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National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum Finds Permanent Location
December 22, 2017 at 11:38 am

Bobbleheads have become so ubiquitous that we at Promo Marketing, along with conducting a roundup of our favorite stories from this year, could have devoted a recap to our accounts of the eye-catching collectibles. Because of that, one could say we admire the efforts of Brad Novak and Phil Sklar, whose four years of accumulating…

Pierre Montaubin Named Vice President Global Support Services
December 22, 2017 at 11:10 am

Pierre Montaubin, formerly general manager of BIC Graphic for Asia-Pacific, has been promoted to the newly-created position of vice president global support services for BIC Graphic. In an effort to improve customers’ experiences and delivery model efficiency, BIC Graphic has tapped Montaubin to oversee customer relations, logistics/freight and global sourcing in this new role. He…

Red Wings to Host Clearance Sale on Promotional Merchandise at Joe Louis Arena
December 22, 2017 at 10:52 am

Fans who stop by at the Joe Louis Arena will be able to pick up memorabilia and collectibles such as signed pucks, framed photos and team-related signage, as well as miscellaneous items from the Joe itself. These items include suite furniture, red folding chairs and pieces of the actual lockers used by countless players over the years...

Why Won't My QuickBooks Work on Windows 10?
December 29, 2017 at 2:12 pm

Question: I have recently purchased a new computer with Microsoft 365 which includes Windows 10. Why won’t my QuickBooks work now? Answer: Microsoft 365 is a new licensing version of the Microsoft Office with which we are all familiar. There are two ways to purchase it: Web-based, which is accessed online Installed locally on your…

Will Amazon's New Patent Change the Apparel World?
January 3, 2018 at 1:21 pm

Perhaps revolutionizing apparel was one of Amazon's New Year's resolutions, and it's wasting no time making it happen. According to The Verge, the company patented a blended-reality mirror, which would let users try on clothes virtually. The patent describes a mirror that is partially-reflective and partially-transmissive, and uses displays, cameras and projectors to generate a…

The Internet Roasts Vetements' $1K T-shirt Dress
January 3, 2018 at 12:56 pm

First it was Nordstrom's $425 "muddy" jeans, then it was Barneys' $375 "Antifa" Jacket, and now, Vetements is the latest brand to come under fire for an insanely priced apparel product. According to Today, french clothing brand Vetements released its new $1,000 T-shirt dress, and as you could have guessed, the internet had some things…

In Response to Freezing Temps, NYPD OKs Knit Hats for Officers
January 3, 2018 at 12:25 pm

In you happened to catch the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve special on Sunday night, you might have noticed a few things: Maria Carey kept her cool (unlike last year), Steve Harvey looked like the Michelin Man, Jenny McCarthy is apparently married to Donnie Walhberg. Oh, and it was freezing cold outside. As we…

Alstyle Apparel Closing Anaheim Distribution Center
January 3, 2018 at 12:08 pm

According to Apparel News, Alstyle Apparel is planning to shutter its distribution center in Anaheim, Calif., and is laying off 81 employees. Montreal-based Gildan Activewear, the company that purchased American Apparel in 2017, acquired Alstyle Apparel back in 2016. The deal reportedly cost Gildan Activewear $110 million. A spokesman for Gildan Activewear said the facilities…

Keeping Track of Your Apparel Orders
January 5, 2018 at 2:33 pm

Question: How do I record an apparel order with more than one supplier? Answer: We do have complicated orders in our business—none more so than apparel orders. In all orders, I recommend that you use your internal purchase order number to number all parts of the order in your system: customer sales order, supplier purchase…

Are These Gaming Controller T-shirts the Next Big Thing?
January 10, 2018 at 12:30 pm

We've been seeing a lot of headlines pop up about smart apparel recently. With the concept being so new, it's hard to say which direction the tech will go in, but it looks like video games might be one option. According to BGR, Japanese smart clothing startup Xenoma created…