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LSU Investigating Running Back's Family Over Merchandise
November 11, 2015 at 3:52 pm

LSU is investigating the family of running back Leonard Fournette to see if it violated NCAA rules, according to a USA Today report. The investigation stems from the brief existence of a website that was created to sell Fournette merchandise. The site was launched the week of last year's season opener and was taken down…

Sanders Fans Can 'Feel the Bern' in this All-over Print T-shirt
November 11, 2015 at 3:44 pm

Those who can’t get enough of Bernie Sanders can now “feel the Bern” all over their upper bodies. Raygun, an irreverent clothing shop in Des Moines, Iowa's East Village, just released a shirt covered from sleeve to sleeve with cutouts of the Vermont…

ADG Promotional Products Acquires Two Brands from Carlson Craft Binder Division
November 10, 2015 at 7:55 pm

ADG Promotional Products, Hugo, Minn., announced the acquisition of the Business and Menu Essentials brands from the Carlson Craft Binder Division. The Business and Menu Essentials lines will transfer effective Jan. 1, 2016, and will be a part of ADG Promotional Products’ catalog and website product listings under the Windmill brand. “We are excited to…

Starbucks Holiday Cup Causes Uproar
November 10, 2015 at 6:44 pm

Every year, Starbucks releases a holiday-themed coffee cup as the season approaches. This year's cup has a more minimal design. Instead of featuring the usual snowflakes, reindeer or ornaments, this year's installment is a simple red cup. Already, some people, including Donald Trump, have objected…

Proforma Owners Close $2 Million in Acquisitions in November
November 10, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Proforma, Cleveland, has announced that its owners have closed two acquisitions, estimated to be worth $1 million each, in the first week of November. Mike and Melinda Durkee, owners of Proforma Durkee, Huntsville, N.C., acquired Hickory, North Carolina-based…

BIC Graphic Lets Distributors Price Pen
November 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm

As a follow up to the “Choose the Next BIC Pen” and “Name the Next BIC Pen” promotions, BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla., is now inviting promotional products distributors to help price the next new BIC pen. Distributors can choose from three price points: $0.49 (C), $0.59 (C) and $0.69 (C). All participants will receive 500…

11 Essentials for Being a Fit Small Business
November 10, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Is your business a fit small business? And what are the essentials for being a fit small business? Anyone who commits to running an Iron Man, riding the Tour de France, climbing mountains, running marathons or engaging in other highly physical endeavors, knows how important being fit is to take on and finish such a…

When Negotiating, Choose Your Words Very, Very Carefully
November 10, 2015 at 2:58 pm

There's a reason negotiating often is referred to as an art: Achieving what you want without settling or offending the other party is a tricky business. From body language to discussion strategies, there are thousands of tips for getting it right. Now comes a new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology that…

Logomark Partners with Pisen
November 6, 2015 at 6:37 pm

Logomark, Tustin, Calif., announced that it has partnered with Pisen, Shenzhen, China, to bring Asia’s largest retail power bank brand to the promotional industry. “In today’s mobile-dependent world, Pisen power banks are perhaps one of the most relevant corporate promotional items we have yet to…

PM Video Battle: South Paw Canada Versus Maple Ridge Farms
November 6, 2015 at 4:59 pm

Promo Marketing's Video Battle pits two industry videos against each other for the chance at the ultimate bragging right: Being declared our readership's absolute favorite. (Next up: I saw the new James Bond movie and now I want a new car.) Last week, South Paw Canada won, and now will face off against Maple Ridge Farms!…