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    Since 1903, Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) has been the standard-setting international trade association for the promotional products industry. PPAI is the world’s largest not-for-profit promotional products trade association with a 120-year history of serving a membership of more than 15,000 corporate members and 500,000 professionals.

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PPAI Media Features

Outlook 2024: Understanding The Present And Future In Promotional Product

Fully emerged from the pandemic but still living through its lingering after effects on the global economy, not to mention rapidly evolving technology, it would seem fair to say that the promotional products industry and its companies are at a crossroads.

But when has that not been the case?

The industry has evolved and changed over the decades, adapting with the demands of new generations of end buyers and end users. And it has also experienced disruptions from its own ranks and outside of the historic supply chain. Continue Reading

John Corrigan & Jonny Auping

12 Ways Any Distributor Can Improve Corporate Social Responsibility In 2024

With January being a time for reflection and planning, you may be asking yourself: What are my objectives this year and what will I accomplish?

Sometimes, our big picture goals feel enormous and far away. If you’re a distributor who’s looking to improve your corporate social responsibility (CSR) impact in 2024, I’d like to offer some help by breaking down transformational change into 12 steps that anyone can take. You can pick one each month to focus on, which all adds up to consistent effort and impact. Continue Reading

Elizabeth Wimbush

Our Time To Shine

Our businesses are built around our clients’ needs and finding the right products to fit their campaigns and meet their goals. That focus is where our success comes from.

It can also be a blind spot. What about our needs? That’s why I want to talk about self-promo.

Great self-promo makes sense. It fits the market and the needs of the distributor. It’s something that clients and prospects will hold onto and represents an avenue for follow-up or a call to action. Continue Reading

Lindsey Davis, MAS

Save Significant Money On Shipping


Your membership entitles you to 50 percent off FedEx Express services and 30 percent off FedEx Ground as well as other FedEx discounts including services at FedEx Office. Don’t waste money—enroll in this program and ship everything via FedEx. Most members save more than their dues in shipping costs each year. Log in at My.PPAI.org to find out how you can enroll. 

Software And Solutions To Lead You To Success


As PPAI’s official technology provider, SAGE provides a host of business management services for PPAI distributor members to run their businesses including product research, presentations, virtual samples, CRM, order management, project management, websites, company stores and more. Get started today with your SAGE Total Access subscription included with your PPAI membership.