PM News

Vans and USPS Team Up for Branded Apparel and Footwear Collection
November 24, 2021 at 9:13 am

In a world where so many brands are teaming up to create merchandise capsules, an unlikely duo has formed. Set to launch later this month right on time for the holiday shipping rush, Vans and the U.S. Postal Service have announced a collaborative branded apparel and footwear collection that will include new versions of a few iconic Vans styles...

Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: (Sort Of) Thanksgiving Edition!
November 24, 2021 at 9:51 am

Aside from, you know, giving thanks, Thanksgiving is about two things: food and sports. So we're celebrating with a Thanksgiving-week edition of the Fave 5 featuring five items that fit into one of those two categories, including Pizza Hut holiday merch and the Cleveland Guardians' new gear. Thanks for reading and have a great holiday!...

skucon 2022 (In-Person) Is Sold Out, Virtual Registration Now Open
November 24, 2021 at 10:30 am

commonsku, Toronto, announced that it has officially sold out its in-person availability for skucon, but there is still an option to attend the conference virtually. skucon is a conference for distributors and suppliers in the promotional products industry who want to connect, learn and re-energize alongside other progressive, like-minded pros...

Delta Apparel Reports 2021 Q4 and Full-Year Results, Net Sales Up 14.6%
November 24, 2021 at 9:51 am

Delta Apparel, Greenville, South Carolina, last week announced financial results for its 2021 fiscal fourth quarter and full year ended October 2, 2021. For the full year, Delta's net sales were $436.8 million, up 14.6% from $381 million in the prior fiscal year. Net sales in the Delta Group and Salt Life Group segments increased 12.5% and 33.9%, respectively...

Dunkin's New TikTok-Inspired Merch Collection Is Smart Social Media Marketing
November 23, 2021 at 2:14 pm

Dunkin' is one of the best in the business when it comes to using branded merchandise in combination with social media, but its latest collection takes the cake (donut). The brand last week launched a merch line based on a huge TikTok trend, and promised a second, TikTok-exclusive drop to come this week...

Why Most Promo Businesses Fail to Hit Sales Targets
November 23, 2021 at 8:59 am

“What drives sales outperformers?” That’s the question McKinsey & Co. asked over 2,500 B2B companies. McKinsey wanted to know what differentiates those who outperform the market versus those who stay stuck in no-growth (or slow-growth) mode. They discovered four key traits all outperformers share...

Proforma Talks Technology at University of Florida
November 23, 2021 at 9:15 am

Proforma recently presented an overview on technology in the promotional products world at the Career Showcase at the University of Florida. The presentation, led by Stan Maxwell, Proforma’s chief strategy officer, and Brian Roney, Proforma’s director of e-commerce, focused on promotional product industry trends and the importance of technology including...

Recipe for Success: 4 Essential Ingredients to a Winning Sales Presentation
November 22, 2021 at 2:20 pm

There’s that old cliché that, when you’re nervous about giving a presentation, you should picture the audience in their underwear. But guess what? There are a lot of elements to a successful sales presentation, and none of them involve imagined undergarments. Here, we’ll look at four of them to help you nail your next meeting and bring home the sale...