Newest High-Tech Promo Item It
may sound like a combination
of Star Wars and James
Bond, but it’s
pure reality. The rCard is a
credit-card-sized item that delivers
streaming video/audio, can be
password protected and fully
interactive, and can hold time-sensitive
In addition, it doesn't require
a computer to access or technological
skill to use; its content is
accessed by a thumb-controlled
navigation button. The cards
also have a USB port, meaning
they can be individually customized,
and they can be imprinted with
any logo or message.
you say, “huge promotional
potential?” So can Jet
Parker, CEO of CEO IQ, the Dallas-based
firm that, along with CardTek
Inc, is distributing the card.
She explains that, currently,
the company is only taking orders
from large private companies
for 500,000 pieces or more. However,
it’s negotiating with several
entities to handle mass distribution
for smaller orders – in
other words, the promotional
products and incentive markets. “We
definitely want to tap into that
market and make the cards available,” Parker
says. “We think it’s
an excellent promotional vehicle.” To
date, she says, several marketplaces
have made inquiries, including
real estate, travel, entertainment/film,
pharmaceutical, insurance, gaming,
hospitality and healthcare.
In the News Oscar’s
Ltd. (asi/288150) was one
of 15 Regional Supplier of
the Year winners for 2005,
in the under $1 million category,
presented by the National
Minority Supplier Development
Bodek & Rhodes
(asi/40788) is opening
a warehouse in
Norton, MA, in spring 2006.
SanMar Corp. (asi/84863)
has broken ground on a new
in West Chester Township,
PittsburghLive.com ran a lengthy article on Leed’s
(asi/66887), which included descriptions
of several imprinting processes,
the firm’s largest sellers,
and a brief discussion of the
industry in general.
Shelby (NC) Star ran a piece
about students at Burns Middle
School raising $5,000 for Louisiana
students displaced by Katrina.
It did so by selling specially
imprinted T-shirts and car magnets.
Hill Stoneware LLC (asi/90155)
was profiled, in a lengthy article,
in the Appleton (WI) Post-Crescent.
The piece centered on the artistry
involved in the product.
article in the October Entrepreneur about daughters inheriting their
fathers’ businesses discussed
and quoted Dana Chryst, CEO of
The Jay Group Inc. (asi/234050).
Group Inc. (asi/62119) was mentioned
in a SDC Executive article
about keeping abreast of customs
last PromoGram (October
4), we mistakenly noted
that the UK-based 4imprint
was the former parent
company of the U.S. distributorship
with the same name. The
UK firm is still, in
fact, the parent firm
of the U.S. company.
On the Move Fields Manufacturing
Inc. (asi/54100) has named Joe
Durand senior vice president,
Clegg Industries Inc. (asi/45450)
has named Larry Rallo vice president
Summit Marketing (asi/339116)
has named Lisa Frazier director
of client services in its Atlanta
Premium Access (asi/78404) has
named Audra Porter to its sales/customer-service
The Advantages Roadshow
up as sponsors
of the Advantages Roadshow:
and PPA-Wisconsin. As
the Advantages Roadshows
to their members
them to attend.
ASI Show management
will also make
to the sponsoring
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will also have
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