November 2012

Promotional Consultant Digital – November 2012

National Pen Acquired By Investment Firm

San Diego, California-based distributor National Pen Company LLC (UPIC: NATI0006) has been acquired by Lincolnshire Management. National Pen previously was a portfolio company of private equity firm Berwind Corporation. The transaction closed on November 20. Read More »

Canadian Supplier Acquires 50-Percent Interest In Chinese Factory

Markham, Ontario-based supplier K & R (UPIC: K-AND-R) has acquired a 50-percent interest in a bag factory located in Dongguan Province, China, according to company president Merrick Falkenstein. The factory, which has not yet been identified, has been manufacturing products for the supplier for more than 20 years. Read More »

Jay Donlin To Leave Newton Manufacturing

Newton, Iowa-based distributor Newton Manufacturing (UPIC: NEWTON) has announced that Jay Donlin, executive vice president of sales and marketing, has chosen to pursue a career outside of the promotional products industry. His last day at the company will be December 14. Read More »

Survey Says Typical Incentive Programs Include Social Media, Gaming

Today’s incentive programs are incorporating state-of-the-art tools and techniques such as social media, community service and gaming as a way to attract and maintain interest, according to the Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) 2012 Fall Pulse Survey of incentive users. Read More »

Five New Trustees Elected to PPEF Board

Five industry members have been elected to the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) Board of Trustees. They will serve three-year terms, beginning in January 2013. Read More »

Perpetual Scholarship Fund Honors Janelle Nevins; Seeks Donations

The PeerNet Group and distributor Summit Group, LLC (UPIC: summit) are partnering with the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) to create a perpetual scholarship fund to honor the late Janelle Nevins, industry icon and PeerNet founder, who passed away in August. Read More »

Sheaffer Pen Showcases Its Campaign On Times Square Jumbo-Tron

Sheaffer Pen’s most recent advertising campaign, “100 Years of Timeless Memories” will be featured on the “Geoffrey-Tron” screen, located above the Toys R’ Us store in the heart of New York City’s Times Square from November 2 through December 31. Read More »

SAGE Releases 2013 Seminar Series Schedule

SAGE, the leading provider of information, marketing, and business management solutions to the promotional products industry, has released its 2013 SAGE Seminar Series schedule. Read More »

Nominate Your Best Multi-Line Rep By December 11

Nominations are now open for PPB’s annual multi-line rep competition. PPB is looking for the industry’s best multi-line reps—those who have mastered follow up, always give service with a smile and make their clients and suppliers look like rock stars. Read More »

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