Brendan Menapace

Brendan Menapace

Brendan Menapace is the senior digital editor for Promo Marketing. While writing and editing stories come naturally to him, writing his own bio does not.

Comedian Brings Getty Images Branded Bag to Emmy Red Carpet, Internet Loves It

Chances are, you're familiar with some of the bigger photography agencies, like Getty Images, having their watermark displayed on images—sporting events, movie premieres, etc. Comedian Emily Heller took the Getty presence to a new level when she showed up to the Emmys red carpet rocking a Getty Images branded bag. The purse featured an enormous…

Help Clients Draw a Crowd With Trade Show Promotions

We spoke with a couple of industry pros about what items distributors should be looking to for their clients’ trade show needs, how they can maximize their impact at these events, and some details about past successes...

HUB Promotional Group Acquires Origaudio In Second Acquisition Announced This Week

HUB Promotional Group, Braintree, Mass., announced today the acquisition of Origaudio, Fountain Valley, Calif. HUB Promotional Group is now up to seven suppliers, this deal coming just two days after HUB announced its acquisition of Montreal-based BCG Creations. The Origaudio acquisition is big for HUB. The company is only nine years old, and has already…

Colorado Timberline Abruptly Closes, Cites Ransomware Attack

Colorado Timberline, the supplier based in Denver, posted an announcement on its website yesterday announcing that the company was closing abruptly. Here's the full text of the message: Dear valued customers and suppliers of Colorado Timberline: It is with great difficulty and a heavy heart that we must inform you that effective immediately Colorado Timberline…

Hospitality Mints Acquired by Food Manufacturer

Hospitality Mints, Boone, N.C., announced that it has been acquired by Mount Franklin Foods LLC, the El Paso, Texas-based parent company of Sunrise Confections, Azar Nut Company and Mount Franklin Nutritionals. The acquisition is effective immediately, and Hospitality Mints' production will stay in its North Carolina location. "As part of our continued effort to strategically…

Xbox Is Giving Away Branded, Grease-Proof Controllers

For anyone who's played the popular online video game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, otherwise known as PUBG, you're likely familiar with the phrase "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner." The catchy rhyme displays every time you win in the game. Eating an entire chicken dinner while you're playing, though, seems impractical and messy, to say the least. Xbox Australia…

Video: 3 Proven Steps to Building a Robust Sales Pipeline

As sales professionals, many of us are aware of the importance of sustaining a strong pipeline to maximize your sales and profit potential. However, building and maintaining that pipeline is often a daunting task and can be challenging on your own. Proforma’s Chief Sales Officer Tom Rizzi has three proven steps he would like to share to help you build a robust sales pipeline. Implement these strategies for a big impact on your bottom line!

Ad Bands Parent Company Wins Unfair Competition Case Against Overseas Companies

The U.S. Commerce Department announced that it has made a preliminary ruling that imports of rubber bands from Asian markets like China and Thailand amount to dumping. This ruling stemmed from a petition filed this year by Alliance Rubber Co., Hot Springs, Ark., the parent company of Ad Bands Plus and the largest rubber band…