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Outfit of the Week: St. Patrick’s Day
March 9, 2016 at 6:40 pm

As far as we’re concerned, holidays are the perfect time to embrace themed apparel. And with St. Patrick’s Day just 8 days away, we’re starting to think about what green things we have to wear—and what we still need to stock up on before then. This year, March 17 falls on a Thursday, so that…

Should You Upgrade to QuickBooks 2016?
March 11, 2016 at 4:02 pm

Question: Is it time to upgrade to QuickBooks Premier 2016? Answer: QuickBooks Premier 2016 was released in November 2015. Every year when software comes out, it takes time for the bugs to get worked out, and Premier 2016 is no exception. It's wise to wait a few months after the initial release to upgrade. My…

3 Free and Easy-to-use Social Media Tools Perfect for the Promo Industry
March 14, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Hi there, Promo Marketing audience! I’ll get to the tools in a quick second, but I wanted to introduce myself first. My name is Mandy Kilinskis. I’m the content and social media manager for distributor Quality Logo Products, Aurora, Ill. I’ll be here monthly to share practical tips on digital marketing. Enough about me—on to the…

My Ideas for NCAA Basketball Tournament Promotions
March 15, 2016 at 4:20 pm

The 2016 NCAA Basketball Tournament starts this week, and I just filled out the perfect bracket. A lot of people don't have Temple winning the whole thing, but I sure do. (OK, I picked Michigan State. But I'll still cheer for the Owls.) When people fill out their brackets, they can create any possible outcome…

STAHLS' Protects Patents, Trademarks From Infringement
March 16, 2016 at 6:01 pm

Sterling Heights, Michigan-based STAHLS’ has successfully defended its intellectual property rights by reaching a wide-ranging settlement in a federal lawsuit. The three defendants in the case have agreed to cease their infringements of STAHLS’ patents, trademarks and copyrighted content related to its Hotronix FUSION heat press equipment, including a specific agreement to stop importation and…

The Wrap: American Apparel Has New Premium Tee, Zara Launches Affordable Athleisure Line
March 16, 2016 at 5:44 pm

American Apparel has a new luxury T-shirt; Zara is launching an affordable athletic apparel line; a minor league baseball team in Ohio will wear election jerseys; Justin Bieber is forced to recall his Purpose tour merchandise; and a dress now exists that will display your tweets: Here's what's happening this week in the apparel world…

Skate to Where the Puck Is—Lessons from 'The Great One'
March 16, 2016 at 5:12 pm

It's up to you to create your future. Tough times require tough performances. Tough times bring out champions. The greatest hockey player in the history of the game—"The Great One," Wayne Gretzky—was deemed too small, too wiry and too slow to be a force in the NHL by the so-called "experts." But, he has a…

Have Your Designs Been Flagged?
March 16, 2016 at 12:54 pm

A flag is a symbol of unity. It’s a symbol of pride and belonging. When you put it on something, it’s the ultimate logo. At least that’s how I explain the appearance (and popularity) of the Maryland state flag on just about any product imaginable. I’ve been going to Baltimore for Orioles’ games my entire life and I went to college in Baltimore, too, so I’ve had time to see the trend of this seemingly discordant design take off...

Outfit of the Week: Trade Show Attire
March 16, 2016 at 6:21 pm

It can be tricky trying to plan what to wear to a trade show. You want to be dressed to impress without being uncomfortable all day long. But we have you covered. Looking professional and staying comfortable while walking the trade show floor is the topic of this week's #OOTW (Outfit of the Week). Image via…