FIEL Offers Heat Transfer Printing

Mississauga, ON – Today, FIEL – Fairdeal Import & Export Ltd. announced that heat transfer printing is now being offered to customers as part of the decoration process. This imprinting method allows for greater image detail than standard screen printing.

“This is the next big step for our decoration department,” says Asif Bandeali, Executive Vice President. “Heat transfer printing was chosen because it gives the ability to print in greater detail. We want to give customers more printing options to choose from and this is our answer!”

Heat transfer printing utilizes heat to execute the adhesion process of an image to the material it is being printed on. Artwork is applied to transfer paper and adheres to the material when put under a heat press.

FIEL is a leading manufacturer and importer of imprintable textile promotional products. FIEL carries the largest inventory of fabrics and towels in North America. With offices in Toronto, Vancouver, and Orlando, FIEL is the one-stop shop for its distributors.

NATIONWIDE PROMOTIONS – A FRESH LOOK FOR YEARS OF EXCELLENCE!

San Diego, CA, June 8, 2015 – Nationwide Promotions, LLC is proud to introduce a FRESH look to the industry with their new branding. We decided after decades of being in business that it was time to give ourselves a “facelift.” Same company, same great products, same excellent customer service, just a FRESH LOOK!

We know what your clients need in order to get the recognition that they deserve. Call us today and let us help you get more brand recognition in your industry with our innovative product line and FREE self-promos!

ABOUT NATIONWIDE PROMOTIONS: Nationwide Promotions, LLC is an A-rated SAGE supplier proudly offering a wide variety of high-quality promotional products to qualified distributors for more than 35 years. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Nationwide Promotions, LLC efficiently processes and ships orders — ensuring that every order meets its high standards for quality control. For more information, visit nationwidepromotions.com or call us today at 800-367-2523.

Quinn Flags Announced Full Ban on Confederate Flag Sales

Hanover, PA- June 24, 2015 -
In light of the recent tragedy in Charleston, SC, Matthew Quinn, President of Quinn Flags in Hanover, PA, has announced that a full ban on the sale of all Confederate Flags is effective immediately. These flags will be removed from websites, inventory, and stores promptly.
Quinn stated, “As a leader in the flag industry, manufacturer of flags and banners, along with graduating from LaSalle Military Academy and having a Bachelor of Science in History from Towson University, I feel it’s morally and ethically appropriate to make this announcement showing that the historical symbolism of this flag needs to be just that – history. There is enough hatred and terrorism in the world and I have an opportunity to do my small part. With a Manufacturing Plant in Hanover, PA, just 20 minutes outside of historical Gettysburg, this flag has been used by many historians, reenactors, and museums. However, the time has come to make a stand and end the feelings of hate and racism that many feel when they see the Confederate Flag.”

Quinn Flags Celebrates 21st Anniversary

From New York to York, PA | 21 Years Making Flags
A small business success story

Quinn Flags, a family owned business, is excited to announce their 21th anniversary this year. Quinn Flags is celebrating their success by giving back to their customers in a variety of ways. One of the ways they have done this is by adding a 2nd factory building dedicated to flag and banner production. This has allowed them to expand their in-house design and manufacturing capacity. The new facility offers state-of-the-art capabilities to deliver the best quality flags and banners in the industry. Quinn Flags has also increased their staff by 100% in the last 12 months to ensure prompt customer service, a seamless flow of operations, and top quality products made under one roof. This increase has also provided them with a new Rush Capabilities program to cater to the tightest of deadlines.

Matt Quinn started Quinn Flags immediately after graduating from Towson State University. Working alone, Quinn designed a small brochure in his Queens, NY office, rented a targeted mailing list, and the rest was history. 21 years later with the help of 45 dedicated team members, Quinn is pushing the limits with what he sees as an “endless opportunity.”

“We passionately run our business and assist distributors with integrity, offering quality products with complete professionalism. Quinn Flags is dedicated to customer satisfaction, and we stand behind our products 100%,” stated Quinn.

Quinn Flags offers a huge variety of custom made products. They specialize in creating custom made flags and banners for nationwide events such as clients advertising a product, fundraising, commemorating a special event, or showing their support for a local club or sports team. Quinn Flags offers a vast array of unique custom products, including a Signature Line of Custom Made Flags, Golf Flags, Car Flags, Teardrop Banners, Feather Flags, Boat Flags, Felt Pennants, Avenue Banners, Table Covers, Pennant Strings, Tradeshow/POP Displays, and much more. Their experienced art department can create a custom flag for you from scratch or our preferred vector format. The Quinn Flags team is dedicated to dependability, innovation, and quality. They combine American craftsmanship with the latest in state-of-the-art flag and banner product technology. Quinn Flags custom-made products are proudly MADE IN THE USA.

