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Krispy Kreme’s Enormous Times Square Flagship Store Will Have Branded Merchandise, Stadium Seating
June 11, 2019 at 1:34 pm

Thanks to Krispy Kreme, there will be no summer news slump, as the doughnut company and coffeehouse chain announced yesterday that it will open a gargantuan Times Square flagship store, with a branded merchandise selection that's nearly as appetizing as a fresh hot original glazed. https://twitter.com/krispykreme/status/1138068300569595905 Totally going against the stance from Roman playwright Plautus…

Overture Promotions Expands With New Facilities
June 11, 2019 at 11:09 am

Overture Promotions, Vernon Hills, Ill., announced that it has opened sales offices in downtown Chicago and Plano, Texas, to better serve its customers. The $60 million, certified women-owned promotional marketing firm also added distribution capabilities in Los Angeles and Pennsylvania, in addition to its 100,000 sq. ft. distribution center north of Chicago. Overture plans to…

Expo East: Day Two Best-of Roundup
June 10, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Last week’s PPAI Expo East gathering in Atlantic City featured 302 businesses offering wide varieties of products and services, and although diversity marked their New Jersey-based presence, two themes ran common among them—pride and innovation. Every Promo Marketing interaction with the companies sparked conversations that made apparent that the exhibitors are spending 2019 displaying both,…

A Look at Nintendo's World Championship Swag (and One Valuable Rarity)
June 10, 2019 at 2:09 pm

Nintendo has always been known as one of the driving creative forces in video games. After all, this is the company behind some of the most beloved video game franchises of all time, as well as innovative console technology that's changed the way we play video games. So, it only makes sense that they'd have…

Geiger Receives Environmental Leadership Award
June 10, 2019 at 1:47 pm

At its 25th anniversary gala, the Maine Institute for Family-Owned Business recognized Geiger with its Environmental Leadership Award. Saying that Geiger was far and away the leader in its category, the judges noted and praised the company’s 100…

Cliff Quicksell's Advice on Staying Relevant
June 7, 2019 at 11:50 am

Time, as we all know, is money, and anyone who mismanages any aspect of it can, according to Cliff Quicksell, become “irrelevant in two seconds.” To help business practitioners avoid that distinction, the vice president of affiliate marketing for iPROMOTEu, Wayland, Mass., took to the show floor at PPAI Expo East in Atlantic City to…

Live From Atlantic City: Promotional Products Trends at PPAI Expo East 2019
June 5, 2019 at 9:05 am

The PM Podcast crew takes the show on the road in this special episode, heading to the Jersey Shore (no, not that one) to record live from PPAI Expo East 2019 in Atlantic City. Sean and Brendan set up shop on the show floor at the Promo Marketing booth (No. 810) for a chat about the notable promotional products trends on display at the show...

Debco Now Distributing HUB Pens, Customers Invited to BBQ at New Greater Toronto Facility
June 7, 2019 at 10:57 am

Debco, Toronto, announced the addition of HUB Pen Company to its product line in Canada. Using state of the art European printing equipment for precise and impeccable decoration, Debco will leverage HUB Pen’s more than 60 years of experience in providing quality, creativity and selection in pens to the promotional product industry. HUB Pen inventory…

‘Your’e’ Not Going to Believe This Taylor Swift Merch Typo
June 6, 2019 at 1:12 pm

While it seems that all she touches turns to gold and everything she releases goes platinum, even Taylor Swift cannot avoid an occasional brush with imperfection. Since spelling was on our minds last week thanks to the national competition (and given that it's our job), we could not avoid exploring a gaffe that appears on…