Awards & Gifts

5 Promotions to Celebrate Presidents Day
February 15, 2016 at 7:02 pm

Admittedly, I'm a big fan of Presidents Day. Sure, the main reason is because my mom gave me $20 in first grade to memorize the presidents in chronological order, but also because it's a chance to be patriotic. Even if your end-users are at the office today, you can still help them celebrate our forefathers…

CPPA Honors Outstanding Industry Professionals at the Ninth Annual Peake Awards
February 15, 2016 at 4:03 pm

Chesapeake Promotional Products Association (CPPA), West River, Md., has announced the winners of the 2016 Peake Awards. The CPPA Peake Awards spotlight the top promotional consultants and promotional products suppliers in the Chesapeake region by highlighting distributor- and supplier-specific and accomplishments along with overall awards for campaign excellence and commitment to the association. The association…

The Oscars Gift Bag Is Worth $200K
February 10, 2016 at 4:10 pm

The Academy Awards ceremony isn't until Feb. 28, but we already have the inside scoop on what the nominees will receive in their gift bags. According to The Daily Beast, the Oscars gift bag is worth about $200,000. According to Mashable, in addition to a few fancy vacations,…

Showdown Displays Announces Sales Award Winners
February 5, 2016 at 4:46 pm

Showdown Displays, Ramsey, Minn., announced the 2015 sales award recipients during its national sales meeting. The company gave out awards for Independent Sales Representative and Factory Sales Representative of the Year. The Watson Group, Birmingham, Ala., which includes Bo Turner and Tina Jameson-Brown, received the independent sales representative award for the third time in a…

Summit Group Honored for Excellence in Promotional Marketing Campaigns
February 3, 2016 at 4:27 pm

Summit Group, Bloomingdale, Ill., won a Silver Pyramid in the 2016 Pyramid Award Competition sponsored by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). PPAI recognized 35 gold, silver and bronze winners at the PPAI Awards Presentation and Reception held Jan. 12, 2016 at the House of Blues in conjunction with the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. The…

15 Spring Promotional Products to Celebrate Groundhog Day
February 2, 2016 at 6:33 pm

While Phil doesn't exactly have the track record of a completely accurate weatherman, I am more than willing to proclaim we're in for an early spring this year. Ease your end-users into the changing of the seasons with these 15 spring-themed promotions so they're ready for everything from picnics to cherry blossom festivals...

Prestige Glass International Wins PPPC Image Awards
February 1, 2016 at 3:46 pm

Prestige Glass International, Elliot Lake, Ontario, announced that it won gold, silver and bronze awards at the Promotional Products Professionasl of Canada (PPPC) Image Awards competition. The company won the following awards: A gold award for best engraving and laser engraving for a layered award built of aluminum and starfire crystal gears, with multiple etching…

Jon Hamm’s Golden Globe Is Spelled Wrong
January 26, 2016 at 4:54 pm

Jon Hamm is a two-time Golden Globe winner and a six-time nominee. You’d think by now the Hollywood Foreign Press would know how to spell his name, right? And yet, while catching up with Vanity Fair’s executive West Coast editor Krista Smith at the Sundance Film Festival, where he’s a juror this year, Hamm said…

Sundance Film Festival Offers High-end Gifts for Attendees
January 21, 2016 at 4:57 pm

The Sundance Film Festival kicks off today, and film industry folks are jetting off to Park City, Utah. Like most high-end award shows and festivals, attendees will receive a pretty nice assortment of gifts when they get there. According to The Wrap, here are some of the notable…