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TSC Apparel Names Dave Klotter as New CEO
July 18, 2018 at 1:28 pm

TSC Apparel, Cincinnati, announced the appointment of Dave Klotter as its new CEO. Klotter comes to TSC Apparel from Marianna Industries, where he served as CEO and board member. Before that, he was a senior executive with KIK Custom Products, as well as various executive and sales leadership positions throughout his 25-year career. "I am…

Promotional Socks Are Huge With Nonprofits and Fundraisers
July 18, 2018 at 1:41 pm

Our roles as news conveyors and chroniclers help us geek out on a number of topics, including lauding the longevity that particular products have enjoyed. For those with similar interests in tracing the history of consumer offerings, we suggest combining a penchant for investigating apparel items with an affinity for looking at promotional goods to…

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…