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July 27, 2021
Los Angeles, California-based supplier BELLA+CANVAS (PPAI 304892, S6) is hosting a BELLA+CANVAS Live Episode that dives into the essential role women play within the apparel and print industry, as well as highlighting key aspects within this segment. This includes BELLA+CANVAS’ need-to-know women’s …
July 27, 2021
Vantage Apparel (PPAI 113235, S10), based in Avenel, New Jersey, has acquired full-service European corporate apparel supplier Lynka, headquartered in Krakow, Poland. The acquisition, first reported on Friday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert, makes Vantage the largest global supplier and decora…
July 27, 2021
The United States Trade Representative (USTR) is not moving forward with tariffs on Vietnamese imports. The USTR’s formal determination in the Vietnam Currency Section 301 investigation reflects the agreement reached last week between the Department of the Treasury and the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV…
July 27, 2021
For the second consecutive year, the Leadership Development Workshop (LDW), hosted by PPAI and the Regional Association Council (RAC), brought regional association leadership together virtually for two days of comprehensive education and networking. Held July 21-22, LDW is in its 22nd year and despi…
July 27, 2021
Fifty-two industry companies earned a coveted spot on this year’s list of PPB’s Greatest Companies To Work For based on employee nominations and survey results.
July 27, 2021
PPAI’s webinar series provides industry professionals with the best tools, practices and actionable ideas that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skill set. Among its upcoming webinars, through the rest of 2021, PPAI will host a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) discussio…
July 27, 2021
Satisfied, contented workers may be more willing to change jobs than employers expect. A study from global integrated communications agency Zeno Group found that while companies often focus on addressing their disengaged or disgruntled groups, 48 percent of satisfied employees report being open to n…
July 23, 2021
Vantage Apparel (PPAI 113235, S10), based in Avenel, New Jersey, has acquired full-service European corporate apparel supplier Lynka, headquartered in Krakow, Poland. The acquisition makes Vantage the largest global supplier and decorator of corporate apparel, offering decoration services worldwide,…
July 22, 2021
The 2020 Summer Olympics, beginning Friday in Tokyo, Japan, will likely go down in history as one of the most controversial and challenging Olympic Games in history. Postponed a year by the COVID-19 pandemic—the international competition and the associated Paralympics Games are keeping “Tokyo 2020” …
July 22, 2021
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is expected to increase postage rates for a second time this year. An earlier increase was implemented on January 24. Due to go into effect on August 29, the increases would affect First Class Mail letters, postcards and mailing services. First Class Package Service an…
July 22, 2021
Third-quarter sales rose 65 percent in Greenville, South Carolina, supplier Delta Apparel’s fiscal third quarter. The company recently announced preliminary sales and operating results for its 2021 fiscal third quarter, which ended July 3.
July 22, 2021
With the world reopening, consumers are returning to small businesses in person, bringing forth a new host of opportunities and challenges alike. In its “Road To Recovery Report,” online referral network Alignable shares the results of a survey of almost 6,000 small-business owners in the U.S. and C…
July 20, 2021
Dale Denham, MAS+, has been named the new president and CEO of PPAI. The announcement was made by the PPAI Board of Directors on Friday and first reported in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert. Denham will assume the leadership position in mid-August. Robert (Bob) McLean, Jr., CPA, CAE, CEM, who has…
July 20, 2021
PPAI has joined with 75 other trade organizations representing a broad range of industries in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai advocating against the imposition of Section 301 tariffs on imports from Vietnam. The letter is in response to persistent reports that the government was …
July 20, 2021
Staff members at Tulsa, Oklahoma-based supplier Selco (PPAI 113845, S6) recently completed three days of training with the American Watchmakers – Clockmakers Institute (AWCI), a watchmaker training organization.
July 20, 2021
Distributor BAMKO (PPAI 242148, D11), headquartered in Los Angeles, California, conducted a vaccination drive at its offices in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, in India, last month. BAMKO administered the Covishield vaccine, a domestically produced version of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, to both …
July 20, 2021
Marilyn Hildred Evans Ohlson, who, with her husband Keith, founded Salt Lake City, Utah, distributor Ad Centives West, Inc. (PPAI 101084, D7), passed away on July 12. She was 85.
