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July 09, 2020
The SAGE Show Virtual, produced by SAGE and PPAI, is proving popular with industry distributors. The industry’s first interactive, nationwide, virtual trade-show experience will be held on Tuesday, August 18, from 10 am to 4 pm CT, and has already surpassed 2,500 distributor registrations.
July 09, 2020
American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656, D12) has announced that Valenti Print Group of Honolulu, Hawaii, has joined the Glenwood, Minnesota-headquartered distributor’s team.
July 09, 2020
Vantage Apparel (PPAI 113234, S10), based in Avenel, New Jersey, has integrated with OrderMyGear (PPAI 704581), an industry provider of ecommerce stores for selling branded and personalized apparel.
July 09, 2020
The Pro Towels (PPAI 112755, S10) and Superior Decorating brands have entered into a strategic alliance with EG Threads (PPAI 530349, D2), a full-service apparel decorator and screen printer in operation for the past 20 years. Originally located in Sacramento, California, ithas recently relocated mo…
July 09, 2020
In a message to the Association membership on Wednesday, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, shared an update on initiatives and planning efforts at the organization, and opportunities for industry companies and professionals.
July 09, 2020
PPAI’s webinar series provides industry professionals-with the best tools, practices and actionable ideals that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skill set. Association webinars in the coming weeks offer a virtual SPARK conference, insights on small business leadership and m…
July 09, 2020
Public relations efforts to place stories in the media will drive most Americans to check out a company’s website. A survey of 1,014 U.S. adults by boutique PR firm Bospar found that 88 percent of respondents would click over to brands’ websites after seeing stories placed through PR activity.
July 09, 2020
Constellation Research has recognized Dale Denham, MAS+, senior vice president and chief information officer of Lewiston, Maine, headquartered distributor Geiger (PPAI 105182, D12) in its 2021 Business Transformation 150, an elite list of executives leading business transformation efforts around the…
July 07, 2020
Growing COVID-19 numbers in many states have left small businesses across the country on edge about their financial situation and the possibility of re-closing. Among the small businesses surveyed by referral network Alignable in its July 2020 “Road To Recovery” report, the fear of having to close a…
July 07, 2020
The Conference Board reports that its Employment Trends Index (ETI) ticked up in June, stabilizing after sharp declines over the past several months. The June Index figure of 49.05 is up from 45.27 in May, but still down from 54.8 percent a year ago. The Conference Board’s ETI report follows data fr…
July 07, 2020
Four industry suppliers—Goldstar, ProTowels/Superior Decorating, S&S Activewear and Starline—have announced a collaboration, Power Hour, to assist distributors during the down market. These suppliers are hosting regular webinars focused on providing ideas to acquire new business and move laterally i…
July 07, 2020
Visual cues are overtaking the text in their messaging in defining online conversations. A new study published by INFORMS, an international association for operations research and analytics professionals, and conducted by researchers from the University of Colorado, the New Economics School in Russi…
July 07, 2020
Industry veterans Kelsey Cunningham and Bill Petrie have launched brandivate, a full-service business services agency based in Nashville, Tennessee, that will drive marketing, sales and branding solutions. Together, Cunningham and Petrie bring more than 35 years in the promotional products industry …
July 02, 2020
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have passed legislation extending the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for five weeks beyond its original June 30 expiration date, giving small businesses more time to take advantage of the $129 billion still in its coffers. The bill now goes to the Whit…
July 02, 2020
The PSI Show, Europe’s largest promotional products trade show, will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, on January 12-14, 2021. It will run concurrently with viscom, the international trade show for visual communication, and PromoTex Expo, the international trade show for promotion, sports and workwear…
July 02, 2020
The Boy Scouts of America, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), have issued a recall of its Cub Scouts outdoor activity pin due to a violation of the federal lead content ban.
