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No Meeting Fridays – July 3, 2015

No Meeting Friday is just what it says—scheduling meetings on this day is completely off-limits. Read More »

HALO Completes Acquisition Of Newton Business

HALO Branded Solutions (UPIC: HBS) has completed its purchase of the business assets of Newton Manufacturing Company (UPIC: Newton) and announced details to compensate Newton suppliers. As previously reported in PPB Newslink, the Newton, Iowa-based distributor filed for Chapter 11 … Read More »

BIC Graphic Raises More Than $130,000 For Wounded Warrior Project

Clearwater, Florida-based supplier BIC Graphic (UPIC: BIC) has surpassed its commitment of $100,000 in support of the Wounded Warrior Project®. Upon announcing the partnership in January, BIC Graphic made a donation of $50,000 to WWP and is also donating $2 … Read More »

Mastering The Art Of Your Career – July 2, 2015

Promotional Consultant Today passes along these insights from best-selling business author Daniel Burrus on the yin and yang of art and science in building a career. Read More »

Relationship Building: Four Powerful Rules – July 1, 2015

More than any other type of sales, distributor salespeople must be good at relationship-building as that’s what gives you a competitive edge over your competition. Promotional Consultant Today passes along these key steps to relationship-building. Read More »

Employee Engagement, Part 2 – June 30, 2015

Yesterday, Promotional Consultant Today shared five key factors to business success as it relates to employees; today we share five more. Read More »

Employee Engagement, Part 1 – June 29, 2015

Today and tomorrow, Promotional Consultant Today shares these tips from business consultant Gregory Smith on what it takes as a business to succeed. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 30: PPAI Names 2016 Board Candidates

Four candidates have been selected for election to PPAI’s Board of Directors Class of 2020. Distributor candidates are ( from left) Dan McEntee, area vice president at Staples Promotional Products (UPIC: AMER0016), and Perry Wehrle, president of PAW Marketing, Inc. (UPIC: PAW). Supplier candidates are Brittany David, vice president of sales at SnugZ USA (UPIC: SNUGZUSA), and Marc Held, vice president of national sales at Bodek and Rhodes (UPIC: ULTRACLB). Read More »

PPAI Names 2016 Board Candidates

Four candidates have been selected for election to PPAI’s Board of Directors Class of 2020. Distributor candidates are Dan McEntee, area vice president, special orders, at Staples Promotional Products (UPIC: AMER0016), and Perry Wehrle, president of PAW Marketing, Inc. (UPIC: PAW). Supplier candidates are Brittany David, vice president of sales at SnugZ USA (UPIC: SNUGZUSA), and Marc Held, vice president of national sales at Bodek and Rhodes (UPIC: ULTRACLB). Read More »

Most Sales And Marketing Departments Out Of Sync On Customer Engagement Strategies

Most sales and marketing departments aren’t aligned around businesses’ customer engagement strategies, according to customer acquisition management agency Televerde. The company’s findings, drawn from a survey of sales and marketing leadership in April and May 2015, show that 61 percent sales and marketing departments are not acting cohesively, confusing the handoff of customers and potential customers from one to another. Read More »

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