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Tip Of The Tongue

Tip Of The Tongue

Don’t let clients write off a tasty promotional gift as a temporary palate-pleaser; the memories of delectable goodies with a personal touch are sure to last beyond the last bite.

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PPB Newslink July 30: BrandAlliance and A Brand Company Announce Merger

Toronto, Ontario-based BrandAlliance and Charlotte, North Carolina’s A Brand Company, parent of distributor Activate! Promotions + Marketing (UPIC: Activate) today announced a definitive merger agreement. The merger, the terms of which have not been released, represents combined annual sales of $90 million. Read More »

PPAI’s Paul Bellantone Talks Promotional Products On Radio Show

In July, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, joined radio host Steve A. Klein of PlayMakers Talk Show, a program focusing on executive leadership. Read More »

Trade Show Marketing

Trade Show Marketing

Whether you think attracting trade show leads is like shooting fish in a barrel or you think a more focused approach is key, marketing at trade shows gets a boost from well-chosen promotional products. Read More »

BrandAlliance and A Brand Company Announce Merger

Toronto, Ontario-based BrandAlliance and Charlotte, North Carolina’s A Brand Company, parent of distributor Activate! Promotions + Marketing (UPIC: Activate) today announced a definitive merger agreement. The merger, the terms of which have not been released, represents combined annual sales of $90 million. Read More »

Pat Dugan, MAS, Named Chair Of The PPEF Board Of Trustees

The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) has appointed Pat Dugan, MAS, vice president of sales and marketing at supplier BUDGETCARD, Inc. (UPIC: BUDGET) as chair of its Board of Trustees. Dugan fills a seat vacated by Rebecca Kollmann, MAS+, who stepped down after leaving the industry. Read More »

PPAI Wraps Up Inspirational, Relevant Women’s Leadership Conference

The PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference concluded Wednesday evening with a closing networking dinner at Pat O’s on the River in New Orleans. Even though a downpour all but washed out a lively scavenger hunt designed to lead attendees from the Westin Hotel to the restaurant, it didn’t dampen attendees’ enthusiasm about this year’s event.
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IMA Recognizes PromoPros’ Sean Roark With Inaugural Karen Renk Fellowship Award

The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) held its 2015 Executive Summit this week in Nashville, Tennessee. Running July 26-28, the three-day event brought together leaders from across the premium and incentive industry. Read More »

Vernon Names Jim Heurung Supplier Account Manager of the Year

Vernon Names Jim Heurung Supplier Account Manager of the Year

The Vernon Company (UPIC: Vernon) awarded its second annual Supplier Account Manager of the Year Award to Jim Heurung, regional sales manager at Hit Promotional Products (UPIC: HITP0001), during the Newton, Iowa-based distributor’s national sales meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, … Read More »

Pioneer Balloon’s Heidi Knotts Recognized By Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Mid-America Chapter has named Heidi Knotts, marketing manager at supplier Pioneer Balloon (UPIC: Pioneer), the Wichita Woman of the Year. Read More »

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