Awards & Gifts

9 USA-Made Promotional Products for Spring and Summer
April 13, 2022 at 1:26 pm

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...

5 Onboarding Ideas to Keep New Employees Connected
April 13, 2022 at 11:06 am

Companies are faced with new challenges when it comes to hiring and retaining workers. Every industry needs to design and implement a thoughtful onboarding experience. It's the difference between having a fully staffed company and one that is overworked and overburdened. Here are five ideas we are seeing regarding employee onboarding trends...

Could Offer Letter Kits Be the New Onboarding Kits?
March 2, 2022 at 11:04 am

Companies have long been giving their new hires gifts to make them feel welcome. But with the extra-competitive job market these days, employers need to stand out from other prospective hirers and appeal to applicants before they even sign on the dotted line. That's why some companies are taking the welcome kit approach a step further...

Crystal D Purchases New 40,000 Sq. Ft. Warehouse Building
February 28, 2022 at 11:37 am

Crystal D, St. Paul, Minnesota, has purchased a new building in St. Paul to initially serve as additional warehouse space and also for future growth plans. The 40,000 square-foot building allows the company to house all inventory in one location and expand the production and shipping areas to accommodate more orders...

BAMKO Announces Strategic Partnership With Carder and Associates LLC
February 23, 2022 at 11:49 am

BAMKO announced a new strategic partnership with corporate gifting company Carder and Associates LLC. BAMKO likened the partnership model to a Silicon Valley incubator, where the company uses its stature to nurture another and help it achieve growth. Carder will preserve its ownership and autonomy, but will merge...

Kitting Just Got Easier With Spector & Co.
November 16, 2021 at 11:47 am

Did someone say kitting? With the introduction of our newest drinkware collection, Ora by Spector & Co., it’s now even easier to create that perfect kit! Get your boxing gloves on, because we’re about to hone in on that perfect combo. Onboarding? No problem. Wellness? Easy. Gifting? We've got you covered. We can offer a…

Whisps' Custom Cheese Carvings Are Next-Level Personalized Merch (You Can Eat)
November 9, 2021 at 11:37 am

For its latest promotional marketing effort, Whisps, the cheese snack company, will have its “award-winning cheese carver” turn any user submitted image into a 100% edible cheese sculpture. It can be anything: a person, a pet, an inanimate object, another piece of cheese. Each custom carving costs $200, but there are stock designs for $49.99...

Custom Ink Acquires Swag.com
November 8, 2021 at 12:27 pm

Custom Ink announced today that it has acquired Swag.com, a branded merchandise and corporate gifting company whose tech-enabled "swag distribution" model is similar to that of the gifting-as-a-service companies we've seen recently. Swag.com founders Jeremy Parker and Josh Orbach will stay on staff leading the company within the Custom Ink umbrella...

50 Out-of-the-Box Ideas for Selling One Product
November 8, 2021 at 9:49 am

Around 1.2 trillion photos are posted to social platforms each day, creating vast amounts of visual data stored on mobile devices. Technology has made it easier for people to take photos and print them without sacrificing quality. Enter a new product from Crystal D—IllumaPix™ Crystal Prints. It is the perfect solution for creating custom prints for any industry...