The Promo Marketing Staff

The Promo Marketing Staff
9 USA-Made Promotional Products for Spring and Summer

With all the supply chain issues suppliers, distributors and end-buyers are dealing with, sourcing domestically can alleviate some of the pressure. There's less worry about factories shutting down or ships waiting outside of ports for days at a time (let alone the time it takes to unload them). Here are nine USA-made promotional products to get you started...

Infographic: Are Promo Supply Chain Problems Getting Better or Worse?

As part of our 2022 State of the Industry report, we asked seven print and promo suppliers specializing in different product categories for their thoughts on four critical supply chain issues: shipping time, product availability, product pricing and labor. We condensed this information into an infographic to help visualize the current state of the industry supply chain...

7 Instagram-Worthy Promotional Products for Online Stores

As any brand selling merchandise online knows, you only have a few seconds to grab the customer's attention. So it's crucial to offer products that look great and stand out in the Instagram feed. Help your clients stock their online stores for maximum success with these seven product ideas...

8 Promotional Product Ideas for Remote Workers

Some companies are finally gearing up for a return to the office, but many others are staying fully or partially remote, especially as a way to woo employees in a competitive labor market. Those companies will be in need of promotional products for remote workers. Give them the good stuff with these ideas...

Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: Betty White T-shirts, Water Kegs and More

Well, folks, it's been an excellent run, but today is actually the last day of the Threads newsletter as we know it. Don't worry, we'll still be covering all things branded apparel at PM, but we're also launching a whole new site dedicated to the decorated apparel community. Speaking of decorated apparel, check out the cool stuff we found for this week's Fave 5...

2021 Supplier Excellence Awards Showcase: Warwick Publishing Co.

Warwick Publishing Co. has been a fixture in our Supplier Excellence Awards, and this year added to its lengthy list of wins with another Silver in Greeting Cards and a Finalist appearance in Calendars. To do that, the St. Charles, Illinois-based supplier had to overcome a number of challenges...

2021 Wrap-Up: Our 8 Favorite Stories From This Year

Well, folks, this is it: Our final wrap-up post of 2021! As we ease into the holiday break, we thought we'd tie a bow on a weird, wild year by bringing you one last look at our favorite stories. So put on some cozy slippers, grab a mug of hot chocolate and join us for this rundown of our top 2021 picks. As always, thanks for reading...

2021 Supplier Excellence Awards Showcase: Sock 101

Sock 101 took home the top award in Footwear & Socks, giving the Missouri-based supplier back-to-back Golds in the category. The company has had a strong 2021, recently getting back to its pre-pandemic employment numbers and expanding its product line to include 20 styles of shoes and new apparel items...

2021 Wrap-Up: 7 Feel-Good Promo Stories From the Year

Here are seven stories we covered this year that hit us right in the feels, boosted our faith in humanity, earned a respectful tip of the cap, or just about any other overused phrase regarding happiness that we can think of. May they lift your spirits once more as we head into 2022...

2021 Supplier Excellence Awards Showcase: Tekweld

After a slow first quarter in 2021, Tekweld has seen significant sales growth that it expects will continue into 2022. To keep pace, the company is increasing capacity and inventory levels, entering new product categories and expanding on existing ones. Oh, and it plans to open a new facility...

2021 Wrap-Up: All Our PM Longform Stories From This Year

This year, we kept our PM Longform series going with in-depth reporting on several big topics directly or indirectly related to the promo industry. If you missed them the first time around, here are all the PM Longform stories we ran this year. Thanks, as always, for reading along...

2021 Supplier Excellence Awards Showcase: Simba

It was a big year for Simba. The supplier rolled out Texture Tone, a new decoration process for its lapel pins, coins and medallions. Nicholas Wright, director of marketing for Simba, said the process, which adds a high-quality textured feel to the items, has been “a huge hit,” and our awards results back him up...

2021 Supplier Excellence Awards Showcase: ADG Promo Products

ADG Promo Products finished as a finalist for five different awards, including the heavily contested Calendars, Writing Instruments and Mugs & Tumblers categories. That showing is a testament to the supplier’s diverse product offering, yes, but also its focus on service and customer experience...