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'The Daily Show' Responds to Sacramento Kings T-shirt Controversy
February 11, 2016 at 6:23 pm

Last week, we reported on the Sacramento Kings T-shirt controversy that resulted from their Year of the Monkey Chinese Lunar New Year T-shirt giveaway. DeMarcus Cousins felt that it was insensitive to release the T-shirt to fans on the first day…

Queensland Police Call T-shirt Gun Category B Weapon
February 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Some might say that the most exciting part of a sporting event is when the T-shirt cannon rolls out onto the court/field. However, the Queensland, Australia, police doesn't share our love for promotional items being launched via ballistic devices. According…

European Union Approves Staples-Office Depot Merger
February 11, 2016 at 4:39 pm

Staples, Framingham, Mass., announced yesterday that it received approval from the European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, to acquire Office Depot, Boca Raton, Fla. "This is a significant step, and we're very pleased the European Commission has approved this transaction," Ron Sargent, chairman and CEO of Staples, said in a press release.…

CPSC Clarifies Rule on Component Part Testing
February 11, 2016 at 6:12 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a direct final rule amending two rules on component part testing and lead in textile products in October 2015. The rule has been effective since January, but the CPSC recently provided clarification on the two rules. 1. Clarification on Component Part Testing (16 CFR 1109): In order to reduce burden…

Warwick Publishing Co. Achieves Idealliance G7 Master Qualification
February 11, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Warwick Publishing Co., St. Charles, Ill., an industry supplier of desk calendars and paper products, has achieved G7 Master Qualification for the second year in a row. Idealliance, a nonprofit industry group dedicated to guiding print production best practices, specifications and standards, awarded the certification. Warwick Publishing Co., which is celebrating its 90th year in business,…

Uber, Lyst Deliver New York Fashion Week Gift Bags
February 10, 2016 at 4:30 pm

New York Fashion Week showcases the hottest new styles in the fashion world. This year, New Yorkers using the popular ride-sharing app Uber can get their hands on some New York Fashion Week promotional items, thanks…

Disney Shatters Earning Expectations with 'Star Wars'
February 10, 2016 at 6:26 pm

Disney shared its best quarterly earnings ever yesterday, resulting mostly from the success of "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens." The company brought in a record-breaking $2.9 billion, according to Wired. “Driven by the phenomenal success of 'Star Wars,' we delivered the highest quarterly earnings in the history of our company,” Bob Iger, the chairman and…

The Oscars Gift Bag Is Worth $200K
February 10, 2016 at 4:10 pm

The Academy Awards ceremony isn't until Feb. 28, but we already have the inside scoop on what the nominees will receive in their gift bags. According to The Daily Beast, the Oscars gift bag is worth about $200,000. According to Mashable, in addition to a few fancy vacations,…

Dorcy International Inc., Aprinta Promo Finalize Transition
February 10, 2016 at 3:50 pm

Last year, Dorcy International Inc., Columbus, Ohio, parent company of Dorcy Special Markets Division, formed an agreement to have Adva-Lite, a division of Alexander City, Alabama-based Aprinta Promo, represent its product lines within the promotional markets industry. The transition is now complete, industry professionals now have access to Aprinta Promo’s full line of promotional products. These lines…

HALO Branded Solutions Introduces Scholarship Contest
February 10, 2016 at 6:20 pm

Sterling, Illinois-based promotional product distributor HALO Branded Solutions is already a supporter of the Promotional Products Educational Foundation (PPEF) that provides scholarships for promotional products professionals and their dependents. HALO Branded Solutions will expand its support of up-and-coming marketing visionaries with its own scholarship contest. The winner of the contest will receive a scholarship for $3,000 toward…