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How to Handle a Supplier Mistake in QuickBooks
August 23, 2019 at 1:50 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: I have a credit from a supplier for a mistake in an order. How do I enter that in QuickBooks? Answer: To enter a credit from a supplier in QuickBooks Premier to be used at a later time, follow these instructions. Go to "Enter Bills" Click "Credit" at the top of…

How One Promo Distributor Navigated Artwork Issues With a Supplier
August 23, 2019 at 1:45 pm

It’s rare to have everything go according to plan. One mark of a professional is the ability to handle issues as they come and reach an end result as close to the original vision as possible. Here's how Mike Button, senior account executive for Tricor Brand Communications, worked through some hiccups in the art process to achieve what he thought was a successful and long-lasting promotion...

Kawhi Leonard Gave One Million Clippers Branded Backpacks to Students in Los Angeles
August 23, 2019 at 11:01 am

After an astonishing run that culminated in the Toronto Raptors' first NBA Championship, Kawhi Leonard has solidified himself as one of the biggest stars in the NBA, if not all of professional sports. But it's after demonstrating some charitable good will in his new (old) home of Los Angeles that he's solidified himself as one…

AIA Community Celebrates Growth at 2019 National Sales Meeting
August 22, 2019 at 11:10 am

More than 200 attendees, including AIA owners, suppliers and employees, headed to the mountains this month for AIA’s annual National Sales Meeting. Held in Park City, Utah, at the Grand Summit Hotel, the AIA community convened for four days of learning and networking focused on personal and professional growth. Owners participated in curated experiences and events,…

The Legacy Group Presents 2019 Legacy Legend Awards
August 21, 2019 at 1:52 pm

The Legacy Group, West River, Md., recognized several of its supplier partners in a ceremony during the Legacy Exclusive Sales Event (LESE) in Park City, Utah, this month. The Legacy Legend Awards were presented during the closing dinner of the LESE at the Utah Olympic Park in front of 150 of the Legacy Group sales…

My 5 Favorite Promotions of the Week: Russell Westbrook 'Thank You' Tees, Chicago Cubs 'Little League' Jerseys and More
August 21, 2019 at 1:36 pm

Another summer work day is just flying by, but I still want to make the most of it by spotlighting the awesome promotions I saw this week. Yes, as usual, it's all about the sports and the breweries. (Feel free to leave me some suggestions in the comments section if there were any other amazing promos you came across recently.) Without further ado, here is this week's Fave Five...

Prime Line Releases Holiday Gift Guide
August 21, 2019 at 1:33 pm

Prime Line released its newest catalog, the Holiday Gift Guide, a catalog geared toward promotional products for the holiday gift-giving season. Featuring more than 200 styles, the guide has a wide range of products that aid in making the gift-giving season less stressful. “The 2019 Gift Guide, with products ranging from our exclusive Leeman line to…

Inspired Employees, Happy Customers: Core Values, Company Culture and Continuous Improvement
August 21, 2019 at 12:24 pm

Companies grow and evolve. Culture and values have to evolve with them. Our first Core Values were about who we are at work. Our new ones are more about how we work together. The biggest learn for the management team through the Core Values project was that people want to be part of something that inspires them. If employees are inspired and happy, it shows—and it leads to happy customers...

New York Tourism Board Lands Deal With Nike for NYC Logo Apparel
August 21, 2019 at 11:10 am

Nike is teaming up with New York City to license its NYC logos in exchange for a cut of the sales. The city Franchise and Concession Review Committee approved a two-year licensing agreement last week that gives Nike the ability to brand its apparel and footwear with notable New York City logos and emblems...

Ralph Lauren's 2020 U.S. Open Uniforms Are Made From Recycled Tennis Ball Cans, Plastic Bottles
August 21, 2019 at 11:10 am

It seems Polo Ralph Lauren struck the perfect balance of sustainability and style with its 2019 U.S. Open ballpersons uniform. According to Forbes, each outfit is made from an average of seven recycled plastic bottles converted to a recycled poly-fiber. The brand also plans to use Wilson tennis ball cans recycled from this year's event for the 2020 uniforms...

What's Trending in Promotional Hats and Headwear (and How to Sell It)
August 21, 2019 at 9:26 am

In case you haven’t noticed, hats are having a moment. From the giant Jacquemus straw hat Rihanna and Jessica Chastain donned all last summer, to the Dior visor Kim Kardashian showcased on Instagram, to Hidden Valley Ranch’s must-have branded dad hat, headwear has become the latest must-have fashion accessory. We can't say we're surprised...

PCNA Makes Commitment to the Environment With EcoSmart Program
August 20, 2019 at 1:44 pm

Polyconcept North America (PCNA) announced that it has refreshed its pioneering EcoSmart program to meet the needs of a new generation of consumers eager for eco-friendly products and opportunities to help the planet. EcoSmart was originally established more…

Inside an Iconic Promo Industry Brand's Logo Redesign and Refresh
August 20, 2019 at 12:26 pm

The Koozie brand, especially in the promo industry, is about as iconic as it gets. It’s one of those brand names, like Velcro and Kleenex, that’s so synonymous with a specific product that it often gets used to describe similar products, regardless of the brand. It doesn’t get much bigger than that. But even the best-known brands can use a refresh from time to time, and that's the situation BIC Graphic found itself in...

Indie Rock Band The 1975 Is Printing New T-shirts on Its Old T-shirts to Minimize Waste
August 20, 2019 at 11:28 am

You'd think that a band's goal would be to make as many T-shirts as humanly possible in the hope that more fans become walking advertisements. But, British indie rockers the 1975 are trading in maximalist marketing for environmental conservation, even if it's at the expense of their own merchandising efforts. The band, which recently recorded…

Alyssa Inkrott Joins the Promotional Sales Team at Raining Rose
August 20, 2019 at 10:45 am

Raining Rose, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, announced the recent hiring of Alyssa Inkrott, who has joined the promotional sales team as a national sales executive, calling on national and large accounts all over the country. Inkrott brings experience and knowledge from…

Elon Musk Wants to Nuke Mars, and He Has the Promotional T-shirts to Prove It
August 20, 2019 at 9:28 am

Though Elon Musk founded The Boring Company in 2017, he has crafted a career and public profile that is anything but boring. For his latest display of genius/madness, the entrepreneur is making good on his now 17-year-old dream to colonize Mars, with his SpaceX company’s website selling promotional T-shirts designed to further his quest to,…