Promo Products

Ikea's Genius Response to Designer's $2,000 Copycat Bag
May 25, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Remember how Balenciaga, the high-end fashion brand, was selling bags that looked crazy-similar to Ikea's plastic blue shopping bags for more than $2,000? Well, in case you need a refresher, here's our story on it. Ikea cut right to the chase by addressing the humor of selling a knock-off of a 99 cent bag for…

Scott Meade Joins GMG Pen
May 25, 2017 at 1:40 pm

GMG Pen, Lakewood, N.J., announced today that Scott Meade has joined the firm to further develop its growing sales team as its sales manager. Meade has spent the past 22 years at Meade & Associates, an iPROMOTEu affiliate, transforming the MeadePromos brand under his leadership in all areas, including selling promotional campaigns and marketing solutions; forging…

Master the Art of Time-Sensitive Promotional Campaigns
May 24, 2017 at 2:31 pm

We all like to feel appreciated. Joe and Tracy Troy, managing directors of Waterfront Branded Marketing Solutions Powered by Proforma, Westport, Conn., remember one promotion where a client wanted to show gratitude toward employees. But the Troys especially recall the overwhelming gratitude those employees showed them. "Joe opened up a pharmaceutical client in the Northeast…

My 5 Favorite Promotions of the Week
May 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Hello, fellow promotional enthusiasts. As usual, I've been on high alert this week searching for the top promotional products in the wild. This week, we have some limited edition drinkware and movie-themed merchandise making the rounds on the internet, and I love it all. Keep reading for my top picks! 1. Lady Gaga x Urban…

Michaels, Pier 1 Imports Recall Mugs
May 22, 2017 at 3:04 pm

We have two drinkware recalls to report this week, as both Pier 1 Imports and Michaels recalled mugs due to a burn hazard. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) , Pier 1 is recalling more than 15,000 of its "chalk note mugs" because they can shatter when they are filled with hot liquid.…

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…

White Sox Clock Giveaway Is Hugely Popular
May 18, 2017 at 2:25 pm

The White Sox had a pretty imaginative giveaway with their Ken "Hawk" Harrelson talking alarm clock, and it turned out to be a fan favorite. Harrelson, a former MLB player currently known to the White Sox faithful as the voice in the broadcast booth for the last three decades, received 100 of the clocks. "When…

Maple Ridge Farms Brings Ice Cream to the Promotional Products Industry
May 18, 2017 at 11:53 am

Maple Ridge Farms, Mosinee, Wis., announced that it is now offering both Ben & Jerry’s and Haagen-Dazs ice cream. The program allows clients to give their employees or customers a pad printed aluminum ice cream scoop. Packed in the gift box with the scoop is a certificate entitling them to four pints of ice cream…