Awards & Gifts

4 Things to Remember for Holiday and Seasonal Promotions
November 6, 2019 at 11:38 am

Doesn’t it feel like a moment ago we were all yelling, “Happy new year!” and then we blinked and it was November? Whether you realize it or not, the holiday season is here. And, for distributors who have tried their best to deny the changing of the season, there's still time to get in on holiday and seasonal promotions...

Crystal D Introduces More Than 95 New Award Designs for 2020
October 4, 2019 at 11:46 am

Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., introduced more than 95 new award designs for 2020. Many of these 95-plus designs come in multiple sizes for a total of more than 200 new awards. More than 80 percent of the new designs are exclusive to Crystal D, and the company is also introducing two new substrates to…

PPAI Honors Tom Carpenter, MAS, as 2019 PPAI RAC Volunteer of the Year
September 20, 2019 at 11:26 am

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, has named Tom Carpenter, MAS, the 2019 PPAI Regional Association Council (RAC) Volunteer of the Year. Carpenter, national accounts manager at Minnesota-based Fey Promotional Products Group, will be formally honored at the…

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. 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…