July 20, 2021
Saint Louis, Missouri-Facilisgroup (PPAI 493664), a software-as-a-service company and partnering community within the promotional products industry, left its mark on Nashville, Tennessee—the site of its recent Partner Summit—in the form of a $12,320 donation split between two organizations dedicated…
July 20, 2021
Marketing budgets have fallen to their lowest recorded level, dropping to 6.4 percent of company revenue in 2021 from 11 percent in 2020, according to research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. The finding comes from its annual Gartner CMO Spend Survey, for which it surveyed 400 CMO and marketing lead…
July 16, 2021
The PPAI Board of Directors announces that Dale Denham, MAS+, has been named the new president and CEO of PPAI. Denham will assume the leadership position in mid-August. Robert (Bob) McLean, Jr., CPA, CAE, CEM, who has been serving as interim president as well as executive vice president for the pas…
July 15, 2021
The U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), which recently passed the Senate via bipartisan vote, includes provisions that may impact businesses that import in the promotional products industry.
July 15, 2021
August Recess is a month-long official break in the congressional calendar that occurs every year. This recess offers an excellent opportunity for promotional products professionals to meet with elected officials in their districts and discuss with them how much of an impact the promo industry makes…
July 15, 2021
Social commerce sales—products or services ordered via social networks, either by buying directly on the social platform, through clicking links on the social network that lead to the retailer’s product page to complete the purchase or through transactions agreed to on social platforms but where pay…
July 15, 2021
Cincinnati, Ohio-based Cintas Corporation (PPAI 303547, D12), which operates as a distributor in the promotional products market, recently received recognition for its sales organization and for being a disability-inclusive workplace.
July 13, 2021
The Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC) has announced that the SAAC Expo is returning on August 5-6 at the Anaheim Convention Center. SAAC Expo marks the regional association’s return to in-person trade shows following the pandemic.
July 13, 2021
PCNA—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based parent company of suppliers Leed’s (PPAI 112361, S13), Bullet (PPAI 113079, S12), Journalbooks (PPAI 110769, S10), Trimark (PPAI 198982, S10) and ETS Express (PPAI 135148, S11)—is expanding its family of brands with the addition of tentree, an earth-first sustaina…
July 13, 2021
AIA Corporation (PPAI 101364, D12) recently welcomed 10 distributors—AGLife Marketing, Bridge Marketing Group, Day One Promotions, Donorfied, Gold Country Marketing, HYGO Branding, Impressive Print and Promotions, Premier Enterprises, Professional Promotional Products and Seattle Swag—to its communi…
July 13, 2021
Salt Life, an apparel brand from supplier Delta Apparel, Inc. (PPAI 188431, S9), headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, is opening new retail stores in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Galveston, Texas, later this year.
July 13, 2021
One of the pandemic’s most significant impacts on the workplace is the changing attitude regarding whether or not employees actually need to be present in person. A recent survey on employees’ greatest return-to-the-work concerns by The Conference Board found that once-dominant fears of contracting …
July 08, 2021
The U.S. jobs outlook continued to improve in June, with The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index following May’s growth with further increases. The Index reached 109.84 in June, up from 107.7 the previous month, and is now up 28.2 percent year-over-year compared to June 2020.
