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Are Promo Industry Firms So Desperate For Short-Term Gains That They’re Willing To Gamble Their Future?
August 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Taking the initiative to ensure safety and responsibility throughout the entire supply chain not only protects the brand equity of end-buyers, but also secures our livelihood in the promotional products industry. Sure, you could continue to gamble by ignoring product safety and responsible sourcing in order to achieve short-term gains, but the safe bet is to invest in the policies and procedures to protect the entire supply chain...

Why USPS Pulled a Branded T-shirt From Its Online Store
August 15, 2019 at 1:11 pm

The U.S. Postal Service pulled a T-shirt from its online store after a retired aerospace engineer pointed out that the airplane on the shirt's design looked like a Cold War-era Soviet aircraft. USPS said the design, which had been selected by an unnamed vendor, was most likely just some stock art of an airplane. Weirdly, the shirt also included a typo that likely would have gone unnoticed if not for the whole strange sequence...

Trimark Names Kate Boyce as Vice President and General Manager
August 15, 2019 at 2:51 pm

Trimark, the apparel division of promotional products supplier Polyconcept North America (PCNA), announced it has hired Kate Boyce as vice president and general manager. Boyce will oversee all aspects of Trimark’s business in the U.S. and Canada, including product…

BDA Acquires BrandVia
August 14, 2019 at 1:06 pm

Bensussen Deutsch & Associates LLC (BDA) announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire BrandVia, San Jose, Calif. "BrandVia has long been recognized as an innovative company with great people and great clients," Jay Deutsch, co-founder and CEO of BDA, said in a press release. "They've built a tremendous culture of customer service…

Trump Campaign Store Now Selling ‘Fredo’ Chris Cuomo T-shirt
August 14, 2019 at 1:28 pm

The Trump Campaign is again capitalizing on a promotional product to bolster President Donald Trump's reelection bid, and, like the eponymous straw, this new item is a way for the president to fight back against someone or something that irks him. Just two days after the news took the internet by storm, the Trump Campaign store has made available a Chris Cuomo T-shirt as its next micro-moment funds generator...

Rod Brown, CAS, Named 2020 PPAI H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award Recipient
August 14, 2019 at 11:37 am

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, will recognize Rod Brown, CAS, founder of Pleasanton, California-based distributor MadeToOrder, as the 2020 H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award recipient. The award ceremony will take place during the Chairman’s Leadership Dinner at The PPAI…

Something Inked Show Recap: What We Learned From Buyers in the Sports, Music and Entertainment Promotional Markets
August 13, 2019 at 1:15 pm

This past week, we had the fun opportunity of attending the Something Inked show in Las Vegas, where promotional products suppliers met with end-buyers from around multiple exciting promotional markets, such as sports, music, entertainment and more. The show allowed us to zero in a little closer on what these specific types of potential customers are looking for...

U.S. Delays Certain Additional 10% Tariffs Until Dec. 15, Including Some Promotional Products
August 13, 2019 at 11:24 am

The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced today that certain additional 10 percent tariffs set to take effect Sept. 1 would be delayed until Dec. 15. Several promotional products or related items are on the list of delays. Other goods will be removed from the additional tariffs list altogether, for health or national security reasons, though the USTR has not yet specified which items will be included...

Mountain Dew Says Sorry for Michigan Mishap With Special Merch, Labels
August 13, 2019 at 12:36 pm

After a marketing mistake that saw Mountain Dew include Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of Wisconsin, the beverage company created and distributed branded merch and limited-edition bottles created as an apology to Upper Peninsula residents. The geographic error ended up working in Mount Dew's favor, as the company's fast response was enough to win over critics...

Quinn Expands Production Teams Again
August 13, 2019 at 1:28 pm

To keep up with the surge in orders, Hanover, Pennsylvania-based Quinn welcomed three more professionals to the family of "printing superheroes." Carrie Mosley joins the bustling graphic artist team, using her collaborative style and mix of art, marketing and service experience to bring life into artwork and free virtual…