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Apple Says It's Not to Blame for Headphones Exploding Mid-Flight
May 25, 2017 at 2:17 pm

In March, a woman flying from Beijing to Melbourne was injured after her wireless headphones ignited as she slept. Before she was able to shake them off her head, they caused burns to her face and neck, and left the cabin of the aircraft smelling like burning hair, plastic and electronics. PC Mag reported that…

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…

Last Chance to Vote! PM Video Battle: HALO Branded Solutions Versus 4imprint
May 19, 2017 at 1:43 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 birthday is on Monday! I still think Mondays are a drag, though.) Last week, HALO Branded Solutions won, and now will face off against 4imprint. The winner will be…

Show Customer Appreciation With a Memorable Crystal Gift
May 22, 2017 at 2:34 pm

No one will argue that great customers enjoy being appreciated. It’s not rocket science. A simple message and a small token of gratitude can go a long way to forge loyalty. Why should you appreciate your customers? Because it’s memorable, and research proves it! It’s memorable. All companies want their brands to be top-of-mind, creating a memory…

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…

Pandora Opens Legal Box as PayPal Sues Over Logo
May 23, 2017 at 2:06 pm

  PayPal Holdings, Inc. originated in 1998 as a worldwide payments system supporting online money transfers, arriving two years before Pandora began its existence as a music streaming and automated recommendation service. On Friday, the San Jose-headquartered PayPal accused the younger California company of not respecting its elder, so to speak, or the law, suing…

Joe Maddon Unveils Latest Installment in the 'Try Not to Suck' T-shirt Series
May 23, 2017 at 2:18 pm

Remember last year, how the Chicago Cubs immortalized the phrase "Try not to suck?" It really did wonders, considering they're the reigning World Series champions. And Cubs manager and witty quote machine Joe Maddon is keeping the streak alive in terms of catchphrases. This year, baseball's master of brevity is doing something different: He's going…