July 08, 2021
Montréal, Quebec-headquartered supplier Gildan, in partnership with the Foundation for Athletic Excellence (FAEQ), awarded $2,000 leadership grants to five student-athletes who, in addition to excelling in sports and academics, have made a real difference in their communities. Since 2005, Gildan has…
July 08, 2021
By the end of this year, just over half (51 percent) of knowledge workers—i.e., those who are involved in knowledge-intensive occupations, such as writers, accountants or engineers—are expected to be working remotely. This projection from Gartner represents an upward shift from the 27 percent of kno…
July 06, 2021
Last week, Superior Group of Companies, Inc., which operates in the promotional products market through distributors BAMKO (PPAI 242148, D11), Tangerine Promotions, Ltd. (PPAI 439779, D1) and Public Identity, Inc. (PPAI 230372, D1), announced two promotions among its executive team, effective immedi…
July 06, 2021
Supplier Edwards Garment Co. (PPAI 198530, S11) in Kalamazoo, Michigan, announced on Friday that President and CEO Gary Schultz will be transitioning to retirement, and Jose Gomez, Sr., senior vice president of operations, will move into the role of president, effective immediately. As reported in a…
July 06, 2021
PPAI has joined Americans for Free Trade, a coalition of U.S. businesses, trade organizations and workers united against tariffs in a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy expressing strong support for elements of the Trade Act of 2021 that were include…
July 06, 2021
Suppliers Fossa Apparel (PPAI 330885, S1), a manufacturer of corporate apparel based in Fremont, California, and PowerStick (PPAI 383252, S8), a developer of consumer electronics, tech accessories and paper goods headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, have joined forces to offer clients bundled and compl…
July 06, 2021
Hit Promotional Products, based in Largo, Florida, has notified PPAI that it is monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa, which is expected to pass over the Tampa Bay area later tonight and into tomorrow morning.
July 06, 2021
Maple Ridge Farms (PPAI 114165, S8), based in Mosinee, Wisconsin, presented a check for $7,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Wausau. The donation was the result of the supplier’s “Give Back” program for 2020. In that program, Maple Ridge Farms donates a percentage of the profits from a specially select…
July 06, 2021
Forty-one percent of remote workers appreciate a small gift from their employers, such as apparel and household items, as a show of appreciation. This comes from a survey by distributor Promoleaf of more than 1,000 U.S. workers who have worked remotely full-time since the pandemic began and sought t…
July 02, 2021
Supplier Edwards Garment Co. (PPAI 198530, S11) in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has announced that President and CEO Gary Schultz will be transitioning to retirement, and Jose Gomez, Sr., senior vice president of operations, will move into the role of president, effective immediately. Schultz will maintain …
July 02, 2021
Superior Group of Companies, Inc., which operates in the promotional products market through distributors BAMKO (PPAI 242148, D11), Tangerine Promotions, Ltd. (PPAI 439779, D1) and Public Identity, Inc. (PPAI 230372, D1), today announced two promotions among its executive team, effective immediately…
July 01, 2021
PPAI has named Scott Hareid and Cathy Miller, MAS, recipients of the 2021 PPAI RAC (Regional Association Council) Volunteer Award. Hareid, owner and president of multi-line rep firm Hareid Marketing, and Miller, regional sales manager for Geiger, will be formally honored at the 2021 RAC Leadership D…
July 01, 2021
Supplier Chocolate Inn | Lanco (PPAI 111662, S7), based in Hicksville, New York, has joined its different subsidiaries together under the new corporate name, NC Custom. The new name comes with a unified website and salesforce, and pays homage to its parent company Nassau Candy, a manufacturer and wh…
July 01, 2021
Promotional Source Corporation (PPAI 632319, D2), an Oakville, Ontario-based distributor, has acquired Partners Promotional Group (PPAI 180174, D2) in Toronto, a move the distributor says will reinforce its position in the Ontario marketplace.
July 01, 2021
PPAI has released its 2020 Annual Report, which outlines the Association’s organizational strategy for the year ending December 31, 2020—including how it responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the organization and industry—and provides performance updates on its goals and initiatives.
July 01, 2021
PPAI’s publications team is conducting its annual readership surveys this month to evaluate how members read and use PPB magazine, PPB Newslink and Promotional Consultant Today (PCT). Three multi-question surveys, one for each publication, were emailed on June 7 to three separate subscriber lists, w…
July 01, 2021
Four out of 10 employers say they will fire workers who won’t return to the workplace full-time post-pandemic. The finding comes from a study by small business online tools, products and services review site Digital.com, which surveyed 1,500 small-business owners with a focus on remote work experien…
July 01, 2021
The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) has announced that its Promotions East show is returning and will be held October 16–19, 2022, at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
June 29, 2021
Two new officers for PPAI’s 2022 Board of Directors have been selected; they are Kevin Walsh, CAS, chair-elect, and Andrew Spellman, vice chair, financial services. They join Dawn Olds, MAS, who was announced last summer as incoming chair of the board for 2022. Current Board Chair Todd Pottebaum, MA…
June 29, 2021
The economy is showing signs of a strong recovery, but businesses are managing several new challenges as that recovery pushes up against the ebbing pandemic, changes in consumer behavior and a taut labor market. Promotional products companies haven’t escaped those issues as 2021 progresses, and one …
June 29, 2021
In May, the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) Canada Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) initiative opened an online portal that importers will have to register with to do business with the CBSA. PPAI affiliate partner FedEx has prepared several webinars and informational resources to educ…
June 29, 2021
Atlantis Headwear (PPAI 753003, S1), headquartered in Venice, Italy, is now distributing in North America through Sportsman Cap & Bag.
