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March 24, 2017
Where To Find Your Next Product Idea, Part 2 – March 24, 2017
Yesterday, Promotional Consultant Today shared two tips for coming up with your next big idea, as explained by Foundr magazine editor Nathan Chan. Today, we are sharing two more product idea tips. Read More »
March 23, 2017
PPB Newslink March 23: Expo East’s Power Luncheon Explores The Future Of Social Media
Expo East's Power Luncheon introduces sales professionals to the future of social media. Aimed at industry members wanting to stay on the forefront of current technology, the Power Luncheon, featuring technology strategist Crystal Washington, is the premier event in the extensive education schedule coming to Atlantic City's Atlantic City Convention Center, June 12-14. Read More »
March 23, 2017
CPSC, Polaris Announce ATV Recall
The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Polaris have issued a recall for the model year 2015 and 2016 Sportsman 850 and 1000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) for burn and fire hazards. The ATVs are sold in the promotional products market by supplier Incentive Concepts. Read More »
March 23, 2017
Expo East’s Power Luncheon Explores The Future Of Social Media
Expo East’s Power Luncheon introduces sales professionals to the future of social media. Aimed at industry members wanting to stay on the forefront of current technology, the Power Luncheon, featuring technology strategist Crystal Washington, is the premier event in the extensive education schedule coming to Atlantic City’s Atlantic City Convention Center, June 12-14. Read More »
March 23, 2017
SAGE Affiliate Program Welcomes PPAM, SAAGNY, AzPPA, And NWPMA
The Promotional Products Association Midwest (PPAM), the Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY), the Arizona Promotional Products Association (AzPPA), and the Northwest Promotional Marketing Association (NWPMA) have joined the redesigned SAGE Affiliate Program. The Affiliate Program is designed to give regional associations in the promotional products industry and their members special benefits from SAGE through access to business management products and services for members and the association. Read More »
March 23, 2017
Registration, Special Room Rates Available For PPAI Product Responsibility Summit
PPAI is hosting the seventh annual Product Responsibility Summit in Newport Beach, California, on September 18-20. PPAI is offering special discounted room rates at the Duke Hotel, site of the Summit, but rooms will fill up fast. Read More »
March 23, 2017
Upcoming PPAI Webinars Revisit Expo 2017
In March and April, alongside examinations of cross-generational office environments and the latest in responsible sourcing practices, the PPAI webinar series returns to some of the highlights of the PPAI Expo 2017’s education programming. Read More »
March 23, 2017
PPAI And Other Groups Work To Oppose Border Adjustment Tax
PPAI, industry businesses and other trade organizations representing myriad facets of the U.S. economy, have joined together to voice their opposition to the proposed Border Adjustment Tax (BAT). The proposal, if incorporated into Congress’ tax reforms, would levy a 20-percent tax on all U.S. imports while eliminating the tax on exports. Read More »
March 23, 2017
Where To Find Your Next Product Idea, Part 1 – March 23, 2017
Today and tomorrow, Promotional Consultant Today shares these tips from Foundr magazine editor Nathan Chan, for vetting out the best product ideas. Read More »
March 23, 2017
Traditional Ad Channels Rated As Most Trusted Media
In a survey of 2,400 U.S. consumers, marketing researchers MarketingSherpa found that Americans find traditional advertising channels to be the most trustworthy when making a purchasing decision. Of the 13 channels surveyed, the top five in the results are traditional, including, in ranking order, print, TV, direct mail, radio and outdoor advertising, while the remaining eight are digital. Those include, in order, search engine, online video, sponsored blog posts, social media, online banners, mobile phone ads, ads in podcasts and online pop-ups. Read More »
March 22, 2017
Five Must-Ask Questions For Your Next Job Interview – March 22, 2017
In this issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we’re passing along these five important questions that Forbes contributor Liz Ryan recommends asking so that you don’t get stuck in a work environment that is worse that your current job. Read More »
March 21, 2017
PPB Newslink March 21: PPAI Educates Students On Industry Careers At AMA Collegiate Conference
