Celebrating 40 Years Of Success

The August issue of PPB celebrated the magazine’s 40th year in publication. In “PPB: Empowering Promotional Professionals For 40 Years,” the magazine took a look back at its history, its accomplishments and the industry it documented along the way.

What a great history lesson for new promotional products professionals as well as seasoned veterans such as myself. On behalf of my entire company, The Allen Company, we extend our heartiest congratulations to PPB for 40 glorious years of publishing success. You have always been on the top of the list for serving promotional products professionals. Publications like yours with a brilliant team of dedicated employees and with a friendly work environment can only aim for high results. Working with you all has been a real honor and we value our partnership with every publication.

We wish PPB success for many more years to come!

Tami Wainscott

National Sales Manager

The Allen Company

Blanchester, Ohio


PPB’s New Look Draws Praise

The September issue of PPB unveiled a new look and style for the magazine that polished and modernized its logo and page design as it moves it begins its fifth decade in publication.

I love the new look of PPB! The article on the Rising Stars is great, and the new look is a huge improvement! Kudos to you and your team!

Andrew Spellman, CAS

Vice President Corporate Channels

Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc.

Monroe, Connecticut

UPIC: swisarmy

Connecting With The Next Generation

On September 7, PPAI Diversity Development and Engagement Manager Seth Barnett hosted a webinar, “The Professional Life of a Millennial: Selling to a New Market,” on the value of the new Millennial market and what it can do for the future of the promotional products business.

As a Millennial new to the market, I have more than nine years of sales experience but do not have much experience in this industry. Your insight was great and your facts reconfirm my decision to get into this industry.

Brian Young

Director of Sales

The Dunstan Group, LLC

Charlotte, North Carolina

UPIC: DG27193

PPAI Announces Hall Of Fame, Distinguished Service Award Honorees

In August, PPAI announced the 2017 Hall of Fame inductees, Margie Price, MAS, and Joel Schaffer, MAS; and the 2017 PPAI Distinguished Service Award winner, Joe Scott. The three honorees will be recognized during the Chairman’s Leadership Dinner on January 9, 2017, during The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas.

Congratulations to Margie, Joel and Joe on receiving the recognition they so richly deserve. Well done all!

Gary Haley


Beacon Promotions

New Ulm, Minnesota