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Dishing Out Successful Promotions

Dishing Out Successful Promotions

Bars and restaurants fight for loyal patrons with every happy hour, holiday promotion and grand opening. Promotional products are an ideal way to keep customers coming back, but getting the right products into the right hands is the first step to serving up success. Read More »

A Refreshing Approach To Catalogs

A Refreshing Approach To Catalogs

Few companies see the glass as half full the way that Etching Industries Corp. does. Established in 1979 as a promotional supplier of decorated wine and spirit bottles, Indianapolis, Indiana-based Etching Industries (UPIC: ETCH0001)—also known as Etching Wines—narrowed its focus to wine bottles and related products after it was acquired in 2013 by the St Regis Group of Companies, simultaneously expanding its portfolio of products. Read More »

People News – February 2016

People News – February 2016

See who has moved in—and up—in the promotional world. Read More »

Hitting The High Notes

Hitting The High Notes

Joel Schaffer, MAS, knows the benefits of keeping his ear to the ground. As CEO of Rockaway, New Jersey supplier Sound Line LLC (UPIC: 1SOUNDLN), he’s been able to hear the trends coming before many others in the promotional products industry. Sound Line makes its mark by combining traditional greeting cards with audiovisual technology such as USB drives, CDs and DVDs—and content includes everything from music to software programs. Read More »

Material Matters

Material Matters

If you’re pitching green products to clients as if green is its own category, it may be time to rethink your approach. Read More »

Going, Going … Green

Going, Going … Green

Businesses that have embraced sustainability and eco-friendly products and practices—and effectively promoted their efforts—have been reaping the financial rewards from ever-more-conscious consumers. Read More »

Fast Forward – February 2016

Fast Forward – February 2016

Stay up to date on the latest trends and research in advertising, marketing, social media, technology and business psychology. And get inside the mind of Mathew Crownover, who talks about his transition from being a chaplain to taking over as president of supplier Identification Plates. Read More »

Close Up: Mike Landry

Close Up: Mike Landry

It’s not very often that you meet someone who is the oldest of eight children. Native Bostonian Mike Landry is not only the oldest of eight, he’s also married to a woman who is the oldest of eight children. It’s clear that he and Bridget, a nurse and his wife of 34 years, were meant for each other. Read More »

An HR Heads-Up

An HR Heads-Up

Whenever we start the process of closing out one year and planning for the next, it is always useful to identify and take stock of the major workforce trends for the coming year. So, as you think about your budget for the year ahead and begin implementing your annual workforce strategy, we’ve identified five key trends for you to consider. Read More »

Influential Outliers

Influential Outliers

In October 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice—at the behest of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)—filed suit in California federal court to prohibit two companies and three individuals from importing allegedly defective children’s products. Filed alongside the lawsuits are far-reaching consent decrees between the government and parties. Read More »

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