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Motivation Doesn’t Work
June 5, 2017 at 2:39 pm

Let’s face it. Almost everyone wants to change something in their lives, right? Whether it’s their income, weight, relationships or bad habits, they hope to find the “motivation” to make the changes they want in their lives. But motivation doesn’t work. It’s actually pretty clear by this time of the year. We are six months…

BIC Group to Sell BIC Graphic North America, Asian Sourcing Division
June 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm

BIC Graphic North America, Clearwater, Fla., announced that its parent company, BIC Group, has signed an asset and share purchase agreement to sell its North American promotional products division and Asian sourcing division (BGNA) to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.), a global U.S. private equity firm. “We are excited about partnering with H.I.G. for…

Sources Say These Colors are the New Millennial Pink
June 7, 2017 at 11:29 am

We've been tracking millennial pink's dominance in the apparel world. But, it looks like the popular hue might have peaked, and influencers are taking bets on who's taking its place, according to The Guardian. Jane Monnington Boddy, color director of trend forecasting agency WGSN, proposed that pink is on the decline, and hit its peak…

Mets Fan Kicked Out of Citi Field for 'Fire Terry Collins' Shirt
June 7, 2017 at 11:17 am

We have an interesting headline this week out of Citi Field, the New York Mets' stadium. Mets fan Cameron Scher was kicked out of Citi Field on two consecutive nights, he claims, for donning a "Fire Terry Collins" T-shirt, according to the New York Post. While Scher…

My 5 Favorite Promotions of the Week, Part 3
June 7, 2017 at 10:59 am

Hello again, fellow promotional professionals. For my blog this week, I wanted to share some new promotional products that caught my attention. Were there any awesome promotions I missed that you think I should have included? Let me know in the comments section! 1. NASA Retro Merchandise According…

Is Kanye West Designing High School Uniforms?
June 7, 2017 at 12:49 am

If you recall, Promo Marketing ran a prank for April Fool's Day 2016 about Kanye West unveiling a new company: the Kanye Vest Uniform Company. While that was indeed a joke, it looks like we might have been more predictive than we had anticipated. According to Bleacher…

Study Shows Compression Tights Are Practically Useless
June 6, 2017 at 10:46 pm

Compression tights are all the rage right now, thanks to their benefits, like faster running speeds, reduced injuries and better muscle recovery. But, thanks to a Nike-funded study, it looks like those alleged advancements are unfounded, according to Gizmodo. The study, led by Ajit Chaudhari from Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center, found that the…

Tennis Pro, Kellogg's in Trademark Fight Over 'Special K'
June 8, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Four years into his professional career, Thanasi Kokkinakis has faced a few hurdles, from needing to recover from various injuries to having his sex life used as a means to insult fellow player Stanislas Wawrinka. The Australian player…

Study Shows Nearly 73 Percent of Sunscreens Don't Work as Advertised
June 8, 2017 at 10:57 am

With June finally here, it's safe to say it's officially pool and beach season. And with more and more folks heading out for their long days in the sun, a good sunscreen is more important than ever. This makes the latest sunscreen study on sunscreen claims even more shocking.…