Promo Products

iPhones Might Have Stylus Technology by 2019
October 13, 2017 at 2:13 pm

Apple seems to be doing its best to catch up to the rest of the smartphone world in terms of accessories. With the new iPhone 8 and upcoming iPhone X (pronounced "ten," mind you), we're seeing Apple finally join the wireless charging party. This is a huge deal for promotional products companies who create charging…

Fidget Spinners Aren't Going Away, They're Just Evolving
October 13, 2017 at 2:01 pm

Fidget spinners burst (or spun. Fidgeted?) onto the scene in a meteoric fashion. It was impossible to avoid them. Kids were playing with them at school, on the bus, at home, everywhere. They're one of those toys we'll look back on and remember as a cultural phenomenon on the level of pogs, devil sticks and…

Nic Cage Was Unknowingly the Face of a Japanese Snack Food
October 12, 2017 at 2:14 pm

Celebrity endorsements are great. Having a well-known and respected face attached to a product (literally speaking, if they're on the packaging) is a surefire way to attract customers and earn consumer trust without them even having to use the product first. It is, generally speaking, a rule of thumb to let said celebrity know their…

Marvel Cancels Promo With Defense Contractor Following Public Outcry
October 11, 2017 at 2:15 pm

Marvel canceled a proposed partnership with defense contractor Northrop Grumman after getting an angry reaction from fans. The partnership, which was planned to coincide with New York Comic Con last weekend, was to include a digital and print comic depicting Northrop Grumman as an affiliate of Tony Stark (Iron Man, in case he managed to…

That Whole McDonald's Sauce Promotion Got Way Out of Hand
October 9, 2017 at 1:35 pm

We told you about how "Rick and Morty" fans were so amped up about McDonald's Szechuan sauce that the fast food chain brought it back for one day only, right? It turns out the single-day promotion wasn't good enough for fans of the cartoon, as many restaurants ran out of the sauce almost immediately, finding…

Pro Towels Adds New Southeast Sales Representative
October 9, 2017 at 11:36 am

Pro Towels, Pittsburgh, announced a new addition to its sales team. Nick Chipchase with Mac Marketing will cover Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. He will represent products from each company in the Pro Towels family: Pro Towels, Kanata Blanket, Neet Feet and…

PPAI Announces New Board of Directors Members
October 6, 2017 at 11:24 am

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), has announced the election of its newest members. Lori Kates, president of IMAGEN Brands, and Todd Pottebaum, MAS+, president of Quality Resource Group, Inc., have been elected to the PPAI Board of Directors. They will begin their four-year terms immediately following The PPAI Expo 2018 in January. “Lori and Todd’s…

S'Well Partners With Swarovski for $1,500 Water Bottle for Charity
October 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm

S'Well water bottles are all the rage right now. If you find yourself in a gym or yoga studio, chances are you've seen some fitness-focused people toting around one of the stylish drinkware items. S'Well is upping its style game in a big way, thanks to a partnership with Swarovski and the Breast Cancer Research…

Sweda Company LLC Adds Regional Sales Executive
October 5, 2017 at 11:52 am

Sweda Company LLC, City of Industry, Calif., announced the addition of Shelley Bednarksi as its new regional sales executive for the Southeast region. “Shelley’s industry experience, enthusiasm and professionalism could not be a better fit for Sweda,” said Ryan Scott, director of outside sales for Sweda Company LLC. “We are excited for Shelley to join…