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PromoPlacement Recruiting Adjusts Offering to Reflect COVID-related Talent Crunch
December 23, 2021 at 11:29 am

Kevin McHargue, CEO of promo industry recruiting firm PromoPlacement Recruiting, has announced that the firm will offer year-long Master Service Agreements for 2022. “The Master Service Agreement is an outgrowth of the many challenges facing distributor and supplier management teams," McHargue said. "Inconsistent demand, supply chain issues, and the slow return to business as usual…

Who Really Cares? How to Move on From Well-Intentioned Failures
December 22, 2021 at 9:11 am

Too often, we don’t ask for what we want. It’s almost as though we’re too embarrassed or too shy to actually ask. Amazingly, that’s exactly what’s happening. Most people’s insecurities are directly tied to their identities. Regrettably, that reality isn’t going to help you land your next order or...

McDonald's Gave Out 10,000 Mariah Carey T-shirts for Christmas
December 22, 2021 at 11:59 am

We can't deny that Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" does, in fact, rock. McDonald's can't either. And after releasing the Mariah Carey celebrity meal just in time for the holiday season, the House of Ron showed off its gift-giving nature this Christmas by giving out 10,000 Mariah Carey T-shirts beginning yesterday...

2021 Supplier Excellence Awards Showcase: Sock 101
December 22, 2021 at 9:14 am

Sock 101 took home the top award in Footwear & Socks, giving the Missouri-based supplier back-to-back Golds in the category. The company has had a strong 2021, recently getting back to its pre-pandemic employment numbers and expanding its product line to include 20 styles of shoes and new apparel items...

Storm Creek Donates $34K+ in Merchandise to Big Brothers, Big Sisters Twin Cities
December 21, 2021 at 12:05 pm

Storm Creek, Eagan, Minnesota, donated more than $34,000 worth of merchandise—jackets, vests and other cold weather cozy items—to Big Brothers, Big Brothers Twin Cities for its Winter Picnic in Minneapolis on Saturday, Dec. 11. Seventy-six pairs of “Littles” and their “Bigs” celebrated winter with an afternoon of treats, activities, local pro sports team mascot visits,…

SAAGNY Recognizes Industry Leaders at Annual Holiday Party
December 22, 2021 at 1:49 pm

The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) announced the winners of the association’s annual awards during its Holiday Party, held at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, N.Y. The SAAGNY Board of Directors established these awards to recognize those companies and individuals that...

Supply Chain Disruptions Causing Problems Even for U.S. Air Force Uniforms
December 22, 2021 at 11:50 am

Supply chain disruptions, namely fabric shortages and labor issues, will prevent some Air Force and Space Force members from receiving a full set of uniform items next year. The Air Force reportedly said in a statement that it will rectify the issue by adding more to paychecks, so graduates can purchase the missing pieces separately...

How to Unpack Your Sales Potential for 2022
December 21, 2021 at 11:29 am

Considering how 2021 went, most of us won’t have a solid comparative sales history to work from in 2022. But you can still determine the most important part of setting sales goals: potential. The key to sales growth planning, whether coming out of a bullish economy or a collapsing economy, is granularity...

2021 Supplier Excellence Awards Showcase: Tekweld
December 21, 2021 at 9:44 am

After a slow first quarter in 2021, Tekweld has seen significant sales growth that it expects will continue into 2022. To keep pace, the company is increasing capacity and inventory levels, entering new product categories and expanding on existing ones. Oh, and it plans to open a new facility...