Top 3 Problems with Artwork
August 26, 2014

Unfortunately, artwork is still a major headache for distributors and suppliers alike. We've come a long way and the problems are easier to fix with a skilled graphic artist than they were 15 years ago, yet there are still a few fundamental misunderstandings that cause problems for the promotional products industry.

5 Problems With Promotional Supplier Videos
August 12, 2014

Dear promotional product supplier: That video you made has a great soundtrack. The special effects? Nice touch. I even like the way you demo the product. It makes me want to sell the item. I want to feature your video on our website and social media channels, which reach thousands of people every week. Unfortunately ...

PPEF Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Announces 2014 Scholarship Winners
July 23, 2014

Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF), a nonprofit founded to recognize and encourage scholastic excellence and academic performance among promotional products industry employees and their children, recently announced 122 winners of $125,000 in academic scholarships.

Business Lessons from Mickey Mouse
June 12, 2014

I recently returned from a few days at Disneyland. My wife and I agreed to be chaperones for Grad Nite. On Grad Nite, Disneyland is open until 2 a.m. with just high school graduates and their chaperones. (It sounded like a good idea at the time.) I’m sure this goes on at locations all around the country, but being from Southern California, Disneyland is the place to be.

Pondering Life’s Milestones
May 29, 2014

My family celebrated a milestone occasion when my son graduated from high school. I am sure many of you can relate to these significant education accomplishments, either as a proud parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle.

Too Many Priorities
April 22, 2014

Earth Day. Promotional Products Work Week. Technology Summit. So many topics, which one should I blog about today?