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Samsung Might Bring Back the Recalled Galaxy Note 7
March 28, 2017 at 2:48 pm

While techies are looking forward to the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung just announced that it will still use its Galaxy Note 7 (the subject of a major recall and controversy) as much as possible. Samsung is…

Ariel Premium Supply Adds Made in USA Drinkware Collection
March 28, 2017 at 11:35 am

Ariel Premium Supply, St. Louis, Mo., announced the launch of a new collection drinkware all Made in the USA. The collection of 11 styles offers a variety of sizes, shapes and a host of bold colors. Distributors and their clients can also enjoy full-color digital imprinting and an opportunity to build their own custom tumbler…

American Health Care Act Failure Leaves Questions for Small Businesses
March 27, 2017 at 2:17 pm

Last week, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) failed to garner enough votes in the House of Representatives, meaning the Affordable Care Act (ACA) instated by former President Obama remains intact. While some political figures (namely the ones on the left) were relieved, others lamented that…

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…

Why Disneyland Visitors Are Willing to Wait Up to Four Hours for a Promotional Cup
March 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm

In her 1913 poem “Sacred Emily,” Gertrude Stein declares “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose,” giving us a precursor to today’s ubiquitous and highly less poetic “It is what it is” notion. Had the celebrated scribe been a contemporary writer, she might have had to alter her thinking thanks to The…

Did Cheerios' Seed Giveaway Do More Harm Than Good?
March 22, 2017 at 2:44 pm

It's not new information that bees are vitally important to the ecosystem. To boost the population (which given experts cause for concern), Cheerios is sending out free wildflower seed packets to people in the U.S. as part of its "Bring Back the Bees" campaign. This all sounds great, right? Bees will have plenty of flowers to…

Apparel, Wearables Top ICE Counterfeit Seizures for 2016
March 22, 2017 at 2:27 pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released the Intellectual Property Rights Seizure Statistics report for the 2016 fiscal year, detailing the extent of seizures of counterfeit and unauthorized merchandise. The report indicated that, after more than 31,000 seizures, the agencies nabbed about $1.38 billion—an increase from 2015's 28,000…

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…

How Would Your Customers Feel About a 20 Percent Price Increase?
March 21, 2017 at 2:21 pm

If you had to increase your prices 20 percent tomorrow, how would your customers react? After you absorbed unflattering comments and disappointment, your customers would buy fewer products, if they bought any at all. Beyond our industry, consider what we buy every day: clothing, footwear, housewares, electronics and so on. How would you feel the…

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…