Awards & Gifts

HALO's Melanie Levans Talks Creativity, Employee Recognition Programs
September 26, 2018 at 2:58 pm

Employee recognition programs are great ways to show that their work is valued, and can be a strong incentive for them to keep up the good work. Melanie Levans, MAS, national account executive for HALO Branded Solutions, Sterling, Ill., remembers one recent promotional campaign…

Prime Line Releases Gift Collection Catalog
August 30, 2018 at 1:25 pm

Prime Line, Bridgeport, Conn., the hard goods division of alphabroder, Trevose, Pa., has released its 2018 Gift Collection catalog in both print and digital formats. The 136-page Gift Collection catalog features 74 new items from Prime Line and Jetline, Prime’s value line. Product information for the new items is available now on www.primeline.com. “This is…

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…