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SAAGNY Presents Annual Awards, Adds Several New Ones

The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) honored winners of the association’s annual awards on November 19 during its annual meeting, held at Mario’s Restaurant in the Bronx, New York. Read More »

SAAGNY Elects Three Members To Its Board

The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) has elected three industry veterans to serve on its board for four-year terms beginning January 1, 2013. Read More »

Prime Line Contributes $7,000 To Breast Cancer Alliance

With many of its 450 employees looking on, supplier Prime Line® (Prime Resources Corporation, UPIC: PRIME) donated $7,000 to the Breast Cancer Alliance at a ceremony held recently at company headquarters in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Read More »

Columbus C.E.O. Names Leaderpromos a Top-Ten Women-Owned Business

Columbus, Ohio-based distributor Leaderpromos (UPIC: OHIO0002) was named sixth on Columbus C.E.O.’s list of Top Women-
Owned Businesses in Central Ohio, moving up from the previous year’s rank of ninth place. The positions were based on 2011 revenue. Read More »

PPB Readers Share Their Photos From The PPAI Expo 2012

Following The PPAI Expo this past January, PPB reached out through Twitter, Facebook and other channels and asked its readers to submit some of their favorite photos from their time in Las Vegas. The response PPB received was tremendous, and … Read More »

Consumers Use Wristwatches To Pay For Goods

Mastercard’s PayPass technology has, for a while, let consumers pay for purchases without swiping cards or signing receipts. Now Mastercard has partnered with Watch2Pay so consumers can use their wristwatches to pay for goods. Now there’s no need to worry … Read More »

Soda Giant Dr Pepper Debuts T-Shirt Focused Ad

Soda giant Dr Pepper has debuted a new ad campaign, called “Always One of a Kind,” featuring a TV commercial with actors wearing t-shirts labeled with personality traits. Slogans on the shirts include, for example, “I’m a Rebel” and “I’m … Read More »

Saudi Arabian Promotion Causes Controversy

Saudi Arabian candy confectioners caused controversy in January when they offered a free liter of gasoline with every candy bar purchase. Arab newspaper Ahram Online reported economists in the country called the promotion wasteful and warned of economic collapse if … Read More »

Five Minutes With Charity Gibson, Owner Of Green Banana Promos

There’s something about Charity Gibson, owner of Tucson, Arizonia-based distributor Green Banana Promos (UPIC: GRNBNANA). Almost a decade ago she applied for a promotional products account manager position and didn’t get the job. Instead of giving up, she applied again … Read More »

Hit Print, And You’re Done

By the time the industry figures out what to do about online competition, another challenge may pose an even greater threat: end buyers DIY-ing their own promo products. Late last year, Printrbot, a 3-D printer manufacturing start-up in California, made … Read More »

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