PAI is a long-standing partner and platinum-level sponsor of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and last week participated in its 39th annual International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Association sponsored the conference's t-shirt design and trade-show exhibit competitions, and PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, moderated a panel discussion on promotional products marketing. Read More »
March 21, 2017
PPAI Educates Students On Industry Careers At AMA Collegiate Conference
PPAI is a long-standing partner and platinum-level sponsor of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and last week participated in its 39th annual International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Alongside sponsoring its t-shirt design and trade-show exhibit competitions, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, moderated a panel discussion on promotional products marketing. Read More »
March 21, 2017
Paramount Apparel International Acquires Back 9 USA
Supplier Paramount Apparel International (PPAI 133496) has Back 9 USA LLC, a golf lifestyle brand established in 1997. Read More »
March 21, 2017
Expanding Industrial Production Points To Growing U.S. Economy
Industrial production is on the upswing in the U.S., reports economic research and consulting firm ITR Economics in the March 2017 edition of The ITR Advisor. Industrial production, a benchmark for the overall U.S. economy, is expected to grow 2.7 percent over the course of the year. The economy should continue to grow in 2018, but not at 2017’s pace, ITR predicts. Read More »
March 21, 2017
Souders Brand Marketing Acquires Visions By Phoenix
Distributor Souders Brand Marketing (PPAI 285908) has acquired Ocean Township, New Jersey-based Visions by Phoenix (PPAI 612632). The distributors were introduced and guided through the process by industry service provider The Distributor Exchange (PPAI 625088). Read More »
March 21, 2017
Creative Promotional Products Joins Facilisgroup
Distributor Creative Promotional Products (PPAI 153971) of Skokie, Illinois, has joined Facilisgroup (PPAI 493664), a community of promotional products distributors. Read More »
March 21, 2017
PPAI Takes The Industry’s Story To Students At Johnson & Wales University
On March 15, PPAI Diversity Development and Engagement Manager Seth Barnett joined Lindsey Whitney, MAS, national sales representative for supplier Raining Rose, Inc., to deliver a presentation to the Johnson & Wales University’s Foundations of Marketing and Retail Marketing classes. The Denver, Colorado, university is also Barnett and Whitney’s alma mater. Read More »
March 21, 2017
PPAI’s Upcoming Webinars Revisit Expo 2017, Explore Business Best Practices And More
In March and April, alongside examinations of business financing and cross-generational office environments, the PPAI webinar series returns to some of the highlights of the PPAI Expo 2017’s education programming. Read More »
March 21, 2017
Outstanding Branding Receives First Mile’s Silver Rating
Outstanding Branding (PPAI 678649) has been awarded the Silver Standard Rating in global recycling efforts from sustainability auditor First Mile. The Silver Rating places the UK-based distributor among the top 20 percent of companies in the country that participate in recycling programs. Read More »
March 21, 2017
In Sales? Do These 10 Things Every Day – March 21, 2017
In this issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we share these tips from Adam Honig, co-founder and CEO of Spiro Technologies, on 10 things that successful salespeople do every day. Read More »
March 20, 2017
Try These Expert Moves With Your Next Difficult Caller – March 20, 2017
In this issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we share three specific moves, identified by customer service expert Kate Zabriskie, that can improve interactions with challenging callers. Read More »
March 17, 2017
How To End Your Day On A Positive Note – March 17, 2017
Power contends that spending a few minutes at the end of the day reinstalling a positive attitude can shift the equation back and help get tomorrow started on a positive note. Ready to try it? Read Power's five tips for getting your positive attitude back in this issue of Promotional Consultant Today. Read More »
March 16, 2017
Why Cultivate A Curious Culture? Part 4 – March 16, 2017
Yesterday, Promotional Consultant Today explored three tips on how to ensure you are hiring curious employees for your organization. In today's final installment of our four-part curiosity series, we delve into how an organization can cultivate curiosity among employees and leaders. Read More »
March 16, 2017
PPB Newslink March 16: Federal Reserve Issues Interest Rate Increase—A Positive Sign For The Industry
The Federal Reserve announced on Tuesday that it is increasing its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a point, raising the target range for the federal funds rate to .75 to one percent. This the third increase of the benchmark since the Great Recession. Read More »