(Editor’s Note: PromoWire by PPAI Media is a running digest of news releases and updates submitted from organizations around the industry. PPAI Media edits these only for length and will consider newsworthy entries from any member organization.)

March 21, 2022

Apex Advertising Completes Year Of Giving With 30 Acts Of Kindness

LANCASTER, PA – Apex Advertising, a Lancaster-based, customer focused marketing and fulfillment agency, completed a year of giving in celebration of 30 years in business. The initiative, #Apex30for30, was built around a yearlong commitment to share 30 acts of kindness within the local community.

“We have always encouraged our team to support organizations that are meaningful to them,”shared Ron Weaver, president and CEO, Apex Advertising. “We do this with a paid time off program that allows employees to actively volunteer and by making ongoing donations to non profits nominated by our team. For our anniversary, we wanted to take this commitment a step further to make an impact in our communities.”

As part of the initiative, Apex Advertising made monetary contributions, donated products and services, and volunteered their time with 26 different organizations—multiple contributions were made to some organizations.

Non-profit organizations were selected via nominations submitted by staff, clients, or in response to organizations’ outreach. The company also worked with The United Way of Lancaster to better understand which organizations had the highest need.

In addition to the #Apex30for30 initiative, Apex Advertising’s on-going dedication to social responsibility includes a vendor vetting process, no tolerance discrimination workplace policy,and an employee volunteering program that includes eight days of paid time off for employees to use as they prefer.

March 18, 2022

QUINN Collaborates with New Multi-Line Rep DMH Marketing

Hanover PA, March 18, 2022 – Quinn, looking to further spread its ease of providing full color promotional fabric and signage, is proud to announce their association with David Hunzelman of DMH Marketing.

David Hunzelman of Minnesota, and his company DMH Marketing will represent Quinn in the states of MN, WI, IA, ND, SD, NE, MO, and KS. He will grow Quinn’s influence and provide their capabilities as a leading brand of flags, banners, tents, and fabric displays in the promotional products and ad specialty industry.

March 17, 2022

SnugZ USA® Releases Exclusive Product Draft Top® Previously Featured on Shark Tank

SnugZ USA has announced that it has launched a new and exclusive product Draft Top into the promotional products industry. The Made in USA and patented Draft Top changes the experience of drinking from a can. It’s the world’s first bar tool designed to safely remove the top of aluminum beverage cans that creates a smooth pour and releases the full aroma of your beverage. The product was featured on the famous and popular entrepreneur TV show Shark Tank last year.

President and Founder Armand Ferranti said, “We are extremely excited to partner with SnugZ and bring our one-of-a-kind products to the promotional space. After making several promotional products for high profile beverage brands in the past we felt working with SnugZ on this opportunity will allow these efforts to scale. Draft Top offers a truly unique experience for consumers to enjoy drinking from cans and its back by sensory perception science. With so many great quality beverages coming in cans today, your clients won’t go back to drinking from cans the old way again.”

Distributor Angie Millonzi of 3Tree Marketing was part of making the connection between Ferranti and SnugZ. Millonzi said, “Draft Top contacted 3tree Marketing Co. through an existing client. The goal being to explore additional marketing potentials to increase awareness and deliver the Draft Top product into the hands of the public. 3tree has decades of experience and strong relationships within the industry so the obvious thought was connecting with a leader and strategic partner in SnugZ to leverage overall visibility. Draft Top is a fun niche beverage product and one that everyone can utilize. We felt SnugZ was the ideal partner being they have superior technology, team, and reputation to market to the promo world with phenomenal reps that will make sure Draft Top gets noticed!”

Brittany David, CRO of SnugZ added, “We are absolutely thrilled to be the exclusive supplier and decorator for the promotional products industry. Draft Top is creative, fun, and unique and our industry is ripe for new ideas and marketing material that lives on. The products that people want to keep. The products people want to buy. The innovative design, opportunity in the marketplace and cheeky marketing make Draft Top a lifestyle product that elevates the experience of getting together and enjoying a beverage. We’re grateful that one of our loyal customers trusted us and made the introduction.”

March 16, 2022

Botanical PaperWorks Launches A Handmade Soap Promotion That Supports Ocean Conservation Efforts

Having a positive impact on the environment is central to the mission of Botanical PaperWorks, a world-leading seed paper company that recently expanded their line to include handmade soaps made with natural ingredients. The new product line has been praised by customers for the beautiful lather, delightful scent combinations, and luxurious feeling. All the bars are domestically made, vegan, palm oil free, and packaged with eco-friendly labels that are custom branded for businesses.

With a goal to make a positive impact on the industry and on people, the Botanical PaperWorks team wanted to share a new promotion for Earth Day that would not only help businesses reduce waste and send an eco-conscious message, but also raise money for an important cause.

Save Our Oceans Soaps will celebrate and help protect our treasured oceans because 10% of the sales of this product will go to Oceana, the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation.

“It means a lot to our customers that we offer products that give back to the environment so I’m very proud to launch this beautiful bar of handcrafted soap that will give businesses across Canada and the United States the chance to partner with us on an important effort to raise funds for ocean conservation. It’s a truly impactful gift that we know people will take note of.” – Heidi Reimer-Epp, CEO