Awards & Gifts

BIC Graphic's Ken Thomsen Earns Boundless Outstanding Service Award
April 5, 2016 at 3:04 pm

BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla., announced Ken Thomsen, its national account manager, received an Outstanding Service award from Austin, Texas-based Boundless at the distributor's annual Founder's Circle Sales Meeting in March. Boundless gave out five supplier awards based on its five core values. Thomsen…

BIC Graphic Announces JAFFA Collection Customer Service, New Awards
March 11, 2016 at 4:37 pm

BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla., has announced the launch of a dedicated customer service team for the JAFFA by BIC Graphic Collection—a series of awards and recognition. After extensive customer research, including both quantitative surveys and focus groups, BIC Graphic determined that the awards and recognition category requires additional support and developed the JAFFA…

Royal Family Celebrating Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday with Expensive China
February 29, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Although Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday isn't until April 21, that's no reason why the Royal Collection Trust (RCT), a department of the Royal Household, can't start selling commemorative china for a hefty price tag, according to The Independent. The souvenirs are set to feature…

Selling an Oscar Gets You $10 (or a Lawsuit)
February 25, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Spring is right around the corner, and now might be a good time for people to eliminate some clutter at home. Maybe someone sells a bowling ball he or she hasn't used in years for a few bucks, an old bicycle that's too small or an Academy Award…

H&M Gives 1M Euros in Prizes for Eco-friendly Ideas
February 25, 2016 at 4:52 pm

H&M is making an effort to create a more environmentally conscious apparel industry by rewarding startups with 1 million euros (approximately $1,102,695) in prize money for technological innovations that benefit the sustainable-apparel landscape. According to Fashion Times, the H&M Conscious Foundation—an independent organization to create positive change—hosted…

What's Inside the Grammys Gift Bag?
February 23, 2016 at 4:23 pm

If you watched the Grammy Awards on Feb. 15, then you saw highlights of a year of music and performances. Now, we have highlights from the glitzy gift packages the attendees received. Distinctive Assets, which we wrote about…

The '$200K Oscars Gift Bag' Was a Sham
February 19, 2016 at 3:58 pm

Last week, we ran a story about some of the more interesting items that Academy Award nominees would take home. After we, along with many other sources, like Vanity Fair, The Telegraph and Forbes, reported on it, it came to light that the bag actually isn't an officially…

4imprint Doubles Promotional Products Grants Commitment for 2016
February 16, 2016 at 4:37 pm

For 10 years, the one by one program from Oshkosh, Wisconsin-based 4imprint has awarded at least one $500 promotional products grant every business day. In 2015, the one by one program saw its greatest demand for in-kind promotional products contributions from nonprofit organizations—up more than 21 percent over 2014. Based on that need, the one…