Promo Products

J. Charles Acquires Quarry International Inc.
December 2, 2015 at 6:54 pm

J. Charles, Erlanger, Ky., announced the acquisition of its sister company Quarry International Inc., effective Jan. 1, 2016. Quarry International Inc.'s president, Jim Fitzgerald, will retire at year's end after 27 years of leading the company. "Due to common ownership, it only makes sense for J.Charles to make this acquisition," said Barry Dyas, president of…

Coca-Cola and HMSHost Give Travelers Holiday Gifts
December 2, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Coca-Cola and restaurant company HMSHost, Bethesda, Md., launched a campaign to bring holiday cheer in the form of gifts and promotional products to travelers at airports across North America. As part of the HMSHost Holiday Elves and the Instant Stocking Stuffer campaigns, elves will surprise customers with gifts from Dec. 4 through Dec. 11, according…

Multi-Line Representatives for Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant Win PPPC Awards
December 2, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC) recognized two multi-line sales representatives from Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Freeport, N.Y. Line Chaumont of Promocom was named Multi-line Sales Agency of the Year for Eastern Canada, and Karen Spencer of Creative Solutions and Ideas was honored as the Multi-line Agency of the Year for Central Canada. Distributor customers vote… Hosts SuccessFit4Life! at the 2016 PPAI Expo
December 2, 2015 at 4:48 pm

The PPAI-Award-winning, Santa Clarita, Calif., will facilitate SuccessFit4Life!, benefitting the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF), at the 2016 PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. For a $25 donation to PPEF, participants will receive a collection of SuccessFit4Life! products. Participating suppliers include: SnugZ USA, Pro Towels, Halls & Company, Prime Line, Ad-A-Day Company Inc., Southern Plus,…

Trimark Introduces New Website
December 2, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Trimark Powered by Leed's, a division of promotional products supplier Polyconcept North America based in New Kensington, Pa., has created a new website that makes it easier for distributors to find, decorate and sell apparel. The site now features: A new layout, menu and navigation system More educational pages with information about product categories, decoration options, brands, special…

4 Reasons Why Direct Mail Is Better Than Email Marketing
December 2, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Everyone is always trying to find new and creative ways of marketing. This may initially make direct marketing seem unattractive since so many businesses are getting away from it and investing in email marketing. This, however, is the very reason you have a better chance of standing out from the crowd. The following are four…

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…

4imprint Awards 263 New 'one by one' Promotional Product Grants
December 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Promotional products retailer 4imprint, Oshkosh, Wis., awarded 263 U.S. and Canadian nonprofit organizations, schools and religious organizations with promotional products grants through its one by one program during the third quarter of 2015. Each of the one by one recipient organizations received a $500 in-kind promotional products donation. In awarding the third-quarter grants, 4imprint’s one…

Proforma Announces Debut of Energize Summits
December 1, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Proforma, Cleveland, announced its first ever Energize Summits—new exclusive events designed exclusively for Proforma owners, sales representatives and Proforma’s preferred vendor partners to engage in meaningful, personal discussions to develop strategic partnerships for further mutual growth. “The Energize Summits were created to help Proforma owners and sales reps build meaningful relationships with our supplier partners,”…

Screenprinting Shop Sends Welcoming Message to Syrian Refugees
December 1, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin wants President Barack Obama to stop Syrian refugees from entering the U.S., but an Oklahoma City man is using this T-shirt to send the opposite message. Despite the push back from state leaders, an Oklahoma City man wants…