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Five Work-from-home Tips That Apply to Office Life
August 20, 2014 From Lifehacker
Most people don't get to work from home. Those that do find it can be a double-edged sword. More freedom means more responsibility, after all. Even if you don't work from home, here are some lessons learned from the other side that everyone can apply to their daily habits:
This Cup Tells You How Many Calories You're Drinking
August 20, 2014 From Fast Company
If you're looking to lose weight, or just want to be more conscious what you're drinking, here's a new option: an intelligent cup called Vessyl. It claims to tell you exactly what's in your cup, measures the number of calories it contains, and helps you track your daily and weekly...
The Vernon Company Adds Allen-Johnson as Account Executive
August 20, 2014 From News
The Vernon Company, Newton, Iowa, recently announced the addition of Kimberly Allen-Johnson as account executive for its Western region. She is a promotional products-industry veteran and former owner of Island Imprints, Fresno, Calif.
PPAI Announces 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees
August 20, 2014 From News
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the not-for-profit association serving more than 10,800 corporate members of the $19.8 billion promotional products industry, recently announced Fran Ford, CAS, and Paul Kiewiet, MAS+, as the 2015 PPAI Hall of Fame inductees. Induction ceremonies for Ford and Kiewiet will take place at The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas, Jan. 11-15, 2015, during the Chairman's Leadership Dinner.
GM Dealers Urged to Stop Offering Promotional Keytags
August 20, 2014 From Auto Evolution
A report published recently by AutomotiveNews informs that General Motors has recently told its U.S. dealers to stop putting promotional tags on the keys of new and old vehicles to minimize the chances of moving the ignition key out of the "run" position. This recommendation is a tad late if you...
CPSC Recalls 242,500 Children's Water Bottles
August 20, 2014 From News
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Tuesday announced the recall of 242,500 children's water bottles manufactured by Brita. According to the official recall notice, Brita received 35 reports of broken or cracked lids, though no injuries were reported. The CPSC noted that the broken lids could cause lacerations.
5 Best Cinematic Sales Pitches
August 19, 2014 From Inc.
Hollywood, as a general rule, doesn't seem to care much for salespeople. In almost every movie and TV show, sales professionals are depicted either as con-men or nut-cases. Nevertheless, you can learn about real-world selling from Hollywood's skewed depiction of it. Here are five memorable scenes, along with my explanation why...
HandStands Adds Two Employees to Its Marketing Team
August 19, 2014 From News
HandStands, Draper, Utah, has hired Jason Dunnigan as marketing coordinator, and Sarah Christiansen as marketing art director.
Smart Business Cards Transform Into USB Drives
August 19, 2014 From Bloomberg Businessweek
Business cards belong to the same quaint, pre-digital era as film cameras and vinyl records. We may still have them, but how many of us use them to find contact information when we can consult Google or LinkedIn? USB drives are hardly more useful, usually ending up in the same...
Phthalates Panel Recommends Additional CPSC Restrictions
August 19, 2014 From The National Law Review
Over the next several months, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will be reviewing the report and recommendations of an agency advisory panel regarding risks of phthalates in children’s products. If implemented by CPSC through rulemaking, the recommendations of the long-delayed report would restrict phthalates more stringently. Background On the basis...
BIC Graphic Launches New Bags and Padfolios
August 19, 2014 From News
Designed to protect technology during work and travel, new bags and padfolios from BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla., have a modern look, and are lightweight and TSA-friendly.
Logomark Unveils Its 2014 Holiday Calendar
August 19, 2014 From News
Logomark, Tustin, Calif., released its 144-page digital 2014 holiday calendar, which features more than 350 products, including more than 150 new or exclusive items.
Spanish Retailer Criticized for 'White Is the New Black' T-shirt
August 19, 2014 From News
Sometimes phrases have unwanted connotations. While it may be just a play on words referencing the common fashion phrase on what's in style or the popular Netflix series, "Orange Is the New Black," Spanish retailer Zara has experienced backlash on possible racial undertones of its printed white tee with "White Is the New Black" printed across the chest in black block letters.
iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows: Which is Right for Small Business?
August 18, 2014 From The Guardian
It's been a while since people stopped asking businesses whether they needed a 'smartphone' and instead which sort they use. Before deciding which smartphone you want, establish that you need to collaborate, have access to mobile data and do all those other things a smartphone can do that a lower-spec...
Collecting Discarded Plastic (and Data) For That T-Shirt
August 18, 2014 From Triple Pundit
Sure, that shirt you're wearing may be designed from 100 percent post-consumer plastic, and perhaps you know that it took about 10 or 15 soda bottles to make its fabric, but do you know what country those bottles came from? Do you know how they got recycled or who picked...
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