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The Biggest Promotional Products Trends We Noticed at PPAI Expo 2019
January 18, 2019 at 12:58 pm

Wandering around the show floor and taking it all in is one of our favorite parts of the PPAI Expo. And as much as it might seem like aimless strolling, there’s actually a great deal of learning involved. Here are some of the biggest promotional products trends we saw at the show this year...

Paul Kiewiet on Promotional Products Sales: Landing Large Accounts
January 18, 2019 at 11:33 am

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, promo industry consultant Paul Kiewiet, MAS+, shared his experiences in landing big accounts like Kellogg’s, and gave distributors advice on the steps they should take to make their business dreams a reality...

AIA Celebrates Record-Breaking Year, Honors Owner Community
January 18, 2019 at 11:55 am

AIA Corporation, Neenah, Wis., hosted a red-carpet celebration at Celebrity Cars of Las Vegas during the 2019 PPAI Expo this week, to commemorate a record-breaking year and recognize the achievements of its owner community. Matt Gresge, CEO of…

The Top Promo Apparel Trends We Saw at PPAI Expo 2019
January 17, 2019 at 5:38 pm

It’s hard to keep track of fashion developments. Sometimes it feels like right when you get the hang of what's trending, something else pops up. It’s an endless game of Wack-A-Mole. We're here to help...

Commonsku's Mark Graham on How to Build a Community of Devoted Fans
January 17, 2019 at 4:35 pm

Obviously, business owners, principals or businesspeople in general want to create a loyal customer base. That’s how their businesses stay afloat. But, how do you go beyond that? How do you create a customer base that can’t get enough of your products or services?...

Louis Vuitton Is Charging $995 for $299 Earbuds With Its Logo On Them
January 17, 2019 at 3:17 pm

Brands like Supreme, Gucci and Calvin Klein know the value of their logos, and, as a result, they are able to capitalize on the trend by throwing their branding on a variety of merchandise. The latest brand to take advantage of the logo craze is Louis Vuitton.

Leed’s and FinalStraw Partner to Bring Reusable Straws to Promo Industry
January 17, 2019 at 2:34 pm

Leed’s, New Kensington, Pa., and FinalStraw, a manufacturer of collapsible, reusable straws, announced their exclusive partnership to bring the FinalStraw brand to the promotional products industry. “Leed’s is an industry leader who understands the importance of corporate social responsibility, so our partnership with them felt very natural,” said Emma Cohen, CEO and co-founder for FinalStraw.…

Disney Parks Goes All In on Purple Merchandise
January 16, 2019 at 1:41 pm

Pantone might have predicted that the Color of the Year is Living Coral, but it seems Disney is banking big on another hue: Potion Purple. According to WDW News Today, Disneyland has ordered a huge supply of Potion Purple goods for its Downtown Disney store...