Smart Pants (Advanced Imaging Pro)
May 21, 2009

Clothing and electronics. Let me say that again: Clothing and electronics. In one. My brain is currently exploding with possibilities. My favorite thought so far? Running shorts that calculate the approximate distance to the ice-cream truck (for the fitness buffs, like myself). I don't think that one exists yet, so there's room for innovation, folks! In all seriousness, though, great promotional potential exists here—imagine a hospital or insurance company giving out shirts that can monitor heart conditions or blood pressure, for instance. Technology takes another leap. (Advanced Imaging Pro)

Dave Green Joins Evans Manufacturing as National Sales Director
April 13, 2009

Shelley Sake, vice president of marketing for Evans Manufacturing Inc, based in Garden Grove, Ca. announced the appointment of Dave Green as National Sales Director. According to Sake, Dave will continue to build relationships with current customers in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, while also allowing us to penetrate further into this market.

Leed's Announces Leadership Changes
February 17, 2009

New Kensington, Pennsylvania-based Leed's, a member of Polyconcept North America and the second largest supplier within the promotional products industry, announced it has hired a business development representative for Leed’s Canada and a regional sales manager for the Northwestern U.S. Leed’s also announced it has expanded roles within its sales and marketing areas to ensure stronger alignment across those functions.

Technology for Dummies
February 1, 2009

THE “DEATH TOUCH” is easy to spot. In fact, everyone knows at least one person currently suffering from this distinct, in-born malady. Its unmistakable symptoms render the afflicted party unable to move, fiddle with or handle a piece of technological equipment in any way without breaking, freezing, deprogramming or otherwise harming it.They probably shouldn’t even stand near that new flat-screen TV. Can’t be too careful.

Leed's Reaches Tier II C-TPAT Supply Chain Certification
January 27, 2009

New Kensington, Pennsylvania-based Leed’s, a member of Polyconcept North America, the second largest supplier within the promotional products industry, announced it has taken the next step to further secure its international supply chain by participating in an overseas audit and achieving Tier II certification with the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT).

Corvest Announces Organizational Changes
January 27, 2009

Largo, Florida-based Corvest, a top-20 promotional products supplier and parent company of Adva-Lite, Toppers and It’s All Greek To Me, announced several organizational changes to its customer service and sales teams. The changes, which are effective immediately, will allow the company to provide more dedicated customer service and will enable further growth of the company’s sales team.

Who in the World is Ned Ludd?
May 1, 2008

MAN OR MYTH, fact or fiction, Ned Ludd is oft-cited as the inspiration for the Luddite movement of early 19th century England. A supposed simpleton, Ludd was fabled to have destroyed two automated looms, epitomizing and inspiring the coming Luddite revolt against the machinery of the industrial revolution. The Luddites believed technological advances hurt their livelihood—as automated machines required fewer artisans—and rallied to slow their progress, smashing equipment in the name of the working man. Centuries later, the Luddite movement survives, often referred to as neo-Luddites, who rally against computers, cell phones and other gadgets that can be considered the automated loom of the

The sounds of Swiss Army
January 5, 2007

Elisabeth Campo, manager, marketing and licensing for Swiss Army Brands, showcases the addition of an MP3 player to the Swiss Army line as well as increased capacity on USB drives.