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Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year Wants Us All to Calm Down
December 6, 2018 at 2:45 pm

As 2018 nears its end, people are starting to craft their resolutions for 2019. Some people might want to exercise more. Some people might want to budget a little better. What Pantone thinks everyone should do is just chill out a little bit, and their 2019 Color of the Year choice is designed to help…

'I Like Big Bons': Cinnabon Promotional Merch Showcases Creative Branding
December 6, 2018 at 2:22 pm

It seems that food-centric businesses are not going to stop until each one has contributed to the explosion of customized apparel and other promotional merch, which quite obviously is good news for the promo industry. And we are glad to report that Cinnabon has joined the mix, as the 33-year-old Georgia company launched a merch store that features 12 different items and showcases some creative branding...

Cleveland Cavaliers Show How to Do a Holiday Promotion Right
December 5, 2018 at 12:55 pm

Sports teams have been slow to get in on the holiday fun. That's why our promo senses were tingling when we received word that the Cleveland Cavaliers are not only hosting "A Christmas Story" night, but that the accompanying promotions are also a huge win...

Xante Announces Two New En/Press Configuations
December 6, 2018 at 2:23 pm

Xante, Mobile, Ala., announced the availability of two new configurations for its award-winning En/Press Multimedia Digital Press. Customers may now choose extended paper handling with either two additional adjustable input trays or a single…

'Nobody Knows What the Deal Is': 90-Day Tariffs Agreement Leads to More Uncertainty, Not Less
December 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Yesterday, President Trump said that negotiations with China are underway, and that he'd hold off on increasing tariffs from 10 percent to 25 percent, giving the two parties 90 days to reach an agreement. When we initially reported on it, we noted that it brings a "measure of stability" to what has been a tenuous situation. Then came this series of tweets and reports...

Proposed Prop 65 Changes Aim to Make Warning Rules a Bit Clearer
December 5, 2018 at 1:02 pm

When provisions to the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986—also known as Prop 65—went into full effect August 30, it was likely easy for many individuals to predict that the California legislation would not win unanimous esteem. Barely three months into its implementation, folks who engaged in such foresight could engage in…

Crystal D Hires Two and Promotes One
December 5, 2018 at 11:51 am

Crystal D, St. Paul, Minn., has hired two new employees and promoted one. All moves are part of the customer service department. Tawauna Garner moves from the order entry specialist role to the order manager for the Central territory. She is responsible for ensuring orders move through the production process and working with customers once orders are in-house...

Galaxy Balloons Inc. Acquires Great American Drinkware Company
December 4, 2018 at 1:55 pm

Galaxy Balloons Inc., Cleveland, announced that it has acquired the Great American Drinkware Company, West Alexandria, Ohio. Financial details of the acquisition were not immediately released. Terry Brizz, MAS, president of Galaxy Balloons, said in a press release that he is "excited about the opportunity to expand [Galaxy's] line with Great American drinkware's USA-made molded…

BIC Graphic North America Enters Exclusive Partnership With Tervis
December 4, 2018 at 11:27 am

BIC Graphic North America announced a new, exclusive partnership with Tervis Tumbler Company. BIC Graphic will launch Tervis items for sale to promotional products distributors beginning in December 2018. The supplier will offer low minimums, 24-hour turnaround times, dedicated service teams and five-business day standard service on Tervis drinkware...