Sean Norris

Sean Norris

Sean Norris is editor-in-chief for Promo Marketing. Reach him at snorris@napco.com.

PPE Vending Machines Have Arrived

In April, a company called RapidMask2Go installed a PPE vending machine in New York City. In May, the company added another machine at a different NYC location. It now has 10 machines in New York and four in Philadelphia. A similar company is gearing up for launch in Philly, too. This is just the beginning of the PPE vending machine boom...

Find Masks, Sanitizer, Signage and Much More in Our Free 'Back to Business' Digital Catalog

States across the U.S. are well on their way to reopening. As they do, the many businesses within them will need various promotional products to safely reopen, get the word out to customers and show appreciation for staff. That's why we curated the best products from top suppliers into a free, easy-to-use digital catalog for promo distributors...

These Are the Promotional Products Categories Seeing the Most Demand Right Now

After health care, what promotional products categories are performing best? We should first note that no other category is performing well, with the majority of promo companies reporting predominantly decreasing demand in all categories but health care. But some products are faring better than others, based on our data...

2020 Top Distributors: BAMKO President Phil Koosed on Technology and Innovation

Each year, Promo Marketing compiles the top promotional products distributors into one comprehensive list. We asked some of the 2020 top distributors for their thoughts on the industry, their plans for the future and more. Here, we talked to Phil Koosed of BAMKO, the No. 15 company on our 2020 Top Distributors list...

2020 Top Distributors: Proforma Founder Greg Muzzillo on Adapting to Change

Each year, Promo Marketing compiles the top promotional products distributors into one comprehensive list. We asked some of the 2020 top distributors for their thoughts on the industry, their plans for the future and more. Here, we talked to Greg Muzzillo of Proforma, the No. 3 company on our 2020 Top Distributors list...

2020 Top Distributors List: Stats, Trends and Analysis

Our Top 50 Distributors totaled $6.18 billion in 2019 promotional products sales. That’s up from last year’s Top 50, which totaled $5.96 billion in 2018 sales. Overall, 44 of this year’s Top 50 distributors (88 percent) grew sales over the prior year. Elsewhere on the list, some other significant jumps took place...

Amazon Takes Heat for Giving Employees 'Thank You' T-shirts As It Cuts Hazard Pay

Amazon recently issued branded T-shirts as a thank you for fulfillment center employees. That gesture wasn't entirely well received, especially in light of the company's move to end its $2 hourly hazard pay wage hike and general employee concerns about working conditions before and during the coronavirus pandemic...

The $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package: Provisions for Independent Contractors and Other Key Details for the Promo Industry

The Senate on Wednesday passed the record-shattering $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package aimed at rescuing the foundering U.S. economy. The bill is expected to pass the House on Friday. We looked through the full text of the bill and consulted various online sources to see how the legislation applies to the promotional products industry. Here are some key details...