10, 2017 at 11:00 am

Bangkok International Gift Fair and Bangkok International Houseware Fair is a trade platform where designers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs of all kinds of lifestyle products throughout Thailand and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to showcase the latest collections…

PPEF Scholarship Application Opens
February 9, 2017 at 2:32 pm

The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) is now accepting applications for college scholarships. Promotional products professionals and their children are eligible to apply for college scholarships. Since 1989, PPEF has awarded more than $1.5 million to students with parents in the promotional products industry. Employees of promotional products companies are eligible to apply as well.…