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Getting In On the (Still) Growing Promotional Caps and Headwear Category
July 11, 2018 at 11:18 am

To keep distributors headed in the right direction on promotional caps and headwear, we connected with David Fiderer, senior director of marketing for Prime Line, and Joey Knight, assistant division director for Paramount Apparel International Inc., who offered tips and advice you'll flip your lid for...

You Need to See This Anaheim Angels Mike Trout T-shirt Promotion
July 12, 2018 at 1:24 pm

Since he debuted July 8, 2011, a month shy of his 20th birthday, Mike Trout has served as the face of the Los Angeles Angels. On Tuesday, the two-time American League Most Valuable Player received an eponymous shirt night, with his club literally acknowledging his image as the organization’s chief identifier by placing an enormous…

Keep Calm and Sell On: How Those Insanely Specific Custom T-shirts You See on Facebook Get Made
July 9, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Chances are, you've been on Facebook or another social media platform and seen a strangely specific, targeted advertisement for a T-shirt that bears a phrase like "Dads who are born in July and love eating ketchup rule!" If you haven't, well, count yourself lucky, but if you're familiar with these bizarre items, then you might be interested to know how they work...

Analysts: Consumers Could Feel Impact of Tariffs by Fall
July 12, 2018 at 2:05 pm

With the increased sanctions of $200 billion most recently, economists said that consumers don't have to worry just yet. This fall, however, should things continue on this current track, that could change.

Stran Promotional Solutions Adds Two Industry Vets to Leadership Roles
July 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm

Stran Promotional Solutions, Quincy, Mass., announced the hire of Bob Shea as its new vice president of sales. With more than 20 years of experience in print and promotional sales and sales management, he will be responsible for building out the sales team at Stran and the growth of both the existing account base, as…

Budweiser Gets High Marks for World Cup Light-Up Promotional Drinkware
July 11, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Come Sunday, though we will be happy to see the FIFA World Cup champion crowned, we will likely find ourselves fending off a case of the “sads,” as parting with what has proven a wonderful tournament will be tough. Budweiser will probably be fighting a few feelings, too, as the final will be the last…

Soft Stuff Creations Hires Northwest Multi-Line Sales Representative
July 10, 2018 at 10:59 am

Soft Stuff Creations, Blaine, Wash. and Surrey, B.C., announced the addition of Howard Berman as its Northwest multi-line sales representative, covering Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Berman is an industry veteran and Promotional Marketing Association of Northern California (PMANC) board member. For the past nine years he has been president of…

$1M in Counterfeit Replica Super Bowl Rings Seized
July 10, 2018 at 12:44 pm

Since 1967, NFL fans have battled to bolster their renown via Super Bowl duels, with some match-ups producing classic contests and others yielding yawners. No matter the quality of the clashes, the winning teams always anticipate receiving not only the Lombardi Trophy and an inevitable parade, but also their championship rings. The jewelry has become…