Cheer Smart
June 1, 2012

Don't let your pitch go to the judges, score a knockout on your promotion with these tips for selling fan and sport products.

What to Wear in Vegas
December 14, 2011

Here are some tips on what to wear to The PPAI Expo. Plus, advice on the best places for logos to get you and your brand noticed on the show floor.

Product of the Day: Banner Bams from BamBams
October 5, 2011

Step 1: Make a lot of noise to get attention.
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Profit.
(Step 2 is showing off a client's logo, and that's why BamBams added a sign to their noisemaker and created Banner Bams.)

Awareness 101
July 1, 2011

It's been years since the LIVESTRONG bracelet boom seemingly created a whole new product genre overnight, sprinkling the world with little yellow silicone cancer-fighting bands and kicking awareness marketing into the mainstream.

Supplier Excellence Awards Finalists
May 1, 2011

THE EDITORS AT Promo Marketing are thrilled to announce this year's finalists for the 2011 Supplier Excellence Awards. With so many great suppliers on the semifinalist list, it was tough deciding who in the industry is top in any given category. So this year, we put the decision making in your hands, dear distributors. We…

Product of the Day: BamBams HD from BamBams
April 4, 2011

Just because your alarm went off and you made it to work Monday morning doesn't mean you're awake. BamBams HD from BamBams are sure to keep you, and everyone around you, awake and at attention with their loud sound and full-color imprint.

The Man Who Has Everything
August 9, 2010

How Many promotional products do I have on my desk? Is there a number higher than infinity?

Toy Stories
September 1, 2009

PEOPLE TAKE THEIR playtime seriously. Just ask an employee to work a few hours unpaid overtime, a child to do a few chores or an editor to write over a weekend, and see how cranky they get. It stands to reason, then, that if you're in the business of promotional toys, you better be able to give something that people are going to accept into the precious few moments of free time. With that in mind, below are nine of the more interesting, unique or just plain fun toy promotions out there.

Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich
March 24, 2009

It's been a while since I've told a story about my rookie adventures in this fine industry of ours. It's probably going to be a while longer too, since this post is really more of a convoluted philosophical observation than an interesting coherent narrative. Don't worry though, I'll work in some jokes in about pyromania or checkerboards to keep things punchy (you scoff, but let me tell you, I can tell a checkerboard joke like no other).