July 02, 2020
PPAI marks a new milestone as its professional development certification rate jumped 67 percent from May to June, with a record 516 certifications awarded in the month. Year over year, the Association’s professional development certification rate has reached a record-setting 40-percent increase in c…
July 02, 2020
Storm Creek (PPAI 438091, S6), headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, has donated $7,500 to support the hungry through Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund. ASI has agreed to match the supplier’s donations dollar-for-dollar through the #ASIcares Fund Drive for a total contribution of $15,000, once t…
July 02, 2020
COVID-19 is raising uncertainty among U.S. business-to-business exhibitions organizers and pushing the industry toward virtual and hybrid events. This data comes from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s (CEIR) latest poll tracking the impact COVID-19 is having on the U.S. B2B exhibition in…
June 30, 2020
The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is set to go into effect on July 1. The trade deal, which replaces the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), was originally postponed from its June 1 start date due to coronavirus-related disruptions that caused U.S., Mexican and Canadian o…
June 30, 2020
Consumer confidence levels, while still well below where they stood before the COVID-19 pandemic, saw an increase in June. The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index, which was flat in May, registered an uptick this month and now stands at 98.1, up from 85.9 in May.
June 30, 2020
Facilisgroup (PPAI 493664), a company that provides a software-as-a-service-based (SaaS) platform for promotional products distributors, has announced that its distributor partners have surpassed $1 billion in sales for the first time in the St. Louis, Missouri, company’s history. The news comes in …
June 30, 2020
Cintas Corporation (PPAI 303547, D12) has donated 100,000 face masks to Matthew 25 Ministries, an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The face masks will be distributed to organizations on the front lines of COVID-19 prevention, containm…
June 30, 2020
Business Roundtable, a nonprofit organization that draws its membership from the CEOs of major U.S. companies, has released its second quarter 2020 CEO Economic Outlook Survey, a composite index of CEOs’ plans for capital spending and hiring, and expectations for sales over the next six months. This…
June 25, 2020
PPAI has named Paula Shulman, CAS, president of Stamford, Connecticut-based PMS Consulting, as recipient of the Association’s 2020 Woman of Achievement award. Nominator Kippie Helzel, MAS, introduced Shulman during Wednesday’s webinar, “The Power Of Mindfulness To Achieve Your Dreams,” sponsored by …
June 25, 2020
PPAI has joined with numerous trade associations, organizations and other groups, representing a broad cross section of U.S. industries, in a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, calling on them to establish an emergency…
June 25, 2020
The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) recently conducted its second “pulse” survey about the impact of COVID-19 on the incentives industry. “COVID-19's Impact on Reward & Recognition” reports how employee and channel reward recognition programs have changed in response to the pandemic.
June 25, 2020
PPAI’s 2020 Product Responsibility Summit is moving to a virtual format this year in respect to the present environment and to accommodate the needs of industry professionals. Planned for September 14-18, it will continue to offer education focused on the most-pressing business implications, challen…
June 25, 2020
PPAI’s webinar series provides industry professionals with the best tools, practices and actionable ideals that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skill set. Association webinars in the coming weeks look at the opportunities within rebuilding post-pandemic, a virtual SPARK co…
June 25, 2020
Marketers are onboard with the idea that future brand growth will be tied to marketing innovation and technology, but, as a report from Association of National Advertisers (ANA) shows, not many are spending time learning how to utilize the tools. The report, “Marketing, Innovation, and Technology,” …
June 25, 2020
The Georgia Association Of Promotional Products Professionals (GAPPP) has announced its accredited GAPPP University 2020, a four-day virtual event, will be open to members of all 26 regional associations and PPPC at no cost to attend. GAPPP University sessions will be held July 21, 23, 28 and 30, ru…
June 24, 2020
PPAI has named Paula Shulman, CAS, president of Stamford, Connecticut-based PMS Consulting, as recipient of the Association’s 2020 Woman of Achievement award. Nominator Kippie Helzel, MAS, introduced Shulman during today’s webinar, “The Power Of Mindfulness To Achieve Your Dreams,” sponsored by the …
June 23, 2020
Officers for the PPAI 2021 Board of Directors have been selected. The news was first announced in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert on Monday. They are Dawn Olds, MAS, chair-elect, and Kevin Walsh, CAS, vice chair, financial services. Todd Pottebaum, MAS+, the Association’s 2020 chair-elect, will a…
June 23, 2020
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning advising consumers not to use hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol (wood alcohol), a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested.