Quinn Flags Celebrates 21st Anniversary

From New York to York, PA | 21 Years Making Flags
A small business success story

Quinn Flags, a family owned business, is excited to announce their 21th anniversary this year. Quinn Flags is celebrating their success by giving back to their customers in a variety of ways. One of the ways they have done this is by adding a 2nd factory building dedicated to flag and banner production. This has allowed them to expand their in-house design and manufacturing capacity. The new facility offers state-of-the-art capabilities to deliver the best quality flags and banners in the industry. Quinn Flags has also increased their staff by 100% in the last 12 months to ensure prompt customer service, a seamless flow of operations, and top quality products made under one roof. This increase has also provided them with a new Rush Capabilities program to cater to the tightest of deadlines.

Matt Quinn started Quinn Flags immediately after graduating from Towson State University. Working alone, Quinn designed a small brochure in his Queens, NY office, rented a targeted mailing list, and the rest was history. 21 years later with the help of 45 dedicated team members, Quinn is pushing the limits with what he sees as an “endless opportunity.”

“We passionately run our business and assist distributors with integrity, offering quality products with complete professionalism. Quinn Flags is dedicated to customer satisfaction, and we stand behind our products 100%,” stated Quinn.

Quinn Flags offers a huge variety of custom made products. They specialize in creating custom made flags and banners for nationwide events such as clients advertising a product, fundraising, commemorating a special event, or showing their support for a local club or sports team. Quinn Flags offers a vast array of unique custom products, including a Signature Line of Custom Made Flags, Golf Flags, Car Flags, Teardrop Banners, Feather Flags, Boat Flags, Felt Pennants, Avenue Banners, Table Covers, Pennant Strings, Tradeshow/POP Displays, and much more. Their experienced art department can create a custom flag for you from scratch or our preferred vector format. The Quinn Flags team is dedicated to dependability, innovation, and quality. They combine American craftsmanship with the latest in state-of-the-art flag and banner product technology. Quinn Flags custom-made products are proudly MADE IN THE USA.

Vantage Announces Additions to its Sales Team

 

Avenel, NJ (June 17, 2015): Vantage Apparel, leading manufacturer and decorator of logo apparel, has hired Alicia Dierking as the Regional Sales Representative for Texas and Oklahoma and has hired Bryan Vaughn, MAS as the Regional Sales Representative for Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky.

 Alicia comes to Vantage with prior promotional experience, having spent the last two years as a Field Sales Manager for Gill Studios. She has an extensive background in both consumer and business-to-business sales with a primary focus in advertising and media. Alicia already has strong roots in the Texas-area promotional market and is excited to bring the decorated apparel story of the Vantage and Greg Norman brands to the distributors in her territory. Alicia can be reached at 732-850-4167 or AliciaD@vantageapparel.com.

 

Bryan returns to Vantage after spending some time with a uniform supply company on the distributor side of the industry. Bryan is exited to leverage his new perspective and show companies better ways to grow their business. He has a proven track record of building sales while holding significant leadership roles with industry organizations including, OPPA, TSPPA, and PPAI. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from Tiffin University and a Bachelor’s in Public Speaking and Marketing from Bowling Green State University. He can be reached atBryanV@vantageapparel.com or 732-882-6273.

PRO TOWELS WELCOMES SCOTT McSPARRAN AS DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – JUNE 15, 2015 – Pro Towels, the industry’s largest towel supplier, announced today that Scott McSparran has joined the company as Director of Marketing. McSparran brings a diverse marketing communications and management background to Pro Towels, including more than 20 years of experience with writing, marketing collateral production, graphic design, trade show and event planning, digital marketing and more. Brian Porter, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, commented, “We’re excited to welcome Scott and his extensive marketing experience to Pro Towels. His diverse background and creative skillset will immediately impact our marketing efforts as we continue to build the Pro Towels brand and grow our business.”

McSparran holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Clemson University. For the past two years, he was Owner and General Manager of HomePix LLC, a provider of high-end home photography and marketing services to the residential real estate industry. Prior to that, he served as Marketing Manager for Matthews International’s Funeral Home Products division, the second-largest U.S.-based manufacturer of caskets and other funeral related products. McSparran commented, “I’m thrilled to join the dynamic Pro Towels team and look forward to taking on this new challenge. It’s exciting to join a company that is already an industry leader but is still so growth-oriented. I look forward to learning the business and contributing right away.” 

Pro Towels (www.protowels.com) is the largest towel supplier to the promotional product industry with locations on both the east and west coast. The company offers in-house screen printing and embroidery services to support a broad product line of beach, golf, and sport towels. Additionally, Pro Towels carries bathrobes, blankets, and other beach accessories to complement their towel line.

PCNA WELCOMES NEW SALES MEMBERS

 

Polyconcept North America adds to sales management and sales teams. 

PITTSBURGH — May 11, 2015 — Polyconcept North America, a subsidiary of the world’s leading promotional products supplier Polyconcept, announces the addition of Lisa LeMond to the PCNA sales management team as National Sales Manager for the western region and Vanessa Headland to the central region field sales team.

Since 2012, Lisa served as the Director of Sales for Gill Studios. There, she was responsible for building a sales organization, developing a strategy for the Gill sales team and leading execution of that strategy. With a focus on tradeshow and industry regional associations, Lisa and the team reversed a trend of declining sales. Furthermore, Lisa was involved with Bebco’s integration after its acquisition in August 2014.

