PPAI’s PromoPolls, a quick, informal, twice-weekly poll published in every issue of PPB Newslink, captures a snapshot of opinions on a wide range of current topics. 

Many of the recent polls have quizzed readers on questions related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Among its insights are these: 

  • Most respondents expect sales to return to pre-lockdown levels in the second or third quarters of 2021 (57 percent)
  • Fifty-nine percent of respondents have taken advantage of government support programs offered during the pandemic
  • Among companies with employees currently working from home, almost three-quarters plan on allowing at least certain positions to continue to do so on a semi-permanent basis
  • For about half of respondents, personal protective equipment, such as face masks, medical gowns and face shields, make up between 10 and 50 percent of their current sales.

To learn more about the polls’ findings, participate in the latest polls and see how industry peers have responded to other topical questions, visit pubs.ppai.org/polls.


James Khattak is news editor of PPB.