Distributor News

After COVID-19, What Role Will Promotional Products Have in Marketing?
May 6, 2020 at 11:55 am

We know business will be different, but how? Will client budgets be right-sized and constricted? What will events look like? To what extent will the virtual world remain? What about hiring practices when business begins to operate again? Will businesses be eager to invest and spend money? Here are a few predictions and ruminations as we all dig out and back in...

AIA Corporation Appoints Nancy K. Schmidt as New CEO
May 1, 2020 at 8:54 am

AIA Corporation, Appleton, Wis., announced today that it’s board of directors has selected Nancy Schmidt as the company’s new CEO. Schmidt, a two-year veteran of AIA who most recently served as chief financial officer, is the first female CEO in AIA history...

DiscountMugs.com Donates 11,000 Face Masks to Seniors
April 29, 2020 at 10:09 am

DiscountMugs.com, Medley, Fla., has donated 11,000 surgical masks to low-income seniors in Miami-Dade and Broward counties in Florida. The company partnered with IMC Health Medical Centers to help assist seniors in having the necessary masks to follow coronavirus-related protection guidelines. The average age of the recipients is 74, with most not having the means to…

Proforma Affiliate Owner Acquires $2M Distributor
April 28, 2020 at 1:45 pm

Mike Durkee, owner of Proforma Durkee in Charlotte, N.C., announced the acquisition of a $2 million promotional products distributor that is focused exclusively on the medical market. Durkee is a member of Proforma’s 5 Million Dollar Club with 2019 sales of more than $6 million...

Proforma Offers Free Fundraising Program to Help Organizations
April 23, 2020 at 10:19 am

Proforma, Cleveland, announced a free fundraising program for local organizations that need help or want to help their employees or community. Through Proforma’s proprietary online pop-up stores, local organizations like restaurants, retailers and nonprofits can sell branded merchandise to raise money. William M. Resnick, a Proforma affiliate owner of Proforma Printing and Promotion, has already…

ePromos Partners With Artist for Earth Day Collection Made From Repurposed Promo Items
April 22, 2020 at 1:55 pm

ePromos announced that it has collaborated with artist Chris Riggs to create 16 original works in honor of Earth Day 2020, which will be on sale today through the Chris Riggs Gallery with a portion of proceeds going toward COVID-19 relief efforts. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, ePromos flew in Riggs to tour the Hit Promotional Products factory to...

Pick One: A Math Problem or a Math Solution
April 20, 2020 at 11:21 am

I am hearing lots of news and talk about what percent industry sales are down. Some are saying industry sales are down 70 percent. Others are saying industry sales are down even more. If you listen to how much industry sales are down, you have a math problem. The problem is that it can sound…