Management

Quality Certification Alliance's Tim Brown on Why Brand Safety Is Smart Business, Big Changes at QCA
April 17, 2019 at 10:45 am

Tim Brown, executive director for Quality Certification Alliance, joined the show to tell us why brand safety matters to modern promo buyers (and why it's a big opportunity for business), and give us more details on QCA's new participation model and recent rebrand. Plus, Sean and Brendan discuss how Disney's latest Star Wars theme parks merchandise might lead to a cup-holder crisis!...

Stop, Thief!
April 15, 2019 at 10:12 am

To what lengths do you go to protect your valuables? Lock your home? Lock your car? Security system and cameras on your home? Alarm system on your car? Many people I know do all the above and more. But they are leaving the door wide open for the biggest thief of all. Who is the…

Custom Ink Lands New Private Equity Ownership
April 4, 2019 at 2:08 pm

Custom Ink, Fairfax, Va., announced that it has entered into an agreement with private equity firm Great Hill Partners to recapitalize the company. Custom Ink’s current management team will stay on board, and company co-founder Marc Katz will remain a major shareholder as well as chairman and CEO. According to a press release, the company’s…

Geiger Promotes Jo-an Lantz to CEO
April 3, 2019 at 1:22 pm

Gene Geiger, Chairman of the Board for Geiger, Lewiston, Maine, has announced that effective April 1, current president Jo-an Lantz, MAS, has been promoted to CEO of Geiger. Lantz has served as PPAI Board Chair, and was inducted into the PPAI Hall of Fame. “Jo-an is a rare talent,…

Ariel Premium Supply Announces Opening of New West Coast Facility
April 3, 2019 at 11:10 am

Ariel Premium Supply, St. Louis, announced the opening of its new West Coast production and service facility. Designed to better serve distributors in the western half of the U.S., the new facility offers a faster and more cost-effective FOB San Diego shipping point. The facility maintains millions of pieces of inventory on some of the…

Promo Business Management: How to Get the Most Out of Your Team
April 1, 2019 at 2:06 pm

At the heart of every company that earns the attention of those within its industry is a team. Individuals are all filling a seat on the bus of that business, each with their specific job description and goals. As the leader of my team, it’s my responsibility to make sure my people are in the…

Probitas Promotions, Daydreams Specialties Acquire Trojan Promotions
April 1, 2019 at 1:38 pm

Probitas Promotions and Daydreams Specialties were approached by the estate of Trojan Promotions, Grand Forks, N.D., to purchase the business following the tragic news of Trojan owners Troy and Jessica Nelson. "On behalf of the Troy and Jessica Nelson estate, we are extremely pleased that these two local companies have acquired Trojan Promotions," said Kevin…

Heritage Sportswear Could Be Liquidated: Court Filing
March 28, 2019 at 1:22 pm

News emerged this week that Heritage Sportswear, Hebron, Ohio, could be liquidated soon, but reports were conflicted. The news came from Gildan, one of the brands Heritage Sportswear sells in the promotional channel, which notified investors it expected to take a charge of $19 million to $23 million in the first quarter of 2019 due…