Social media platforms, like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, have become frequently used tools in much of modern life, although few take advantage of their power beyond sharing family photos and networking with others. At the National Promotional Products Credit Group’s (NPPCG) meeting on January 13-14 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, held in conjunction with The PPAI Expo 2019, Scott Blakeley, founder of Blakeley LLP, will show attendees how they can harness the power of social media to improve the credit and collection process.

Blakeley LLP specializes in commercial credit, bankruptcy and other important business issues. Blakeley is also an acclaimed speaker and contributing editor for publications from the National Association of Credit Management, American Bankruptcy Institute and Credit Research Foundation, among others.

In addition to his “Social Media as a Tool to Identify and Evaluate Credit Risk” presentation for credit group meeting attendees, Blakely’s second session, “Social Media – Legal Considerations,” is open to all Expo-registered attendees. Registration information is available on the Expo registration page.

The National Promotional Products Credit Group’s semi-annual meeting brings together industry credit professionals from promotional products suppliers to discuss industry-specific information on mutual customers, best practice exchanges along with education and networking opportunities.

Credit professionals representing industry suppliers including BAG MAKERS, the Bentcil Co, BIC Graphic USA, Cutter and Buck, Edwards Garment Company, Paramount Apparel International, Pioneer Balloon and SanMar, among others, have already registered to attend. Suppliers may register at

The National Promotional Products Credit Group was founded in 1986 and has been a partner of PPAI since 2003. The credit group is facilitated by NACM North Central/PPAI Credit Services. The group’s mission is to provide credit professionals from promotional products industry suppliers with resources, education and networking opportunities to improve credit management and professionalism.