(Editor’s Note: PromoWire by PPAI Media is a running digest of news releases and updates submitted from organizations around the industry. PPAI Media edits these only for length and will consider newsworthy entries from any member organization.)

April 11, 2022

Orbus Releases 2022 Editions Of The Exhibitors’ Handbook & Promo Handbook Catalogs

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, North America’s largest wholesale supplier and manufacturer of visual communications solutions is excited to introduce its 2022 editions of The Exhibitors’ Handbook and Promo Handbook display product catalogs.

These popular catalogs feature hundreds display options, from portable banner stands and outdoor displays to fabric structures and modular exhibits. They present the widest range of display products for interiors, live events, and tradeshows.

The Exhibitors’ Handbook is a non-branded, 100% neutral product catalog, designed exclusively for Orbus dealers in the sign, graphics, and exhibit industries to use and share as their own. The Promo Handbook catalog/ website is designed for the Promotional products industry distributor to share and easily quote from. The Promo Handbook website features retail price.

Offered in digital form, the catalogs are downloadable from The Exhibitors’ Handbook and Promo Handbook websites. Browse through to see what’s new.

“We are proud to support our clients with an innovative and expansive range of quality display products,” says Gary Keefer, CEO. “Coupled with our state-of-the-art custom manufacturing and printing capabilities, we help position our clients across North America to offer a fantastic array of visual communications solutions, small to large in scale.”

April 8, 2022

PPAI Chicago Helds Its 2022 End User Showcase On St. Patrick’s Day

Promotional Professionals Association of Chicago (PPAChicago) held its annual End User Showcase on March 17 at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois.This year’s event drew 70 exhibitors, eight of whom were exhibiting at the show for the first time.

PPAChicago reports climbing foot traffic at this year’s show. The showcase had more than 500 attendees walking the floor, including distributors and their clients. Each received also received a show bag with various promotional products inside.

While PPAI did not exhibit at the show, Melissa Massey, the Association’s national accounts manager was on-hand, where she met with the PPAIChicago board, among others.

Next year’s PPAChicago End User Showcase will be held at the same location, on March 16.

Outdoor Cap Names Jenny Straub, CAS, Director Of Strategic Partnerships

Bentonville, Arkansas-based supplier Outdoor Cap has promoted Jenny Straub, CAS, to director of strategic partnerships. She joined the company two and a half years ago as director of sales in its promotional products division.

In this newly created role, Straub will focus on cultivating new and exciting relationships that grow sales for Outdoor Cap and its distributors.

Outdoor Cap is looking for someone to fill Straub’s role in its division. More information on the position can be found here.

 April 7, 2022

The Book Company Adds Crumpled City Maps to Travel Collection

The Book Company (PPAI: 218850, S5) announces the introduction of the Crumpled City Maps product line from Florence, Italy-based Palomar design company.

According to Palomar, the Crumpled City Maps are the lightest maps in the world: indestructible, soft and waterproof. As the name implies, the maps can be crumpled, squashed and crushed into a ball…taking only two seconds to open and close. They are easy-to-use and inspire more freedom than traditional maps. Furthermore, each map has a special list of what they call Soulsights or places specifically chosen to move, touch and inspire the modern-day traveler.

“These extraordinary ultra-light maps are unique, fun and functional,” said Roni Wright, MAS, Vice President of The Book Company. “The award-winning Crumpled City Maps have also received international recognition from the design sector, so the maps make a statement too. Basically, they are everything you’d want and more from a promotional product.”

The Crumpled City Maps collection is currently available in more than 25 of the most visited cities across the world including Athens, Barcelona, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Paris, Rome, Vancouver, Venice and more.