Distributor News

Vistaprint CEO to Step Down After 'Disappointing' Second Quarter for Cimpress
January 31, 2019 at 10:49 am

Cimpress released its second-quarter earnings report yesterday, and it's a doozy. In a surprising move, the company will part with Vistaprint CEO Trynka Shineman after Vistaprint posted revenue growth of just 1 percent, while overall Cimpress revenue grew 8 percent, down from 32 percent in the second quarter of 2018. Robert Keane, Cimpress CEO, will serve as interim CEO for Vistaprint while the company looks for a replacement...

AIA Celebrates Record-Breaking Year, Honors Owner Community
January 18, 2019 at 11:55 am

AIA Corporation, Neenah, Wis., hosted a red-carpet celebration at Celebrity Cars of Las Vegas during the 2019 PPAI Expo this week, to commemorate a record-breaking year and recognize the achievements of its owner community. Matt Gresge, CEO of…

Paul Kiewiet on Promotional Products Sales: Landing Large Accounts
January 18, 2019 at 11:33 am

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, promo industry consultant Paul Kiewiet, MAS+, shared his experiences in landing big accounts like Kellogg’s, and gave distributors advice on the steps they should take to make their business dreams a reality...

Commonsku's Mark Graham on How to Build a Community of Devoted Fans
January 17, 2019 at 4:35 pm

Obviously, business owners, principals or businesspeople in general want to create a loyal customer base. That’s how their businesses stay afloat. But, how do you go beyond that? How do you create a customer base that can’t get enough of your products or services?...

AIA Promotes Clay Hall to Director of Owner Success
January 15, 2019 at 2:52 pm

AIA Corporation, Neenah, Wis., announced today the promotion of Clay Hall to director of owner success. Since joining AIA in 2015, Hall has served in several roles, including owner success and recruitment, as well as sales development...

HALO Branded Solutions Acquires Boost Promotional Branding
January 11, 2019 at 1:19 pm

HALO Branded Solutions, Sterling, Ill., announced this morning that it has acquired Boost Promotional Branding, Richmond, Va. It's HALO's third acquisition within the last six months, with the company acquiring Sunrise Identity in August and Chamberlain Marketing Group in September. "Jeff [Hall, president of Boost] and Teki Hall have built a successful business by focusing…

Leed's Announces Product Line Expansion With CamelBak
January 11, 2019 at 11:02 am

Leed’s, Pittsburgh, announced that it is expanding its CamelBak product offering for 2019. The company will carry backpacks and is adding new drinkware styles from the popular retail brand. Leed’s will begin carrying five CamelBak backpack styles in eight different colors for 2019. The items that will be offered are the CamelBak Hydrobak, CamelBak Arete…

DiscountMugs.com Notifies Customers of Data Breach
January 10, 2019 at 12:24 pm

DiscountMugs.com, the Top 50 distributor based in Medley, Fla., said a data breach may have exposed customer credit card numbers and other sensitive information. In a letter to customers, the company said it discovered the breach on Nov. 16, and that orders placed between Aug. 5 and Nov. 16 may have been affected...

Geiger Announces European Acquisition
January 7, 2019 at 11:16 am

Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, announced that its U.K. distributor GeigerBTC has acquired London-based distributor EMC Advertising Gifts as part of its continued expansion strategy to support clients in the UK and across Europe. The move follows Geiger's acquisition of CM Promotions, announced last week, and its promotion of three members of its executive team. EMC has…

Geiger Acquires Distributor CM Promotions
January 4, 2019 at 11:06 am

Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, a multi-generational family owned and operated company, announced it has acquired Bloomington, Illinois-based distributor CM Promotions as part of its continued expansion strategy and to broaden its client base in the Midwest...