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Sunscope to Take Over Camsing Global Brands
August 27, 2014

Two weeks ago Meridian PO Finance LLC, senior secured lender to Camsing Global LLC, agreed to sell all of the assets of Camsing Global LLC to Capital Supply Group Inc. The sale is expected to be completed over the next few weeks. Once the deal is finalized, Capital Supply Group Inc. will be entering into an agreement with Sunscope, another top industry supplier, to manage the top industry brands Adva-Lite, Avaline, Dart Business Accessories, Drinx, Falcon Promotional Products, It's All Greek to Me, StyleWrite and Toppers. During this interim period, contact with the brands can be made through a temporary toll free line, 855-606-3079, or by email at info@advalite.com.

Check back with Promo Marketing Headlines for more on this story later today.

Sleep Deprived? 3 Tricks to Get Through the Day
August 27, 2014

Maybe you have a newborn at home, or maybe it's that insane week before an impossible deadline. Whatever the ultimate cause of your sleep deprivation, occasionally we all have times in our lives when we can't heed the sensible advice of experts to get enough sleep.

When these crunch times hit, you might feel like curling up into a little ball under your desk and sleeping away the day, but unfortunately you need to find a way to soldier on. Science can help.

Direct Mail Campaign Leaves Marketing Company in Trademark Trouble
August 27, 2014

A Louisiana business claims a marketing company infringed on its trademark rights when it sent consumers a marketing device similar to that of the Louisiana business.

Future World Electronics filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Houston Division against Rebs Marketing, The Wolfington Group and Clean Auto Promotions.

In its complaint, New Orleans-based Future World claims it designed a pull-tab game it sends to consumers on behalf of the automotive direct mail industry. Several of Future World's pull-tab games feature a "Money Carlo" trademark, service mark, brand name and design, according to the complaint.

What Swag Do Little League World Series Participants Get to Take Home?
August 27, 2014

The Little League World Series participants had more than a lifetime of memories to take home with them.

The last of the 16 teams from the 68th world series headed home Monday with all the players taking with them mementos of the occasion. They got to keep their uniform jerseys, hats, cleats and sunglasses, while as a team they took with them catcher's equipment, bats and batting helmets. Little League sponsors donated the equipment.

Most of the players wore their brightly colored sun glasses on their ball caps throughout the series except for games played under the lights.

Ralph Lauren Testing Fitness Tracking Shirt at U.S. Open
August 26, 2014

Wearable tech and fashion are about to collide on one of the world's most-watched tennis courts. At this year's U.S. Open, the tennis-watching world will get its first glimpse of the Polo Tech smart shirt, new wearable technology brought to you by one of the world's leading fashion designers: Ralph Lauren.

The compression shirt, which will be worn by ball boys during the tournament, features biometric technology from OMSignal and the signature design of Ralph Lauren. Put it on and it reads activity (steps, how long you're active), breathing and heart rate and delivers it all in real-time ...

Why British Airways Is the Best Frequent Flyer Program for Free Flights in the U.S.
August 26, 2014

If you've got to book a domestic award ticket within the continental U.S., British Airways is probably the best program to use. It's downright fascinating that, in this case, you'd probably want to use an airline that isn't even based here.

That's really because, unlike the big American airlines, British Airways uses a distance-based redemption chart instead of using a flat rate chart like American Airlines and United do. Because British's Executive Club doesn't adhere to this, most people will need significantly less mileage just to fly around the country.

USPS' Rate Reductions May Pose a Threat to UPS and FedEx's Market Share
August 26, 2014

The Postal Regulatory Commission recently approved rate changes proposed by the U.S. Postal Service for its Priority Mail Product, which may prove to be a threat for United Parcel Service and FedEx's e-commerce package business. These changes, which will be effective from Sept. 7, 2014, will lead to lower rates for USPS' Priority Mail services based on Commercial Base and Commercial Plus pricing. USPS' Commercial Base and Commercial Plus pricing are options available to businesses that ship a high volume of light weight packages, for example, e-commerce businesses.

What's in the VMA, Emmys Gift Bags?
August 25, 2014

While many are talking about performances and acceptance speeches at last night's MTV Video Music Awards, and predicting tonight's Emmys winners, others may be curious about all the swag doled out at these star-studded events.