Marketing and Sales

Last Chance! Promo Marketing Accepting Submissions for 2016 Top Distributors
April 8, 2016 at 4:09 pm

In May, Promo Marketing will publish its annual Top 50 Distributors List, the authoritative compilation of the biggest and best distributors in the industry. If your company had more than $10 million in promotional product sales in 2015, it could make this year’s prestigious lineup. Simply download the application in PDF format, fill out the form, and…

Using Technology for a Good Cause
April 8, 2016 at 2:57 pm

I love my smartphone, and I bet you do, too. We use these devices for work and play, taking photos of our kids and sending emails to our customers without missing a beat. I bet some of you are reading this on your phones right now. As much as modern consumer technology enables us to…

Artistic Toy Manufacturing Hosts Next Generation Factory Tour
April 8, 2016 at 2:02 pm

Artistic Toy Manufacturing, Allentown, Pa., announced today it will open its doors on May 20 to host a factory tour and educational event. An expected 200 people from promotional products industry associations, local businesses and area high schools will attend this public event. The factory tour includes two speakers, a business networking lunch and a…

Wal-Mart's Maryland Tees and 7 Other Printing Mistakes
April 7, 2016 at 5:46 pm

As we saw yesterday, Wal-Mart could use a geography lesson.. Wal-Mart's T-shirt trouble is only the most recent example of embarrassing printing mistakes. Below are seven of the worst promotional products typos.

Pro Towels Adds Chuck Lang as Chief Financial Officer
April 7, 2016 at 3:01 pm

Pro Towels, Pittsburgh, announced this week that Chuck Lang has joined the company as chief financial officer. Lang will oversee the finance, accounting and business development functions for Pro Towels; Richmond, British Columbia-based Kanata Blanket Company; and Camarillo, California-based Superior Decorating. Prior…

Marketability Inc.'s Mickey Blake on Her Best Promotion
April 6, 2016 at 2:24 pm

Each month, Promo Marketing talks to promotional products distributors about promotions that stood out to them as part of our "My Best Promotion" feature. The warm weather of summer is almost here, and we’re pretty excited about impending pool parties…

The 2016 #Online18
April 5, 2016 at 2:45 pm

Congratulations to the 2016 #Online18! Each year I do this list, I find it more and more difficult to identify the top influencers. Each year, Klout and other online scoring tools factor less and less in the final ranking. Still useful, these online tools can’t measure the impact a person has and often mistakes activity…

Ennis Inc. Announces Proposed Sale of Alstyle Apparel
April 5, 2016 at 12:13 pm

Ennis Inc., Midlothian, Texas, announced the pending sale of its apparel division yesterday. On Friday, Ennis Inc. entered into a unit purchase agreement with Alstyle Operations LLC to sell Alstyle Apparel and its subsidiaries, which constitute Ennis Inc.'s apparel division, to the buyer for an aggregate purchase price of $88 million. The purchase price includes $76…