Marketing and Sales

Multi-Line Representatives for Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant Win PPPC Awards
December 2, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC) recognized two multi-line sales representatives from Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Freeport, N.Y. Line Chaumont of Promocom was named Multi-line Sales Agency of the Year for Eastern Canada, and Karen Spencer of Creative Solutions and Ideas was honored as the Multi-line Agency of the Year for Central Canada. Distributor customers vote… Hosts SuccessFit4Life! at the 2016 PPAI Expo
December 2, 2015 at 4:48 pm

The PPAI-Award-winning, Santa Clarita, Calif., will facilitate SuccessFit4Life!, benefitting the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF), at the 2016 PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. For a $25 donation to PPEF, participants will receive a collection of SuccessFit4Life! products. Participating suppliers include: SnugZ USA, Pro Towels, Halls & Company, Prime Line, Ad-A-Day Company Inc., Southern Plus,…

Trimark Introduces New Website
December 2, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Trimark Powered by Leed's, a division of promotional products supplier Polyconcept North America based in New Kensington, Pa., has created a new website that makes it easier for distributors to find, decorate and sell apparel. The site now features: A new layout, menu and navigation system More educational pages with information about product categories, decoration options, brands, special…

4 Reasons Why Direct Mail Is Better Than Email Marketing
December 2, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Everyone is always trying to find new and creative ways of marketing. This may initially make direct marketing seem unattractive since so many businesses are getting away from it and investing in email marketing. This, however, is the very reason you have a better chance of standing out from the crowd. The following are four…

Artists Protest Big Business with Fake Advertisements
December 1, 2015 at 6:21 pm

This week, more than 150 global leaders are in Paris to discuss the issues of pollution, fossil fuel dependency and rising temperatures. A London-based anti-advertising group called Brandalism, which bills itself as "a revolt against corporate control of the visual realm," placed more…

4imprint Awards 263 New 'one by one' Promotional Product Grants
December 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Promotional products retailer 4imprint, Oshkosh, Wis., awarded 263 U.S. and Canadian nonprofit organizations, schools and religious organizations with promotional products grants through its one by one program during the third quarter of 2015. Each of the one by one recipient organizations received a $500 in-kind promotional products donation. In awarding the third-quarter grants, 4imprint’s one…

Proforma Announces Debut of Energize Summits
December 1, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Proforma, Cleveland, announced its first ever Energize Summits—new exclusive events designed exclusively for Proforma owners, sales representatives and Proforma’s preferred vendor partners to engage in meaningful, personal discussions to develop strategic partnerships for further mutual growth. “The Energize Summits were created to help Proforma owners and sales reps build meaningful relationships with our supplier partners,”…

Clever Employee Gift Ideas
December 1, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Your employees are a big part of your business’s success story. So, understandably, you want to make them feel appreciated. A special and memorable gift is a great way to show your thanks for all they do. Why don’t you take advantage of the gift giving season to wow your staff with clever employee gift…

AIA Corporation Hires Clay Hall as Director of Field Sales Development
November 30, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Clay Hall has joined Neenah, Wisconsin-based AIA Corporation’s field sales management team as director of field sales development, where he will be leading the organization’s efforts to grow sales with its largest platinum-level owners in the West. Hall is replacing Greg Armstrong, who was promoted to vice president of marketing and supplier relations in October.…

Beam Suntory Inc. Selects InnerWorkings Inc. As Product Provider
November 30, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Beam Suntory Inc., a Deerfield, Illinois-based premium spirits company, has selected InnerWorkings Inc., Chicago, as its preferred provider to deliver brand and field optimization goals within the area of point-of-sale (POS) materials. As part of the agreement, InnerWorkings Inc. will provide custom branded POS merchandise, multiple e-commerce sites, warehousing and fulfillment services, and a large supporting…