Badges, Buttons & Lanyards

Designers Aid Presidential Candidates, Cruz Drops Street Art Merch
February 24, 2016 at 6:51 pm

As the 2016 presidential election continues to rage on, more and more merchandise has been popping up. We've seen merchandise aimed at millennials, we've seen guys earning hundreds of thousands of dollars by selling campaign buttons, and we've seen a fair share of unlicensed…

6 Promotions to Kick-off Mardi Gras
February 9, 2016 at 6:51 pm

It's time to serve your king cake and don your colorful masks because today is Mardi Gras! Even if you're not in New Orleans, you can celebrate Mardi Gras with the right promotional products...

5 Ways to Win Big with Promotional Products this Election Year
February 1, 2016 at 6:41 pm

Whether it’s a postcard from a candidate asking for your vote, a handout enumerating the candidate’s platform or a pin that shows the voter’s support for the candidate, campaigns and promotional products go hand-in-hand...

Halls & Company Raises Funds for Food Shelves
January 6, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Halls & Company, the Brooklyn Park, Minnesota-based manufacture of ID Line, got into the holiday spirit this season by raising a total of $2,912 for local Minneapolis food shelves. While the company donated to three different food shelves, the majority of the donations went to the North-Suburban Emergency Assistance Response (NEAR) in Crystal, Minn. A nonprofit…

Imprint Plus Debuts Design and Print Mighty Badge Software
December 31, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Imprint Plus, Richmond, British Columbia, is showcasing its Mighty Badge kits and new Design and Print online software at the PPAI Expo, held Jan. 10-14 in Las Vegas. The Mighty Badge name badge and signage kits from Imprint Plus let users create…

Campaign Merchandise for the Holiday Season
December 8, 2015 at 6:21 pm

With the holiday season underway, presidential candidates have been adding holiday-themed promotional merchandise to their Web stores. From sweaters fit for an "ugly sweater party" to decorations to hang on the tree, candidates from both ends of the political spectrum are getting in…

Halls & Company Hires Four Multi-line Sales Representatives
December 8, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Halls & Company, the Brooklyn Park, Minnesota-based manufacturer of ID Line, announced the hire of four new multi-line representatives: Joe Eberz of Joe Eberz & Associates to cover the North Central U.S., Tony Tuso of Tuso Marketing for the Southwest U.S., Joe Keely of Select Lines Marketing for the South Central U.S. and Scott Hareid…

Toronto Transit Commission Hopes to Raise Funds Through Merchandise
December 7, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Whether it's for a tourist looking to commemorate his or her trip or a Toronto native showing city pride, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) memorabilia, including T-shirts, prints, pillows and more, is easy to find. However, the TTC doesn't make any money from…

When I Say 'Swag,' People Smile
November 17, 2015 at 6:55 pm

I just attended a conference (outside the promotional products industry) where I had the chance to speak to business leaders from information technology, sales and marketing. In several roundtables, and of course over cocktails, people would ask what my company does. With some I said, “We sell promotional products, items with logos, such as the…

Illinois County Coroner Uses County Credit Card for Promo Items
October 27, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Kane County, Ill., Coroner Rob Russell charged about $5,780 worth of unpaid bills for promotional items to his county credit card, bypassing a process that would have required county board approval because he felt businesses were caught in the middle of a "political battle," he said. "If it looks like I am circumventing the B.S.,…