Distributor News

Firebrand Global Marketing Hires Limaye as Account and Marketing Support
October 18, 2021 at 12:57 pm

Firebrand Global Marketing, Clarendon Hills, Ill., announced that it has welcomed Malati Limaye, TAS, as account and marketing support. As a newcomer in the industry, Limaye will start by providing support to the customer service, sales and marketing departments while pursuing education through PPAI and on various industry platforms. Limaye brings a Bachelor of Arts…

Geiger Hires Janice Gray and Tuan Huynh to Executive Team
October 13, 2021 at 2:56 pm

Geiger announced that Janice Gray and Tuan Huynh have joined the company’s executive team as chief human resource officer and chief information officer, respectively. Gray has extensive experience as a strategic leader focused on talent acquisition, talent management and team development. Huynh has more than 20 years of experience leading...

SAAGNY Announces Two In-Person Fall Shows
October 11, 2021 at 11:44 am

The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) and its members have gathered three times for indoor shows in the past month. The last two were held Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the Melville Marriott; and Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Crowne Plaza Suffern-Mahwah. On Oct. 7 in Suffern, the day began with an interactive panel discussion featuring...

Universal Unilink Announces Member Sample Box
October 7, 2021 at 10:08 am

Universal Unilink announced that it partnered with its suppliers to create sample boxes, which the company will send to all distributor members. Each sample box consisted of 20 products from 17 different suppliers. For many suppliers, this was an opportunity to showcase products with deep inventory or products geared toward the holiday season...

Grossman Marketing Group Acquires Symbol Marketing & Promotions
October 5, 2021 at 11:29 am

Grossman Marketing Group takes another step in its efforts to further expand its New England footprint as it announces the acquisition of New Hampshire-based Symbol Marketing & Promotions. The move expands Grossman Marketing Group’s relationships in the technology space...

Promonoise: A Beautiful New Sound Has Arrived
October 4, 2021 at 10:59 am

Alex Morin (formerly of Debco) recently launched Promonoise—a new take on promotional education resources. The first phase of the launch will feature a series of blogs under the “Mentor Series” banner, accompanied by podcast audio of those blogs. An e-book will also be launched...

AIM Smarter Hosts Final Event of Nine-Month Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Series
September 24, 2021 at 10:15 am

AIM Smarter LLC (AIM), Philadelphia, will host the final installment of its nine-month diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) event series on October 5, 2021, at 12 p.m. EDT. Free and open to all, this virtual event series was sponsored by Koozie Group. It consisted of five webinars and four discussion sessions covering topics including DEI…

LogoMotions Welcomes Industry Veteran Justin Warren as Partner
September 23, 2021 at 12:29 pm

LogoMotions has announced the addition of Justin Warren as a partner with the company. Warren will join owner John King, who founded the Seattle-based promotional products distributorship 22 years ago; and operations manager Meredith Sprovier. LogoMotions is a long-time member of AIA Corporation, where King has earned the AIA Lifetime Achievement Award and membership in…

Strict, Sudden Lockdowns in Chinese Manufacturing Hubs Forcing Promotional Products Order Cancellations for Distributors
September 22, 2021 at 1:43 pm

Strict lockdowns in China have already caused supply chain issues ranging from cargo backlogs at ports where workers tested positive to canceled orders at small factories facing cash-flow problems due to backed-up inventory. While these issues have so far indirectly impacted the promo industry, new and sudden shutdowns in the city of Xiamen are having a more immediate effect...

Overture Promotions CEO Jo Gilley on No. 14 Top Distributors Finish, Sustaining Big Sales Growth, Supply Chain and Much More
September 22, 2021 at 10:42 am

Jo Gilley, CEO of Overture Promotions, joined the show to tell us how Overture grew sales from $81.6 million to $126.9 million in the middle of the pandemic (and from $60.6 million the year before) en route to a No. 14 overall finish on the 2021 Top Distributors list. And Print+Promo editor Elise Carr joins Sean and Brendan to discuss the big takeaways, surprises and success stories from the list...