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…
iPROMOTEu, Wayland, Mass., hosted its seventh annual "Thank You" Reception in Las Vegas during The PPAI Expo.
Golden Pacific, City of Industry, Calif., announced Howard Berman as the new national sales manager. Berman has extensive experience in the promotional products industry, having previously served as the director of sales and marketing for Calibre International, Irwindale, Calif. Prior to this, Berman was also a promotional products distributor for five years. Best known for its line of promotional bags, Golden Pacific also carries products in a range of other categories: sport bags, business cases, stationary, coolers, backpacks, totes, luggage, specialty bags and accessories. For more information on Golden Pacific, call (888) 388-8842 or visit www.golden-pacific.com. Do you have a press
Calibre International, Irwindale, Calif., has purchased Alcraft, Pawtucket, R.I., one of the original suppliers in the industry. Calibre International will continue to operate Alcraft as a stand-alone company, but will broaden its product line. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Alcraft has been in the industry for more than 45 years. Company president, Michael Davis, called the acquisition “an excellent choice for both companies”. He said: “Today, suppliers need depth and breadth of product line in order to have the necessary market reach. It’s time for Alcraft to market on a larger stage and Calibre is the perfect venue to accomplish this.” Of the
INTERNATIONAL CHESS MASTER Gary Kasparov’s loss to the computer Deep Blue in 1997 was a benchmark for computing. It was the first time a computer beat a reigning human world chess champion. At the time, Deep Blue was the 259th most powerful computer on earth. Today, the raw computing power of Deep Blue can be matched in almost any off-the-shelf personal computer. Computer technology may be the most quickly advancing market, which means the wealth of computer-related promotional items is ever increasing. For consumers and end-users, processing speed and capacity aren’t the only factors driving demand. Style and design come sharply into play. Consider the iPod
Stay Connected Help end-users stay connected to their badges with screen-printed lanyards from Calibre International. The eye-catching lanyards measure 3⁄4" and are the company’s most popular polyester lanyard. For the end-user’s convenience, Calibre International offers ten-day, five-week and ten-week production times. In addition, gradients and tight registrations can be accommodated. Markets: Health-Care, Professionals, Trade Shows Uses: Generate Sales Leads, Trade Show Promotion Circle 236 on Info Card or visit www.pmdm.com/infocard