Awards & Gifts

This Year's Grammy Gift Bag Is All About Diversity and Inclusion
March 12, 2021 at 11:19 am

It’s Music’s Biggest Night! Well, Sunday is. That’s right, the 2021 Grammy Awards are happening, and while the event is going the mostly-virtual route of other award shows, there will still be the famous gift bags for nominees—with a few notable twists...

iPROMOTEu Annonces Affiliate Award Winners During Virtual Conference
March 11, 2021 at 10:27 am

iPROMOTEu, Wayland, Mass., announced its annual affiliate award winners during REViVE 2021, the company’s virtual affiliate conference. The distributor organization hosted its annual awards gala to recognize and honor affiliates for their accomplishments in 2021...

PPAMidwest Launches ‘PhD’ Award Program
March 2, 2021 at 10:27 am

The board of directors of the Promotional Products Association Midwest (PPAMidwest) has announced the launch of the PPAMidwest PhD (Promo Honors Designee) Awards Program. This annual program will recognize three members who actively participate in the regional association’s regular slate of educational programs and events, as well as earning or renewing certifications from PPAI, and…

BAMKO Acquires Gifts By Design
February 1, 2021 at 10:07 am

BAMKO LLC today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Gifts By Design of Seattle. The transaction closed effective as of Feb. 1, 2021. Gifts By Design will operate as the awards, recognition and incentives division of BAMKO. “The acquisition of Gifts By Design immediately positions BAMKO to become an industry leader…

Raining Rose Inc.'s Jon Hicks Named PPAChicago Volunteer of the Year
January 5, 2021 at 9:54 am

Jon Hicks, midwest sales executive for Raining Rose Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was named the 2020 Volunteer of the Year by the Promotional Professionals Association of Chicago (PPAChicago). PPAChicago is a not-for-profit trade association made up of promotional product industry…

Rymax Announces New Leader of Marketing and Communications Efforts
December 18, 2020 at 9:28 am

Rymax, Pine Brook, N.J., announced the appointment of Alysa McKenna to the position of senior director of marketing and communications. McKenna returns to Rymax, having previously served as the company’s marketing and public relations manager from 2017 to 2019. In addition to her prior tenure at Rymax, McKenna brings…

The North Face Reportedly Rejected an Oil Company's Jacket Order
December 18, 2020 at 9:23 am

The North Face has reportedly denied a Houston oil company’s order for branded jackets, saying it does not "support the oil and gas industry" in the same way it "would reject the porn or tobacco industry.” Innovex Downhole Solutions CEO Adam Anderson said the jackets were going to be used as holiday gifts for employees...