June 23, 2020
In April, accredited supplier members of the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), a coalition dedicated to ensuring accountability and independent validation of corporate responsibility throughout the promotional product industry’s supply chain, voted to wind down the organization. No new applicati…
June 23, 2020
As the industry moves through the pandemic and resulting economic landscape, promotional products businesses and professionals continue to turn to PPAI. In a message to the Association’s membership on Friday, Membership Services Director Natalie Clark shared that since March, 844 companies have join…
June 23, 2020
PPAI’s webinar series provides industry professionals with the best tools, practices and actionable ideals that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skill set. Association webinars in the coming weeks look at the power of mindfulness, the opportunities within rebuilding post-pa…
June 23, 2020
While COVID-19 has shifted many business transactions and interactions online, the transition has revealed challenges affecting both buyers and sellers that are operating virtually. The Center for Sales Research surveyed 528 buyers and sellers for the report, “Virtual Selling Skills and Challenges: …
June 22, 2020
PPAI's 2021 Board of Directors officers have been selected; they are Dawn Olds, MAS, chair-elect; and Kevin Walsh, CAS, vice chair, financial services. Chair-Elect Todd Pottebaum, MAS+, will assume the role of chair and current Board Chair Ira Neaman, MAS, will assume the role of immediate past chai…
June 18, 2020
Professional development and certification are valuable parts of every industry practitioner’s toolkit, and education has grown even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting economic fallout. To help its members, through June 30, PPAI has waived all education and certification f…
June 18, 2020
Cimpress, the Dutch parent company of Waltham, Massachusetts-based distributor Vistaprint (PPAI 565755, D4), and San Diego, California-based distributor National Pen Co. LLC (PPAI 107176, D12), has released an update on its fourth quarter 2020 fiscal results. The timing of the release, coming at app…
June 18, 2020
3M has reported sales information for the month of May. The St. Paul, Minnesota, company, which operates in the promotional products market through its 3M Promotional Markets Dept. (PPAI 113638, S11), posted sales of $2.2 billion in May, down 20 percent year-over-year.
June 18, 2020
PPAI’s webinar series provides industry professionals with the best tools, practices and actionable ideals that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skill set. Association webinars in the coming weeks look at diversity, equity and inclusion in business; the power of mindfulness…
June 18, 2020
Policy shifts, political winds and the COVID-19 pandemic are rapidly evolving brand safety’s risks and opportunities. Media investment group GroupM has outlined recommendations for marketers on new challenges for established media and old challenges for new media.
June 18, 2020
Christie Hattersley, co-owner of Riverview, Florida, distributor C-Suite Promotions Powered by Proforma, has been recognized by Tampa Bay Business Journal as a 2020 Business of Pride Individual Ally Honoree. This recognition is given annually to one individual who does not identify as part of the LG…
June 16, 2020
SAGE and PPAI have partnered for SAGE Show Virtual, the industry’s first interactive, nationwide, virtual trade-show experience. This innovative new event will be held on Tuesday, August 18 from 10 am to 4 pm CT. All distributors are invited to attend for free. For 2020, SAGE Show Virtual will take …
June 16, 2020
Retail and food service sales jumped 17.7 percent in May from April’s level to $485.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reports. For April, the Census Bureau had registered a 14.7-percent slump in the sector. While still 6.1-percent down from the year-ago level, retail’s sizable month-to-month growth …
June 16, 2020
AIM Smarter, LLC (PPAI 230461, D12) held its first national sales meeting, AIM XP, on June 4‐5. Originally, the event was scheduled to be live in San Francisco, California, but due to the impact of COVID‐19, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-headquartered distributor brought its community of distributo…
June 16, 2020
In May, 114 industry professionals took advantage of steps PPAI is taking to expand certification opportunities during the pandemic and earned their Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) and Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) certifications. Several people earned both certifications. In response t…
June 16, 2020
Jack Nadel International (PPAI 107145, D12) recently brought its staff together virtually with Nadel U , a two-week online event with classes, partner presentations and award presentations.
