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Partners For Incentives Offers New Online Incentives Platform
July 14, 2017 at 1:38 pm

Partners for Incentives (PFI), Cleveland, Ohio, announced that it is offering redemptions for hotel and airline travel within a points platform (Awardlink.com). PFI has partnered with a well-established travel company to provide its clients the opportunity to use their award points on hotel and air travel purchases. This platform can now help companies worldwide offer…

FBI Investigating Price Fixing at Promotional Products Company
July 13, 2017 at 11:26 am

The FBI is investigating Totally Promotional, Coldwater, Ohio, for possible price fixing in the promotional products industry. "Totally Promotional executives were interviewed and were fully cooperative with the investigators onsite," company officials said in a statement, according to The Daily Standard. "Totally Promotional has been made aware of other companies within the promotional products industry…

Kid Rock Announces Apparently Real Senate Run With Promotional Merch Site
July 13, 2017 at 1:03 pm

Since catapulting to stardom through the 1998 release “Devil Without a Cause,” Kid Rock has become a bit of a factotum, with musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor as applicable titles for the man born Robert Ritchie. Come November 2018, the 46-year-old could make a seemingly improbable addition to his résumé, as he announced yesterday…

Last Chance to Vote! PM Video Battle: Ariel Premium Supply Versus Wearable Imaging
July 7, 2017 at 1:31 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: We have to get back to the routine of five-day weeks again.) Last week, Ariel Premium Supply won, and now will face off against Wearable Imaging. The winner will…

CPS/Keystone Announces Management Buyout
July 13, 2017 at 11:38 am

CPS/Keystone, Erie, Pa., announced a management-led buyout of the company in partnership with a financial sponsor. Key members of the senior management team participating in the buyout include Kippie Helzel, senior vice president of sales; Pete Gleason, vice president of sales; and Eric Enzbrenner, vice president of manufacturing. Leon Bilewitz, president and founder of CPS/Keystone…

Strong Hold: Selling Promotional Bags and Backpacks to the Sports Crowd
June 26, 2017 at 1:57 pm

Americans spend about $68 billion annually on sporting goods, according to the National Sporting Goods Association. And based on the industry’s driving factors, which include participation, income and health awareness, sporting goods distributors can be assured that demand for bags people use to haul sports equipment, workout gear and leisure-related items will continue...

PPEF Scholarship Awards Climb To $175,000 In 2017
July 12, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, today announced the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) 2017-2018 scholarship recipients. “PPEF is off to a record-breaking year with the most applications ever received and the most scholarship funds ever awarded," said Lori Bauer, PPEF chair. "The scholarship committee started with 540 applications and narrowed the awards down…