Have You Heard The News? 4Imprint’s Sold SPS.

4Imprint sells SPS

… Direct marketing and printing group 4Imprint announced it had completed the sale of SPS to a private equity-backed management team for 7.25m pounds. The purchaser is Ensco 1024 Limited, a newly incorporated company controlled by the SPS Senior Management. As you know SPS is a supplier of promotional products to distributors in the UK…

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Everything Environmental Growing

Growing Tree

It’s true, Everything Environmental have announced they’re taking full ownership of their European sister company, Eco Promo GmbH based in Wurzburg, Germany. In 2008, Eco Promo was originally set up as a joint venture between Everything Environmental and Memo AG (Germany’s largest environmental stationery supplier). Just recently the deal to buy back Memo AG’s 50%…

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Are You Going Green This Week?

100% recycled promo products

You can go green with envy or turn green with nausea. Not very appealing is it? But this week going green is a truly wonderful thing. Go Green Week is 10 to 16 February this year and is People & Planet’s annual national week of action on climate change in schools, colleges and universities. Students…

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Top Runners in the 2014 Sochi Olympics

Sochi 2014 Sledging

Now obviously we’re talking mascots and their promotional products not actual athletes! This year there is an Interesting collection of mascots. Let’s start with The Polar Bear He looks cute in a keyring and cuddly toy but he doesn’t look very, well, “athletic” does he? Now The hare is a different story as these creatures…

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What Happens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas…

PPAI-Vegas-Sign

Some of the photos posted on social media from the PPAI show in Vegas this week have been genuinely entertaining. And no, I’m not just talking about the photos at The Power Of Two Party! The main attraction posted on Twitter seems to be the Jelly Bean Statue of Liberty. It epitomises a promotional show…

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Is Time Up For Promotional Calendars?

Promotional Calendar Are They Out Of Date

An article in The New Hampshire Union Leader states In 2009, Promotional Products Association International reported promotional calendars generated $1.12 billion in revenue, or about 7% of the $15.6 billion promotional product industry. Calendars were then one of the top five items businesses used to market their products. Back then the average household in America…

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Two New Boys At High Profile!

High Profile two newboys

It’s not often you hear about new comers to the Promotional Industry, in the nicest possible way this business can be quite incestuous. In reality though High Profile haven’t just taken on new people. They’ve done much more that and installed two new Boy 55E injection moulding machines at their plant at Banbury. The story…

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PSI 2014 Sees Visitor Growth of 18%

PSI 2014 Event Logo

The 52nd PSI kicked off the new promotional product year with major visitor increase. Traditionally PSI seems the ideal place to network and browse but apparently two thirds of PSI visitors arrived in Dusseldorf with concrete purchasing intentions this year. Nearly 10% of them placed orders worth more than EUR 500,000 while still at the…

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Promotional Products Are Hitting The Catwalk!

PSI Catwalk Show Illustration

…and in that time so much has changed around us especially with more advanced technology but not much has actually altered within the industry. Clients continue to ask for a full colour print, on a minimum order quantity, stipulating delivery must be tomorrow. Suppliers still seem to take ages to get back to you, while…

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How To Make A Pencil From A Plastic Cup!

Remarkable Recycled Pencil

It’s incredible to watch how these pencils are “resurrected”, it really brings the environmental concept combined with science, to life. Remarkable have very kindly shared their secret recipe. Even the machine that finishes the pencils is pretty extraordinary, sharpening around 9000 pencils an hour. The video showing this recycling process is definitely worth a watch,…

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