Bags have been around for all of human history. Cave people used animal pelts to carry rocks, the ancient Romans used bags to carry the vast amounts of wine they drank and people today use bags for everything from shopping on Madison Avenue to picking up seashells on the beach. Because of their widespread use, bags make great promotional items.
Bag Makers, Union, Ill., announced the promotion of Linda McMahan-Kollinger, MAS, to its new position of director of merchandising. She also will continue to serve as Southeast business development manager, a role she has held for 10 years.
It's ice buckets versus tote bags in this week's video battle.
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, announced this year's recipients for its Woman of Achievement awards.
Bag Makers has promoted Pete Gleason, MAS, to director of sales strategy. Gleason, previously a regional business development manager for the company, will take on greater responsibilities related to sales development.
This week's video battle pits current champion Bag Makers against a springtime snowball fight for the ages, courtesy of ePromos.
iPROMOTEu reports on its awards receptions and other events in Las Vegas during The PPAI Expo.
In 2007, San Francisco instituted a single-use plastic-bag ban, the first in the country, which soon spread to 81 other Californian cities and counties, as well as municipalities in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas and Washington.
Bag Makers Inc. has hired public relations professional Jennifer McFadden as its new communications director. She will be responsible for internal communications, materials development and copywriting, as well as marketing and public-relations support.
Bag Makers announced the addition of Sue Kennedy to the company's sales team. Sue joins Bag Makers with over 20 years of experience in regional sales, account development, and customer care. She will be responsible for working with distributor clients in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.