Kim R. Todora
Board of Directors
Annual Report

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A Case For Promotional Products

The promotional products industry plays an important role in the national economy—collectively the industry provides nearly 500,000 jobs and $19.8 billion annually. Although promotional products play an important role in making the public and other audiences aware of important initiatives and are essential elements in successful marketing programs, all too often the industry comes under scrutiny when budgets are tight and cuts must be made.   More...


PPAI and SAGE Streamline Process for Enrolling in Power of Two Benefits

PPAIs Anne Stone Elected To ICPHSO Board

The PPAI Expo 2016 A Look At The Best Expo Ever

PPEF 2016 Scholarship Period Now Open

PPAI Makes History By Putting Product Safety First


PPAI Engages Saxum As Its Agency Of Record
PPAI and SAGE Extend Power of Two Relationship
Wehrle and David Elected To PPAI Board
PPAI Announces Promotional Products Industry Pioneers
Dana Geiger Named 2015 Donna Hall Memorial Grant Recipient
PPAI Presents An Hour with Seth Godin Live
Bellantone Joins TSAE Board of Directors
PPAI Announces Expo East 2016 Show Dates
PPAI Names Steve Slagle 2016 Hall Of Fame Inductee
PPAI Honors Lori Bauer As 2015 PPAI RAC Volunteer Of The Year
PPAI Announces Felber and Moisant 2016 Distinguished Service Award Recipients
PPAI Announces 2016 Board Officers
PPAI Research White Paper 2015
PPAI Capitol Hill Meetings Educate Congress
PPAI Rebrands Annual Product Responsibility Summit
PPAI Membership Reaches 11,000 Corporate Members
PPAI Announces Ron Johnson 2015 Legislator Of The Year
PPAI Responds to The Oklahoman’s Report on State Spending on Promotional Products
PPEF 2015 Scholarship Period Now Open
The PPAI Expo 2015 - Highlights From The World's Largest Promotional Products Show

2014 News Releases

Industry Amps Up Promotional Products Work! Week
PPAI Announces New Board Directors And RAC Board Delegate
PPAI Issues 2013 Annual Report
PPAI Announces Candidates For 2015 PPAI Board Of Directors
PPAI Announces Fran Ford CAS and Paul Kiewiet MAS+ As 2015 Hall Of Fame Inductees
PPAI Announces 2015 Board Officers
LaDonna Belcher Named Inaugural Donna Hall Memorial Grant Recipient
PPAI Honors Jo-an Lantz And Sandford - 2014 WoA Award
PPEF Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Announces 2014 Scholarship Winners
PPAI Announces 2015 Board Officers
PPAI President's Statement: Demand For South by Southwest #SXSW Promotional Products Captures Event Headlines; Positive Proof Promotional Products Work!
PPAI Announces Co-Location Of Expo East and ISS Shows - New Dates (March 12)
PPAI Introduces New App And PPB Tablet Edition (March 11)
PPEF Celebrates 25th Anniversary, 2014 Scholarship Period Now Open (February 11)
Expo East Honored In 2014 Trade Show Executive Fastest 50 (February 4)
2014 PPAI Expo Marks 5-Year High in Attendee and Exhibitor Numbers (January 22)
PPAI Launches ‘Product Safety Aware’ Education Program (January 14)
The PPAI Expo 2014 - Exhibits Open January 15 (January 2014)
PPAI brand. Fact Sheet 2014 (January 2014)

