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PPPC’s National Show Draws Strong Crowds, Gives Honors to Clearmount’s David Plummer
PPPC’s National Show Draws Strong Crowds, Gives Honors to Clearmount’s David Plummer

At its 62nd annual show since the inception of the association, PPPC held its national event at the International Centre last week from February...

The Bobblehead Tax: Cincinnati Reds Court Case Could Impact Promo Industry
The Bobblehead Tax: Cincinnati Reds Court Case Could Impact Promo Industry

The Cincinnati Reds, Ohio tax officials and branded game-day merchandise like player bobbleheads are at the center of an intriguing court case...

Wearables News Briefs - February 2018
Wearables News Briefs - February 2018

Threadfast Apparel   (asi/91163) announced that it has been awarded with the alphabroder (asi/34063) 2017 Supplier Innovation Award. ...


11th Annual Wearables Apparel Design Awards

We honor the best in apparel and decoration – and share the secrets behind these unique looks.


Helpful Hospitality & Travel Products

Every industry has travel-related needs, whether it's the employees who hit the road or the agencies that book their trips. Consider the entire...


Beach Town Considers Towel Ban

A tiny coastal town on Italian island Sardinia has proposed a ban on beach towels and large beach bags, in an effort to preserve the sand dunes...


Gildan Announces Full-Year & Q4 Financials

In an announcement issued early Thursday, Top 40 supplier Gildan Activewear (asi/56842) said its full-year sales and earnings for 2017 both...


Superior Uniform Posts 2017 Gains

Florida-based Superior Uniform Group Inc. (asi/339857), whose holdings include distributor BAMKO (asi/131431), has announced its total 2017 net...


In The News - February 2018

Chocolate Chocolate (asi/44897) welcomes Chris Dollar and his team at Chris Dollar Marketing Group LLC (CDMG) as its new multiline agency in...


Barry Lipsett Tastes Defeat After Super Bowl

When your team is the New England Patriots, it's easy to be overconfident about their chances at the Super Bowl. They've been to The Big Game a...

Products

Helpful Hospitality & Travel Products
Helpful Hospitality & Travel Products

Every industry has travel-related needs, whether it's the employees who hit the road or the agencies that book their trips. Consider the entire...

Eye-Catching T-Shirts
Eye-Catching T-Shirts

Data from ASI shows that almost 60% of American consumers own a promotional shirt. Dive deeper and find out what matters most to your buyers:...

Charming Plush Toys
Charming Plush Toys

Plush toys are perfect for kids, especially for promotions in the medical field, but any company can use them as a goodwill giveaway, mail-in...

10K Tee’s Anatomical Logo Gets National Media Attention In UK
10K Tee’s Anatomical Logo Gets National Media Attention In UK

A logoed T-shirt for a 10K race in the United Kingdom was the subject of light-hearted criticism - and cause of widespread giggling and some...

Mergers & Acquisitions

Taylor Communications Acquires NY-Area Firm’s Assets
Taylor Communications Acquires NY-Area Firm’s Assets

Top 40 distributor Taylor Communications (asi/333647) announced that it has completed an asset acquisition of Plug Production Group, a New...

Hanes Reports Sales, Announces Acquisition
Hanes Reports Sales, Announces Acquisition

North Carolina-based HanesBrands (asi/59528) announced 2017 Q4 growth of 4%, which increased revenue to $1.65 billion. Organic sales, which...

Podcast: Interview with Matt Gresge
Podcast: Interview with Matt Gresge

Following AIA Corporation's (asi/109480) acquisition of OfficeZilla, Counselor's Dave Vagnoni interviewed CEO Matt Gresge to get more details on...

Grossman Marketing Group Acquires Logos in Print

In a deal announced Wednesday,...


AIA Acquires OfficeZilla

Top 40 distributor AIA Corporation...


Resellers Edge Acquires Mega Fast

Kansas-based Resellers Edge (asi/84346)...

Case Studies

Backlash Over Walmart T-Shirts Portraying Negative Ethnic Stereotype
Backlash Over Walmart T-Shirts Portraying Negative Ethnic Stereotype

A New York man of Irish ancestry is calling for a boycott of Walmart's online store because the retailer's website is selling St. Patrick's...

Clients: They’re Worth It
Clients: They’re Worth It

Take a page from this distributor and her approach to appreciation events.

Rise in Music Merch Means Opportunity for Promo Industry
Rise in Music Merch Means Opportunity for Promo Industry

When it comes to music, there's ever more money in merch. That's good news for musical artists - and promotional products pros with the savvy...

10K Tee’s Anatomical Logo Gets National Media Attention In UK

A logoed T-shirt for a 10K race in the...


Eagles Fans Hounding Importer Over Dog Masks

After being considered underdogs against...

Awards

Power 50 2017
Power 50 2017

Our 12th annual ranking features founders, innovators and 13 newcomers.

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.

How-To

Help Prepress and Production Help You
Help Prepress and Production Help You

A halftone test file will help your team learn to ‘hold the dots.’

Dealing With Press Downtime
Dealing With Press Downtime

By charting all the times your presses stop and why they’ve stopped, you can dramatically increase your productivity.

Embroidery Stabilizers for Every Situation
Embroidery Stabilizers for Every Situation

Proper backing is imperative to achieve top-quality embroidery

How to Get the Word Out
How to Get the Word Out

Check out these tips to garner free publicity for your business.