Awards & Gifts

Fourth Quarter Fun: Fill Up on Q4 Promo Products and Sales Ideas
September 4, 2019 at 12:38 pm

It seems like just yesterday we were scraping New Year’s Eve confetti off 
of our shoes and checking the weather for snowstorms. But, thanks to time’s ability to fly, 2019 is almost over. And many distributors are deep in the throes 
of planning for their fourth quarter sales. 
If you’re not, that’s OK! There’s still time to get the ball rolling. But now is the time to start thinking about what Q4 promo products clients are looking for at year’s end...

CBD, Fanny Packs and Mr. Potato Head—What's In the VMA Swag Bag
August 28, 2019 at 1:38 pm

The VMAs might not be getting the viewership of other big-name entertainment parties, like the Grammys or the Oscars, but the show is still a major party in the music biz. And, because of that, the organizers don't typically skimp on the swag bags that attendees receive. Like other events, there are glitzy gifts—shopping sprees,…

Tokyo 2020 Medals Are Made From Recycled Cell Phones
July 29, 2019 at 1:47 pm

The Tokyo Olympics in 2020 are noteworthy for their addition of sports like skateboarding, but that's not the only innovation. The medals given to winning athletes will be made from recycled electronics like cell phones. https://twitter.com/viceasia/status/1155806427589619712 Competition medals are hardly just chunks of gold, silver and bronze. The last Summer Olympics, held in Rio de…

PPAI Honors Daryll Griffin and Irene Kogutt With Woman of Achievement Award
June 26, 2019 at 11:30 am

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, honored Daryll Griffin, MAS, owner and CEO of distributor Atlanta-based Accolades Inc., and the late Irene Kogutt, MAS, former owner of Dallas-based supplier Dart Manufacturing Company, as recipients of the 2019 PPAI Woman of Achievement award. The presentations were the highlight of Monday’s opening dinner at PPAI’s Women’s…

MTV Movie & TV Awards Gift Bag Was Promo Heaven For Companies and Recipients
June 19, 2019 at 10:19 am

Like the human versions of millennials, the MTV Movie & TV Awards, at 27 years old, are constantly looking to reinvent themselves and stay fresh. While the ceremony has gone through many category alterations, it has also upped its promo game, with this year’s celebration featuring a gift bag that, thanks to Backstage Creations, left…

Geiger Receives Environmental Leadership Award
June 10, 2019 at 1:47 pm

At its 25th anniversary gala, the Maine Institute for Family-Owned Business recognized Geiger with its Environmental Leadership Award. Saying that Geiger was far and away the leader in its category, the judges noted and praised the company’s 100…

Rymax Adds 12 Brands to Portfolio of Premium Rewards
April 16, 2019 at 10:23 am

Rymax, Pine Brook, N.J., announced the addition of 12 new brands to its premium collection of rewards. Following an earlier announcement of its new look and tagline, the addition of these brands highlights Rymax’s continued focus on its rewards collection. Rymax’s most recent collaborations include the following products and brands: L’Occitane’s exquisite French beauty products…

Beacon Promotions Receives SGIA Safety Recognition Award
March 6, 2019 at 11:12 am

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA), Fairfax, Va., has recognized Beacon Promotions and other member companies for their safety efforts throughout 2018. Companies receiving the award completed a number of self-inspection and verification processes that helped improve safety conditions in their workplaces, including attending safety webinars, creating safety committees, conducting bi-monthly safety checks and more.…

American Solutions for Business Receives Gill-Line Award
March 5, 2019 at 11:05 am

American Solutions for Business, Glenwood, Minn., was a recipient of Gill-Line’s award as a Top 25 Distributor in 2018. “We’re incredibly grateful for our partnership with Gill-Line,” said Dana Zezzo, vice president of marketing, vendor relations and events for American Solutions for Business. “Recognition like this is beginning to become a lost art—we appreciate this…

'A Woman’s View' Hosts Annual Networking Event at The PPAI Expo
March 1, 2019 at 2:14 pm

On January 16, 2019, A Woman’s View hosted its Annual Networking Reception at The PPAI Expo. This event was designed to recognize and celebrate the industry’s hard-working women. The venue was transformed into a chic cocktail party scene complete with entertainment, cool lighting, wine and hors d'oeuvres. A complimentary gift bag was provided to all…