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CROSS Partners with TrackR Launches the World’s First Trackable Pen with TrackR technology

CROSS Partners with TrackR Launches the World’s First Trackable Pen with TrackR technology

Lost Pens - a thing of the past

Lost pens and misplaced mobile phones might just be a thing of the past, after a revolutionary new product was revealed by one of stationery’s most forward thinking brands.

CROSS Pens, the revolutionary fine writing instruments brand, has developed its new CROSS Peerless TrackR, which could spell an end to the frustration associated with misplacing a treasured pen.

The CROSS Peerless TrackR works when paired with a state-of-the-art app. It then uses Bluetooth* and Crowd Locate technology to keep people in touch with their faithful writing tools while on the move.

Steel City’s MD James Biggin Ski Gear Review

Steel City’s MD James Biggin Ski Gear Review

MD James Biggin is a bit of a ski-fiend and enjoys getting out on the slopes with his family at least once a year if he can.  James bought a branded jacket from PF Concept UK Ltd a good few years ago - the Ozark, and has been very happy with it, so thought it was worth sharing is his review of the jacket's features and benefits.

Industry news: MI Promotions ceased trading

Industry news: MI Promotions ceased trading

We can announce that MI Promotions have ceased trading.

Heartlands Business Gifts have acquired some of the assets from MI Promotions, therefore we will be managing all outstanding orders that are currently active with MI Promotions. With that, Heartlands Business Gifts will also be assuming responsibility for their customers in order to offer continued services and support.

We have also made the decision to take on three embroidery machines from MI Promotions, which will extend our in-house production capabilities.

Fluid Branding Awarded Gold Trusted Award for Excellence in Customer Experience

Fluid Branding Awarded Gold Trusted Award for Excellence in Customer Experience

Fluid Branding are delighted to announce that they have won a Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, rated by real customers.

Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded to businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews. A badge of honour, this accreditation remains unique as all the awards are based purely on the interactions with verified customers.

Fluid Branding met the criteria by collecting at least 50 reviews between January 1st 2016 and December 31st 2016, whilst maintaining a Feefo service rating of between 4.5 and 5.0.

Merchandise World in Jan/Feb 2018 is Happening

Merchandise World in Jan/Feb 2018 is Happening

As a result of strong survey feedback and a 39% participation, we now consider that we have a mandate from members/customers.
 
We are therefore pleased to announce that Merchandise World will take place for professional distributors in Late January/Early February 2018 at a venue in the Midlands. (Note: MW17 will also take place at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire this September 2017)
This decision has been reached for two key reasons: 

  1. The new Jan/Feb event was overwhelmingly supported by Distributors
  2. The majority of Suppliers were also in favour of another MW in Jan/Feb18
  • To view the Survey Results please click here.
  • To see the Distributors who have said they are coming, please click here.
  • To see the Suppliers who have said they are coming, please click here.

A New Look for the Steel City Team

A New Look for the Steel City Team

Branded Merchandise distributors Steel City have updated their company image whilst enhancing their brand identity externally and internally with a new branded uniform.

It was a real priority for Steel City to choose the clothing collectively as a team, with an emphasis on everyone feeling happy and comfortable wearing the items both inside and outside of the office. Working alongside John Barrett at PF Concept UK Ltd, a collection of clothing was established and each member of the Steel City team selected their own personal preference.

To add to the pride felt in the new branded clothing, the team were challenged to collectively reach a target and in return were rewarded with their selected item of branded clothing.

BPMA Personalised Clothing Video Hits the Mark

BPMA Personalised Clothing Video Hits the Mark

BPMA (The British Promotional Merchandise Association) launched its new animation video to boost the awareness of branded clothing at Printwear Live. There was  great reaction among visitors and exhibitors alike.

The personalisation allowed for visitors to have their own versions of this using their logos.  This is one of the many initiatives set up by newly formed special interest body of the BPMA, the CC group – Putting Corporate Clothing First.

The one minute, 44 second video is made with a professional voiceover but made available to members of the BPMA at just £99+VAT or non-members £169+VAT. A new education site for clothing has also been launched www.bpmaclothing.co.uk with the specific aim at helping end users in particular at understanding the benefits of using branded clothing as part of their overall marketing strategy.

Sourcing Machine sees significant growth

Sourcing Machine sees significant growth

Online promotional products community Sourcing Machine has seen a huge boost in distributor sign-ups in just a few months.

The number of distributors using the website has increased by around 55% since the last quarter of 2016.

In the light of this growth, Sourcing Machine is inviting suppliers to take full advantage of this significantly-increased audience for their products. 

Sourcing Machine’s Sophia Atkinson said: “We are the fastest-growing sourcing site in the industry, and the recent increase in distributor users is amazing – making us the perfect platform to showcase promotional products.”

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