2013 News Releases

PPAI And PSI Present 2014 Trade Show Partner Agreement (December 19)
PPAI Appoints Knollenberg To Board (December 18)
The Tchotchke Is Alive And Well…And Thriving - Point Counterpoint (November 21)
PPAI Presidents Letter - OIG U.S. Marshals Service Report 2013 (November 12)
PPAI Welcomes New Directors To Board (October 10)
The PPAI Expo, The Promotional Products Industry’s Largest And Longest-Running Trade Show, Named 53rd Largest U.S. Show By Trade Show Executive Magazine (September 24)
PPAI Names Peter E. Geiger 2014 H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award Recipient (September 10)
PPAI Celebrates 2013 RAC Volunteers Of The Year Kevin Flynn, MAS, And Larry D. Krause, MAS (August 28)
Tony Hsieh, Author And CEO To Keynote The PPAI Expo 2014 (August 26)
PPAI Names Don Lafferre, CAS, 2014 Hall Of Fame Inductee (August 13)
PPAI Names Mike Schenker, MAS, 2014 Distinguished Service Award Honoree (August 13)
PPAI Announces Candidates For 2014 PPAI Board Of Directors (August 13)
PPAI And ASI Join Forces To ADvocate™ For The Promotional Products Industry (August 12)
Promotional Products Association International Issues 2012 Annual Report (July 9)
PPAI Reports Positive Results, U.S. Promotional Products Industry’s Annual Sales Volume Increases To $18.5 Billion (July 8)
PPAI Honors Janelle Nevins And Roni Wright With 2013 Woman Of Achievement Award (June 18)
Promotional Products Education Foundation Awards 97 College Scholarships (June 12)
PPAI, PPDRF Business Recovery Fund Extend Assistance To Promotional Products Companies Affected By Recent Tornadoes (May 28)
Polyconcept North America Pledges $120,000 To PPEF Tomorrow Fund (May 14)
SAGE Announces New Dates for SAGE Show™ 2014 (May 7)
PPAI and RPI Announce Strategic Alliance (May 1)
PPAI Presents Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen 2013 Legislator Of The Year Award (April 16)
PPAI’s Bellantone Presents ‘State Of The Industry’ At C.A.S.A. 2013 Tropical Show Town Hall (March 19)
PPAI Public Affairs Review And Outlook (March 6)
PPAI Celebrates Promotional Products Work!TM Week With Release Of Landmark Promotional Products Advertising Awareness And Usage Study (February 14)
PPEF 2013 Scholarship Period Now Open (February 5)
The PPAI Expo 2013 – Keynote Lineup (January)

2012 News Releases

PPAI And PSI Announce Tradeshow Partner Association Agreement (November 13)
PPAI Introduces Health Care Planning Tool (November 7) PPAI And PPDRF Business Recovery Fund Stands Ready To Help Promotional Products Industry Impacted By Hurricane Sandy (October 28)
PPAI Announces 2013 H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award Honoree (October 25)
The PPAI Expo Ranked As 47th Largest Show In 2012 Trade Show Executive Gold 100 (October 16)
PPAI Announces 2012 Board of Directors Election Results (October 15)
PPAI Code Of Conduct Now Available In Spanish, French Canadian And Chinese Translations (October 3)
PPAI 2013 Technology Awards Finalists Announced (September 26)
PPAI Launches Small Business Solutions Webinar Series (September 25)
PPAI Announces 2013 Distinguished Service Award Honorees (September 4)
PPAI Introduces Promotional Products Work!TM Week (August 14)
PPAI Recognizes Mary Ann Farmer, MAS As 2012 Woman Of Achievement (July 24)
PPAI Presents 2013 Board Officers And Candidates For Board Of Directors (July 18)
PPAI brand. Welcomes The Motivation Show To Las Vegas in 2014 (July 12)
PPAI And SAGE Expand ‘Power Of Two’ Alliance To Include SAGE Show (July 11)
Marsha Flanagan Joins PPAI As Content Strategy And Development Director (July 2)
Carol Gauger Promoted To Director Of Member Engagement And Regional Relations (June 14)
PPAI And SAAGNY Announce EXPO East Tradeshow (June 6)
PPAI Honored With Two 2012 Communicator Awards (May 30)
Pierce And Zezzo Named 2012 PPAI RAC Volunteers Of The Year (May 29)
PPAI Product Safety Summit To Feature Carol Pollack-Nelson, Ph.D. Renowned Product Safety Authority (May 15)
PPAI 2011 Promotional Products Sales Volume Study Results (May 8)
First Class Of Industry Veterans Earn MAS+ Certification
PPAI Board Revises Bylaws & FAQs (April 26)
PPAI Leads Branding Leadership Forum At AAF Nashville Convention (April 18)
PPAI And DAV Productions Announce Expo Production Partnership (March 28)
PPAI Recognized Among City’s 20 Oldest Businesses (March 20)
PPAI L.E.A.D. 2012: Industry Honors Pennsylvania Congressman Tim Murphy Named PPAI’s Legislator Of The Year (March 8)
PPAI L.E.A.D. 2012: Legislative Agenda And Industry Position Statements (March 6)
PPAI L.E.A.D. 2012 Engages Congress With Social Media, Virtual Fly-In And One-On-One Meetings On Capitol Hill (March 5)
PPAI Research Report – 2011 Q4 Industry Sales Barometers (February 27) 
STATEMENT - Safety Sense report on Minneapolis KSTP-TV ABC 5 
PPAI brand. Returns To 2012 SAAC Show (February 15) 
PPAI and SAAGNY Extend Agreement To Host brand. At Promotions East (January 31) 
PPEF 2012 Scholarship Period Opens With Historic $1 Million Scholarship Program Goal (January 27) 
The PPAI Expo 2012 Post Show Review (January 24) 
PPAI Announces Milestone Of 10,000 Members (January 4) 
PPAI Announces Enhanced Professional Development Certification Program (January 2)


