Amanda L. Cole

Amanda L. Cole

Amanda L. Cole is the editor-in-chief of special projects for Promo Marketing.

6 Tips for Developing Your Screen Print Business (or Any Promo Business, Really)

Whether you’re considering adding in-house screen printing or already have a plan in the works, Marshall Atkinson of Atkinson Consulting had tips on how to get started that really translated as key advice for any promo business. Here are six takeaways from his session at the PRINTING United Digital Experience...

How to Grow Your Business With Heat Transfer Decoration

Image Solutions has been in business since 1997 as a uniform provider to small businesses and Fortune 500 companies, like AT&T, Albertsons and Walgreens. It has evolved to offer decoration, e-commerce and more. While embroidery remains its top decoration method, adding heat transfer has further developed the business...

4 Misconceptions About DTG Printing

Direct-to-garment is a great option for small decorators that outsource screen printing but want to offer something in-house for smaller runs. It's also a good choice for those who want to use inkjet technology, since it doesn't have a color limit, a large equipment footprint or setup charges. But there are a few misconceptions about this decoration method...

New Opportunities for Selling Disposable Drinkware as the Economy Reopens

Businesses from coffee shops to bars to high-end restaurants may need to adjust their operating models as the country begins to reopen. With sanitary concerns and an increased demand for to-go orders, there is a critical role distributors can play as food and drink companies navigate the new normal...

What to Do When Things Go Wrong

The coronavirus has shut down huge swaths of the economy, putting a big dent in a lot of distributor and supplier sales. As you navigate your current situation, it can serve as an ideal time to plan for future disasters. No matter how small or large a problem may be, having a plan in place to resolve it will be a great tool for the future...

What's Happening With Promotional Pens in 2020

“People have been using writing instruments for over 6,000 years, which is evidence that traditional writing practices will continue to stand the test of time,” said Carrie Lewis, marketing and communications manager for BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla. “In fact, there are plenty of recent studies that show Millennials, Gen Z and their parents prefer pen…

Selling Outdoor Promotional Products: What You May Not Know

When warmer weather arrives, many people find reasons to be outside. Your clients might be planning festivals, carnivals or charity races; promoting school teams or clubs; or just trying to spruce up their storefronts. Either way, all clients could benefit…