Gildan Reports Full-Year & Q4 Financials
In an announcement today, Top 40 supplier Gildan Activewear (asi/56842) said its full-year sales and earnings for 2017 both increased. Revenue rose during the fourth quarter as well, Gildan said, though earnings were down in the three-month period ended Dec. 31. Gildan also revealed that it’s undertaken an organizational consolidation that will result in executive changes. READ ARTICLE
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 sales increased to $266.8 million, a year-over-year rise of 5.6%. Gains were strengthened in 2017 by 15% organic sales growth in promo products revenue, the company said. READ ARTICLE
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MLB to Honor Shooting Victims With Special Caps
Major League Baseball will honor victims of last week’s shooting in Florida by having teams wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hats at spring training games on Friday. The Miami Marlins reached out to the league shortly after the shooting, requesting permission to wear special caps and T-shirts inscribed with #17douglasstrong during batting practice. READ ARTICLE
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The Joe Show: A Little Sizzle
In this episode of The Joe Show, Product Editor Joe Haley shows off a host of new promo items, including a Grill Master spice rub set, a plush teddy bear, a batting helmet ice cream bowl and a coconut-inspired Bluetooth speaker that’s perfect to pitch to Caribbean-themed restaurants. WATCH THE JOE SHOW
PPPC’s National Show Draws Strong Crowds
At its 62nd annual show since the inception of the association, PPPC held its national event at the International Centre last week from February 9-13 with two days of education sessions, a three-day trade show and the networking opportunities it’s become known for.
Walmart T-Shirts Cause Backlash
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 Day-themed tees that feature images and messaging that promote negative stereotypes about Irish people being drunks.
Nominate Now: 2018 Most Creative People & Hot List
Counselor magazine is accepting nominations for two upcoming award programs: our inaugural Most Creative People in Promo list and our 2018 Hot List.
Our Most Creative list will include salespeople who have developed really interesting campaigns, marketing geniuses winning attention for their brands, designers who have come up with awesome logos, embroiderers/screenprinters doing unique things and supplier execs who have brought innovative products to our market. Also eligible: CTOs, CFOs, HR managers, customer service reps and social media mavens – really anyone whose work is trendsetting in some way.
Our 2018 Hot List will feature people who’ve been in the promo products industry for FIVE YEARS OR LESS. These newbies are individuals who are taking a fresh approach to business, shaking up the status quo or simply networking like maniacs at all hours of the night. We’re in search of people who are making the industry a fun place with their energy and enthusiasm.
To nominate yourself or someone else for these lists, send an email to Karen Akers at email@example.com by Friday, March 9, explaining specifically why your nominee should be recognized. Be clear whether you’re nominating for the Most Creative List, the Hot List or both.
Please make sure to include a hi-res photo of the person you’re nominating. Thanks!
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 at La Pelosa beach. The popular Mediterranean beach attracts thousands of tourists each day during peak season, many of whom leave with sand-caked accessories.
Nominate Now: Counselor's Fastest-Growing Companies
Has your company been experiencing incredible growth over the past few years? We want to hear from you! Please CLICK HERE to nominate your company for Counselor’s annual recognition of the Top 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in the industry. Questions? Email Karen Akers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the News
Chocolate Chocolate (asi/44897) welcomes Chris Dollar and his team at Chris Dollar Marketing Group LLC (CDMG) as its new multiline agency in New Mexico, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.
ASI Creative Labs Launched
ASI's award-winning creative team now offers a full-service in-house marketing agency producing everything from videos to content marketing campaigns. Find out more.
New Counselor Mag Unveiled
ASI's iconic Counselor magazine has reinvented itself, featuring more people, products, research, case studies and opinions about the issues that matter most to the promo industry. Find out more.
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