Awards & Gifts

Geiger Receives Eight Awards at the PPAI Expo
January 15, 2016 at 3:33 pm

Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, won a total of eight industry awards at the PPAI Expo held in Las Vegas. Winners of the PPAI Technology Awards honor advancements and achievements for websites, e-commerce solutions, special interest sites, blogs and social media campaigns, video content, and mobile applications. A panel of industry professionals and independent, outside marketing and advertising…

Prime Line Wins Four Awards at the PPAI Expo
January 13, 2016 at 1:33 pm

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) recognized Prime Line, Bridgeport, Conn., with four awards during its national trade show event, PPAI Expo, in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Prime Line partnered with ProMark Agency Division, Promo Marketing’s custom publishing and creative services division, to create a comprehensive print and video marketing campaign in 2015. The…

Gemline Partners with Society Awards
January 11, 2016 at 6:39 pm

Gemline, Lawrence, Mass., announced that it has formed a partnership with New York City-based Society Awards. "This is a warm relationship, a meeting of the minds," said David Moritz, president and founder of Society Awards. "Together, we're going to bring that star power through distributor networks to corporate America." "Society Awards is an exciting addition…

What's in the 2016 Golden Globe Awards Gift Bag?
January 11, 2016 at 6:29 pm

The Golden Globe Awards took place last night, and we all know these types of award shows usually include a pretty impressive gift bag for attendees. This year was no different. According to Extra, the Golden Globe promotional bag included the…

Sterling Cut Glass Adds Western Territory Sales Manager
December 30, 2015 at 4:13 pm

Sterling Cut Glass, Erlanger, Ky., announced the addition of Tessa Trumble as Western territory sales manager. Trumble, who was was recognized as a PPAI Rising Star in 2014, will focus on developing new relationships with key distributors and managing Sterling Cut…

Proforma Employees to Receive Toms this Holiday Season
December 18, 2015 at 4:39 pm

As a show of employee appreciation and charitable giving, Cleveland-based Proforma will give every Proforma support center staff member a Toms gift card this holiday season. With every product purchased from Toms, a retailer of shoes, sunglasses, apparel and more, it will help a person in need. “We wanted to not only thank our support team…

6 Off-kilter 'Star Wars' Promotions
December 16, 2015 at 4:41 pm

After much anticipation, "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens" opens in theaters this week. In all of the hype around the blockbuster, promotional items from T-shirts to fruits have hit shelves. Here are six "Star Wars" promotional items that stood out to us. 1. BB-8 Oranges One of the new droids that we've seen…

Promotional Incentives Inc. Celebrates 25 Years in Business
December 16, 2015 at 3:58 pm

Promotional Incentives Inc., Cape Coral, Fla., celebrated its 25th year in the promotional product industry. The company specializes in embroidered apparel, award and recognition gifts, and branded office and household items. When a young, recently married couple—Jack and Lucy Costa—launched the company in 1990, the duo set up shop in a Cape Coral office, where…

FIFA Officials Donate Gifted Watches to Charity
December 15, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Last year, the Brazilian Football Association gifted World Cup officials Parmigiani watches worth more than $24,000 each. Now, after ordering officials to return the watches, the FIFA ethics committee will donate them to charity. According to The Guardian, the Brazilian Football Association gave FIFA officials 65 watches during a FIFA Congress in Sao Paulo. The…

Starline Inc. Celebrates Top Representatives of 2015
December 14, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Last week, the team from  Grand Island, New York-based Starline Inc. came together for its annual sales meeting, where it previewed its collection of 2016 products and honored its top sales representatives. Jim Bull, Starline Inc.'s vice president of sales, presented two awards of distinction and outstanding achievement to his U.S. sales team. He presented the…