The PPAI Pyramid Awards recognize the outstanding, creative use of promotional products in client programs and campaigns of distributor regional associations across 15 different categories. Distributor Silicon Valley Specialties, an iPROMOTEu affiliate, was a 2015 Gold Pyramid winner in the Recycling/Green Programs category for its work with the Pacific Beach Hotel in Hawaii.

The Recycling/Green category recognizes campaigns designed around renewable or recycled activities, events, or products and services. Silicon Valley Specialties took home the Gold Pyramid Award for the program it developed to eliminate the use of plastic water bottles by hotel guests to reduce the adverse impact on the sensitive Hawaiian environment, and improve the guest experience by adding value to the daily resort fee amenities.

Pacific Beach Hotel was looking for a cost-effective bottle to give away to guests. Factoring in shipping costs and storage requirements, Silicon Valley Specialties presented Logomark’s flat water bottle to its clients. The bottles were produced in blue to match the hotel’s branding, and were introduced in conjunction with a series of filtered water stations the hotel had set up around the property. The hotel uses 12,000-18,000 water bottles per month, both as gifts to guests, for sales visits and promotions, and for sale in the property’s gift store.

Pyramid Award entries are accepted through July 31. Industry professionals, companies and regional associations who take home the Pyramid Award’s coveted trophy bring home not only the recognition and appreciation of their peers, but also a unique calling card in the competitive promotional products marketplace. Their creativity and ingenuity is honored each year at an awards presentation and reception held during The PPAI Expo.

Award entries are judged by a panel of outside experts and members of the Awards & Recognition Action Group. Judges look for organized planning of the concept, effective execution, the appropriate and creative application of promotional products and messaging, and solid results. Winners will be presented at The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas in January 2017. Find the entry form and details here.