Jun 02
Puma releases sustainable and reusable carry bag Supporting the cause of going green is a good idea to promote a brand as it helps you create a positive image of your brand. Introducing an eco-friendly promotional product or giving out a green promotional item has become a popular trend to attract the potential customers. Keeping this in mind, Puma, the large German multinational company that produces high-end athletic shoes, lifestyle footwear and sportswear has introduced a sustainable and reusable carry bag that can be given out to the customers on the purchase.
Everyone is talking about going eco-friendly but it is important to act towards building a better environment. So, make your contribution towards making the Earth greener and better. Plant more trees, reduce the use of plastic and buy at least one eco-friendly promotional item every year.
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May 20

Promotional products are one of the best advertising tools that can promote your brand efficiently. They are used as free promotional gifts that are given to the target consumers and clients on special events and occasions. You can also use them as tradeshow giveaways to expand your customer reach. However, besides being economical and practical items, you need to make sure that you go for high-quality promotional items that offer a long shelf life.

See to it that you order your products and get them customized from a reputed distributor in the industry.  Here is a list of the top 40 distributors for your reference.

E = Estimated Revenue Numbers

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2010 RANK DISTRIBUTORS 2009 NORTH AMERICAN SALES
1 Staples Promo Products
$360.8 million (E)
2 Proforma $234 million
3 Group II Communications/IMS $207 million
4 BDA $198.7 million
5 4 Imprint $165.4 million
6 Halo/Lee Wayne $139.3 million
7 Cintas $134.4 million (E)
8 Geiger $134.3 million
9 National Pen Corp. $130 million
10 Branders.com $120 million (E)
11 American Solutions For Business $96.5 million
12 Adventures In Advertising $92 million
13 WorkflowOne $82.8 million
14 Tic Toc $82 million (E)
15 Summit Marketing Group $81.95 million
16 Banyan Incentives $80.5 million
17 InnerWorkings $76.5 million
18 Kaeser & Blair $75.2 million
19 EmbroidMe $71 million
20 Myron $65.3 million (E)
21 Accolade Reaction Promotion Group $65 million
22 MTM Recognition/Mid West Trophy $63.2 million (E)
23 Brown & Bigelow $57.5 million
24 Jack Nadel International $56.4 million
25
The Vernon Company
$55 million
26 Artcraft Promotional Concepts $51 million
27 Evigna $50.7 (E)
28
iPROMOTEu
$47.8 million
29 Newton Manufacturing $45.9 million
30 G & G Outfitters $45.5 million
31 GMPC LLC $40.5 million (E)
32 Norscot Group $32.4 million (E)
33 Boundless Network $32 million
34 GatewayCDI $31.2 million
35 Positive Promotions (E) $30.8 million (E)
36 Caliendo Savio Enterprises – CSE $30.3 million
37 Axis Promotions $26.3 million
38 Genumark Promotional Merchandise $26 million
39 eCompanyStore $25.7 million
40 PromoShop $23.2 million
May 09

Everyone likes to receive food gifts. Especially, if the gifts contain delicacies like chocolates, candies, dry-fruits or cookies. People feel happy on receiving tasty foods that they can munch on anytime. Giving out such food gifts to customers or corporate clients creates a good impression and you can consider these useful items to promote your brand in an effective way. Wisconsin-based Maple Ridge Farms, a leading supplier of food gifts in the promotional products industry has implemented this idea by introducing customized cookies with 4-color labels. Their home-style cookies are famous with distributors and clients and they also distribute the cookie boxes at the tradeshows with their brand logo and information imprinted on them.

Mosinee, Wisconsin-based Maple Ridge Farms introduced individually wrapped, individually labeled, home-style cookies

Cookies By Maple Ridge Farms

Maple Ridge Farms also offers two versions of cookie packs. One has a six-week shelf life and other with a two-week shelf life. With no die charge, no set-up charge, no running charge and a low minimum of 500 cookies; these packs are great promotional items for trade-show handouts, grand openings, sales calls, company parties, and corporate events. Thus, the next time you plan a promotional event, consider logo imprinted food gifts to please your clients. Your customers will appreciate your efforts and your brand will get the needed exposure.

Apr 26
Promotional Spring CollectionSpring brings pleasant weather and lots of fun! People prefer moving out during the spring time and many outdoor activities get planned to enjoy the warm weather. Companies capture this opportunity and plan their promotions during the warm weather to get their brand the maximum exposure. Promotional product suppliers and distributors like Prime Line and Hazel Promotional Products have also geared up to launch their new range of products that are useful for spring.
Prime Line has announced that the company expanded its line of bags and coolers. Bags are coolers are very practical spring products. They are handy and durable. Customized promotional spring items like coolers and bags help get the brand message delivered faster than ever and the brand gets endorsed within no time. Get your brand logo and information imprinted on these practical spring products and promote your brand effectively.
Apr 16
83% of consumers like receiving a promotional product with an advertising message.

PPAI Research

Recently, Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) revealed some interesting statistics about the impact promotional products can create. As per this research, 83% of consumers reported that they like receiving Promotional Products with an advertising message because these products are useful and durable. Most of the customers recall these products and the brands associated to them.  This shows that companies can rely on giving away the promotional items to their customers as they help their customers remember the brand. And, for this reason, companies consider promotional products as the most preferred forms of brand advertising. High-utility, low-priced promotional products help in getting your brand repetitive exposure as customers find them handy and convenient for everyday use.

Apr 13
Spring brings warmer weather and lots of fun. People plan their outdoor activities during this time. Activities like beach sports, marathons, picnics, parties, events etc. take place in this delightful weather.  People prefer shopping new things during the spring season and thus, it is a right time to offer them coupons and discounts on variety of branded shopping items available. As spring has always been a great time to do promotions, Bodek and Rhodes, a wholesaler of imprinted activewear from Philadelphia has partnered with Adidas and TaylorMade for a two-month promotion activity that will involve products of the two brands.
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Your Spring Savings

Bodek and Rhodes customers are eligible to earn $25 in Dining Dough certificates for every 12 pieces of Adidas or TaylorMade merchandise purchased. Orders can accumulate over the promotion period. Customers can then use the Dining Dough Web site to redeem the certificate at thousands of participating local restaurants or with selective online retailers for flowers, fruit baskets, cookies, seafood, barbecue, coffee or spa.
The special savings offer by Bodek and Rhodes reveals that $1 will be off on the purchase of all Adidas clothing done during March and April.
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