June 16, 2020
Customers’ expectations are proving a challenge for marketers seeking a balance between technology’s efficiencies and personal connections through human interaction. The Conference Board surveyed senior marketing and communications executives at 84 firms across North America, Europe and Asia, and fo…
June 11, 2020
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 a record-breaking $276,750 in scholarships …
June 11, 2020
Las Vegas and its famous Las Vegas Strip are re-opening following a city-wide shutdown due to COVID-19. Several of the city’s resorts began reopening their doors on June 4 and more will follow. Alongside the return to business, the properties are implementing stringent health and sanitation plans in…
June 11, 2020
The Sourcing Group (PPAI 670660, D1) has acquired certain assets of the BrandAlliance-US companies—A Brand Company, Inc.; BrandAlliance, LLC; Global Direct of NC, LLC; and Branded Business Support, LLC—out of a foreclosure sale commenced by the companies’ senior secured lender, effective at the clos…
June 11, 2020
SanMar Corporation (PPAI 110788, S16) today announced that it is partnering with Allmade (PPAI743984, S1) to be the exclusive supplier of Allmade’s ethically and environmentally conscious blank apparel to the promotional apparel and imprinted sportswear industries.
June 11, 2020
The board of directors of HanesBrands has appointed Stephen B. Bratspies as CEO and board member, effective August 3. Bratspies will succeed Gerald W. Evans Jr., who had previously announced plans to retire after a 37-year career at the company. Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based HanesBrands partic…
June 11, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada-based distributor Eagle Promotions (PPAI 279851, D10) has partnered with the Nevada COVID-19 Response, Relief and Recovery Task Force in a campaign to encourage Nevadans to wear masks while in public.
June 11, 2020
On Wednesday, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, sent a message to the Association’s membership addressing the current unrest around the country as well as the ongoing plans for The PPAI Expo 2021 and efforts to not only make it a valuable business experience for attendees, but a safe and …
June 11, 2020
In these challenging times, a great boss who has your back is more important than ever. If you consider your boss among the industry’s best, consider nominating him or her for PPB’s annual Best Bosses competition.
June 11, 2020
Since 1958, PPAI’s Pyramid Awards program recognizes promotional products businesses and helps shine the spotlight on the collaborative business model unique to the industry. For more than 60 years, the awards have celebrated the talents and accomplishments of industry professionals and the companie…
June 11, 2020
PPAI’s webinar series provides industry professionals with the best tools, practices and actionable ideals that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skill set. Association webinars in the coming weeks examine what the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act means to promo pros, the…
June 11, 2020
PPAI has made the difficult decision to cancel the Association’s 2020 North American Leadership Conference (NALC) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made in consultation with the PPAI Board of Directors, past attendees of NALC and Association staff. The event was scheduled to be held in …
June 11, 2020
Advertiser confidence is on the rise according to investment advisory firm Pivotal Research Group’s second quarter media report. The report’s 2020 estimates are largely in the range of where companies indicated they were pacing for the quarter in April and early May, with the expectation that there …
June 09, 2020
On June 5, President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act into law. The bipartisan legislation provides a greater opportunity for businesses to use, and seek forgiveness of, their PPP loan proceeds. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) still has $125 billion in unclaimed fun…
June 09, 2020
BIC Graphic NA (PPAI 114187, S13) has announced a new and exclusive supplier partnership with ORCA (Outdoor Recreation Company of America). This new partnership adds hard-sided coolers to the Tampa, Florida-based supplier’s lineup of products designed to enhance time spent outdoors. BIC Graphic NA b…
June 09, 2020
Anthony Brennan, III has been arrested and charged with three counts of second-degree assault after a cell phone video captured him grabbing flyers out of a young woman’s hands as she and two other teens posted the flyers along the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda, Maryland, on June 1, according t…
June 09, 2020
In mid‐March, many HPG companies, which are located all over North America, were forced to shut their doors to assist in preventing the spread of COVID‐19. While some remained operational, those that closed have reopened over the past month, with the last of them, Debco in Toronto, Ontario, reopenin…
June 09, 2020
Sheldon Minster, a senior account executive with Los Angeles, California-based distributor Jack Nadel International (PPAI 107145, D12), passed away on June 1. He was 84.
