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Jones and Mahre Elected to PPAI Board
September 21, 2018 at 2:03 pm

PPAI, Irving, Texas, announced the election of R. Renée Jones, MAS+, CEO of A Creative Touch Inc.; and Bill Mahre, president of ADG Promotional Products to the PPAI Board of Directors. They will begin their four-year terms immediately…

Comedian Brings Getty Images Branded Bag to Emmy Red Carpet, Internet Loves It
September 21, 2018 at 2:12 pm

Chances are, you're familiar with some of the bigger photography agencies, like Getty Images, having their watermark displayed on images—sporting events, movie premieres, etc. Comedian Emily Heller took the Getty presence to a new level when she showed up to the Emmys red carpet rocking a Getty Images branded bag. The purse featured an enormous…

AIA Corporation Announces New Senior Vice President of Owner Success
September 21, 2018 at 11:57 am

AIA Corporation (AIA), Neenah, Wisc., announced the appointment of Kimberly Fulford as the company’s new senior vice president of owner success. In this role, Fulford will oversee AIA’s owner success team, a department dedicated to supporting the company’s network of more than 300 independent business owners with sales coaching…

This Is the Best Story About a Promotional Banner You Will Read All Year
September 20, 2018 at 10:52 am

Have you ever seen "The Town," the 2010 crime thriller that's set in Boston and ends in a climactic action sequence at Fenway Park? Well, strap in, because this story from the Boston Globe is like the real-life version of that, except it's about a promotional banner and it involves significantly less Ben Affleck...

BCG Creations' Bill Miller Talks Acquisition by HUB Promotional Group
September 20, 2018 at 2:16 pm

This week, HUB Promotional Group announced two acquisitions, Origaudio and BCG Creations. Bill Miller, founder of BCG Creations, spoke with Promo Marketing about the acquisition—how it happened, why he made the move and what it means for customers...

Kodak Looks to Make Itself Cool Again With Forever 21 Apparel Partnership
September 20, 2018 at 12:55 pm

It’s nothing new to hear that Forever 21 is once again collaborating with a brand on an exclusive apparel line. But what does come as a surprise is the particular brand with whom Forever 21 is collaborating. Vox reported last week that Kodak has teamed up with Forever 21 to create a 26-piece streetwear collection...

Here’s a Look at the T-shirts Raising Funds for Hurricane Florence Relief
September 20, 2018 at 1:44 pm

Hurricane Florence dissipated yesterday, 19 days after its formation. As is typically the case with major storms, its aftermath will last far longer than that nearly three-week stretch, with residents of North and South Carolina particularly poised to return their lives to some semblance of normalcy. Thanks to a number of initiatives, including T-shirt fundraising…

HUB Promotional Group Acquires Origaudio In Second Acquisition Announced This Week
September 19, 2018 at 1:59 pm

HUB Promotional Group, Braintree, Mass., announced today the acquisition of Origaudio, Fountain Valley, Calif. HUB Promotional Group is now up to seven suppliers, this deal coming just two days after HUB announced its acquisition of Montreal-based BCG Creations. The Origaudio acquisition is big for HUB. The company is only nine years old, and has already…

Instagram Is Beefing Up Its E-Commerce Capabilities
September 19, 2018 at 1:26 pm

As Instagram nears its Oct. 6 birthday, perhaps its overseers are experiencing the commercial version of the seven-year itch. Though they have a highly popular social networking platform on their hands, with more than 800 million users and over 200 million devotees to its eponymous Stories feature, they know, like every other business should, that…