June 29, 2021
Supplier Gildan Activewear (PPAI 250187, S13) and its portfolio of brands—Gildan, Alstyle, American Apparel and Comfort Colors—have become members of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. The Trust Protocol sets standards for sustainably grown cotton.
June 29, 2021
PPAI’s publications team is conducting its annual readership surveys this month to evaluate how members read and use PPB magazine, PPB Newslink and Promotional Consultant Today (PCT). Three multi-question surveys, one for each publication, were emailed on June 7 to three separate subscriber lists, w…
June 29, 2021
Do the words “Made In the U.S.A.” imprinted on a product matter? A study produced by Marketing Science, a journal published by INFORMS, an international association for operations research and analytics professionals, and using research from the University of Chicago, reports that consumer demand de…
June 24, 2021
The PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference Direct-2-You wrapped up late Wednesday afternoon after three days of virtual educational programming and events, optional fitness programs each morning, 12 education sessions, three afternoons of roundtable discussions, an evening awards program with networking…
June 24, 2021
Ennis, Inc., the parent company of industry suppliers Folder Express (PPAI 354129, S1), Independent Folders (PPAI 111993, S2) and Admore, Inc. (PPAI 111144, S10), reports an almost nine-percent revenue increase for its first quarter, which ended May 31.
June 24, 2021
Distributor AIM Smarter, LLC (PPAI 230461, D12), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, hosted its second annual AIM XP virtual event this month. The event, which included a supplier trade show, featured multiple options for education, AIM member community engagement and conversation breakout …
June 24, 2021
Facilisgroup (PPAI 493664), a software-as-a-service company and partnering community within the promotional products industry, recently held its 2021 Partner Summit, a three-day event dedicated to industry education, innovation and community. Beginning June 14, it brought more than 200 industry prof…
June 24, 2021
PPAI’s publications team is conducting its annual readership surveys this month to evaluate how members read and use PPB magazine, PPB Newslink and Promotional Consultant Today (PCT). Three multi-question surveys, one for each publication, were emailed on June 7 to three separate subscriber lists, s…
June 24, 2021
Many workers are struggling with mental health issues, like burnout and isolation, brought about by the pandemic. A study by The Conference Board found that while organizations recognize the importance of a holistic wellness strategy in helping employees at all levels to better manage stress and fee…
June 22, 2021
Female empowerment, “(s)heros” and learning to trust your instinct were topics of discussion following last night’s virtual awards presentation, which honored Mary Jo Tomasini, MAS+, as this year’s recipient of PPAI’s 2021 Woman of Achievement award. It was the perfect closing to the first day of PP…
June 22, 2021
On June 17, President Biden signed the “Juneteenth National Independence Day Act,” which designates Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19, as a legal public holiday. It is the 12th legal public holiday, including Inauguration Day, and the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr…
June 22, 2021
Staples, Inc. and company CEO J. Alexander (Sandy) M. Douglas, Jr. have mutually agreed that Douglas will step down, and John A. Lederer, executive chairman of the board, has been appointed interim CEO of the Framingham, Massachusetts-headquartered company. The change was effective as of Friday, Jun…
June 22, 2021
Montreal, Quebec-based supplier Gildan (PPAI 250187, S13) has signed onto another two-year partnership with children’s charity World Vision Honduras, locking in what will soon be a decade-long collaborative effort to support communities in Honduras. In this next phase, Gildan has committed $175,000 …
June 22, 2021
Alvin Lauter, owner of Chicago, Illinois-based supplier Carter & Holmes, passed away suddenly on June 7 in a car accident. He was 86.
