Tagged 'Editor’s Picks'

Higher Gear

Higher Gear

Does it seem like you’re spending more and more time in your car staring at the brake lights in front of you? You’re not imagining things. According to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, the total amount of time … Read More »

Where Memories Are Made

Where Memories Are Made

A simple wood-handled spatula given to her at a charity 5k before she ever entered the industry taught Jessica Ibsen, promotional consultant for Parsippany, New Jersey-based distributor Stackable Sensations (PPAI 277517), how powerful promotional products for the home can be. “More … Read More »

Power Up: Tech Products

Power Up: Tech Products

Every day it seems there’s some new technology available to make our lives more efficient, safer, more fun or increasingly productive. You won’t find many purses or backpacks without a USB or a portable power bank in one of their … Read More »

Pack Mentality

Pack Mentality

While older generations tend to see nature as a place to get away from it all and conquer athletic challenges with the best (and most expensive) technical gear, Millennials just want to have relaxed fun with their friends in the outdoors, and share their experiences on social media, according to outdoor industry experts. Read More »

Shortlist From The Show Floor

Shortlist From The Show Floor

Year after year, The PPAI Expo show floor at Mandalay Bay Convention Center pulses with creative energy as distributors search for new products to wow their clients. This year’s 3,100 booths were filled with innovative, interesting promotional products and PPB’s editors navigated all 870,000 square feet of convention space to pick their favorites. Here are the products that stood out to each editor. Read More »

Grow Your Gift-Giving IQ

Grow Your Gift-Giving IQ

The right corporate gift, especially one that is useful, can keep a business top of mind all year long. And now that the U.S. economy has improved, businesses are increasing their gift giving. According to Incentive Magazine’s 2016 Corporate Gift IQ Survey, the number of businesses that reported spending more money on corporate gifts in 2016 than they did in 2015 increased to 27.4 percent from 20.6 percent. They’re giving gifts to fewer recipients but they are giving on more occasions and they’re spending more per recipient, sometimes way more. Read More »

Ready To Roll

Ready To Roll

In today’s highly mobile society, the right bag to carry and protect our many (expensive) technical devices—laptops, smartphones, tablets and e-readers—is essential. According to the U.S. Travel Association, U.S. residents logged 1.7 billion trips for leisure and 459 million trips for business in 2015. Read on to see some great bag options for gifts, incentives and promotions, and for tips on choosing bags for specific purposes as well as how to distinguish between good, better and best backpacks. Read More »

Variety Show

Variety Show

Health experts often say you should drink eight glasses of water per day to avoid the unpleasant effects of dehydration and reduce hunger pangs. Unless you’re drinking straight out of the faucet or garden hose, you’re using some sort of vessel to hold all the liquid you consume, even if you never quite make it to eight glasses. But with the endless choice of drinkware available these days, it’s easier than ever to provide your clients with distinctive options to enhance any brand’s message. Read More »

Spread The Message

Spread The Message

Think about where you spend the most time in your home—the kitchen, right? When you have guests over, chances are that everyone congregates around the cheese-and-cracker tray at the kitchen island even though there are perfectly good couches and snacks over in the family room. With the open concept design trend toward big kitchen islands, and Food Network-inspired home chefs cooking meals with ultra-fresh ingredients that need chopping and sautéing, the kitchen is where the action is. Read More »

On Point

On Point

While the growth of email communication and the digitization of the world may have increased the need for computers and mobile devices, it hasn’t decreased the need for writing instruments. Quite the opposite. In fact, a Technavios market research report predicts that by 2019 the writing and marking instruments market will have grown five percent annually since 2015. And the market for writing instruments is expected to reach $17.5 billion by the year 2020, according to Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Read More »

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