Koozie Group Acquires HotLine Products
February 23, 2021 at 3:21 pm

Koozie Group (previously BIC Graphic), Clearwater, Fla., a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, has announced the completion of the acquisition of HotLine Products. HotLine Products is well-known in the promotional products industry for its wide selection of calendars, including appointment, desk, executive and commercial styles; planners and journals; and custom capabilities, as well as offerings…

Joint Catalog From Two Iowa Promo Suppliers Highlights Industry Favorites
October 1, 2020 at 11:00 am

Tru Art Advertising Calendars and Cedar Crest Manufacturing have announced the release of their paired catalog, “Paper to Pen.” The collection features items from Tru Art’s newly-expanded line of non-dated products and a selection of pens from Cedar Crest’s line carefully curated to complement them. The catalog serves as a convenient one-stop shop for a…

Goodbye 2020 – Hello 2021! Top 5 Calendar Trends for the New Year
September 8, 2020 at 2:07 pm

Many things are uncertain, but the year will surely change. Drum-Line calendars offer the best value to promote your clients’ business for 365 days. Consider these trends to get fourth quarter calendar orders. 1. Working from Home: Planners and desk calendars designed for smaller spaces keep employees on track. Feeling the coronavirus blues? Write down…

BIC Graphic Expert Series - Calendars
September 12, 2018 at 7:51 am

This webinar is designed to provide the tools you need to be successful in selling calendars while adding value for your customers.

English Soccer Club Sheffield United Misspells Own Name on Promotional Calendar
December 11, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Being a bit of an Anglophile, I have come to include simply saying the names of certain English boroughs, cities and districts among my means to appreciate the overall dignity and identity of the across-the-pond population. Due to my allegiance to music and literature, Liverpool (The Beatles), Manchester (Oasis) and Stratford-upon-Avon (William Shakespeare) stand out,…

Win Your Next Calendar Promotion
July 19, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Weddings, baby showers, birthday parties, family reunions, college graduations, business meetings, summer vacations—with so much going on in our everyday lives, it would be nice if there was a way to keep track of it all. Thankfully, the paper calendar isn’t going anywhere, and your end-users need them now more than ever. To give them…

The Yankees Should Have Picked Another Player for Calendar
April 18, 2017 at 1:52 pm

A well-thought-out and original ballpark giveaway can be a huge reason for fans to attend a game. (We're still upset we missed those throwback Phillies socks last season.) And, as we reported on before, calendars are a popular giveaway for MLB teams. If you're doing that, however, make sure you try your best to avoid…

Paper Calendar Sales Grow in Digital Age
January 5, 2017 at 2:48 pm

We're at a point in time now that everyone has at least one electronic device that has a basic calendar, if not more advanced planning apps and organizational tools. Despite this, The New York Times reported that the…