2011 News Releases

PPAI Public Affairs 2011 Year In Review (November 29)
PPAI Receives 2011 Davey Award For “Advocating For The Industry” Video (November 1) 
PPAI Announces Leadership Changes (October 19) 
PPAI Leads VIP Thought Leadership Seminar At 2011 Advertising Week (September 29) 
PPAI Announces 2012 Hall of Fame And Distinguished Service Honorees (August 15) 
PPAI Introduces Promotional Products TurboTestTM A Vital Online Tool To Help Promotional Products Distributors And Suppliers Navigate Federal Product Safety Requirement Maze (August 16)
PPAI Recognizes Margie Price, MAS, As 2011 Woman of Achievement
PPAI Recognizes 2011 Regional Volunteer Of The Year (June 30)
PPAI Offers Disaster Relief To Members Impacted By Hurricane Irene (August 28)
PPAI Presents Inaugural Product Safety Summit
PPAI Board Suspends Distributor-Hosted Buyer Initiative (June 23)
Promotional Products Education Foundation Awards $100,000 In College Scholarships (June 23)
PPAI Names Paul Bellantone, CAE, President And Chief Executive Officer (June 21)
Promotional Consultant Magazine Moves To A New Interactive Digital Platform (June 16)
PPAI Sales Volume Study Reveals Gradual 2010 Market Upturn (May 24)
PPAI Welcomes Hosted-Buyers To The PPAI Expo 2012 (April 27)
PPAI L.E.A.D. Washington, D.C. Impact Report; President Obama Signs H.R. 4 – Repeal Of Form 1099 (April 15)
G. Stephen Slagle, CAE, PPAI President And CEO Announces Retirement (April 8)
PPAI Commemorates 50 Years of Industry Certification (April 6)
PPAI North American Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker Announced (March 29)
PPAI Rallies Board Leadership To Build-A-Bike® For GRACE (March 17)
PPAI L.E.A.D. Initiative Heightens Awareness In Support Of Promotional Products Industry Stakeholders (March 15)
Dr. Janet Lapp To Keynote 2011 PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference (February 22)
PPAI And SAGE Announce Strategic Alliance (January 4)

2010 News Releases

PPAI Announces Sale Of OrderTrax2 To Essent
PPAI Launches Digital Lead Program-Gives Advertisers Channel To Deliver Information On Products To Promotional Consultant Readers
PPAI And SAGE Join Forces To Promote The PPAI Expo™  2011
Promotional Products Association Leads Industry With Advocacy Efforts - New "How To" Video Shows Industry Practitioners Best Practices For Advocacy
Association Releases List Of Top Promotional Products Sports Fans Can Expect To See At Game Time
An Industry First: Promotional Consultant Today Now Offered As iPhone® Application
Promotional Products Association To Join Industry Leaders At Advertising Week 2010
Promotional Consultant And Promotional Products Business Receive Apex Awards
Promotional Products Education Foundation Awards $72,000 In College Scholarships
PPAI Pledges $10,000 To Olson Scholarship
Geiger Makes Lead Contribution To Honor Glen R. Holt, MAS
PPEF Announces College Scholarships Honoring Industry Icons
Industry Leaders Challenged To Face Biggest Fears To Help Send Kids To College
Promotional Products Sales Decline, Still Fare Better Than Traditional Media
Irving-Based Association Sponsors Food Drive
PPAI Reaches Out To Member Companies Affected By Tennessee Floods
PPAI Partners With Product Safety Lab To Offer Expanded Services And Preferred Pricing To PPAI Members
PPAI L.E.A.D. Event Creates Awareness, Builds Relationships With Lawmakers
PPAI Study Confirms Effectiveness Of Promotional Products When Compared To Traditional Media
The PPAI Expo 2010: Breaking New Ground, Exploring New Concepts And Expanding Into New Markets
PPEF To Award $100,000 In College Scholarships

 Industry Amps Up Promotional Products Work! Week



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