Awards & Gifts

How to Make Your Clients Look Like Stars With Gifts and Incentives
August 20, 2018 at 2:39 pm

A lot of people pride themselves on being excellent gift-givers. They believe their creativity and thoughtfulness puts them a step above the competition when it comes to finding the perfect present for friends or family. In the corporate gifting world, creativity and thoughtfulness are just as important when you’re giving for customer acquisition, employee recognition…

Crystal D Hires Three in Business Development and Sales Solutions
August 17, 2018 at 11:43 am

Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., has hired two new professionals in business development and a manager for the sales solutions department, effective August 17. Joe Howse is the vice president of sales for the Central and West territories. He will be responsible for developing business relationships in these areas,…

Did You Buy a Royal Wedding Gift Bag on Ebay for $30K? Someone Did!
June 7, 2018 at 1:34 pm

There was this one time in college where I felt like a major entrepreneur for selling an old purse I had on eBay at a $50 profit. I was ready to switch my English major to Business right then and there, but seeing as a British woman sold her royal wedding gift bag on eBay…

PPAI Names 2018 Woman of Achievement Award Recipients
May 30, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, announced Marsha Londe, owner and CEO of Atlanta-based Tango Partners; and Mary Ellen Sokalski, MAS, CEO of Cherry Hill, New Jersey-based creative marketing agency The Scarlet Marketeer, as recipients of…

We Thought the Royal Wedding Gift Bag Would Be a Little More Extravagant
May 21, 2018 at 2:41 pm

The royal family invited 2,000 commoners to the royal wedding, and these guests were given a gift bag to mark the occasion. Printed on the canvas bag itself was the date of the wedding, as well as the location (St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle) and the initials “H” and “M."...

Crystal D Donates Five Awards to Lifeworks Annual Celebration
May 14, 2018 at 1:26 pm

Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., donated five awards to the Lifeworks Annual Celebration, held at The Depot in Minneapolis on April 26, 2018. Lifeworks is an organization that supports individuals with disabilities in Minnesota. The Annual Celebration serves not only as…

Apparently, Oscar Nominees Really Love Academy Awards Promotional Sweatshirts
February 15, 2018 at 1:01 pm

We often hear from prize contenders that “It’s an honor just to be nominated” when they emerge from their respective packs to square off against their contemporaries. I have usually had a hard time believing them, wondering who, truly, would want to go home empty-handed. But I also realize that even having one’s name chosen…

Jolly Rancher Wants You to Buy its Jewelry for Valentine's Day
February 14, 2018 at 2:34 pm

The company has released a line of jewelry that resembles its colorful hard candy. For its marketing strategy, Jolly Rancher took to social media, posting pictures of models wearing the jewelry with funny taglines such as "jewelry: a great way to start or end a relationship" and "the romantic gesture that she will think is 'okay'"...