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April 25, 2017
PPB Newslink April 25: PPAI’s Get In Touch! Campaign Launches First Commercial
PAI has launched its first broadcast ad for the Get In Touch!® campaign for use in digital, social, live event and broadcast media. The spot debuted on social media in conjunction with Promotional Products Work! Week, which runs through Friday, and will expand in the fall to include multiple platforms and will be supported by live event partnerships with Advertising Week, the American Marketing Association and the Public Relations Society of America. Read More »
April 25, 2017
PPAI’s Get In Touch! Campaign Launches First Commercial
PPAI has launched its first broadcast ad for the Get In Touch!® campaign for use in digital, social, live event and broadcast media. The spot debuted on social media in conjunction with Promotional Products Work! Week, which runs through Friday, and will expand in the fall to include multiple platforms and will be supported by live event partnerships with Advertising Week, the American Marketing Association and the Public Relations Society of America. Read More »
April 25, 2017
PPAI Volunteers, Staff On Capitol Hill This Week For L.E.A.D.
More than 80 PPAI volunteers and staff arrive in Washington, D.C., today to take part in more than 250 meetings with members of Congress and their staffs about the effectiveness of promotional products and the strength of the industry in the U.S. This is the eighth year for PPAI’s Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.), one of the Association’s most powerful and influential efforts to educate legislators about the $21 billion promotional products industry. The meetings begin on Wednesday and run through late Thursday. Read More »
April 25, 2017
The Promotional Products Industry Turns Out For PPW! Week
Industry professionals, companies and regional associations are demonstrating the power of promotional products during Promotional Products Work! Week (PPW! Week), which began Monday and wraps up on Friday. PPW! Week, PPAI’s annual five-day international event, is aimed at raising awareness of promotional products’ role in advertising and marketing, and delivers the message that promotional products work to advertisers, marketers and media buyers. Read More »
April 25, 2017
Nominate Industry Technology Leaders Today
Digital technology is a powerful tool that can help make a business more productive and profitable, and the promotional products industry’s techies are the trendsetters and visionaries who keep it innovating. The Industry Collaborator Award, one of the PPAI Technology Awards, won in 2016 by Chris Schlemmer, DistributorCentral’s IT director, celebrates technological achievement by PPAI member companies that brings the industry closer together to achieve greater efficiency or collaboration Read More »
April 25, 2017
NewClients Promotional Marketing Acquires EBSCO Creative Concepts
As first reported Friday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert, distributor NewClients Promotional Marketing (PPAI 107225), headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, has acquired distributor EBSCO Creative Concepts (PPAI 104781), a division of EBSCO Industries. Read More »
April 25, 2017
Jornik Manufacturing Ownership Transitions To Second Generation
Jornik Manufacturing Corp. (PPAI 111065) has announced that the Stamford, Connecticut-based supplier’s ownership is transitioning from founders Jacquie and Peter Herz to their daughter Jordie Freedman, the company’s president, and their son-in-law Rory Freedman, its treasurer and secretary. Read More »
April 25, 2017
2017 Expected To Be A Healthy Year For U.S Industrial Production
Buoyed primarily by upticks in mining and manufacturing, U.S. industrial production is expected to overtake 2016’s numbers in 2017 reports economic research and consulting firm ITR Economics in the April 2017 edition of The ITR Advisor. ITR also notes that other indicators, including the U.S. Purchasing Managers Index, U.S. corporate profits and the U.S. Total Industry Capacity Utilization Rate, also point to growth in the economy this year. Read More »
April 25, 2017
Special Room Rates Still Available For PPAI Product Responsibility Summit
The seventh annual PPAI Product Responsibility Summit will be held September 18-20 in Newport Beach, California. PPAI is offering discounted room rates at the Duke Hotel, site of the Summit, but they are filling up fast. Read More »
April 21, 2017
How To Craft A Winning Business Plan – April 21, 2017
Today Promotional Consultant Today reveals the key elements for developing a business plan shared by author MaryEllen Tribby in her Huffington Post article, "The Eight Key Elements of a Successful Business Plan and How to Make Them Work for You." Read More »
April 21, 2017
Are You Ready To Raise Your Standards? – April 20, 2017
The message is: raise your standards. I'll explain in this issue of Promotional Consultant Today. Read More »
