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Health Canada Recalls Jump Ropes for Elevated Phthalates
Health Canada Recalls Jump Ropes for Elevated Phthalates

Health Canada has recalled children's jump ropes suspected of containing levels of phthalates that exceed allowable limits. Studies have...

Canadian Promo Market News – July 2017
Canadian Promo Market News – July 2017

iPROMOTEu (asi/232119) has hired Gary Goodhart and Guy Dupuis as directors of affiliate sales development. In their new roles, they will...

Hot Frog Print Media Acquires Integra Print & Image
Hot Frog Print Media Acquires Integra Print & Image

Hot Frog Print Media (asi/227749) has acquired Integra Print & Image. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Both companies...


Party City Acquires Print Appeal

New Jersey-based Party City has announced the acquisition of a majority interest in supplier Print Appeal, Inc. (asi/79541). Per the agreement,...


Building an Iconic Uniform Program

Back in April, McDonald's debuted new uniforms for employees. Critics were quick to pounce on the dour gray garb , cracking jokes about...


Wearables News Briefs - July 2017

AnaJet   has launched a new line of CMYK ink compatible with the RICOH Ri 3000/Ri 6000 and AnaJet mPower direct-to-garment printers. ...


Cimpress Increases Full-Year Sales

Top 40 distributor Cimpress (asi/162149), owner of Vistaprint and National Pen, announced its total fiscal 2017 sales were $2.1 billion, a...


3M Announces Q2 Growth

St. Paul, MN-based 3M Co., parent company of Top 40 supplier 3M/Promotional Markets (asi/91240), reported Q2 sales of $7.81 billion, a...


Superior Uniform Group Posts Quarterly Gains

Florida-based Superior Uniform Group Inc. (asi/339857), whose holdings include distributor BAMKO (asi/131431), has announced that its Q2 sales...


In The News - July 2017

AnaJet has launched a new line of CMYK ink compatible with the RICOH Ri 3000/Ri 6000 and AnaJet mPower direct-to-garment printers.  ...

How-To

Reorganize Your Screen Room
Reorganize Your Screen Room

This department shouldn’t be an afterthought. It’s one of the most important parts of the printing process.

Get A Handle On Virtual Reality
Get A Handle On Virtual Reality

What are the two types of VR? 360-degree VR is a video that allows viewers to see all around them in what's called a videosphere while...

Tips for Creating a Unique, Cutting Edge Design
Tips for Creating a Unique, Cutting Edge Design

Photo and videos shared on Snapchat disappear in seconds, but that doesn't mean the social media sensation isn't making a lasting impression, and...

Get Better Brand Exposure
Get Better Brand Exposure

If you want people to hear about your business, you can't solely rely on referrals and word-of-mouth advertising anymore. Why? As digital...

Mergers & Acquisitions

Hot Frog Print Media Acquires Integra Print & Image
Hot Frog Print Media Acquires Integra Print & Image

Hot Frog Print Media (asi/227749) has acquired Integra Print & Image. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Both companies...

Party City Acquires Print Appeal
Party City Acquires Print Appeal

New Jersey-based Party City has announced the acquisition of a majority interest in supplier Print Appeal, Inc. (asi/79541). Per the agreement,...

BDA Acquires SwervePoint
BDA Acquires SwervePoint

Top 40 distributor BDA (asi/137616) has acquired Boston-based SwervePoint (asi/340679), Counselor has learned. While financial terms of the...

BIC Graphic Sale Completed

A deal that sees Top 40 supplier BIC...


CPS/Keystone Announces Management-Led Buyout

CPS/Keystone (asi/43051) has a new...


Minnesota Distributor Acquires Another MN Promo Firm

The Visual Identity Vault, a Fairmount,...

Case Studies

Case Study: Have Ideas, Will Travel
Case Study: Have Ideas, Will Travel

Persistence and creativity landed a new IT client for this distributor.

Case Study: Customer First
Case Study: Customer First

During sales presentations with end-buyers, distributors should position themselves as irreplaceable marketing partners.

Case Study: Turn Up the Heat
Case Study: Turn Up the Heat

This promo veteran used his barbecue skills to score clients.

Adidas Sneaker Promo Weds Beautiful Art & State Pride

The sportswear maker had female artists cr...


Philly Gay Pride Parade Event - Vendors, Swag & History

In June of 1988, the Philadelphia gay...


Custom T-shirt Donation Makes for Happy Campers

Summer camp is all about making...

Awards

Top 40 Distributors 2017
Top 40 Distributors 2017

Counselor’s exclusive ranking of the distributors with the most revenue in the ad specialty market.

Top 40 Suppliers 2017
Top 40 Suppliers 2017

Counselor’s exclusive ranking of the suppliers with the most revenue in the ad specialty market.

2017 Hot List
2017 Hot List

Meet the industry's rising stars - a brave, bold group that’s trailblazing a unique path to success.

2017 Counselor Distributor Choice Awards - Winners
2017 Counselor Distributor Choice Awards - Winners

Below are the winners for the 2017 Counselor Distributor Choice Awards. Representing 55 different product award categories, these suppliers were...