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'PPE Hell': Changing Rules, Supply Chain Nightmares—and a Lifeline for Promo Businesses
May 5, 2020 at 11:42 am

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, has been a lifeline for industry companies savvy enough to get in early and adapt quickly. PPE sales have helped promo businesses partially offset the drop in other orders and, in some cases, actually increase revenue despite widespread economic fallout. But selling PPE has been anything but easy...

7 Promotional Products for National Nurses Week
May 7, 2020 at 3:29 pm

National Nurses is a chance to show appreciation for everything nurses do on a daily basis, and it's especially important now as nurses battle the COVID-19 pandemic. While one week isn't enough to show our thanks, here are seven promotional products ideas to suggest to clients for National Nurses week, or just for any sort of health worker appreciation program...

PPAI Appoints PCNA's David Nicholson to Board
May 7, 2020 at 9:15 am

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, has announced that David Nicholson, president of Polyconcept North America (PCNA), New Kensington, Pa., has joined the PPAI Board of Directors. Nicholson fills the seat vacated by former board member Bill Mahre, CAS. Nicholson’s term begins immediately and runs through the PPAI Expo…

BIC Graphic Senior VP of Business Development Dave Saracino Retires
May 6, 2020 at 1:34 pm

After 36 years with BIC Graphic North America, Dave Saracino has decided to retire, effective immediately. Saracino made an incredible impact on both BIC Graphic and the promo industry over the course of his career. After starting with BIC Graphic in 1985 as a retail sales representative in Toronto, Saracino was promoted through several different sales roles...

After COVID-19, What Role Will Promotional Products Have in Marketing?
May 6, 2020 at 11:55 am

We know business will be different, but how? Will client budgets be right-sized and constricted? What will events look like? To what extent will the virtual world remain? What about hiring practices when business begins to operate again? Will businesses be eager to invest and spend money? Here are a few predictions and ruminations as we all dig out and back in...

The 2020 Style Guide: Promotional Apparel for Changing Times
May 6, 2020 at 10:14 am

In fashion, what was popular a few months ago may no longer be in style, or maybe a new trend has taken over. That’s especially true now, as the world looks a lot different than it did to start the year and changes by the day. But that’s part of what makes promotional apparel so important. It’s inclusive. It’s adaptable. There’s something for everyone and every situation...

New Restrictions Could Hurt Hand Sanitizer Supply Even More
May 5, 2020 at 1:36 pm

The Trump Administration’s recent move to tighten regulations on some hand sanitizer ingredients could potentially gum up the supply process at a crucial time, and create a prolonged stocking issue within the promotional products industry and beyond...