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How to Add an Extra $80,000 Annually Selling Umbrellas
March 13, 2017 at 2:09 pm

Every one of you has had that “a-ha” moment when you first realized the value of promotional products, and how it could change and/or further your careers. For one of our customers, she didn’t even know what our industry was all about. She was selling chocolate bar fundraisers to schools, and making a good living…

Quinn Flags Announces Extended Customer Service Hours
March 17, 2017 at 2:16 pm

In an effort to better serve customers, Quinn Flags, Hanover, Pa., has extended its customer service department hours by an hour each day, Monday through Thursday. Representatives will be taking phone calls and personally assisting distributors 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. EDT at (800) 353-2468. For more information on Quinn Flags, visit

Headphones Explode Mid-Flight, Injure Australian Woman
March 16, 2017 at 12:22 pm

The safety of battery-powered electronics is still an issue, with the ongoing problems related to lithium-ion powered products, like hoverboards and smartphones. We can now add battery-powered headphones to this list, after an Australian woman received burns on…

UCLA Hoops Star Lonzo Ball Avoids Sanctions Over Family's Big Baller Brand Apparel Line
March 16, 2017 at 11:38 am

Lonzo Ball has made many memories over his 19-year existence, with the last few months having bred a significant number of unforgettable ones, including designation as a First-Team All-American and the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year for his basketball feats at UCLA. Ahead of tomorrow’s NCAA Tournament opener in Sacramento, the star point guard can…

LIVLY Recalls Children's Sleepwear
March 16, 2017 at 12:59 pm

LIVLY is recalling its children's long-sleeve robes and two-piece sleepwear sets because they fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, thus creating a risk of burn injuries to children. The recall involves about…

Commonsku to Host Education Sessions at NWPMA Show
March 16, 2017 at 10:45 am

How do you build a brand that connects in meaningful ways? How do you tell your business story in a compelling way? What’s the art behind building brands that look beautiful and perform magnificently? Those are the topics behind the two-day professional development at the Northwest Promotional Marketing Association (NWPMA) show in Portland, Ore., on…

PA Toddler Killed by Hoverboard Fire
March 15, 2017 at 1:48 pm

A 3-year-old in Harrisburg, Pa., died on Saturday after a hoverboard caught fire in her home. Though hoverboards have been considered dangerous for a while now (they were publicly condemned as dangerous by the CPSC and recalled en masse), CNN reported that this is the first death caused by a hoverboard fire in the U.S.…

Royal Mail Launches Bowie Stamps to Space
March 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm

We've been wracking our brains trying to think of the perfect Bowie/space reference to lead in here, but the options are almost too plentiful, so we're just going to give it to you straight: A set of David Bowie commemorative stamps made their way to stratosphere via helium balloon as a memorial of his death…

Arnold Palmer Invitational Participants' Apparel and Gear Will Honor Tournament Namesake's Umbrella Logo
March 15, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Numerous athletes, including current basketball behemoth LeBron James and Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Felix Hernandez, have earned nicknames that feature “King” in them, but for many sports enthusiasts, only one star, Arnold Palmer, deserves the sobriquet “The King.” (Fans of NASCAR dynamo Richard Petty, lob your complaints here.) The golfing legend left us Sept. 25…

Vantage Hires Christian Brandt as Northeast Sales Manager
March 15, 2017 at 12:58 pm

Vantage Apparel, Avanel, N.J., announced the addition of Christian Brandt as the new Northeast sales manager. Brandt joins Vantage Apparel as an experienced and highly-accomplished sales professional in the promotional products industry, having most recently worked for Leed's, where he received several…