Distributor News

Brand Addition Announces Karl Whiteside as Group Managing Director
January 21, 2021 at 9:32 am

Brand Addition announced the appointment of Karl Whiteside to the role of group managing director. Whiteside will assume leadership of the global organization, which has offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Hong Kong, China and the U.S. Chris Lee will continue in his role as CEO of The Pebble Group, the UK-based parent company…

Traditional Promotional Product Categories Bounce Back (and Other Product Demand Trends)
January 13, 2021 at 1:59 pm

Our third look at the pandemic's impact on the promotional products industry showed that sales are continuing to decline in the industry overall, but for the first time since the spring, the decline is starting to level out. More encouraging is that several product categories are now performing well compared to their pandemic lows—and some of them may be surprising...

Start 2021 Right at Our Back to Business Virtual Power Meeting: Winter Edition
January 12, 2021 at 9:12 am

After two successful virtual events, we’re looking forward to another round of relationship-building and networking fun at the Back to Business Virtual Power Meeting - Winter Edition. If you're not sure about attending, maybe these stats from our previous event will persuade you: 92% of distributor attendees said they would attend another virtual event, 94% said...

Proforma Gives Back to Local Community With Holiday Fundraising
January 7, 2021 at 8:48 am

Participating in charity fundraisers during the holiday season has become a long-standing tradition with the Support Team Members at the Proforma Worldwide Support Centers in Cleveland, Ohio, and Tampa, Fla. Each year, team members pull together to collect an abundance of donations for children and families in the local area and to help spread holiday…

2020 Wrap-Up: The 10 Weirdest Promo Stories From This Year
December 18, 2020 at 11:58 am

Here at PM, our job is to inform first and foremost. But, when your job is to report on something that relies so heavily on creativity, you get the chance to have a little bit of fun with it, too. So, let’s revisit some of those out-there stories, shall we? Here are our 10 favorites from this year...

2020 Wrap-Up: All Our PM Longform Stories From This Year
December 17, 2020 at 2:06 pm

This year, we've gone deep on a variety of topics related to the promotional products industry. Some of them have been heavy, some have been more optimistic, and some have been attempts at the predicting the future based on what we know about the present. Here are all the PM Longform stories we ran in 2020...

2020 Wrap-Up: Our Top Stories About the Pandemic
December 15, 2020 at 12:04 pm

This year, the still-raging pandemic has reshaped every aspect of our personal and professional lives, changing the world on a fundamental level and dominating the social and political landscape. So, in many ways, every story from March onward—even the most mundane—has been about the pandemic. Here are some of the best stories we wrote...

iPROMOTEu Welcomes Dave Kneram as VP of Information Technology
December 15, 2020 at 10:33 am

iPROMOTEu, Wayland, Mass., announced that Dave Kneram has joined as its new vice president of information technology. Kneram has had a lengthy and successful career as an IT professional, and for the past 10 years has worked at Vistaprint and its parent company Cimpress...

A Lesson in Crazy Confidence
December 11, 2020 at 11:47 am

You have made 10 unsuccessful calls in a row. That failure is followed up with another 10 calls, all resulting in voicemail.