Earlier this month, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, joined RJ Thompson, the associate director of student engagement in the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh and adjunct professor of graphic design at Point Park University, for an online chat about the promotional products industry, targeted toward Thompson’s audience of college students. The discussion examined PPAI and its role, promotional products careers, branding and more. Click here to view the conversation.

The opportunity to join Thompson’s video chat grew out of a meeting at the American Marketing Association International Collegiate Conference in March, where Bellantone took part in a panel discussion with Kirby Hasseman, owner of distributor Hasseman Marketing & Communications, and moderated by PPAI Communications and Branding Strategist Kim Todora.