June 09, 2020
PPAI’s Pyramid Awards program recognizes promotional products businesses and helps shine the spotlight on the collaborative business model unique to the industry. First introduced in 1958, it has celebrated the talents and accomplishments of industry professionals and the companies they work for, fo…
June 09, 2020
PPAI’s webinar series provides industry professionals with the best tools, practices and actionable ideals that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skill set. Association webinars in the coming weeks share best practices on knowing the right things to say in a crisis, what the…
June 09, 2020
A report from the Incentive Research Federation (IRF) lays out threats to running an incentive program in the present environment, including COVID-19, weather, travel hazards, politics and economic downturns, and provides strategies for business survival and recovery.
June 09, 2020
The Promotional Products Association of Florida (PPAF) co‐sponsored an event to honor emergency medical professionals during EMS Week, May 18‐22. It did so in recognition of the many front-line workers who have sacrificed time with their families and risked their health to serve their communities du…
June 09, 2020
Distributor AIM Smarter, LLC, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has selected supplier Hit Promotional Products as its Supplier of the Year award recipient for 2019. Hit Promotional Products is among AIM’s largest supplier partners and has been a key partner to AIM in efforts to expand exc…
June 09, 2020
After more than 20 years as multi-line reps, Bob Black and Rick Tabone of The Identity Group have transitioned to become business services providers with the opening of Blackbone Consulting (PPAI 272643). The company has offices in North Texas and New Mexico.
June 04, 2020
Last night, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan House bill that would give small businesses more flexibility in how they use loans received through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act was passed in a unanimous voice vote and now goes to President Tr…
June 04, 2020
Altitude Group PLC, parent company of the AIM Smarter, LLC (PPAI 230461, D12) distributor network, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has expanded AIM’s presence and programs to the UK with the launch of AIM Smarter, Limited.
June 04, 2020
Delta Apparel, Inc. (PPAI 188431, S9) headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, has joined the Cotton LEADS, which seeks to raise awareness of sustainable and responsible cotton growing practices, and to keep member partners informed about the leading efforts in reducing the environmental impact …
June 04, 2020
The talents and accomplishments of industry professionals and the companies they work for have been celebrated in PPAI’s Pyramid Award program for more than 60 years. First introduced in 1958, the award program recognizes promotional products businesses and helps shine the spotlight on the collabora…
June 04, 2020
PPAI’s webinar series provides industry professionals with the best tools, practices and actionable ideals that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skill set. Association webinars in the coming weeks share best practices on marketing while social distancing, crisis communicati…
June 04, 2020
Digital purchasing power—the amount consumers can buy with a set amount of money over a period of time—has increased 20 percent since 2014. Data from Adobe’s Digital Economy Index, which analyzes trillions of online transactions across 100 million product SKUs in 18 product categories, shows that th…
June 02, 2020
In a notice published today in the Federal Register, the U.S. Trade Representative has announced that a fifth group of exclusions on products covered under Chinese import tariffs would be extended through the end of 2020. The move comes after the USTR sought public comment on the exclusions, which h…
June 02, 2020
Consumer confidence, which had plummeted in March and April, held steady last month. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index stood at 86.6 in May, up from 85.7 in April, reflecting an improvement in consumers’ near-term expectations.
