Distributor News

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.

Why Brand Awareness Is Vital for Business Growth
December 11, 2020 at 10:28 am

Although a brand awareness assessment may not always be at the top of the priority list, when done right, it can provide critical insight that can drive revenue growth and cost savings, provide a competitive advantage, reduce inefficiencies and uncover problems in their infancy before they grow into significant issues...

3 Drivers of Change in the Promotional Products Business
December 10, 2020 at 12:05 pm

Right now, your clients are undergoing major changes that are affecting their needs for promotional products. With events out of the equation, employees working from home and staff reductions, companies are using promotional products very differently. Understanding these changes will help you provide the right solutions for your clients...

AIA Welcomes 4 New Distributors to Owner Community
December 10, 2020 at 10:28 am

AIA Corporation, Appleton, Wis., recently welcomed four distributors—SparkWood Marketing & Events Inc., OLJ Marketing Solutions LLC, Caldwell Marketing Group and Estate Love Franchising LLC. “We are excited to welcome these distributors to our growing community of nearly 300 independent owners and more than 3,000 supplier partners,” said Joél Bastien, senior vice president of owner experience…