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Ten Deadly Mistakes Of Building A Sales Team, Part 1 – April 28, 2015

Today and tomorrow, Promotional Consultant Today shares these 10 mistakes that people often make when building a sales team as identified by Mark Roberge, who built marketing automation company Hubspot into a $100 million company. Read More »

Etiquette Tips For Sales Professionals – April 27, 2015

As new generations of workers flood the workforce, it’s up to the previous generations to set an example when it comes to workplace rules and etiquette. In today’s issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we share a short list of some of the most important rules to follow. Read More »

Bellantone And Brenner Meet With Industry Groups In Hong Kong

Over the weekend, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, and Board Chair Rick Brenner, MAS, spoke to global industry leaders in Hong Kong during meetings with the World Advertising Gifts Exchange (WAGE) and the International Partnership for Premiums & Gifts (IPPAG). While in Hong Kong, the PPAI leaders will also attend the annual Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair and visit factories in the region that support the promotional products industry. Read More »

Drivers At California Ports Strike Over Employee Classification

Justice for Port Truck Drivers, a Teamsters affiliate, is targeting four trucking companies at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach—Pacific 9 Transportation (Pac 9), Pacer Cartage (XPO), Harbor Rail Transport (HRT) and Intermodal Bridge Transport (IBT)—for strikes this week. Read More »

Study Ranks Best, Worst Cities To Start A Small Business

Looking to start a new business, or know someone who is? Consider launching it in Shreveport, Louisiana. The southern city ranks best among cities for starting a business, according to personal finance social network WalletHub.
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Survey Finds Customer Frequency Strongest Driver Of Brand Loyalty

In surveying 1,000 Americans on their relationships with their favorite brands, customer experience research and planning firm Strativity has found that frequency is the best indicator of their loyalty. Read More »

AIA/Corporate Specialties Acquires Distributor ColorPre Promotions

Distributor AIA/Corporate Specialties, headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, acquired Manhasset, New York-based ColorPre Promotions upon its closing. ColorPre Promotions closed after its president, Leslie Herzka, passed away in March. Terms of the agreement have not been disclosed, while all orders in progress will be processed through Corporate Specialties. Read More »

FIEL’s Renovated Ontario Facility Hosts Open House

Fairdeal Import & Export Ltd. (UPIC: FIEL) held an open house April 24 in celebration of the supplier’s renovated showroom and newly installed screen printing machines at its Mississauga, Ontario, facility. Read More »

Akran Marketing CEO Joins Canada’s Prime Minister In Welcoming India’s Modi

Distributor Akran Marketing (UPIC: AKRAN) President and CEO Raman Agarwal joined the official welcome of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Ottawa airport in Canada on April 15. Agarwal was there on the invitation of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and the event marked the beginning of Modi’s three-day state visit to Canada, the first such visit by an Indian prime minister in 42 years. Read More »

Parker, Saracino and Newell Named PPB Volunteers Of The Month

PPAI has named Fred Parker, CEO for Activate! Promotions + Marketing; Dave Saracino, CAS, director of sales for BIC Graphic USA; and Lisa Newell, MAS, national sales manager for Gold Bond, Inc. as the PPB Volunteers of the Month for April. Read More »

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