Distributor News

2019 Wrap-Up: The 8 Weirdest Promo Product Stories from This Year
December 19, 2019 at 11:30 am

Here at Promo Marketing, we embrace some of the more, let's say, "interesting" stories that relate to the promotional products world. We always try to keep things entertaining and have a little fun while keeping our readers informed. Today, let's take a look at a few of the weirder stories we reported on this year. Have fun!...

Proforma Gives Back to Local Community With Holiday Fundraising
December 18, 2019 at 2:14 pm

Participating in charity fundraisers during this holiday season, Proforma’s Worldwide Support Center in Cleveland collected numerous donations to help women, children and families in the local area. Each donation was brought in by employees to support three fundraisers: a pack-a-purse, an adopt-a-family program and a food drive. The pack-a-purse donations were collected in November for…

2019 Wrap-Up: A Few of Our Favorite PM Podcast Episodes This Year
December 18, 2019 at 2:05 pm

When they're not talking about Weezer, "Jurassic Park" or "Star Wars," the PM Podcast crew had some great conversations with people from all across the industry, from suppliers and distributors to end-buyers and more. Here are a few of those episodes to either revisit or listen to for the first time...

John Lennon Said It Best
December 16, 2019 at 11:41 am

No matter what your faith, these words from John Lennon’s song "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" are an awesome reflection for all of us at this time of the year. Take a few moments and reflect on these words: So this is Christmas And what have you done Another year over And a new one…

Which QuickBooks Edition Is Right for You?
December 6, 2019 at 12:43 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: I am downloading QuickBooks Premier. Which edition do I pick? Answer: QB Premier has multiple editions built into it. You purchase QB Premier, but select the edition when you are downloading the software. For our industry, choose the Manufacturing and Wholesale Edition. It best suits our business needs, and has a…

Storm Creek Integrates With PromoStandards
December 4, 2019 at 2:19 pm

Storm Creek, Hastings, Minn., announced that it has fully integrated with PromoStandards to deliver seamless real-time product information to distributor customers. PromoStandards is an organization that collaborates with promotional products industry participants to create open guidelines that enable industry members to improve customer experience, reduce transactional friction and effectively execute their digital strategy. Storm Creek's…

Fully Promoted Selects Antera Software USA as BMS Vendor
November 21, 2019 at 10:07 am

Fully Promoted, West Palm Beach, Fla., has announced a relationship with Antera Software USA as its new business management software (BMS) partner. Fully Promoted stores going live with Antera are the first in the country to submit Promo Standards electronic purchase orders to alphabroder, SanMar, Hit, PCNA, S&S Activewear and other large suppliers. Antera—which uses…

American Solutions for Business Partners With PromoPulse
November 18, 2019 at 2:36 pm

American Solutions for Business, Glenwood, Minn., has partnered with technology company PromoPulse to provide its distributor members with the latest social media posts filtered from top-level (Patriot) vendor partners. “PromoPulse is very excited to partner with American Solutions for Business and help them connect with their Patriot vendors through a custom content feed,” said PromoPulse…

Grossman Marketing Group Acquires Advantages In Marketing
November 15, 2019 at 11:22 am

Grossman Marketing Group announced yesterday that it has acquired Advantages in Marketing (AIM), West Springfield, Mass. GMG co-president Ben Grossman said in a press release that the acquisition will increase Grossman’s marketing operations and boost its client base, namely in AIM’s Northeast location. “AIM gives us greater geographical reach and adds to our significant product…