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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 »

Polish Survey Reveals Increase In Promotional Products Spending

The Polish Chamber of Promotional Goods (Polska Izba Artykułów Promocyjnych, or PIAP) has published the results of its fourth annual study of promotional products, which found that 42.5 percent of respondents report an increase in marketing expenditures compared to the previous year, with more of those funds being spent on promotional products. Read More »

Want To Volunteer For PPAI? Sign Up Now

PPAI will soon begin the process of identifying qualified volunteers for 2016 PPAI committee assignments. Volunteers are the heart of the Association. Without their contributions of time and expertise, it could not provide the essential information and tools, vibrant community and exceptional experiences it offers. Read More »

UMAPP Honors Beacon Promotions’ Gary Haley With Lifetime Achievement Award

UMAPP Honors Beacon Promotions’ Gary Haley With Lifetime Achievement Award

The Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals (UMAPP) awarded Beacon Promotions President Gary Haley its Lifetime Achievement Award at the UMAPP Luncheon on May 14. The regional association’s award gives recognition to outstanding promotional products individuals who have demonstrated a long-time and successful commitment to their careers and communities. Read More »

Ask For Forgiveness, Not Permission – June 26, 2015

Often in business, if speed and agility are important and if many mistakes can be corrected, creating a culture of “ask for forgiveness, not permission” can empower a workforce. The key to successfully implement this strategy is stressing the proper use of judgment and holding people accountable for their decisions. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 25: PPAI, Promo Marketing To Collaborate On Professional Development Events

PPAI and Promo Marketing Media Group have recently announced they will join forces in 2016, working together on combined leadership conference/Power Meeting events. The two organizations will partner on marketing, sales and planning for the events. The organizations will collaborate to produce the PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference/Promo Marketing Power Meeting in June 2016, and the PPAI North American Leadership Conference/Promo Marketing Power Meeting in August 2016. Read More »

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