PM News

Custom Ink Opens Seven New Physical Stores, Offers Same-Day Capabilities
July 17, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Custom Ink, one of the primary competitors to traditional promotional products businesses, has taken another step in its expansion plans and opened seven more brick-and-mortar locations in its native Virginia. Six of the stores are located within Michaels' stores. One of the locations is a standalone store, with another planned standalone store opening in Alexandria,…

Will Smith’s Charity Merch Raises $20K in Two Days Using YouTube’s Teespring Platform
July 17, 2018 at 2:39 pm

So much negativity often surrounds Philadelphia that we here at Promo Marketing love lauding locals whose actions shine a positive light on the city. Since commencing his career in 1985, Will Smith has given us—especially those who, like the 49-year-old actor and musical artist, hail from West Philly—ample occasions to hold our heads a tad…

The Air Force Is 3-D Printing Coffee Mug Handles to Save $1,210 Per Mug
July 17, 2018 at 12:21 pm

The U.S. Air Force has started 3-D printing coffee mug handles because otherwise it would cost $1,210 to replace a single one if it breaks. That's not a typo or a misplaced comma. It really costs $1,210 to replace the coffee mugs' handles. Granted, these are not the coffee mugs you're using at home or…

In Memoriam: William S. Epstein of Pilgrim Plastic Products Company
July 17, 2018 at 2:01 pm

William S. "Billy" Epstein passed away July 13 at the age of 87. He was the devoted husband of Ethel Epstein; former husband of Myrna Epstein; brother to Judy Epstein; and father to Marc and Annette Epstein, Amy and Paul Holt and Aaron Epstein. He was grandfather…

As 2020 Nears, Promotional Spending for Trump Reelection Bid Heats Up
July 16, 2018 at 10:12 am

Per the Huffington Post, the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, which sells Trump-branded merchandise and hats bearing campaign slogans, raised $10.2M during the second quarter alone. Out of this, the group has spent at least $600,000 to manufacture branded hats, T-shirts, towels and commemorative coins, to name only a few items...

Midnite Snax Opens New Manufacturing Plant
July 16, 2018 at 10:45 am

Midnite Snax, Bethpage, N.Y., announced the opening of its newest facility. This 35,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art manufacturing plant gives Midnite Snax a combined 120,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing, warehousing and office space. Just like the main facility, the new addition is a Safe Quality Food facility, and is internationally recognized as exceeding global food and…

Minor League Baseball Team's 'Millennial Night' Promo Deserves None of Your Flak
July 13, 2018 at 10:57 am

If you ask anyone older than 35, millennials are entitled, selfie-taking, lazy leeches whose fragile egos and penchant for avocado toast prevents them from purchasing houses and contributing to the world. If you ask any millennial, they will tell you that standpoint is hyperbolic, to say the least. Millennials are the Yankees. Everyone who isn't…

Gene Geiger, Charles Pecher Are PPAI’s 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees
July 13, 2018 at 1:54 pm

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, will induct Gene Geiger, MAS+, co-owner and CEO of Lewiston, Maine-based distributor Geiger; and Charles “Chuck” Pecher, president at St. Louis, Missouri-based supplier Skinner & Kennedy, into the PPAI…