June 22, 2021
Robust energy and enthusiasm, the unmistakable trademarks of PPAI’s Women’s Leadership Conference, were highly palpable—even virtually—as the popular event got under way on Monday with 127 women in attendance, including 56 first-time attendees.
June 22, 2021
Jeep leads the pack in a survey of the most “patriotic” brands in the U.S. The survey, conducted by brand loyalty consultancy Brand Keys, ranked Jeep in the No.1 spot for the 19th consecutive year. It was followed in the top five by Walmart, Disney, Amazon/Ford and The New York Times. The survey ide…
June 17, 2021
PPAI’s Legislative Education And Action Day (L.E.A.D) got under way on Wednesday for two days of virtual meetings between industry leaders from 20 states and legislators on Capitol Hill. The annual series of in-person meetings intended to inform and educate legislators about legislation and issues a…
June 17, 2021
The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF), the industry’s nonprofit dedicated to recognizing and encouraging scholastic excellence and academic performance among promotional products industry employees and their college-aged children, will award $278,750 in scholarships for the 2021-2022 …
June 17, 2021
3M has announced that it is collaborating with the Pandemic Action Network to help stem the spread of COVID-19 and to help prepare for future pandemics. St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M operates in the promotional products market through its 3M Promotional Markets Dept. (PPAI 113638, S11).
June 17, 2021
In the latest episode of PromoTalks, “PPB Presents: Pandemic Logistics: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going,” the show is joined by special guest Mike Schween, director of commercial marketing engagement at FedEx, one of PPAI’s affinity partners. Tina Berres Filipski, director of publications and…
June 17, 2021
What a difference a year makes. The pandemic pushed consumers’ digital media consumption up 30 percent over the past year. WARC, an international marketing intelligence service, expects this shift to have a lasting impact on consumer habits.
June 15, 2021
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). The ETS was developed following an executive order by the Biden Administration that directed OSHA to consider whether any emergency temporary standards regarding the pandemic were n…
June 15, 2021
Gemline (PPAI 113948, S11) has formed a strategic long‐term partnership with retail brand Slowtide, adding the company’s towels and blankets, made from sustainable materials, to the Lawrence, Massachusetts-headquartered supplier’s product portfolio.
June 15, 2021
This month, PPAI’s publications team is conducting its annual readership surveys to evaluate how members read and use PPB magazine, PPB Newslink and Promotional Consultant Today (PCT). Three multi-question surveys, one for each publication, were emailed on June 7 to three separate subscriber lists, …
June 15, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the health of 55 percent of the global workforce, according to a survey by Gartner of more than 20,000 employees conducted between January 2020 and March 2021. The 2021 Gartner Workforce Resilience Employee Survey measured the change in workforce health …
June 10, 2021
Distributor Boundless Network (PPAI 267078, D11), headquartered in Austin, Texas, has been acquired by Point Rider Capital and Treaty Oak Equity, two private investment firms also based in Austin. The company had been operating as a subsidiary of Zazzle.com (PPAI 391384, D3) since 2014.
June 10, 2021
PPAI has signed onto a letter with more than 30 other U.S. trade associations representing a wide range of sectors—from manufacturing and agriculture to alcohol and consumer products—requesting the White House terminate Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs that were put in place in 2018. The assoc…
June 10, 2021
Jim Paschal, president and co-owner of St. Charles, Illinois, supplier Warwick Publishing (PPAI 114154, S7) passed away on May 30 due to health complications from diabetes.
June 10, 2021
Ecommerce is expected to have a banner year in 2021, and how consumers are paying for it is undergoing a shift. Following a strong first quarter fueled by government stimulus, digital research firm eMarketer has increased its forecast for U.S. retail ecommerce growth and now expects sales to grow 17…
June 08, 2021
Supplier Delta Apparel, Inc. (PPAI 188431, S9), headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, has acquired Dallas, Texas-based technology company, Autoscale.ai, to further leverage its existing proprietary automated product workflow from design to fulfillment.
