Less-Direct Effects? With
the tremendous loss of life involved – more
than 35,000, based on latest
reports – in the 7.6-Richter
earthquake that rocked Pakistan
Sunday, it’s almost impossible
to concentrate on the far less
crucial, much more distant effects
the disaster could have on the
country’s overall economy
health. For example, while not
nearly as key as China or even
India, Pakistan remains a source
for garments and fabric, many
of which end up being imprinted.
More simply, will the aftermath
of the quake ultimately mean
any shortages for the promotional
“I’d say it probably
won’t create many problems
there,” says JP VanDorn,
president of Boxer Rebellion (asi/41322). “The
vast majority of Pakistan’s
apparel business is in the Southern
part of the country, near Karachi.
In fact, all the firms we deal
with are Karachi-based. The earthquake
occurred in the Northern and Eastern
area. There was, from what we’ve
heard, virtually no damage there.”
Help Continues While it may now
be out of the forefront
in the mainstream media,
there are still hundreds
of individuals and firms
continuing to help out in
assisting victims of Hurricane
Katrina. For example, HumphreyLine
chose to concentrate on those
affected in Mississippi – an
area that received substantially
less media time than New
Orleans. Humphrey sent 5,000
lip balms, 5,000 bottles
of hand-sanitizer gel, 32,000
sport bottles and 120,000
sport yo-yos, all imprinted
with the copy, “Americans
helping Americans. Donated
by HumphreyLine, a promotional
In the September 27
PromoGram, it was mistakenly
reported that Kingswood
was purchased by Deerfield
last year. It was actually
Kingswood that acquired
On page 30 of the
October Counselor, an
incorrect e-mail address
was provided for Precision
Tool Corp/PTC (asi/79343).
The correct address
In the News Embroideryco.com’s (asi/187667)
relocation from Marfa
to Alpine, TX was covered
in the Big
recently received a Prism Award
from the Greater Kansas City chapter
of the Public Relations Society
of America. The award was for “excellence
in creating/implementing a media
An article on Mosquito Inc. (asi/277511)
and its philosophy in using imprinted
products ran in a recent issue
of Women’s Business Minnesota.
In a Yahoo Asia News report
on maintaining contact with prospective
clients, promotional products were
suggested as one effective method
of doing so.
McArthur Towels (asi/69810),
which was recently re-purchased
by its original owners, was the
subject of an article about its
professional sports towels in the Milwaukee
The Reno-Gazette Journal reports
that, once again, Blue Moon Advertising
and Promotional Products (asi/141834)
will handle the production and
sale of fund-raising calendars
for the Reno (NV) Fire Department.
Last year, the calendars featured
men and women. The 2006 edition
will be all-male and shirtless,
no less. Last year’s edition
raised $9,000 for financial assistance
to fire and burn victims.
On The Move Proforma
Inc. (asi/300094) announced
the members of its 2005-06 Owner
Advisory Council, to act as liaisons
between Proforma franchisees
and the corporate support center:
Linda Henderson, Luis/Kelly Ostos,
Bob/Tresa Jackson, Glen Rappaport,
Patti Spadafora. Bob Brookens,
Steve Spence. Kirk Lind, Rick
Marshall, Tommy Van Rens, Ed
Rafferty and Terry Siroky.
Horner Communications (asi/226818)
has named Bryson Thornton as
assistant account executive,
Lacie Miller an internal sales
rep and Laura Capp an account
OF THE WEEK
holiday season will be
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Strictly Business Holiday Greeting
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Holiday cards are an effective
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your customers of the importance
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yet most effective tool they
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recipients will appreciate the
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SAAGNY, PPAS, TRASA & MAPPA
Fall Tabletop Show
Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY)
Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus, NJ
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Holiday Review Tabletop Shows
Promotional Products Association Southwest (PPAS)
11/Grapevine Convention Center,
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Three Rivers Advertising Specialty Association (TRASA)
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Twin Client Showcase
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