Vanessa comes to PCNA from Rume, a retail-focused tote manufacturer that’s been making inroads with the promotional products industry. Based in Colorado, Vanessa will be responsible for Colorado, Utah and Arizona.

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About Polyconcept North America

Polyconcept North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of the world’s leading promotional products supplier Polyconcept, operates Leed’s, Bullet, JournalBooks and Trimark, four of the most successful brands in North America. The Polyconcept North America companies provide recognized best-in-class services to the industry, ensuring the highest standards of reliability and quality. Highly complementary product ranges enable Polyconcept North America companies to provide the market with a very comprehensive assortment of products across all major product categories. Further information is available at www.pcna.com.

About Bullet

Bullet, a subsidiary of Polyconcept North America, is located in Hialeah, Florida and leads the promotional products industry with low prices and deep inventory. For over 30 years, Bullet has built its reputation on consistently providing superior service, reliability and quality to promotional products distributors. In 2010, Bullet further demonstrated its commitment to those values by attaining membership in the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), which promotes quality, safety and integrity among suppliers in the promotional products industry. Bullet provides the largest selection of products in categories that include writing instruments, drinkware, bags, technology, key tags, stationery, lighting, fitness & recreation and travel accessories. To learn more about Bullet, visit www.bulletline.com.

About Leed’s

Leed’s is a leading promotional products supplier and founding member of the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), which promotes quality, safety, and integrity among suppliers in the industry. Known for the contemporary, retail look of its comprehensive line of corporate accessories, Leed’s products include bags, pens, padfolios, drinkware, memory, technology, awards, and more. Relentless product innovation, energetic customer service, and dynamic client collaboration have garnered Leed’s numerous honors from distributors and industry trade associations across the United States and Canada, including the PPAI Star of Excellence and the ASI Distributor of the Year awards. With global operations headquartered in New Kensington, PA, Leed’s has been synonymous with excellence in the promotional products industry for over 20 years. Information about Leed’s is available at www.leedsworld.com.

Engage Online Customers


Last month, DistributorCentral partnered with Technologo for an online webinar called “Keep Em Coming Back; How to Engage Online Customers” where we demonstrated various ways to engage customers on you website.

Tiffany Tarr, Vice President of Sales at DistributorCentral talked about some of the features that can be enabled on a DistributorCentral-hosted website that will enable you to be more proactive.

Being proactive isn’t always about finding ways to generate new business. By understanding the buying habits of your current customers you can anticipate their needs. Send them ideas well before their events so that you can avoid last minute rush orders.  One of these ways is by setting up Reorder Reminders. Distributors can setup automatically generated emails to their customers to remind them that it’s time to place a reorder. This is helpful for items like Calendars that are ordered annually.

Another way to be proactive is by sending customized presentations with products that display your customer’s logo. The Technologo Virtual Sample Tool can be enabled on your website and allow you to create virtual samples that can be used in your product presentations.

Stephanie Protz, Marketing Director at DistributorCentral talked about the benefits of implementing a Live Chat Feature on your website during last month’s webinar.  A “live chat” feature is a plug-in that can be enabled on your DistributorCentral hosted website that provides a quick and easy way for you to be proactive by reaching out to customers currently browsing your website. Questions can be answered in real time which greatly reduces instances where customers leave your website because their questions haven’t been answered. This type of functionality has been proven to increase sales, since it captures customers at the point of sale and helps them through the conversion process and checkout completion.

Create a sense of urgency by setting up a Discount Code to drive business within a specific time period. Discount codes are another easy and effective way to drive traffic to your website or encourage repeat sales. Whether you offer free setups, free shipping, or simple discounts we highly suggest taking advantage of this tool in your account and using it in your marketing efforts with your customers.

Lastly, take advantage of DistributorCentral’s Monthly Themed Product Specials. Themed Supplier product specials are available each month and are accessible on the homepage in DistributorCentral when you log into your account. These specials are also sent via email three times each month to Distributors subscribed to our marketing emails. This month we are featuring “Back to School” items. Looking ahead into this summer, you can expect “Sports/Fan Gear” products in July and “Awards/Recognition” products in August.

Each of the tools mentioned are available to you as part of the DistributorCentral suite of tools, or as 3rdparty tools that can be easily integrated into your DistributorCentral-hosted website.  Each of them also represent one more way to be more proactive in your sales efforts, and better leverage technology tools to grow customer relationships and generate more sales.

DistributorCentral adds Senior Account Manager

GARDNER, Kan. (06/01/15) –DistributorCentral (PPAI: 220404 | UPIC: DC) the promotional product industry’s premiere ecommerce sales engine, announced an addition to its sales team as part of the company’s continued growth.

Matt Duffey joins DistributorCentral as a Senior Account Manager. He brings over 20 years of sales and customer service experience.  Matt most recently worked in the transportation industry selling and demonstrating web based transportation management platforms.  Matt will be facilitating current DistributorCentral customers and working to grow our network of suppliers.

“We are very excited to welcome Matt to our growing team. His extensive experience will be a great fit for DistributorCentral to grow our Supplier partnerships,” Tiffany Tarr, Vice President of Sales stated.