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5 Packaging Trends You Should Leverage in 2021
December 7, 2020 at 11:39 am

Let’s be real, this year has been one full of unpredictable events and unique challenges. Many markets and industries have had to fight harder than they ever have, while others were able to swing a massive growth in product sales and leads. If we’ve gained any takeaways from these highs and lows, it’s that we…

New Jersey Just Became a Potential Promo Sales Hot Spot This Week
November 5, 2020 at 11:24 am

There have been two major legislative decisions this week in Jersey, both of which have potential repercussions for the promo industry. Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, paper bags, plastic straws and other plastic packaging. And the state voted on Tuesday to legalize recreational cannabis in the state...

How One Distributor's Small-Business Promo Campaign Used Multiple Products and Channels to Engage Audiences
October 21, 2020 at 10:54 am

Small businesses are the lifeblood of the community. Today, when all it takes to buy online is a click of a button, it can be easy to forget about the mom-and-pop businesses around the corner. But Sarah Barr, owner of Konhaus Print & Marketing, Camp Hill, Pa., turned a way to showcase local businesses into a fun game, and even managed to do some self-promotion in the process...

The Future of Packaging Is Recycled and Eco-Friendly
October 20, 2020 at 1:58 pm

The world is moving toward a more eco-friendly future. We’re biking more, we’re limiting our single-use items like water bottles and bags, and packaging has become more minimal and constructed with more eco-friendly materials. It’s something we noticed at the 2020 PPAI Expo—a major shift toward sustainable material like paper and other recycled/recyclable materials, and…

Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: Slack Sneakers, Mario Pins and More
October 14, 2020 at 10:40 am

It’s getting cold out there. Now is the time for any of our supplier friends to send us some promotional socks and slippers. Maybe a robe, too, for lounging on mornings where it’s chilly but not cold enough to turn the heat on. That’d be great. While you assemble those kits, we’ll just be looking at some of our favorite promo products that might not keep us warm, but are pretty cool...

10 Promotional Signs, Banners and Display Products That Really Get the Message Across
October 13, 2020 at 12:49 pm

Businesses are looking for ways to make sure people know they’re open and that customers can feel safe visiting. That’s why signs, banners, mats and floor decals have shined lately. These products were always mainstays in the promo industry, but now they’ve taken on new roles and new importance. Here are 10 to keep in mind for future orders...

Kanye's 2020 Presidential Merchandise Is Expensive, Possibly Plagiarized and a Lesson for Future Candidates
October 13, 2020 at 10:49 am

It’s hard to take Kanye West’s presidential run as seriously as he seems to. He’s not even on the ballot in some states, and this always seemed like more of a branding opportunity than an actual attempt to land in the Oval Office. But, of course, Kanye still dropped official campaign merchandise. And, on brand for Kanye, it’s much more streetwear drop than traditional campaign merch...

Canada Plans National Single-Use Plastic Ban by 2021, Trade Groups Claim USMCA Foul
October 12, 2020 at 12:07 pm

The Canadian government recently unveiled its plan to ban single-use plastics on a national level. The legislation, which includes a ban on single-use grocery checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack rings, plastic cutlery and food takeout containers from “hard-to-recycle plastics,” is set to go into effect by the end of 2021, Environmental Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said...

Joint Catalog From Two Iowa Promo Suppliers Highlights Industry Favorites
October 1, 2020 at 11:00 am

Tru Art Advertising Calendars and Cedar Crest Manufacturing have announced the release of their paired catalog, “Paper to Pen.” The collection features items from Tru Art’s newly-expanded line of non-dated products and a selection of pens from Cedar Crest’s line carefully curated to complement them. The catalog serves as a convenient one-stop shop for a…

Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: 'South Park' Cutouts, Tie Dye Tees and More
September 30, 2020 at 10:38 am

All our Philly teams are bad, so let’s just say we’ve been avoiding all of our usual sports beats on social media. That's given us some extra time and incentive to hunt for fun promotional products across the web and in real life. This week’s haul is a good one, if we may say so ourselves. (We do say so. It’s our magazine.) Check 'em out!...