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Nike, Universal Studios Under Investigation for Licensing, E-Commerce Practices
June 16, 2017 at 1:44 pm

European Union antitrust regulators are investigating whether Nike, Universal Studios and “Hello Kitty” owner Sanrio illegally blocked or banned some nations from selling its licensed products, such as Barcelona soccer jerseys, “Hello Kitty” items, and merchandise for the films “Despicable Me” and “Minions.” Reuters reported that the European Commission made its investigations known on Wednesday,…

Major U.S. Port Temporarily Shut Down After 'Dirty Bomb' Tip From Conspiracy Theorist
June 16, 2017 at 10:32 am

The Port of Charleston shut down late Wednesday night after the Coast Guard received two calls about a dirty bomb allegedly hidden aboard a Maersk container ship. A section of the port closed for seven hours as the ship's crew evacuated and authorities searched several containers, ultimately finding no evidence of a bomb. Adding to…

Last Chance to Vote! PM Video Battle: Alexander Promotional Products Versus SWFL Marketing Group
June 16, 2017 at 12:38 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: Hope everyone had a great time at PPAI Expo East!). Last week, Alexander Promotional Products won, and now will face off against SWFL Marketing Group. The winner will…

Top Distributors 2017 Q&As: No. 4 - HALO Branded Solutions
June 16, 2017 at 10:43 am

Every year, Promo Marketing releases its Top 50 Distributors list. To give you some insight into what it takes to make it to the top, we spoke to Terry McGuire, senior vice president of marketing for HALO Branded Solutions, No. 4 on the list...

Traverse Life
June 12, 2017 at 11:57 am

With every order, the Traverse craftsman starts with the raw ingredients—a piece of leather and a brand logo. But instead of working with detailed blueprints, the master is able to craft his work one stitch and cut at a time. Just enough structure to provide a template while still leaving room for improvisation and creativity.…

Prime Line Launches Fidget Collection
June 16, 2017 at 1:42 pm

Prime Line, Bridgeport, Conn., announced that it has launched a fidget collection that includes a variety of PromoSpinners, as well as other fidget items, such as Rubik’s Cubes and Tangle puzzles. The company also released a new PromoSpinners video, which can be viewed here. The company’s PromoSpinners fidget collection features Turbo-Boost inserts—bearings with a special…

Print Shops, Businesses Upset by Vistaprint's $2.2M Tax Break in Rhode Island
June 14, 2017 at 2:48 pm

Direct-to-consumer printing services like Vistaprint have been one of the largest disruptions in the promotional products and printing industries. So, when Rhode Island announced its plan to give Vistaprint $2.2 million in tax credits to open its national sales office and staff it with employees, small businesses in area were upset, to say the least.…

The U.S. Open Has Some Killer Promotional Merchandise
June 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Tomorrow, one day shy of seven years since the United States Golf Association named it the host site, Erin Hills will find itself the focus of the golf world, with action at the 117th U.S.…

Top Distributors 2017 Q&As: No. 6 - Geiger
June 14, 2017 at 11:25 am

Every year, Promo Marketing releases its Top 50 Distributors list. To give you some insight into what it takes to make it to the top, we spoke to Jo-an G. Lantz, MAS CIL, CEO of Geiger, No. 6 on our list...