June 02, 2020
As businesses reopen, a PwC survey found that chief financial officers are coming to terms with a new business environment of lower anticipated revenues and reconfigured workplaces. PwC’s fifth COVID-19 CFO Pulse Survey found that 55 percent of CFO respondents say they are projecting revenue/profit …
June 02, 2020
In response to COVID-19 and its impact on business and the promotional products industry, PPAI has made several changes to its education lineup, including cancelling events, transitioning live events to virtual and rethinking webinar topics. In the Association’s weekly letter and video message to it…
June 02, 2020
PPAI’s Pyramid Award program celebrates the talents and accomplishments of the companies and professionals in the promotional products industry. First introduced in 1958, for more than 60 years the award program recognizes promotional products businesses and helps shine the spotlight on the collabor…
June 02, 2020
Trusted and intelligent content tops business decision-makers’ list of what they’re looking for from online news brands. Drawing from a global survey of 1,700 professionals, Reuters found that respondents turn to news brands first for “trusted content in a trusted environment” (87 percent) and have …
May 28, 2020
The U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation today that would give small businesses more flexibility in how they use loans received through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). HR 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act passed by a vote of 417 to one. The bill now …
May 28, 2020
China’s crackdown on Hong Kong’s autonomy may impact the ongoing trade negotiations between the U.S. and China. The White House is said to be weighing sanctions on the country in response to a “national security law” that could undermine Hong Kong’s independence—the “one country, two systems” princi…
May 28, 2020
3M, which operates in the promotional products industry as supplier 3M Promotional Markets Department (PPAI 113638, S11), has reported April 2020 sales of $2.3 billion, a 11-percent drop compared the prior-year period. It withdrew its full-year 2020 outlook on April 28 due to the uncertain impact of…
May 28, 2020
PPAI’s Pyramid Award program celebrates the talents and accomplishments of the industry’s companies and professionals. First introduced in 1958, for more than 60 years the award program has recognized promotional products businesses and helps shine the spotlight on the collaborative business model u…
May 28, 2020
PPAI’s webinar series provides industry professionals with the best tools, practices and actionable ideals that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skill set. Association webinars in the coming weeks share tactics and tips on bouncing back after a crisis, marketing while socia…
May 28, 2020
HanesBrands collaborated with the Virginia National Guard over Memorial Day weekend to distribute face masks to those in need in Henrico County, Virginia. Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based HanesBrands, which participates in the promotional products industry as suppliers Hanes/Champion/ComfortWash …
May 28, 2020
It will come as no surprise that being stuck at home under quarantine has led to an increase in the amount of time consumers are spending on social media. A forecast from digital marketing research firm eMarketer on time spent with media in the U.S. projects that adults spent one hour, 22 minutes on…
May 26, 2020
Gildan Activewear Inc. (PPAI 250187, S13) is reporting first-quarter sales of $459 million, a 26-percent decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The quarter ended March 29. The Montreal, Quebec-based supplier reports sales in the first two months of the quarter were on track but the impact …
May 26, 2020
Technology provider ZOOMcatalog (PPAI 396190), based in Boulder, Colorado, has launched ZOOMacademy, an educational platform designed for promotional product professionals and available at no cost. ZOOMacademy offers straight-forward, in-depth and on-demand courses focused on digital marketing and s…
May 26, 2020
commonsku (PPAI 552077), a promotional products business and sales software provider, took its skucon conference virtual this past Thursday, drawing more than 700 promotional products professionals from all over the world and raising $12,000 for United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and…
May 26, 2020
PPAI’s Pyramid Award program has celebrated the talents and accomplishments of the industry’s companies and professionals for more than 60 years. First introduced in 1958, the award program recognizes promotional products businesses and helps shine the spotlight on the collaborative business model u…
May 26, 2020
Since the onset of the pandemic, the advertising landscape has been beset by messaging from businesses in seemingly every industry, delivering some variety of “we’re all in this together” set to a somber soundtrack. But is this what consumers want? Advertising and media agency Walrus asked more than…
May 21, 2020
Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO of PPAI, moderates a fascinating conversation about how the sales landscape is changing in today’s post-coronavirus world with Jeremy Lott, president of SanMar, and Greg Muzzillo, founder of Proforma.
May 21, 2020
All 50 states are now moving toward reopening, to varying degrees, following weeks of closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the economy works to ramp back up, companies everywhere, including those in the promotional products industry, are weighing how to most effectively return to “business as u…
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