Paper, Packaging & Printing

Taylor Swift is Trying to Trademark Her Birth Year
December 14, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Taylor Swift's birthday is approaching, and this year she wants something more than well-wishes from her gigantic stable of famous friends. According to The Washington Post, swift is looking to trademark her birth year, 1989, which doubles as the title of her last album. The blog Tantalizing Trademarks posted…

Lord & Taylor Publish Misprinted Hanukkah Ad
December 9, 2015 at 3:43 pm

With Hanukkah upon us, retailer Lord & Taylor has chosen to commemorate the holiday in rather confounding fashion. In last Sunday’s The New York Times, the nation’s oldest luxury department store ran a print ad that said, “Happy Hanukkah. Wishing you a year of light and love,” with the words “Happy Hanukkah” written above in…

Halls & Company Hires Four Multi-line Sales Representatives
December 8, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Halls & Company, the Brooklyn Park, Minnesota-based manufacturer of ID Line, announced the hire of four new multi-line representatives: Joe Eberz of Joe Eberz & Associates to cover the North Central U.S., Tony Tuso of Tuso Marketing for the Southwest U.S., Joe Keely of Select Lines Marketing for the South Central U.S. and Scott Hareid…

3M Promotional Markets Hires The MLR Alliance
December 8, 2015 at 4:32 pm

3M Promotional Markets, North Mankato, Minn., announced that it has hired The MLR Alliance to represent the company in its Southern region. The MLR Alliance is made up of Tony Tuso of Tuso Marketing, Tony Pinto of Pinto Marketing, and Bill Reisack and Julie Macdonald-Ward of Reisack Marketing. The MLR Alliance will represent 3M Promotional…

Toronto Transit Commission Hopes to Raise Funds Through Merchandise
December 7, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Whether it's for a tourist looking to commemorate his or her trip or a Toronto native showing city pride, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) memorabilia, including T-shirts, prints, pillows and more, is easy to find. However, the TTC doesn't make any money from…

Coca-Cola Unveils Bottle Label that Turns Into a Bow
December 7, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Coca-Cola Enterprises has added some festive cheer to its 1.75 liter bottles with a new limited edition bow design, allowing consumers to transform the bottles’ wraparound labels into neat decorative bows. Consumers can peel away the bottle label to reveal a tab that, when…

Mohawk Named Exclusive North American Distributor for the Curious Collection and Conqueror
December 3, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Mohawk, Cohoes, N.Y., has been named the exclusive North American distributor for the Curious Collection and Conqueror lines of papers. Mohawk will oversee all North American distribution, marketing and sales for these product lines beginning Jan. 1, 2016, and will begin accepting orders for the Curious Collection and Conqueror on Dec. 28, 2015. “We are…

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…

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…