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English Soccer Club Sheffield United Misspells Own Name on Promotional Calendar
December 11, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Being a bit of an Anglophile, I have come to include simply saying the names of certain English boroughs, cities and districts among my means to appreciate the overall dignity and identity of the across-the-pond population. Due to my allegiance to music and literature, Liverpool (The Beatles), Manchester (Oasis) and Stratford-upon-Avon (William Shakespeare) stand out,…

Win Your Next Calendar Promotion
July 19, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Weddings, baby showers, birthday parties, family reunions, college graduations, business meetings, summer vacations—with so much going on in our everyday lives, it would be nice if there was a way to keep track of it all. Thankfully, the paper calendar isn’t going anywhere, and your end-users need them now more than ever. To give them…

The Yankees Should Have Picked Another Player for Calendar
April 18, 2017 at 1:52 pm

A well-thought-out and original ballpark giveaway can be a huge reason for fans to attend a game. (We're still upset we missed those throwback Phillies socks last season.) And, as we reported on before, calendars are a popular giveaway for MLB teams. If you're doing that, however, make sure you try your best to avoid…

Paper Calendar Sales Grow in Digital Age
January 5, 2017 at 2:48 pm

We're at a point in time now that everyone has at least one electronic device that has a basic calendar, if not more advanced planning apps and organizational tools. Despite this, The New York Times reported that the…

BIC Graphic Earns Awards from Proforma
August 17, 2016 at 5:39 pm

BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla., announced that it received multiple Supplier Awards at the annual Proforma Convention held July 24 to 27 in Las Vegas. The company earned a Centurian Award, which recognizes suppliers that grew sales…

Promo Marketing Announces 2016 Supplier Excellence Awards
July 18, 2016 at 6:32 pm

Promo Marketing, the Philadelphia-based source of product and marketing information for distributor sales professionals, is pleased to announce the first installment of its 2016 Supplier Excellence Awards. The annual Supplier Excellence Awards give distributors the ability to vote for their favorite suppliers in more than 40 hard goods and apparel categories. After thousands of votes were cast,…

5 Promotions to Celebrate Presidents Day
February 15, 2016 at 7:02 pm

Admittedly, I'm a big fan of Presidents Day. Sure, the main reason is because my mom gave me $20 in first grade to memorize the presidents in chronological order, but also because it's a chance to be patriotic. Even if your end-users are at the office today, you can still help them celebrate our forefathers…

Warwick Publishing Co. Achieves Idealliance G7 Master Qualification
February 11, 2016 at 4:09 pm

Warwick Publishing Co., St. Charles, Ill., an industry supplier of desk calendars and paper products, has achieved G7 Master Qualification for the second year in a row. Idealliance, a nonprofit industry group dedicated to guiding print production best practices, specifications and standards, awarded the certification. Warwick Publishing Co., which is celebrating its 90th year in business,…

15 Spring Promotional Products to Celebrate Groundhog Day
February 2, 2016 at 6:33 pm

While Phil doesn't exactly have the track record of a completely accurate weatherman, I am more than willing to proclaim we're in for an early spring this year. Ease your end-users into the changing of the seasons with these 15 spring-themed promotions so they're ready for everything from picnics to cherry blossom festivals...

Washington Nationals Calendar Features Boston's Ballpark
November 12, 2015 at 6:10 pm

When the Washington Nationals debuted their 2016 calendar, there was a bit of an elephant in the room about the cover. (Well, in this case it's more of a Green Monster in the room.) The calendar features the Red Sox's Fenway Park. Unfortunately, Fenway's famous ballpark wall…

12 Football Promotions to Kick-off the NFL Season
September 15, 2015

From drinkware to decorations, football fans are always looking to upgrade their viewing parties and tailgates. And with 80 percent of all households with televisions watching NFL football games, the promotional product possibilities are endless. So, huddle up and prepare your offense with these football promotional products.

BIC Releases Fourth Quarter and 2013 Results
February 17, 2014

Although net sales are down 0.6 percent from last year, BIC's approximately €1.9 billion (about $2.6 billion) net sales total is up 3.6 percent comparatively or 4.6 percent with constant currencies. That increase was 6.7 or 11.4 percent, respectively in the fourth quarter alone.

BIC Graphic Celebrates 45 Years in the USA With Revitalized Brand Identity and Catalog Structure
January 6, 2014

BIC Graphic announced the celebration of its 45 years of operation in the USA. To honor this milestone, the legal entities of Norwood and BIC Graphic have merged, and the company will do business as BIC Graphic going forward. It has also refreshed the BIC Graphic logo with an updated, more colorful design, reflective of its commitment to the future of its britePix full color innovation.

The Leslie Company Installs Acuity Digital Printer
August 15, 2013

The Leslie Company, an Olathe, Kansas-based leader in custom presentation manufacturing, recently announced the successful installation of an Acuity Advance UVdigital printer. The Acuity Advance sets a new standard for creating photorealistic images.

Ennis Inc. Acquires Select Assets of Duffie Graphics
July 8, 2013

Ennis Inc. and Duffie Graphics, Danville, Va., have reached an agreement where Ennis has acquired all artwork and production files from Duffie Graphics, effective immediately. It is Ennis Inc.'s second asset acquistion this month.

The Sands of Time
June 1, 2013

While they may lack the trendiness of the latest iOS device, promotional calendars and planners continue to turn a tidy profit. But how can distributors stand out in a market heavily marred by tradition? Here are eight tips to help strategize your next promotion.