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Growing Your Business: Advice From Two Fast-Growing Promo Distributors
July 10, 2019 at 12:14 pm

As part of our 2019 Top Distributors list, we looked at some of the industry’s fastest-growing promo distributors. Winbrook increased its promotional products sales by 42.86 percent last year. Real Sourcing Network LLC grew its upstart promotional products business by 744.44 percent. We talked to both companies to find out how they did it—and what other promo 
businesses can learn from their success...

Five of Our 2019 Fastest-Growing Distributors on How They Grew, Top Business Tips
July 10, 2019 at 12:17 pm

There's no such thing as too much advice on how to grow your business—especially when it comes from companies that have walked the walk. So, we asked a few standout promo distributors from our Fastest-Growing list for two things: 1) the story behind their success and 2) their top tip for other distributors looking to grow. Below, in their own words, they gave us the details...

Foamworx Begins QCA Accreditation Process
July 19, 2019 at 10:53 am

Buying promotional products shouldn't be a risky proposition. Unfortunately, it can be. That's why Fortune 1000 corporations and local organizations alike are more concerned than ever before about costly mistakes in this competitive economy. These buyers know that one wrong purchase could expose them to nasty headlines with claims that their brand merchandise was made…

alphabroder's Tricia Lyster on Digital Marketing Resources, Promo's Shift Toward Retail-Style Marketing
July 17, 2019 at 9:32 am

After a brief summer hiatus, the PM Podcast returns with Tricia Lyster, marketing manager for alphabroder. The gang talked about digital marketing and creative, including alphabroder's new resources for distributors and the industry's shift toward more retail-style marketing and creative. Plus, Sean and Brendan discuss PromoMBA, the 2019 Top Distributors List, naming your kids after video game companies and more!...

Adidas' AriZona Branded Shoes Look Like Iced Tea Bottles (But the Best Part Is the Price)
July 18, 2019 at 9:50 am

We’ve covered lots of branded sneaker collaborations, like the K-Swiss collection for “Clueless” and the Vans and Harry Potter collection. This time, Adidas and AriZona Iced Tea—you know, the $0.99 cans you get from your local deli—are releasing four pairs of branded sneakers, inspired by the bottles. And wait until you see the price!...

Google Sends Couple Branded Merch (Including a Onesie) After They Name Their Son 'Google'
July 18, 2019 at 2:47 pm

After an Indonesian couple named their new baby after the company, Google reach out to congratulation them and offer a little gift. "They expressed congratulations and wished that the baby Google could grow up to be a helpful and useful person to many others," the baby's mother told Newser. In addition to the well wishes, baby Google received a branded onesie...

Delta Apparel Opens Two New Facilities in Texas and New Jersey
July 18, 2019 at 11:54 am

Delta Apparel, Greenville, S.C., announced that its digital print subsidiary, DTG2Go is opening a new printing facility in Dallas and another in Cranbury, New Jersey. The facilities are set to open this summer, and will focus on DTG2Go's digital print and fulfillment platform within Delta's blank garment distribution network. It will also improve customer service…

Taco Bell Teams Up With T-Mobile for ‘T-MoBell’ Stores, Merch
July 17, 2019 at 1:38 pm

Wordplay comes with the territory of covering the promotional products industry, as companies are fond of distinguishing themselves via catchy puns and quirky titles in their marketing. Taco Bell and T-Mobile are sating our desire for a smile-inducing bit of wit—and all the accompanying merch—through their T-MoBell pop-up stores set to open next week. https://twitter.com/TMobile/status/1151142831387398144…