PPAI Receives 2011 Davey Award For “Advocating For The Industry" Video

Kim R. Todora, PPAI




2011 Silver Award Winner: Advocating For The Industry
Online Film and Video - Public Service and Activism

IRVING, Tex. (November 1, 2011) – Promotional Products Association International (PPAI; ppai.org), the not-for-profit association for more than 9,000 member companies of the $16.5 billion promotional products industry has been selected as a 2011 Davey Silver Award winner for its video production entitled, "Advocating For The Industry." The video is an educational tool intended to promote discussions between constituents and their congressional leaders in support of issues important to the promotional products industry.

"This is an outstanding achievement for PPAI, especially when you consider that just two short years ago, PPAI had no real video production capabilities and today we have a product worthy of a Davey Award from the International Academy of Visual Arts," said Keith Vincent, PPAI Director of Marketing. "It is a true credit to the creative team who saw the importance of this channel and applied their extraordinary creativity to the process."

"Video gives us an opportunity to promote PPAI offerings but perhaps more importantly it creates an additional opportunity for us to help PPAI members," he said.

The Davey Awards is an international creative award focused exclusively on honoring outstanding creative work from the best small firms worldwide. The 2011 Davey Awards received nearly 4,000 entries from ad agencies, interactive agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms and public relations firms.

"The Davey Awards serves as the benchmark for recognizing creative excellence and continues to raise the bar in honoring the best work from small agencies and firms worldwide. Congratulations to the "Creative Davids" at the forefront of their industry, helping to push the limits in creativity and design," said Linda Day, Executive Director of the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA).

PPAI’s previous awards for excellence include the 2011 Communicator Award of Excellence and 2011 Gold Hermes Award for the Expo ONE Invitation.

About PPAI
Since 1903, the Promotional Products Association International, a not-for-profit, has been the standard setting international trade association for the promotional products industry. PPAI offers education, tradeshows, business products and services, mentoring, technology and legislative support to its members. Today, PPAI serves more than 9,000 global members who lead the $16.5 billion dollar industry. The multi-billion-dollar industry includes wearables, writing instruments, calendars, drinkware and many other items, usually imprinted with a company’s name, logo or message. PPAI created and maintains the UPIC (Universal Promotional Identification Code), the industry’s only free identification system and universal company database. For information regarding PPAI or to learn more about the proven power of promotional products (including research and case studies), visit the PPAI website at www.ppai.org.

About The Davey Awards
The Davey Awards exclusively honor the "Davids" of creativity, the finest small firms, agencies and companies in the world. David defeated the giant Goliath with a big idea and a little rock - the sort of thing small firms do each year. The annual International Davey Awards honors the achievements of the "Creative Davids" who derive their strength from big ideas, rather than big budgets. The Davey Awards is the leading awards competition specifically for smaller firms, where firms compete with their peers to win the recognition they deserve. Please visit www.daveyawards.com for more information.



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