Marketing and Sales

PM Video Battle: LogoTech Versus MARCO Promotional Products
March 24, 2017 at 12:46 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: My bracket is completely busted, just like every other year.) Last week, LogoTech won, and now will face off against MARCO Promotional Products. The winner will be decided by a simple…

Creative Promotional Products Joins Facilisgroup
March 22, 2017 at 1:53 pm

Facilisgroup announced that Creative Promotional Products, Skokie, Ill., has joined its fast-growing community of promotional products distributor partners. The family-owned Creative Promotional Products also has an office in Hong Kong, from which they coordinate and develop high-quality custom products. “We had been looking at various platforms that would help us improve order tracking, streamline workflow and…

Fandango to Offer Licensed Movie Merchandise
March 21, 2017 at 2:59 pm

People love their movies, don't they? According to MarketWatch, Americans spent $11.4 billion going to movie theaters last year. Part of that money goes toward online ticket sales companies, like Fandango. Looking to cash in on more than just movie ticket sales, Fandango is following in Netflix's footsteps and looking to sell more licensed movie…

Promo Marketing Kicks Off Sixth Year of Power Meetings
March 20, 2017 at 2:29 pm

Promo Marketing launched another year of its Power Meetings in San Diego this month. These one-on-one, 20-minute meetings build relationships between distributors and suppliers over the course…

Souders Brand Marketing Acquires Visions by Phoenix
March 20, 2017 at 2:15 pm

The Distributor Exchange announced today that Trish Barone of Latham, New York-based distributor Souders Brand Marketing has acquired Ocean Township, New Jersey-based distributor Visions by Phoenix. Barone and Souders Brand Marketing, an independent distributor affiliate of iPROMOTEu, has been in business since 1997. “Lorene and Danielle Manning, owners of Visions by Phoenix, really matched my…

Are You at the Edge of Your Comfort Zone or in the Danger Zone?
March 20, 2017 at 2:06 pm

Let’s take a quick look at the three zones in which most people operate: comfort, growth and danger: Now, let’s take a look at how these zones apply to your sales efforts. In sales, the accounts that we are most knowledgeable about are in our comfort zone. We are comfortable with their size, and with…

Quinn Flags Announces Extended Customer Service Hours
March 17, 2017 at 2:16 pm

In an effort to better serve customers, Quinn Flags, Hanover, Pa., has extended its customer service department hours by an hour each day, Monday through Thursday. Representatives will be taking phone calls and personally assisting distributors 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. EDT at (800) 353-2468. For more information on Quinn Flags, visit

Marvel Comics, NY Mets Will Honor Star Pitcher Through Bobblehead Giveaway
March 17, 2017 at 11:40 am

In 55 appearances for the New York Mets, right-handed pitcher Noah Syndergaard has hammered away at hitters, notching a 2.89 earned run average and tallying 384 strikeouts in 333 innings. Come July 22, the National League East club will mesh with Marvel Comics for a Thor bobblehead promotion that will acknowledge the All-Star hurler’s allegiance…

Commonsku to Host Education Sessions at NWPMA Show
March 16, 2017 at 10:45 am

How do you build a brand that connects in meaningful ways? How do you tell your business story in a compelling way? What’s the art behind building brands that look beautiful and perform magnificently? Those are the topics behind the two-day professional development at the Northwest Promotional Marketing Association (NWPMA) show in Portland, Ore., on…

Vantage Hires Christian Brandt as Northeast Sales Manager
March 15, 2017 at 12:58 pm

Vantage Apparel, Avanel, N.J., announced the addition of Christian Brandt as the new Northeast sales manager. Brandt joins Vantage Apparel as an experienced and highly-accomplished sales professional in the promotional products industry, having most recently worked for Leed's, where he received several…