Promo Products

Video Game Developer Doesn't Want Fans to Purchase Promo Apparel Selling on eBay
July 9, 2019 at 1:30 pm

It'd be weird for a company to say they don't want you to buy their merchandise. On the surface, a video game developer CD Projekt telling fans to avoid buying promotional apparel online seems counterproductive to their mission, but really it's trying to protect its customers from scams while looking out for its own future…

Raining Rose Expands, Sees Increased Demand for Quality Personal Care Promotions
July 9, 2019 at 11:27 am

Raining Rose is nearing completion of an 8,100 sq. ft. expansion of production capabilities for its Cedar Rapids, Iowa, headquarters. This $2.5 million renovation, which started in January, will take the company from its current 300 gallon blending tank capability and grow it with the addition of one 600 gallon side phase tank, a 2,000…

The Legacy Group Welcomes The Brandit Agency
July 8, 2019 at 2:35 pm

The Legacy Group, West River, Md., announced the addition of The Brandit Agency, Vero Beach, Fla., as its newest distributor partner. With the acquisition, The Legacy Buying Group represents more than $260 million of buying power in the promotional marketing arena. The Brandit Agency was started in 2009 with a small group of like-minded business…

Promo Marketing and PromoCorner Partner to Launch PromoMBA, a New One-Day Workshop for Distributors
July 8, 2019 at 10:26 am

PromoCorner and Promo Marketing have combined to create the preeminent distributor one-day workshop designed to inspire, inform and innovate. Kicking off in San Diego, Calif., on Sept. 16, 2019, PromoMBA aims to be the educational bridge for distributors seeking to implement tactical, actionable and measurable tools that will immediately accelerate sales growth and positively impact profitability...

Revisiting the U.S. Flag Merchandise Debate (Thanks to Nike, Colin Kaepernick and the Governor of Arizona)
July 2, 2019 at 10:59 am

If you've been anywhere on the internet today, you've likely seen that Nike is pulling a new July 4 shoe design after Colin Kaepernick pointed out that some people might find the "Betsy Ross Flag" design offensive. Reaction from both sides of the political spectrum has been, predictably, intense, but it's a good excuse to revisit the debate over how the American flag is used in branding...

Proforma's Vera Muzzillo, Stan Maxwell Named to Technology Board
July 2, 2019 at 9:58 am

Proforma’s Vera Muzzillo, CEO; and Stan Maxwell, chief strategy officer, have been named as Suncoast Developers Guild board members. Muzzillo has been named to the Board of Directors, with Maxwell holding a seat on the Board of Advisors. “Both Vera and Stan were hand-selected due to their demonstrated expertise and strong leadership in technology," said…

BIC Graphic Enters Apparel Category With Exclusive Hanesbrands Partnership
July 1, 2019 at 2:14 pm

BIC Graphic North America, Clearwater, Fla., and HanesBrands Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., have announced a new partnership, adding apparel to the promotional supplier’s extensive hardgoods range of promotional products. An assortment of 70 best-sellers from top brands in the HanesBrands portfolio are part of the launch, including Champion, Gear for Sports, ComfortWash and Alternative. This launch…

All Full-Time Team Members at Maple Ridge Farms Earn PPAI’s TAS Certificate
July 1, 2019 at 11:34 am

Thomas Riordan, CAS, president of Maple Ridge Farms, Mosinee, Wis., announced that through a recent company initiative, all full-time team members at Maple Ridge Farms have earned, at a minimum, their Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) certificates. The importance of PPAI’s educational programs was reinforced by Jodie Schillinger, CAS, executive vice president at Maple Ridge, who…

Don't Know Which QuickBooks To Pick?
June 28, 2019 at 1:32 pm

Question: I want to switch to QuickBooks, but I don’t know which one to pick. I spoke to Intuit, and they say I should purchase QuickBooks Online, and it will do everything I need. Is that true? Answer: Our business is complex and unique and requires a software that can handle our complicated orders. While…