Health Care & Safety

Raining Rose Expands, Sees Increased Demand for Quality Personal Care Promotions
July 9, 2019 at 11:27 am

Raining Rose is nearing completion of an 8,100 sq. ft. expansion of production capabilities for its Cedar Rapids, Iowa, headquarters. This $2.5 million renovation, which started in January, will take the company from its current 300 gallon blending tank capability and grow it with the addition of one 600 gallon side phase tank, a 2,000…

MTV Movie & TV Awards Gift Bag Was Promo Heaven For Companies and Recipients
June 19, 2019 at 10:19 am

Like the human versions of millennials, the MTV Movie & TV Awards, at 27 years old, are constantly looking to reinvent themselves and stay fresh. While the ceremony has gone through many category alterations, it has also upped its promo game, with this year’s celebration featuring a gift bag that, thanks to Backstage Creations, left…

A University’s Plan to Fight Active Shooters: Branded Hockey Pucks
November 30, 2018 at 12:12 pm

No matter the struggles of our beloved Philadelphia Flyers, the Promo Marketing crew will always melt over all things hockey. That compulsion combined with our enthusiasm for promotional products in an interesting way yesterday, as we learned that Oakland University, as what officials have dubbed a “last resort” against a possible active shooter situation, is…

The Story Behind Pantone 448 C, 'the World’s Ugliest Color'
November 12, 2018 at 2:16 pm

Back in 2012, the Australian federal government lobbied hard to change the description of Pantone 448 C from “olive green” to “drab dark brown” after the country’s olive association expressed concern that being tied to the color would damage olives’ reputation. That's when it became obvious we had a forerunner for the title of “the…

Why You Should Feel Good About the Health Care Promotional Market
May 9, 2018 at 2:27 pm

As one of our favorite films, 1987’s “The Princess Bride” contains a number of unforgettably humorous and pithy lines. Many utterances possess both descriptions, with our top combination being, “Get some rest. If you haven’t got your health, you haven’t got anything,” which Count Rugen suggests to Prince Humperdinck after the latter explains his lengthy…

New Study Finds Plastic Debris in 90 Percent of Bottled Water
April 16, 2018 at 2:34 pm

A new study of more than 250 bottles of water found small pieces of plastic in 90 percent of them, which has caused the World Health Organization to investigate further. Smithsonian Magazine reported that the study, which was conducted by the State University of New York (SUNY) in Fredonia, involved analyzing water bottles from nine…

Industry Vet Launches New Supplier Brand Based Around Safety
December 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Industry veteran Paul Dubois has launched a new supplier company focused on products for safety and lifestyle. Safety Made is the new exclusive provider of Dorcy, Life Gear and DieHard brand flashlights along with a full lineup of safety kits and accessories. The Dorcy brand, which has been a promotional industry staple for more than…

Water Bottle Purifies Water, Cleans Surface With L.E.D. Light
November 9, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Last year, TreadmillReviews.net published a study showing that water bottles harbor more bacteria than many of us would like to believe. Through testing different types of water bottle lids, including slide-top, squeeze-top, screw-top and straw-top, the researchers found that water bottle lids contained negative bacteria that causes infections like…

Apparel Company Donates T-shirt Proceeds, $200K in Unused Shirts to Fire Victims
October 23, 2017 at 2:24 pm

A Phoenix, Arizona-based apparel company donated $200,000 in unsold T-shirts to victims of the Sonoma County fire in California. The company, X-treme Apparel, is also selling #SonomaCountyStrong T-shirts and hats, donating the proceeds to fire recovery in the area. X-treme Apparel is donating proceeds from T-shirt sales to California fire victims.…