April 21, 2017
Six Ways To Calculate Risk, Part 2 – April 19, 2017
Yesterday, Promotional Consultant Today shared three of Wang's "Risky Six"—key factors in calculating risk and overcoming fear. Today, we share three more. Read More »
April 21, 2017
Six Ways To Calculate Risk, Part 1 – April 18, 2017
Today and tomorrow, Promotional Consultant Today shares what business author Lei Wang calls the "Risky Six"—ways to overcome fear and manage risk in business. Read More »
April 21, 2017
A Simple But Powerful Formula For Success – April 17, 2017
Today, Promotional Consultant Today reveals the most critical formula you need to know to differentiate you from others on the same career path, according to sales coach Dave Martin. Read More »
April 20, 2017
PPB Newslink April 20: Survey Finds Customers Have High Expectations Of Small-Business Websites
Most consumers have the same expectations from a small business's website as they do of a site belonging to a larger company. And what will make or break their impressions of a business are up-to-date and accurate information, and good and mobile-friendly design says the "Small Business Consumer Expectations Report" from Waltham, Massachusetts, distributor Vistaprint (PPAI 565755). Read More »
April 20, 2017
Survey Finds Customers Have High Expectations Of Small-Business Websites
Most consumers have the same expectations from a small business’s website as they do of a site belonging to a larger company. And what will make or break their impressions of a business are up-to-date and accurate information, and good and mobile-friendly design says the “Small Business Consumer Expectations Report” from Waltham, Massachusetts, distributor Vistaprint (PPAI 565755). Read More »
April 20, 2017
ASB Opens New Texas Office
American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656) is hosting an open house today to introduce its new 8,000-square-foot office in Las Colinas, Texas. The office will house office personnel and eight of the Glenwood, Minnesota, distributor’s sales associates. Read More »
April 20, 2017
In Memorium: Ros Plummer, MAS
Rosalind (Ros) Fraser Plummer, MAS, vice president of supplier Clearmount Plastics Limited in Toronto, Canada, passed away unexpectedly on April 15 while on vacation with her husband, David. She was 58. Read More »
April 20, 2017
Proforma Event Recognizes Owners’ Sales Success
Proforma has announced that its Million Dollar Club, celebrating million-dollar or multimillion-dollar sales, has grown to 171 members, a record for the Cleveland, Ohio-based distributor. The company inducted 34 new members at an April at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Read More »
April 20, 2017
PPAI Staff Are Hitting The Road For PPW! Week
Promotional Products Work! Week (PPW! Week), an industry-wide celebration of promotional products and the value they create, takes place next week, and in celebration PPAI staff are hitting the road to connect with and learn about industry businesses in North Texas. Read More »
April 20, 2017
Upcoming PPAI Webinars Take A Closer Look At Toy Safety Standards And Other Issues
The webinars PPAI has scheduled for April and May include details on a new toy safety standard, business best practices, import/export compliance and more. Read More »
April 20, 2017
L.E.A.D. Virtual Fly-Ins Connect Industry Members To Their Colleagues In D.C.
PPAI's Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) takes the promotional products industry’s message to Capitol Hill next week, and industry members around the country can join in sharing their thoughts through the L.E.A.D. Virtual Fly-In. Read More »
April 20, 2017
Special Room Rates Still Available For PPAI Product Responsibility Summit
The seventh annual PPAI Product Responsibility Summit will be held September 18-20 in Newport Beach, California. PPAI is offering discounted room rates at the Duke Hotel, site of the Summit, but they are filling up fast. Read More »
April 20, 2017
Vernon Names Jon Smith Account Executive Of The Year
The Vernon Company named Jon Smith its 2016 Vernon Account Executive of the Year Award at the Newton, Iowa, distributor’s annual National Sales Meeting. Held at the Renaissance Indian Wells in Indian Wells, California, on April 10-12, the event brought together nearly 100 of the Newton, Iowa, distributor’s account executives and more than 70 of its supplier partners. Read More »
April 20, 2017
Outstanding Branding Sponsors PwC’s Ride the Nation Cycling Challenge
UK-based distributor Outstanding Branding (PPAI 678649) has become a sponsor of PwC’s Ride the Nation Cycling Challenge taking place next month. The challenge, which began in 2015, raised over $150,000 for local charities with more than 700 PwCe employees cycling over 2,700 miles across the United Kingdom, from Aberdeen to Plymouth and the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland. Read More »