June 08, 2021
Job growth is expected to remain strong in the coming months, although the number of available workers to fill the positions is lacking. The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index significantly increased in May, after an increase in April. The index reached 107.35 in May, up from 104.31 in the p…
June 08, 2021
The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and its Center for Brand Purpose has launched the ANA/Swayable ESG Brand Perception Index, a new measurement tool that ranks national brands according to their environmental, social and governance impact. The index is based on daily surveys of consumer o…
June 08, 2021
For the fourth consecutive year, Cintas Corporation (PPAI 303547, D12), which operates as a distributor in the promotional products market, has been named to the Fortune 500, climbing 31 spots to rank at No. 410 on the 2021 list.
June 08, 2021
AAA Innovations (PPAI 110972, S4) has entered into agreements with three brands—the Coleman Company, Go Sports and Cooluli—to bring unique and exclusive new products to the promotional products industry.
June 08, 2021
Global smartphone sales have rebounded in 2021’s first quarter. After a steep decline in 2020, global smartphone sales to consumers grew 26 percent in the first quarter of 2021, according to Gartner, Inc. Overall worldwide mobile phone sales to consumer grew 22 percent, year over year.
June 03, 2021
While already challenging before the pandemic, the rapid reopening of the U.S. economy and the resulting increase in demand for workers has made it harder for businesses to find qualified employees. A survey by The Conference Board, conducted in April 2021, found that 80 percent of organizations hir…
June 03, 2021
Ennis, Inc., based in Midlothian, Texas, has acquired the assets and business of AmeriPrint Corporation in Harvard, Illinois. AmeriPrint Corporation is a trade printer specializing in custom-printed documents, barcoding, integrated products and business forms. Ennis is the parent company of industry…
June 03, 2021
Distributor Zagwear (PPAI 184202, D9), based in Orangeburg, New York, has opened an office in the Netherlands to support enterprise clients in multiple regions. The company already has an office in the UK, and the addition of the European Union location is expected to help it manage the challenges c…
June 03, 2021
Despite advances in technology, soft skills such as emotional intelligence and resilience remain the most critical traits for building successful client relationships. A study of more than 600 respondents, in a range of industries including retail, health care, financial services, technology and man…
June 03, 2021
The Promotional Professionals Association of Chicago (PPAChicago) held its in-person End-User Showcase on May 13 at the Renaissance Convention Center and Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois. It was the regional association’s first in-person event since the pandemic began.
June 01, 2021
The Biden administration last week unveiled its proposed $6 trillion budget for fiscal year 2022 that would focus on infrastructure, clean energy, and research and development, among other areas. It also includes several proposed tax changes affecting individuals and corporations.
June 01, 2021
Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC) held its annual Women’s Empowerment Event (WEE) on May 27, bringing women from the Canadian promotional products industry together virtually for an afternoon of connections and education. This year, WEE drew 150 participants representing 78 industry…
June 01, 2021
PromoKichen, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization in the promotional products industry, hosted a virtual speaker event on May 13 featuring professional speaker Dan Nevins, a United States Army Veteran who lost both of his legs fighting in the war after 9/11. While Nevins has previously shared hi…
June 01, 2021
Facilisgroup (PPAI 493664), a software-as-a-service company and partnering platform within the promotional products industry, recently completed its Facilisgroup Immersion Program, the first run of what will be a triannual experiential learning event designed to indoctrinate new staff members with a…
June 01, 2021
In the latest episode of PPAI PromoTalks, “PPB Presents: Expert Advice For Secure Credit Practices,” a panel of experts share their expertise on managing credit for industry businesses. The panelists are involved in the Industry Credit Group, are members of National Association of Credit Management …
June 01, 2021
Business travel is slowly returning among U.S. marketers, according to the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), and the key reason appears to be the growing percentage of fully vaccinated individuals. As vaccinations continue, the ANA expects business travel among marketers to pick up, at leas…
May 27, 2021
Mary Jo Tomasini, MAS+, CEO of Stevensville, Michigan, distributor CE Competitive Edge, has been selected as recipient of PPAI’s 2021 Woman of Achievement award. Tomasini will be featured in the July issue of PPB and recognized at a Woman Of Achievement celebration during the PPAI Women’s Leadership…
May 27, 2021
Consumer sentiment in May has been steady, following sharp upturns in April and March. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index registered at 117.2 for the month, down marginally from 117.5 in April.